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March 20, 2019 – Alex Reveals a Memory, Promised Puppygate Rehash, Stealing Lobsters, the Shed Aftermath & What’s Left

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What I Watched Today

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

 

😵 This was a lot. Hopefully it’s coherent.

General Hospital

Jason hugs Sam, and asks why she needed to see him. She says, the Shiloh situation is getting a lot worse.

Kristina goes over a schedule with Shiloh. He thanks her for heading up the beatification project. He’s impressed with her imitative, but can’t say he’s surprised. She tells him that she’s ready to take the next step.

Willow looks at an article about the DOD rally filling Rice Plaza. Chase arrives and says he thanks the school board for spring break. Willow is glad for the time off. Chase says he has the next four days; overtime paid off. He asks how she feels about going away for the weekend.

Alexis sees Julian at the hospital, and asks how Oscar is. He says there was pretty devastating news. He wanted to stay with Kim, but Ava was in bad shape herself. Alexis says, she has a lot to unpack, being engaged to a serial killer. Julian says, she got so obliterated, she showed up on Carly’s doorstep.

Alex says Anna was still a double-agent. She did do horrible things; lies and backstabbing. Alex asks what Finn has heard, and he says as much as Anna told him. Alex says Anna isn’t the bastion of righteousness she pretends to be. Anna says, enough. Tell her what she needs to know, and Alex will get her eyesight back.

Olivia and Lulu visit Carly. Olivia says they were catching up, and heard Sonny was out of town. Lulu knows he was talking to Robert about finding Dante. Olivia asks if Sonny ran after Dante without telling them.

In Ankara, Turkey, Robert meets Dan in an alley. He asks who Dan is, and why he’s talking to him. Dan says Sonny gave him Robert’s number in case he was in trouble. Is he Sonny’s friend? Robert says, the closest thing he’s got to one. What happened?

Sonny lies on the floor of his cell. A guard asks what Dante did, and Dante says he had no other choice.

Willow asks if Chase means go away together, and he says, that’s the idea. His family has a tiny house in Nantucket, where they spent summers. She asks if his family isn’t in California, and he says they are. The house is sitting there empty, and he thought they could make a weekend of it. No pressure if it’s too soon. Willow says she’d like that. She’s never been there, and it sounds fun. He says he’ll set it up. They can leave Thursday morning. Willow says she’ll get the first round, and goes to the bar. Michael approaches Chase, asking if he has a second. He wants to pick Chase’s brain about DOD.

Sam tells Jason that she was meeting her mom and sisters at Charlie’s. She and Molly got there first, and overheard Kristina telling Valerie that her negativity was influencing Kristina’s life, and she couldn’t be part of it. Valerie is basically Kristina’s only friend who’s not part of DOD. Jason asks if Sam talked to her, but Sam says, no way. She confronted Shiloh instead.

Shiloh tells Kristina, removing negative influences is a painful process. Kristina says it’s necessary, and he thinks she’s ready to join his trusted core group. They make the decisions for the house. They listen to all voices, but with a group that big, someone needs to make decisions. Kristina asks if a separate group is calling the shots. He says there’s a reason it’s kept secret. They don’t want to elicit negativity through jealousy; counterproductive to everyone. Kristina asks who else is a part of it, and he says when she’s initiated, she’ll see why it needs to be private. She asks if she needs money to join, and he says it’s only fitting that a trust offering is given.

Carly says she’s not keeping Lulu and Olivia out of the loop. There’s nothing to tell. Sonny left for Turkey, and there’s been no contact. Olivia wonders if Sonny discovered something, or if something could have happened. Carly is worried too. Olivia asks if they’re annoying her, but Carly says she needs coffee. She’s trying to be healthy. Olivia remembers the last time Carly gave up coffee when she was pregnant. Olivia says, oh my God. Is she pregnant? Lulu says, that’s ridiculous. She’s not… oh, she is.

the guard goes into Sonny’s cell, and starts to turn Sonny over. Sonny grabs him, and Dante knocks him out. Sonny tells Dante, nice work, and Dante says him too.

Alex thinks Anna is enjoying it. Maybe Anna should leave her the way she is. Making a deal will ruin it for her. Anna asks if Alex thinks she’s forgotten how terrifying it was to be blind. She’s love to help Alex, no strings attached, like sisters, but they don’t trust each other. They made a bargain, and agreed. Now it’s Alex’s turn. Alex asks fi she’s sure, and says, Boris Makala.

Carly says she’d appreciate it if Lulu and Olivia keep it to themselves. Olivia asks if Sonny knows, and Carly says he was with her for the sonogram, and the doctor telling her no stress three times. Lulu says she’s not exactly doing that, but Carly says she had a checkup, and everything is fine. It should give Sonny incentive to get out.

Dan tells Robert that Sonny went into the compound, but never came out. Robert says, good. That means he was just captured. Dan says they need to save him before it’s too late.

Sonny not out long get out while can any idea get through gate he does

Alexis says Ava showed up at Sonny’s drunk? That’s leverage for a custody fight on a silver platter. Julian says she was in a real spiral. Alexis tells him, whatever differences she and Ava have, no one deserves what she or Lulu went through. Julian says Ryan got Ava to agree to being with him, and killed Kiki. She gave her heart to a guy who doesn’t exist. He can’t imagine being deceived like that. Alexis can.

Shiloh tells Kristina to trust him. It’s a customary trust offering; a bond. An unwavering bond between family members. A secret she’s never told anyone. Kristina says the courses are about working through that. Shiloh says everyone has secrets, no matter how high they are; something that holds them back. It’s an important tenet. Tell the whole truth, no matter the consequences. Something so important, it would change the way people see you. Like giving someone the key to your house; it’s the ultimate sign of trust. If she’s not ready, it’s okay. No judgement. Kristina says she’s ready. She’ll do it.

Chase tells Michael that all he knows is DOD is a charity organization that had a rally. Michael asks if he’s heard anything questionable, but Chase says the only things the PCPD has dealt with are permits or food drives. He’s only heard good things. Why is Michael asking? Michael says his sister Kristina is getting more involved. She’s living in the house. Service seems like a good fit, and they’re doing good work, but she gets defensive and hostile if anyone questions DOD or their objective. No one can say a word against their leader. Kristina worships Shiloh. Willow drops the glasses she’s holding.

Finn asks who’s Boris. Anna says he was a scientist who she was supposed to take to the border. She was to take him over the jet point, but she led him into an ambush. Or she thought she did. Alex says he was a courageous old man. He realized his talents had been used for the wrong purposes, and he wanted to do good, but it cost him. They had to make a train; it was an endless journey. As they were nearing Berlin, Boris started getting excited, looking forward to conferring with Western scientists. Two gunmen were waiting, and she froze. She should have pulled her gun first and fired, but she didn’t. They shot him and ran away. Anna says, that was her? Alex says, yes. Anna sits down, and Alex says she tried administer first aid, but it was too late; he was gone. Afterward, she couldn’t sleep, and told herself he didn’t have time to be afraid. She wipes away a tear. She says it has helped over the years, knowing Anna was shouldering the pain with her, but it was never hers to shoulder. It was all Alex’s.

Sam tells Jason that she went straight to the DOD house after dinner. He says he got to Charlie’s after she left; he was meeting Michael, and Kristina and Molly had a huge fight about DOD. Molly said it was a cult, and Kristina should get out. Kristina said she didn’t need Molly anymore, and stormed out. Sam says, it doesn’t make sense. They’re sisters. There’s no way Kristina would cut Molly out of her life. completely. Jason says, until now. Whatever mind games Shiloh is playing with her sister is working, Jason asks if Sam got anything new out of him, but she says she didn’t get too much about Kristina before he turned it around on her. He said she concerned because of her fear of commitment, and he has classes she could take to help with her issues. He’s turned his pitch into an artform. Jason says Kristina is convinced. Sam says he’s charismatic. If he has her cutting ties with her family, there’s no telling what else he can get her to do.

Shiloh tells Kristina that members can’t be initiated until they earn trust. A trust offering, in her own words. He sounds like he’s asking for a book report. What’s her darkest secret; something she’s never told anyone? Kristina says she told them about falling in love with Parker, but she wasn’t honest about the beginning. The truth is, she sensed the attraction, and exploited it to get a better grade. She blackmailed Parker. Shiloh gets that it’s painful, but she’s shared that with other members in the past. Dig deeper.

Willow says she’s so clumsy, and Chase tells her to sit. He asks if she’s okay, and she tells him that she just tripped over her own feet. She didn’t even have a drink yet. Michael says he’ll get the drinks, and apologizes for interfering with the date. Willow asks Chase if everything is okay; he looked intense with Michael. He says Michael’s sister is involved with DOD. Michael comes back, and Chase says he’ll run a check on the group and Shiloh. He doesn’t know if it’s a pyramid scheme. Willow adds, or something much worse. Chase asks if she knows anything about the group. She says they’re a big presence in Beechers Corners. It’s tight knit. Michael say they cut people out who dare to ask questions. Willow says they have to get her out. Michael is level-headed. If he suspects there’s a reason to be concerned, he should do everything in his power to make sure his sister is okay.

Olivia tells Carly to have some water; she’s got to stay hydrated. Carly wishes there was someone who would know if Sonny is okay. Lulu says, maybe Robert. She doesn’t have his number, but can get it from someone. Olivia says she has it. They’re surprised, and she says she helped find Anna a few years ago. They text once in a while. Who knew?

Robert says he and Dan aren’t doing anything; he’s a kid. He’ll call his people, and they’ll handle it. Dan says he’s fifteen. Robert’s phone rings. It’s Olivia, and he says it’s been a while. She says she’s there with Carly and Lulu. They know he’s helping Sonny track where Dante is, and Carly hasn’t heard from Sonny in days. She’s concerned. Robert says he’s there, and he’ll bring them both home. He knows where Sonny is. Olivia asks if Sonny is in trouble, and Robert says he has to go, but promises to contact them. He looks around, and Dan is gone.

Sonny is now dressed as a guard. The hear Raj say someone should be grateful. He only cut off one finger. He sees them, and asks where Dante thinks he’s going, and what was all that noise. Dante says his father tried to escape, and he had to take him out. Raj can’t imagine it was easy, but Dante did the right thing. Dante says, killing is the better option, and Raj says he was right to take him in. Do what he needs to, and Raj will take care of body. A guard drags Dan into the room, saying the kid was lurking around, and had stolen his wallet. What should they do with him? Sonny sees Dan.

Julian says Alexis is putting him on the same level as Ryan? Wow. Alexis says maybe she was talking about her and Ryan. She had a session with Doc, and it was actually Ryan. Julian says he totally forgot. He hopes she wasn’t hurt, but Alexis says it was nothing compared to Ava. Part of Julian hopes he survived the Falls. Then he could… Alexis says, what? Kill him himself?

Alex tells Anna, it’s no one’s fault. She didn’t betray Boris or do anything wrong. It killed her to think she could have saved him. She’s shocked Anna didn’t realize it was an implanted memory. She never freezes up. She never indulged in a second of panic. Alex panics and freezes when it counts. Anna wonders why she doesn’t feel better. She’s relieved it wasn’t her that froze, but she carried so much shame about it all these years. She can still see his face and hear his voice. She remembers knowing it happened. Alex says it doesn’t make it less real for her; she knows.

Kristina tells Shiloh that she tried to blackmail the first woman she was in love with; it’s mortifying. He says it needs to be a secret no one ever heard. Michael knocks at the door, and Shiloh says she’ll figure it out. Michael comes in, and Shiloh introduces himself. Kristina asks what Michael is doing there, and he says he heard it got weird at Charlie’s. Kristina says Molly was out of line. Usually it’s her. Michael suggests they go for a walk, but Kristina says anything he has to say to her, he can say in front of Shiloh. She trusts him.

Jason tells Sam if Kristina is cutting ties with her family, it’s time to take her out of the situation. Sam asks what he means. Where to? Sonny’s island? Jason says it will at least give her some distance. Sam says Kristina will only dig in deeper if they intervene, and she’ll think they’re the bad guys. She has to figure out Shiloh is a fraud on her own. Jason says, DOD can’t exist without Shiloh. If he disappeared, problem solved.

Raj asks if the guard thinks he cares about a street brat. Sonny tells Dante that he knows that kid. He helped Sonny. The guard says he could be an informer, and Raj says, eliminate him. Dan says he didn’t do anything. Sonny shoots, and Raj is like, what?

Shiloh tells Kristina, take a walk. It’s important to clear up any weirdness that happened. they walk out, but are barely past the doorway, when Kristina says, far enough. They’re near a window, and Shiloh listens from inside. Kristina tells Michael, don’t judge what you don’t understand. He says he’s not there to fight or judge. He’s annoyed that he gave her aid for classes he thought were academic. She didn’t realize the loan was conditional on him approving what she did with the money. He says he’s just worried. She’s moved in, and she’s spending all her time with these people. Kristina says, they’re helping the community, not selling crack. Michael says she never talked like that before. Kristina says she’s her own person, but he says she’s using someone else’s words. She’s immersing herself 24/7. He’s been asking around, and Willow thinks he has a right to be concerned.

Chase says Willow had a strong reaction. Does she know something. She says she knows a group of impressionable women with a male mentor sets off alarm bells. Finn approaches the table, and Willow asks if he’d like to join them. He says he came to get some food, but was just saying hello. Willow steps away to reply to a parent’s email, so she can be totally free for the weekend. Finn sits, and Chase says he and Willow are going to their dad’s place in Nantucket. Finn is glad someone is getting use out of it. He says it looks like Chase and Willow have gotten closer.

Willow looks at the DOD article again.

Sam tells Jason if Shiloh is eliminated to break the hold on Kristina, she’ll blame herself for his death. She’s already fragile, and can’t handle it. Sam needs to stay in longer. Jason says Sonny is gone; he’s looking for Dante. But when he hears about Kristina, he won’t let this continue.

Alexis sees Julian is trying to change, and he’s doing well. He’s being a dependable person for Kim and Oscar. She says, with her, the first few months were great, until he went down rabbit hole and destroyed what they had. She doesn’t want him to do again. She wants him to be happy. He has a chance, if only he can keep his impulses at bay.

At Raj’s compound, tables are turned over as shields, and there’s a gunfight. Raj takes off, and Dante follows. Outside, he tells Raj, drop his weapon. Raj doesn’t, and Dante shoots him.

Jason says everything Sam is saying makes sense, but he doesn’t think Sonny will see it the same way. They need to make progress before he gets home. Sam says the only way to get out Kristina out is for Sam to get in too. She has to join Shiloh’s cult.

Kristina asks Michael, who’s Willow. He says they met at the MetroCourt. She asks where Willow gets off judging them. Michael says a lot of people find the place weird. He loves her, and he’s concerned. She says she doesn’t need his concern; she needs his support. He asks if she’ll cut him out of her life, like she did Valerie and Molly. Kristina says this is her home. They’re her family. He says he’ll always be there if she needs him, and hugs her. Kristina comes back in, and tells Shiloh, family is the worst. Why can’t they see her point-of-view? Shiloh says she didn’t let the negative affect her. She stood her ground, respectfully. Kristina says Michael should listen, not her, and who cares what Willow thinks?

Chase says Finn is going overboard with the big brother thing. Finn says Chase wanted a relationship. Busting Chase’s chops about his love life comes with the territory. Chase says, just don’t call Willow a school marm again. Finn says he was just teasing. It’s nice that Chase found someone to be serious with. Chase says they’re taking things slow. They have all the time in world.

Willow makes a phone call. She knows it’s short notice, but needs to break her lease immediately.

Alexis doesn’t know why she tries to help Julian. He says when she goes out of her way, he feels like he doesn’t deserve it, but appreciates it. Alexis says they’ll always be connected, whether they like it or not. Julian likes it. He’s glad they’re in a place where she has his back. He’ll always have hers. She flashes back to her dream, and says, of course. He says he’ll see her around.

Olivia doesn’t mean to pry, and tells Carly, feel free to tell her to shut up. Carly says she was surprised. She should have been taking birth control, but wasn’t, and got knocked up. Olivia says she’s in good company. That’s what happened with Dante and Leo. She spent her pregnancy terrified and nervous that the worst would happen, but it worked out better than she could have imagined. It will happen for Carly too. Sonny will bring Dante home, and it will work out better than she imagines.

Dante returns, and Sonny asks if he’s okay. He says, Raj is dead. He wanted to bring him in, but had no choice. Sonny says, sounds like justice. Dante says, what they already have on the organization is probably enough to take the whole thing down. Sonny says Dan put a target on his back. Dante says they have to get out of there. Robert comes running in with some guys, and says, street as ever. Looks like a good time.

Tomorrow, Laura tells Ava to stop thinking about it, Willow tells Valentin that he got his wish, and Alex says she’s entitled to a phone call.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kyle visits Mauricio at his office, but he only has fifteen minutes for lunch. She feels better now that they dropped Sofia off. In her interview, she says when comes to the kids, they’re extra. We flash back to everyone weeping over Sofia going away to school. Kyle says she’s going to be worried 24/7, but getting an education like this a important. She hasn’t heard if American Woman has been picked up, and wants another season. In Kyle’s interview, she says it’s been a point of contention with her sisters, but the idea of keeping her mom’s memory alive if the best part about it. We flash back to the reunion, and Kyle talking about the thief who even took things with sentimental value. She says she has a lot riding on this. She asks Mauricio why he has four bottles of tequila in his office.

Dorit gets ready for a JMG magazine photoshoot, and puts on a pink bikini. Erika joins her, bringing heels to go with the suits. In Dorit’s interview, she says she didn’t realize how much she missed working and having her own business. Now that she’s back in it, she sees Beverly Beach as another baby. Being featured on the cover makes her feel like a proud mama. Dorit says Erika takes sexy to a new level. I don’t know about that – it’s not like it’s something we haven’t seen before. Dorit says if she’s looking to push boundaries, having Erika on set is a must. Erika gives posing tips, saying they’re selling ass, not cookies. In her interview, Erika says confidence is the most important thing, but they’re still selling a product. Boobs and butts are the most persuasive tools. Erika approves, saying, it looks good.

Ponies! Denise brings daughters Lola and Eloise to Villa Rosa. As a kid, I would have gone out of my mind at LVP’s house. Actually, I’d go out of my mind now. Denise says it’s white everything, which never happens at her house. She asks where LVP bought the swans, and LVP tells her, the swan shop. In Denise’s interview, she says she knows the ladies are upset with LVP, but she’s been lovely and compassionate, so Denise is making her own judgement about how LVP is as a person. I like Denise more with every episode. The ponies run around with a few of the dogs. Fluffy! Since he’s getting too much underfoot, LVP grabs Fluffy, and gives him to Denise, who just automatically carries him, as I would. The ponies are getting a little crazy, and LVP says, biscuits are the solution. The universal language of all animals – food. LVP calls them naughty. Denise asks if Eloise loves the way LVP talks, and she says, no. Typical kid. In her interview, Denise says people ask what it’s like having a kid who’s not talking, but it’s all she knows with Eloise, who is an angel. LVP and Denise talk dogs, and we find out Denise has one who’s twenty-two. She’s had him for four years. In LVP’s interview, she says Denise is warmhearted, and they have a lot in common. LVP isn’t a wild thing, but can be if you ask nice. She tells Denise it wasn’t great in the Bahamas, but she enjoyed their time talking. She tells Denise that she’s glad they’re going out with Kyle. Denise says they can have a grown-up talk. Is that possible with any of the Housewives?

Dorit tells Erika about LVP showing her the texts between Teddi and John Blizzard. Teddi said to have the dog at the center when they visited, and she would bring it up. Erika says, whoa, and Dorit adds Teddi texted before she got there, and asked if the dog was there. In her interview, Erika says she’s finding out different facts than Teddi told her in the chapel. What’s really going on? Dorit still feels the same way about LVP; she took no responsibility. We flash back to LVP saying she had nothing to do with it. Dorit says two friends were setting her up to hurt her, and Erika wonders, what’s the end game? She tells Dorit, don’t trust anyone. Dorit says she needs to trust someone, and Erika says, trust yourself.

LisaR joins Camille in checking out the venue for Camille’s 50th birthday. In her interview, LisaR explains that 50 in Hollywood is old. You’re washed up; over. You have to figure out your doctors and potions; it’s like a science project. She’s still continuing to figure out what works for her – that’s the key. They go to the Trocadero, where owner Chris meets them and Camille’s friend Kimber. Chris shows them the drink menu, and they talk about nibbles. Camille thought appetizers, and Kimber thinks they should be passed around all night if people are drinking. Camille says it starts at seven, and LisaR asks what the dress vibe is. Camille says, fabulous at fifty. In Camille’s interview, she says she made it to fifty years through cancer, a horrible divorce – we flash back to Kelsey being embarrassing. She says she’s getting married soon, and can’t wait to start anew. She tells LisaR that she’s overwhelmed. She’s inviting all the girls. She knows sh*t happened in the Bahamas. LisaR says it’s something that has gone on a long time; it’s a pattern. It happened to both of them. Camille says she’s experienced the wrath of Vanderpump; it’s character assassination. In her interview, Camille says LVP wanted her to bring up Taylor being abused by Russell. We flash back to that. Camille says LVP has a habit of keeping her hands clean, and have other people do her dirty work. LVP told her what to say, then threw her under the bus. On the plus side for LVP, Camille feels badly that she’s going through a tough time. In her defense, Dorit seems to be a bit of a phony. It makes her neck hairs stand up. In LisaR’s interview, she says, wishy washy. Camille says they were getting along fine in the Bahamas. We see a clip of Camille saying she wants to move forward. She wonders if Dorit really wanted a dog or to get close to LVP. She knows being catty LisaR loves it

Eloise digs for rocks at the beach. Denise and Aaron sit outside having a drink. They toast to putting a wedding together in less than a week. In her interview, Denise says she doesn’t care if people think she’s crazy. She learned early on to have thick skin. They thought she was crazy to marry Charlie, and she doesn’t give a flying. She tells Aaron the venue doesn’t have tables, chairs, or toilets. They discuss porta-potties. Aaron says they don’t need to be fancy, but Denise would like to wear more than ripped jeans and a T-shirt. In her interview, she says they’re locked in. No matter what, a wedding is happening. She tells Aaron that she thinks they’re crazy, but it’s a good crazy.

Teddi goes for a walk with her therapist Val. She says she’s a bit of a mess. Val says it’s okay. Teddi says she’s in physical pain from the anxiety over what’s happening. In her interview, Teddi likes that Val comes to her. She knows where Teddi will be the most open. They sit at a picnic table in the park. Teddi tells Val that LVP wanted her to tell everyone a crazy story about how Dorit’s dog ended up in a shelter, and Teddi wanted to call LVP on how she was using her to do it. She can’t say how many phone conversations happened where she was on hold while it was orchestrated. She says it’s messy, and she was involved in it. She’s owning it 100%. Then when the dog thing came up in the Bahamas, she told Dorit. She didn’t want to go into the whole thing, since she wanted to protect Dorit. Val asks what her motivation was in holding back, and Teddi says the original story was bad, and it wasn’t true. It was an inflated version. Not only was she told the dog went to a kill shelter, but that Dorit locked the dog in the basement, and hadn’t seen the light of day in months. LVP said she didn’t understand, and that she and John weren’t close, but he runs the events and works in her office. Why this should necessarily make them close, I have no idea. In Teddi’s interview, she says LVP can deny wanting her to know, but she has the texts. She tells Val that one of them joked about Teddi wanting the dog, and a week later LVP made the same joke. She tries to turn it around, and won’t admit what she’s done. Val says Teddi is out of control, and she doesn’t like it. Teddi says she doesn’t like being an adult, and cry about being betrayed. Why can’t she let it roll off? Why can’t she be perfect? Ugh. I ask, why is she so annoying? Val tells her not to do that to herself. It’s okay to have loose ends that aren’t tied up. Teddi says she was hyped up, but feels more relaxed. That’s why she pays Val the big bucks.

LVP meets Kyle for dinner. Kyle asks, what’s new? In Kyle’s interview, she knows things are unresolved with Teddi and Dorit. We flash back to LVP showing Dorit and Kyle the text messages. She’s trying to keep her relationship with LVP separate from what’s going on. She tells LVP that American Woman hasn’t been picked up, and she got teary eyed about it. LVP says she should be proud. In her interview, Kyle says she’s disappointed, but maybe another door will open, and her sisters will see. She tells LVP that Denise is getting married on Saturday, but Mauricio has a 7th anniversary party for his company. LVP wonders why Denise is getting married so quickly. Kyle says Aaron’s divorce was finalized last week. Denise and Aaron join them.

LVP asks Denise if it was instant attraction. Denise says she just wanted sex; he has a big penis. In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s not sure what they were partaking in on their way over, but the party has already started. In LVP’s interview, she says now she understands why Denise needs to get married. She tells Denise to never tell other women about that. Denise says she never took a ruler to it, but she’s seen a few penises in her life, and he has the biggest. They order food.

Aaron explains he works in energy medicine. Denise sits there laughing her head off. In her interview, LVP says, they’re having a grand old time. What’s going on? They joke around, and Kyle asks if Denise has last minute wedding jitters. In her interview, Kyle says if she had a dollar for every time Denise said penis, the dinner would be paid for. Outside, LVP and Kyle are dying laughing. LVP says e if Denise is marrying Aaron or his penis. She says everyone is queuing up for an appointment, including her.

Everyone arrives for Camille’s party, including her daughter Mason. In her interview, LisaR says, Camille is clearly not too down on Dorit. Flip floppers are confusing. Camille says she had fun in the Bahamas. Erika says she could have stayed in the water all day. Camille is sorry it ended so abruptly. Erika prompts Dorit to say something to Teddi, but Dorit sidles away. Teddi says she’s anxious. Dorit says she had lunch with LVP, who pulled out texts that highlighted Teddi telling John to have the dog there. Teddi nods, and says she was involved, but none of it would have happened if LVP wasn’t giving constant orders to tell her. They all go outside, and Teddi says she wants to move on, and repeats it wouldn’t have happened without LVP’s orders. Dorit says LVP claimed it was entirely John and Teddi. Teddi says LVP knew about her and Dorit’s past relationship, and said she was in on the scheme. Erika says Teddi is being honest. Teddi says she knew she was being set up when she saw that LVP was acting beyond, telling them don’t dare say anything. It was bad acting. LVP set her up, and is pretending her hands are clean, then she can be a hero to Dorit. LVP and Kyle pull up. Teddi says she was set up and took the bait, but couldn’t go through with it. She didn’t tell anyone, but said a friend betrayed Dorit. Kyle tells LVP, it doesn’t look very inviting. I guess not, since everyone is glaring at them.

I dunno, is it me? Of course I think LVP can do no wrong, but they all stir the sh*t at one point or another. However, I fail to see how Teddi is being honest, when she only cops to something when she gets caught. Her story also keeps changing, and I wonder if I’m the only one noticing. I have no doubt LVP was pissed about the dog situation, but I think Dorit tried to get around her, since it was the second dog she rejected. I believe she thought Lucy was going to a good home and effed up, but she should have taken it on the chin, admitted she was wrong instead of making excuses, apologized, and paid the $5K per the contract. As for Teddi, I think this chick is full of it. She doesn’t want to be perfect, she wants to look perfect. I can think of a million other ways she could have handled this, starting with not getting involved in the first place. She also keeps claiming she left things out to protect Dorit. From what? And if so, that certainly backfired. Maybe her parents should have named her Babydoll, since she’s the biggest baby on the show.

Dorit doesn’t want go inside. In her interview, Kyle says normally, she’d get the typical kiss. Something is going down, so she’s just going to mosey on by. She and LVP tell Camille, happy birthday. Kyle says, it looks like intense, situation outside. In Camille’s interview, she says they’re supposed to be celebrating her being on the planet for fifty years. Stop fighting. Teddi says when she first joined the group, and was struggling, LVP would call her being supportive, and she got sold. Erika says she feels set up, and took the bait, but she’s accepting responsibility. I’ll say it again – only because she got caught. Otherwise, she would have said something to Erika in the chapel, and she certainly left a lot out. In her interview, Erika says Teddi omitted something, but she’s taking accountability. Dorit says Teddi is owning her part. In Dorit’s interview, she says Teddi got caught in a lie, but she’s taking ownership. She wishes LVP would admit part, and they could put it behind them. She’s got to own up. Teddi is sorry, and Dorit trusts her.

GIggy! LisaR notes that all of them are wearing black. Erika says they’re not in mourning for anything, but might be burying a few friendships. Teddi says she left out things to protect Dorit. I roll my eyes so hard, my sister feels it. Denise tells Aaron, something is going on, and tells the ladies that they need to come in. Kyle has joined them, and says she and LVP were talking about what happened. LVP has followed her, and says she wants to move on. It’s clear to her, that Teddi is guilty by omission, and told John to bring the dog. She was shocked. In her interview, she says if Teddi had owned in the Bahamas, they could have had an honest conversation. We flash back to Teddi saying she’s never lied. Teddi says LVP was on the phone with John Sessa on the other line. LVP says she didn’t know who was involved, and Teddi asks how she knew to text Dorit. In her interview, Kyle says it’s clear LVP wanted John to give the information to Teddi, then texted Dorit. In LisaR’s interview, she says LVP wanted to start sh*t between Teddi and Dorit. All roads lead to LVP. Teddi says John has been working for LVP a long time. In her interview, she says LVP is full of sh*t. She was discussing how John could relay the information to her and Kyle. She whips out more texts showing that LVP and Pandora were talking with John. Teddi suggests they just co-exist. She’s not going to change LVP, and she won’t admit her part. Teddi says she has no guilt about it, and feels betrayed. LVP says she feels betrayed too. Teddi asks, why? Because she wouldn’t carry out LVP’s plan. In Dorit’s interview, she says it’s no longer about the dog. She’s friends with LVP, and LVP plotted behind her back. Friends don’t do that. LVP leaves the group, and Teddi says, she’s mad now. Dorit says, the truth will always set you free. Correct, but that means the truth about yourself.

Giggy! The birthday cake comes out. It’s big, but not massive. Camille blows out the candles. She thanks David for bringing her joy, and thanks her family and friends for being there. They’ve been on this journey with her; the highs and lows. They believe in love, which includes respect. In LVP’s interview, she says Teddi is someone she won’t love or respect again. In Teddi’s interview, she says there’s only one way to take someone lying to hurt someone else. Bye. Kyle says tequila can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. She tells everyone that she’s bombed, and starts dancing, wiggling her ass in their faces. LisaR slaps it, and Kyle does the splits.

Camille starts telling people goodbye. Kyle kicks her legs out of the car. LVP gets her inside, and says Kyle’s vagina is on the floor. Kyle says her vagina is cute, and throws her legs in the air to prove it.

PK asks Dorit, what happened? Dorit says Teddi owned up to her ugliness in the texts. PK asks if LVP is still denying her part, and Dorit says, vehemently. In the car, LVP says she and Teddi have agreed to co-exist. Kyle says, it’s better than nothing, and LVP says, you should be so lucky, bitch. PK tells Dorit that LVP is not herself at the moment, and thinks she should be given elasticity. In her interview, Dorit gets that hurting people hurt people, but how much does she have to take? She has to find a way numb herself to the idea that LVP played a part in it to be okay.

Next time, Denise’s wedding happens, the bride is late, and Dorit tells PK it’s another layer of betrayal.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Meanwhile, back at the clambake, Sonja comes in with Ramona and Tinsley. Barbara wasn’t expecting Ramona, then she saw the eyes. Bethenny says she told LuAnn she’d show up. She probably has a tote bag for clams. In her interview, Ramona says she and Barbara met about ten years ago, but Barbara’s not her type of girl. She’s masculine (yes, she said that), and rough around the edges. Ramona gives Barbara the wine, along with a pie and some cookies. In Barbara’s interview, she thinks Ramona is trying to kiss her ass. Sonja says the house is beautiful. She was going to bring her dog, but he’s home with Dorinda. Barbara says she’s sorry Dorinda isn’t there.

Tinsley and Sonja say hi to Bethenny and LuAnn. In her interview, Tinsley says it’s the first time she’s seeing Bethenny since Dennis died. She’s sure it’s torture. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Dennis proposed in April. She said she loved him, but they had to talk about conditions and terms. It was complicated, and not what a natural engagement should be. Their engagement was on ice. LuAnn lu wants talk to ra not the place int making up lies all summer now doesn’t want talk

Ramona tells Barbara and Sonja that she just left the fire. Sonja tells her not to trigger LuAnn. LuAnn tells Bethenny that Ramona is reporting to Barbara. Barbara suggests they be kind. In her interview, Barbara says she wasn’t expecting Ramona, but she’s there, so she’s not going to not be nice. Ramona says it’s a beautiful food presentation. Barbara suggests they bring food back for Dorinda. She tells Ramona that she can’t do an intervention for someone, then upset them by inviting someone in who they feel uncomfortable around. Ramona thought there would be more people, and LuAnn and Dorinda might connect organically. Barbara says she just wanted Dorinda to pick up the phone, and ask how LuAnn was doing. Ramona asks how she knows it would be okay with LuAnn? And Barbara says she’d asked her. Ramona says LuAnn dissed Dorinda constantly, and Barbara asks, then why does she want to be around her? Ramona says Dorinda loves LuAnn. Barbara says, then Dorinda should call her. Ramona says she has resentment, and Barbara suggests she lose it, but Ramona says, why can’t LuAnn? In Barbara’s interview, she says this is the exact reason why she wanted Dorinda to call LuAnn. She didn’t want to deal with Ramona at the clambake. Barbara says Ramona has been spreading lies about LuAnn, but Ramona insists that’s not the case.

Barbara says Ramona claimed LuAnn got kicked out of Chris Burgess’s party. We flash back to the Reunion when Ramona let a bunch of stuff fly about LuAnn, who wasn’t there to defend herself. Barbara says she was physically with LuAnn, and they left together. Deflecting, Ramona says LuAnn was asked to leave the Beacon, and had to be escorted out. Barbara doesn’t know anything about that, but she’s telling Ramona about party, and wants to get that settled. Ramona says when you have an addiction, the first thing is to admit it. Before Barbara helped her, LuAnn didn’t admit she had a problem. I’m not sure what her point is here. Barbara is like, so what? In her interview, Sonja says now Ramona is worried about LuAnn’s recovery, and pretending concern? She just want to gossip about LuAnn getting drunk.

Bethenny tells the ladies about reaching out to a guy who’s interested in her. She was pushing him aside, but he asked her out to dinner. She explained that she’s fragile, but likes to fill her time, so they’re having dinner. In Bethenny’s interview, she says she wants to think about dating, but it’s hard to be crying on a date. Rule number one is don’t talk about your exes, but what about dead fiancés? Tinsley says he could get snatched up by someone else. Bethenny says, how Southern of her, and Tinsley says it’s her mother talking.

Sonja says Bethenny lost her fiancé, and encourages Ramona to say something. Ramona tells Sonja that she said she was sorry in a text. Ramona says she has too much tension. LuAnn is like a Pitbull. She doesn’t need Bethenny attacking her too. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s tried with Bethenny, but whenever she does one little thing wrong, it’s like she committed a murder. She says she’s not saying anything to Bethenny. Sonja says they hate to eat and run. Barbara says they’re not going anywhere, and Sonja says they’re getting to-go bags. She holds out her skirt like an apron, and says, fill it up.

Bethenny asks Tinsley how it is at the blond house, and says, come to the dark side. Tinsley says it’s fun, and Bethenny says, blonds stick together. Tinsley says she was born blonde, but her hair became very dark. They joke about down there. Ramona sees LuAnn in the food line, but ignores her. Sonja babbles, telling Tinsley she’s taking food to Dorinda. Tinsley feels it’s rude. In her interview, Tinsley only feels comfortable asking for a doggy bag when it’s for her dog. She doesn’t think they should take food away when they’ve only been there thirty minutes. LuAnn says Barbara counted them in for dinner. Tinsley says, Dorinda is by herself, and LuAnn says, she needs to be, so she can think. Tinsley says it’s harder and more complex than it needs to be. Sonja can’t believe LuAnn is being so snarky about the food. Sonja is not leaving the lobsters. That’s who she is. Bethenny says, lobsters are not leaving this house. LuAnn asks Ramona if she didn’t accept the invitation, but Ramona says they already spoke to the host, and she understands. In Ramona’s interview, she says LuAnn disinvited Dorinda, and now she wants to start a fight with her. Who made her God? Bethenny tells Tinsley, come over to the dark side anytime.

On the way out the door, Ramona suddenly decides she doesn’t want to take the food. Sonja says she’s taking it. Ramona agrees with Dorinda and Barbara, but Sonja says she agrees with LuAnn. Ramona says, not her. Outside, Bethenny says it’s like they’re from another planet. Can I have a lobster? LuAnn has never seen anything like it. In her interview, Bethenny asks, who leaves with multiple lobsters? Take an end table while you’re at it. LuAnn gets on a swan floatie, and Bethenny gets on another one. Barbara wades not the pool, and says she’ll save them Bethenny gets totally in the water. LuAnn says they took a swan dive.

Sonja says they can tell Dorinda the whole scoop, while she’s taking the lobster. Dorinda says they weren’t away that long. She thought she’d get more sleep. In her interview, she admits she thought she was going to watch Law and Order. They came back too quick. She had spaghetti, and was taking a nap with the dogs, and then they were back. She asks how it was. Tinsley says Barbara is nice, and Dorinda wonders if they asked why she wasn’t there. Sonja says they knew, but Dorinda still thinks it’s odd. Tinsley says LuAnn had an issue with Ramona. Sonja says Ramona was saying she passed out in someone’s lap. Ramona says everyone knew she was drinking before she went to rehab again. Tinsley and Sonja chow down on the food. That was not a doggy bag. It was a doggy suitcase. Dorinda says she and Barbara never had a problem, and Sonja says Barbara is protecting LuAnn. Dorinda says Barbara made a bad choice. In Dorinda’s interview, she says LuAnn was insinuating she has problem. Two and two ain’t making four. Dorinda says she did nothing. Tinsley thought LuAnn seemed aggressive, and Sonja say she’s still hurt. Dorinda says she is too. We see an article from OK! Magazine about LuAnn saying Dorinda has a drinking problem. Dorinda says LuAnn needs to go back to her children’s home. Sonja says the lawsuit was dropped. She didn’t want LuAnn taking it on herself, so she asked Bethenny to get Dennis to help her. Ramona says – wait for it – how smart can Dennis be since he was on drugs? Sonja says he was taking painkillers. In Sonja’s interview, she says, how unfeeling. She can’t do this. Alcohol excuses a lot, but not that statement. Ramona says she doesn’t want to talk about Dennis. She wants to honor his memory. Someone get that woman a dictionary.

Tinsley takes her shaky chihuahua to Canine Styles to buy a sweater.

Sonja looks at a party venue. She says her parties are fun and sexy, and she thinks it’s a sexy place.

Bethenny is on her way to the Carolinas. She’s heard it’s worse than Mathew. They’re bringing cash cards, solar panels, pet supplies, and toys.

LuAnn gets furniture delivered. She’s excited. Her last apartment was a six-month lease, but she’s been successful, and needs a full time place, so she can sing in the city. She’s done seventeen shows so far. In her interview, LuAnn says her success has blown her away. Not even nine months ago, she was in jail. Now, she’s a cabaret star. She’s also closing soon on her new house in Ulster County.

Bethenny explains that the hurricane in North Carolina was labeled a one, so nobody thought it would be a problem. Some people can’t even get to their houses; they’re completely submerged. The guy she works with, Michael, is ride or die. He’s dedicated his life to being a humanitarian, and has been to Haiti 90 times. He’s really in the trenches. Bethenny says each time she travels to a disaster, it’s different. She films the shelters, where people sleep and live, and where they give out supplies. She says, nothing is as real as being there and connecting with people; showing you care. She’s trying to make connections, walking through her grief. Dennis is dead, but she’s not crying when there are people crying who have no homes.

Dorinda meets Barbara for lunch. In her interview, Barbara says she reached out to Dorinda. She wants to see if she can squash this before it becomes anything. They have an independent relationship, and she wants Dorinda to see both sides. I laugh. Like that’s possible. She tells Dorinda that she’ll have another clambake one day. Dorinda says she knows Barbara is helping LuAnn, and wishes her the best, but she shouldn’t have to be a mediator. She remembers when Barbara was going through a bad time with LuAnn, who wouldn’t speak to Barbara at her wedding. We flash back to Barbara saying that LuAnn would rather get married and divorced than not go through with it. In Barbara’s interview, she says LuAnn is all about trust. When she can’t trust you, she cuts you out. After giving it time, they slowly rebuilt their relationship. She tells Dorinda that LuAnn’s sobriety is important, and she doesn’t want anyone to compromise it. She wants LuAnn to be safe. She asks if Dorinda heckled LuAnn at her show, and Dorinda says she didn’t think so. We flash back to her screaming Jovani at the cabaret. Barbara says these are the things LuAnn is upset about. Dorinda says she needs to get un-upset or they can’t be friends. She doesn’t want her and Barbara’s friendship to be jeopardized. Barbara says it won’t be. She solves problems for people all day, and wanted to solve this one. Dorinda tells her, leave it for now. In her interview, Dorinda says she needs a one-on-one without outside voices. Maybe they can get somewhere. She says time will tell. She tells Barbara, what a difference a year makes. Last year, she was in Barbara’s place, and Barbara was in hers.

Sonja’s Paper magazine party is being held at Celon. Her pictures are everywhere, and she looks amazing. She got an email saying they wanted to feature her, and sure enough, it was true. The shoot went fabulously well, and it’s definitely a Sonja Morgan party – eclectic, artistic, and non-judgmental. There are no egos, and they’ll be getting in their cups tonight. In Bethenny’s interview, she says Sonja looks like a Tom Ford ad. She’s feeling herself, and Bethenny loves it. She says Kim Kardashian broke the internet with champagne on her ass in Paper magazine. This is real.

Dorinda thinks it’s fantastic, and didn’t see it coming. Sonja is rocking her look. She says she’s sorry for Bethenny’s loss; she’s been praying for her. Bethenny says, it’s gating easier. Tinsley shows up with mom Dale, who says it’s fabulous. Sonja introduces her psychic, Roberta, who tells Tinsley that she’s going to have two children. In Tinsley’s interview, she says it’s like she paid Roberta to say that in front of her mom.

Bethenny asks Dorinda if she has the seven year itch. Dorinda says they don’t live together, and she could never replace what she had with Richard. In her interview, Dorinda says it’s heartbreaking that Dennis isn’t with them. Bethenny lost her best friend, and there’s nothing she can say. It’s a personal journey. Bethenny says part of her died. She loved him; he was family. He and her daughter were close. She tells Dorinda that he proposed. Dorinda says she didn’t know that, and Bethenny says she didn’t tell anyone. In Dorinda’s interview, she says she didn’t even know they were still dating. She and Bethenny agree, it’s sad. Bethenny says she kept it to herself. She didn’t want another circus in her life. They had a private engagement, and he bought Brynn a ring too. Wow. That’s really sweet. She wonders every day what he would want her to do. When she went to North Carolina, she would have discussed it with him. She thinks the storms are an analogy connected to her relief work. If there’s a storm, you have to go through it to get to the other side, and she ignores it. Dorinda says she’s a survivor; a warrior. In her interview, Bethenny says this Dorinda doesn’t seem like the same one she heard on the phone in the Hamptons. That Dorinda seemed tweaked. I wonder if she was drinking. No matter what, she’s a nasty drunk. Those are the worst, followed by weepy drunks. She should give it up for that alone.

Ramona arrives, and Sonja screeches her name. Ramona says she heard Sonja’s woo! when she came in. In Ramona’s interview, she says she’s feeling hot. She’s wearing a sexy dress that fits like a glove. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. When else can she? When she’s ninety?

Dorinda is feeling good. Barbara comes by. LuAnn walks in, and Sonja yells across the room. Sonja says she forgot where she was. She thought she was in Switzerland, at the Palace Hotel. Sonja makes the rounds. In her interview, LuAnn says Sonja is in social mode. If you behave, I’ll behave mode. Dorinda says she wants to break the ice with LuAnn tonight. She has no problem with her, and doesn’t know why it’s continuing. Bethenny tries to explain to her what LuAnn is mad about, but Dorinda says, It’s over. She’s all about now. In her interview, she says she just wants it over with. It’s dragged out too long, an there are too many people involved. She wants to have a face-to-face with LuAnn. Barbara tells her not to talk about the past; it’s too negative. Dorinda tells Barbara that she has no skin in the game, and stay out of it. Barbara begs to differ. She wants them to be friends. In her interview, Barbara wonders why Dorinda isn’t telling Bethenny to butt out. Is Dorinda scared of he? John joins them, and tells Bethenny he’s sorry about Dennis.

Sonja woos some more, and introduces a dude named Telfar to the group. She likes putting people together. Barbara sits on LuAnn’s lap. She tells LuAnn that she was sitting with Dorinda and Bethenny, and they were talking about her. She tried to put in her two cents, and Dorinda told her mind her own business. In LuAnn’s interview, she says it’s awkward. She’s on one side of the room, and Dorinda is at the bar. It doesn’t occur to her that LuAnn might not want to go to the bar.

Bethenny calls to LuAnn, and gestures for her to come over there. LuAnn gets up. Bethenny tells Dorinda, she has an opening. Dorinda tells her not to make a big deal. Bethenny says she’s not, and suggests Dorinda just take a little walk. Dorinda wants Bethenny to sit down. She has to get her nerve up. Bethenny says, it’s happening now, and LuAnn is there. John asks if he’ll have to clean up a mess. Dorinda meets LuAnn, and says, hey.

To be continued…

Next time, LuAnn works in the soup kitchen, Bethenny asks Dorinda to own her heckling, and Barbara and Dorinda argue.

If Loving You Is Wrong

Lushion says, what? Eddie says Lushion heard him. Dead. He holds out the bottle, and asks if Lushion wants to give respect for Kelly. Lushion says Eddie disrespectful. Eddie says he learned from ya’ll. It’s what they do. Grab forty (that’s what that is), and pour some out on the corner. His people do that, but when Eddie does, he’s racist. Steven comes in, and Lushion says he knows; she died. Steven says, no. He just came from there. Who did Lushion hear it from? Lushion says, this a-hole. Eddie asks who believed him? Mr. FBI. Who runs the recruiting process? They’d better step it up. Lushion says Eddie is going to hell. Eddie knows, and he’s fine with that. Lushion asks him to remove himself, and Eddie goes to his desk.

Lushion asks if Steven can believe this bastard, and Steven says, that’s Eddie. A dispatcher comes in, and says that Randal claims Brad tried to kill him. He wants an officer, but doesn’t want him, Steven, or Eddie. Lushion says it must not be much of an emergency, and she says he’s called seven times. Lushion asks Rick to take the call. Eddie asks who died and put him in charge? but Lushion tells him, stay his ass away from his desk. Eddie says, that’s one.

Steven tells Lushion that Kelly was all riled up about the case against her. He wants Lushion to talk to her, but Lushion says he can’t. He tried, and she hates his guts. At this point, he has nothing to say.

Rick and another officer arrive at Randal’s. He says he’s been calling a lot. They know. Randal asks what took so long, and Rick says the officer who was there said he had to fill out a report. Randal says someone tried kill him, and Rick tells him, the officer said he wasn’t in any danger. He tells them to walk their asses over to Brad’s house and arrest him. Brad locked him in the shed, and set it on fire. Rick asks how he knows it’s Brad, and Randal says he knows Brad. Rick asks if Randal wasn’t sleeping with Brad’s wife, and Randal asks, isn’t that motive enough? Rick says, some, and Randal tells him, take his ass next door and take Brad’s ass to jail. Rick says it’s Randal’s word against Brad’s, but Randal says he has proof; cameras. Rick says, let’s look.

Randal tries to pull the video up on the computer. Rick says, there’s nothing there. Randal looks in the credenza, and says someone took his hard drive. Marcie. Rick says, now he’s saying it’s Marcie? Randal says, they’re working together. Rick says, when he gets his story straight, call them. Randal says, go to hell. He says Lushion sent Rick, but Rick says, no, sir. Randal says he smells like Eddie. Rick says Eddie isn’t his supervisor. Randal tells them, get their asses out of his house. Randal gets in Rick’s face, and keeps saying, goodbye, officer. When they’re gone, Randal says, we’ll play, bitch.

There’s a knock at Natalie’s door. It’s Esperanza, who says she needs wine. She can’t believe this. She asks where Justice is, and Natalie says, in the back with the kids. Esperanza asks if he knows, but Natalie doesn’t know how to tell him. Esperanza doesn’t get it, and Natalie says, people snap. Esperanza can’t imagine leaving a kid behind. Natalie says, after she shot him, she snapped. Esperanza hopes she makes it for her son’s sake. Natalie says, stay positive. She tells Esperanza that she read a note Kelly told her not to read until later. She gets the note, and gives it to Esperanza. Esperanza says, wow. She wants Natalie to take care of Justice. Natalie says, let’s hope for the best. She needs to tell Esperanza about Alex. She was locked in the shed and it was set on fire. Esperanza asks if Alex is okay, and Natalie says she’ll fill Esperanza in on the walk over.

Marcie’s phone rings. She says it’s probably Randal, but it could be a client. It’s not. She was right the first time. Randal says, so she took his hard drive. She tells him, do not call again. She says she hates him, and calls him a son of a bitch. She hangs up. Brad holds out a water bottle, but she wants a real drink. She says she’s so angry, and Brad says she has every right to be. He gives her vodka, and she says Randal always stressed her. She never did anything, apart from setting the shed on fire. She wishes they’d died. Brad says she doesn’t mean that. Marcie says, don’t tell her what she means. Randal took life from her, over and over. It’s a fair trade. Brad says she can be arrested, but Marcie says, no proof. He says Randal has cameras on the house. She says she took the hard drive. He says now they have to destroy it. Marcie says, destroy him while they’re at it. He says her anger isn’t good for either one of them. She says she’s not ready to let it go. She has to work through it. He says she has the divorce. She says Randal made her lose the baby. It’s easy for Brad to move on. He still has love for Alex. Randal started this. Brad says he’s probably dead set on finishing it. He’s not going to let that happen. Marcie says he was in the military. He has to know someone who can kill Randal. Brad says she’s just upset, but she says she knows what she’s saying. Kelly did it. He says, look where she is. Marcie says it’s better than looking at him every day, but Brad says she doesn’t have to. Marcie wants another drink. Her phone rings, and Brad say it’s her boyfriend. She says he’s not her boyfriend, and takes the phone. She was supposed to give Ian the keys. Brad is sure he’ll understand. Ian says he’s been trying to reach her. She apologizes, saying a bad situation came up. She makes plans to meet him at the house with the keys. Brad offers to go for her, but she thinks that would be weird. He doesn’t think she should go anywhere near Randal’s house. She says she’ll be fine. She asks if he’ll be at the apartment, and he says, if she wants. She does.

Kelly is handcuffed to the hospital bed. She wakes up, and yells, get these off of her, and untie her. The nurse sees she’s awake, but she’s sorry; she can’t do that. Kelly says, it wasn’t a dream, and the nurse says, no. Kelly says, she killed him? Travis? The nurse asks if she knows where she is. Kelly says, In jail, but what part? The nurse says, obviously the hospital. Kelly asks why she’s there, and the nurse says she tried to hurt herself. Kelly says she didn’t. The nurse tells her the doctor will be in, and gives her something to calm her down in the meantime. Kelly doesn’t want to, and the nurse says she can do this the easy way or the hard way. Lushion comes into the room, and the nurse says he knows he’s not supposed to be there. He says, come on. He’s just trying to see a friend. She tells him, go ahead, but if the doctor comes, she’ll blast Lushion’s ass like she didn’t know he was there. He says, deal.

Kelly asks if she can go home. Lushion says, no, and she says she can’t do this. He says she can. He shows her the picture of Justice, and asks if she wants to miss all the reason she needs to live. She’ll get it back and more; she’s a church-going woman. She says she did it, and he says she snapped. She says she killed him; she can’t do this. She cries, begging Lushion to get her out. Lushion tells her, relax. Justice loves her and needs her to breathe. He wants her to stay strong. He has to go. He needs to be out there giving her some help. He’ll be back; he promises. And Eddie will never come by her cell again. Eddie said he talked to her. She says, no. Is he sure? Lushion tells her that’s what Eddie said. She says, okay, and he leaves.

Esperanza and Natalie visit Alex. Esperanza says Natalie told her what happened. Does Alex know who did it? Alex says, it may have been Brad. Randal called the police. Esperanza says this is serious, and Alex says maybe she deserved it. She started it. Natalie says she did, and Esperanza asks if she’s trying to make Alex feel bad. Natalie says she’s trying to get Alex to deal with the truth. Esperanza says, Brad was moving in – what happened? Why was she in the shed? Alex says she lied to Brad again. She doesn’t know why she does stupid things. She told him Doctor Raston switched the DNA, but she didn’t. The doctor told her, but she couldn’t bring herself to tell him. She didn’t want him thinking she was sleeping around. Natalie asks, whose baby is it? and Alex says, Randal. Something messed up; it’s his baby. She’d know if she was sleeping with another man. Esperanza says just take the test over again, for clarity She doesn’t want to talk about Randal, and asks why Alex was in the shed. Alex says, making peace. Natalie says, by sleeping with him? Alex says she went to talk about co-parenting the baby.

Ben walks up, and asks how Alex is. She says, better. Natalie introduces Esperanza, saying Ben just moved in, and he’s a firefighter. Alex thanks him again, and he says he was just doing his job. Tanya appears, and says he’s late for work. He introduces her, but she walks away. He says, she’s shy. When he’s gone, Natalie say she’s watching him like a hawk. Esperanza says she’s watching him watching them. Alex asks about Kelly. Esperanza says Lushion has his eye on things, and she’ll keep Alex updated.

Natalie and Esperanza walk back. Lushion pulls in. He’s on the phone, leaving another message for Ian to call him back. Natalie asks how Kelly is, and he says she’s going to get through this. She’s having a hard time. He showed her Justice’s picture, and she regretted what she did. Esperanza says she’ll need therapy, but she won’t get it in there. Natalie wishes she could help. Lushion says he’s working on something. Natalie says she made his favorite. He says he thought he’d have to meet Steven at the pub. Natalie asks if Esperanza wants to say for dinner, but Esperanza says it’s their night.

On the phone, Randal wants to know where Larry is, and threatens to come down there. If Larry doesn’t call, he’s coming there, and bringing hell with him. He looks outside, and sees Tanya walking back and forth, from the front door to the post, touching the post before she goes back to the door. Randal says, obsessive compulsive. She’s sexy. He likes a little cray. He’s going to follow this one. Pot it on the agenda. OCD. This will be fun. What’s weird is he sounds like he’s talking to someone other than himself.

Esperanza goes to the pub, and sees Steven sitting with Rick. She says, so this is where the guys hang out. Rick says she looks amazing. A guy by the bar looks at her, and makes a call. Rick gives Esperanza his seat, and she calls him a gentleman. He asks what brings her there. She says it’s been a long day with Kelly, and she wants a drink. The guy by the bar says, it’s Duncan. He thought Eddie would want know. Esperanza is at the pub. Eddie says he doesn’t give a damn. Duncan says she’s talking to Steven. What does Eddie want him to do with this bag of trash? Eddie hangs up and says he’s coming for Steven’s ass.

Steven says Esperanza knew he was there. She says, no. He asks if she just comes to bars alone, and she says, big girls do that sometimes. She’s drinking tequila, and Rick orders a round. He says all eyes are on Esperanza, and she says maybe she’ll get lucky. Rick says the place is rowdy, but she likes it. Rick leaves to check on the drinks, and Esperanza tells Steven it’s not a tragedy if he stops ignoring her. He says she plays mind games. One minute, she’s into him, and the next, she’s not. He’s too old to be climbing out of windows. She always has to have her way. What if he doesn’t want that. She says he won’t get any, and he says he’s not so sure about that. She asks if this is his feeble attempt to come home with her. She can leave the porch light on tonight. He says, not tonight; he’s busy. A woman taps him on the shoulder, and he leaves with her.

Esperanza needs another drink. Rick is like, damn, girl, and she says she’s fine; she’s Columbian. Whoa. I count five empties, and one in her hand. He asks what’s going on, and she tells him don’t pretend to know her. She just had a long day, and wanted a drink. He guesses not with Eddie. She says she’s done with him. Rick says, so Steven? She asks what he’s talking about. He says she knows Steven likes her, and she likes him too. She says, that’s not true, and he asks why she was mad when he left. She asks if she looks mad. He says he can tell, and she tells him, go to hell. He says, see? She says she had a bad day; everything going on with Kelly. The way Rick treated Kelly was wrong. He tells her not to make him feel worse. She says he has a heart now? He says he feels awful, and she asks why he didn’t do more. He says he’s trying to. He worked at the ministry, Travis’s father’s church, doing security. Esperanza says he should have let someone else deal with the case. He says he tried to fix it. He knows something that can help her. He’s put in some calls. He’s trying. Esperanza says he’s a coward and a liar. Get out of her face. He asks if she’s staying, and she says she’s good. Goodbye.

Eddie comes into the pub, and asks Rick where Steven is. Rick says he left. Eddie sees Duncan, who says Steven left an hour ago with some broad. Eddie says, a smokescreen. Eddie says he wants the four of them to head to her house. He has the key. Duncan asks what they’re doing, and Eddie says, what they always do. Duncan says he’s in. Eddie says, smoke this bitch. He wants no traces. He’s not going to be there; he needs an alibi. Duncan says he’ll handle it. He’ll feed this guy his teeth. He might be small, but he has the strength of insanity. Eddie goes over to where Esperanza is talking to a guy. Eddie hits the guy in the head with a beer bottle. The fight is on.

Next time – which thankfully won’t be tomorrow – Steven and Esperanza hook up; Natalie tells Lushion if he’s giving money to Kelly, she’d appreciate him discussing it with her; and Randal approaches Tanya.

😴 All That’s Left To Say…

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March 19, 2019 – A Sad Prognosis, a Tattoo Revealed, the Shed Burns, Postponing More Puppygate, TV Glimpses & Same Time

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What I Watched Today

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

 

🏃 A lot of TV ground to cover today.

General Hospital

Alex sips at a to-go cup – that actually seems like it has something in it. Brava! She’s been so desperate for tea. She asks who brought it. She’d like to think it was her sister because she cares, but believes it’s Finn. Since he doesn’t know how she takes it, she presumes it’s the way Anna likes it. Finn says it’s their attempt to humor her, and she says consider her humored. She can’t ask for any more – except her sight back. Anna says not until Alex tells her what she needs to know.

Elizabeth asks how Franco is feeling, and he says, feeling ready to get out. He’s wondering where he’s going. She knows what she wants to say, but she’s not sure she can say it.

Josslyn, Cameron, and Oscar look at pictures from the trip. Cameron shares pictures of the gas station from when he took the bus back. They laugh.

Kim thanks Terry for going the extra mile for Oscar. Terry tells Kim and Drew that she’ll let them know when the test results come in. Julian joins them, saying, reinforcements have arrived, and hugs Kim.

Dante tells Sonny that he can’t leave; Raj will kill Sonny. Sonny says, don’t give him a chance. Dante needs to kill him first. Just trust him.

On the house phone, Carly asks, how bad is it? Send her up. She lets Ava in. Ava asks where her daughter is. She demands to see her right now. I guess she’s becoming a drunk.

Elizabeth tells Franco that she keeps going around and around, saying same things. It’s one thing to love him, and another to tell herself that loving him means being disconnected from his history and the things he’s done. Every time something bad happens, his past is thrown in her face. She’s a grown woman, and made the choice to be with him, but she’s also a mom. Right now, the boys know Franco is doing the right thing, and their faith in him is justified, but it doesn’t change what they went through. She hates it, and feels selfish to put kids through anything because she wants him. She misses their life together. He says he just loves her, and she says she just loves him too, but she has to keep the boys first. She has to do what’s best for them, but doesn’t know what that is. She’s sorry. She knows he wants it settled. Franco tells her to take as long as she needs. She leaves.

Cameron shows Oscar and Josslyn a picture of the bus driver, and a guy who snored the entire way back. Josslyn gets a text, and says, no way. Her team has been invited to a volleyball tournament at Duke. Only fifteen teams are invited. College recruiters are going to be there; it’s so major. Oscar says, they can make it another road trip. When is it? She sees the date is at the beginning of April, and says let her check with her mom before they make plans. Her mom is her manager these days.

Drew says he’ll leave them to it. Julian gives him an empty coffee cup, saying it’s better than the stuff they serve there. Drew gestures with the cup in his hand, like none of us would do with a full cup. Back to square one. He walks off, and Julian asks, what’s the latest? Kim says they’re in a holding pattern, and Julian says it must be frustrating. Kim says she’s terrified for it to end.

Ava calls for Avery. Carly says if Avery was there, she would be sleeping, but she’s not there. Ava tells her, don’t lie. Carly asks if Ava thinks she’d let her in the house like this if Avery could hear her. She’s wasted; stumbling, slurring her words. Go home and sleep it off. Ava says, not without her kid, and Carly repeats she’s not there. Ava says she’s the mom, and has a right to know where her daughter is. Carly says she’s at the Quartermaine’s with Michael. She baked cookies with her cousins and feell asleep in the nursery. Ava starts to go past Carly, who asks where she’s going. Ava says, where does she think? Carly says, no way.

Alex feels for Anna. It’s not easy. To actually believe something happened to her that didn’t must be unnerving. Finn says Alex has a gift for understanding. She heard they’d improved the process, and an entire lifetime of memories had been transferred from Patient 6 to Patient 5. This was only a minor transfer. Anna says it’s not minor to her. Tell her what she needs to know, or remain in darkness. Alex thinks Anna might want to lighten up in front of her boyfriend. Being cold and demanding doesn’t put her in a good light. Finn thinks Anna is perfect. Spit it out. Alex doesn’t want it to be more unpleasant than it has to be. The truth is, as much as she loves Anna, she doesn’t trust her.

Dante tells Sonny, this is risky. Sonny says, it has to work. Dante is needed at home. There’s been an unexpected development, and Dante asks if it’s a good one. Sonny wants it to be; Carly is pregnant. Dante laughs, and says Sonny and Carly are having another baby? Sonny says that’s why they have to make the plan work. Dante says, and get him the hell out. Sonny can’t imagine what Dante went through. Dante says he can’t even imagine it.

Drew brings Franco the coffee. He asks how the recent hero of Port Charles is, and Franco says he’s not so sure about that. He wants to hear about Oscar, but Drew says they’re waiting to hear back about the tests. Franco tells Drew to let him know if there’s anything he can do. Drew says, just get out, but Franco isn’t sure where to go.

Cameron says, not to be heavy, but he’s glad he’s with them. They’re the only ones he can trust. What does he do now that Franco is a hero. It wasn’t okay when his mom started dating Franco, and he still thinks the best thing would be for her to unload the guy. Josslyn says, it’s not the ideal situation, but it’s not his decision. Oscar asks if Cameron has talked to his mom, and actually told her what it’s been like. Cameron says she doesn’t care, but Josslyn says, that’s not fair. His mother loves him. Cameron says she doesn’t know half of what happened; the things people were saying. Then there’s Franco. He says he loves them, but if that’s true, wouldn’t he see how much he’s hurting Jake and Aiden, and bow out? Josslyn says, it’s really hard. She knows Cameron thinks he knows what’s best, and he probably does, but all he can do is be there for his brothers and love them. He has a shopping bag with something in it for Franco from Jake and Aiden. Josslyn says they really love him, but Cameron says, loving him won’t change how anyone sees him, and leaves.

Julian says Kim hasn’t touched her food. Kim says she’s not really hungry. She asks if he’s reached Ava, but he says she’s not returning his calls, and no one is home. Kim suggests maybe Ava needs alone time. Julian says something tells him that’s the last thing she needs.

Carly says the Quartermaines won’t let Ava past the front gate. And does she want Avery to see her like this? She’ll be scared and confused. Wait until morning. Ava says, if at all, right? Carly must be so happy. She’s the big winner. Ava couldn’t have given her a better present if she tried. Carly says she’s not doing this. Ava wants Carly to punish her, saying she’s hateful and awful, and not fit to be a mother. She came there looking for it, and to feel sorry for herself. Carly isn’t playing the self-pity game. She thinks it’s torture. Ava shows up with drama, drunk; railing at anyone who will listen. It’s not about Avery; it’s about her. She’s hiding behind how she alienated Kiki and treated her like crap. Ava says Carly left out the best part. She alienated Kiki, treated like crap, and wound up sleeping with her killer.

Drew asks what Franco means. He’s going home to Elizabeth and the kids. Franco isn’t sure that’s what Elizabeth wants. Cameron shows up, and Drew tells Franco, it’s all going to work out. After he’s gone, Cameron hands Franco the bag, saying it’s from Jake and Aiden. They asked him to bring it. Franco says, even though he didn’t want to?

Drew asks Elizabeth how it’s going. She asks if he just came from Franco’s room. Now he’s going to tell her to let him come home? He says he’s not telling her to do a damn thing, but he is going to say this. If memory serves him right, didn’t they used to be together? Despite it not working out for obvious reasons, he can say from personal experience, when he was lost, having her support and love got him through what was, at the time, the most difficult period. Drew would like to think there’s still some good in himself, despite his troubled past. It’s the same with Franco. He was forced into an impossible situation, but he got a killer off the streets. At least she knew she was right. She can trust him and love him, and trust the kids to love him. She asks how he knows that. He has no idea, but he does.

Carly tells Ava that she wasn’t going there. Ava says she slept with the man who murdered her daughter. Carly says she can’t fix that; no one can, but she can shield Avery. She tells Ava not to drag Avery down while she spirals out of control. It doesn’t have to be that way. Pull herself together, and step up. Or is wallowing in self-pity so important? Ava thought Carly would encourage anything to take Avery away from her. Carly says she would use it in a heartbeat, but not to be vindictive; to protect Avery. Does Ava want to be someone Avery needs to be protected from? She tells Ava, stop being a coward. Does she hear herself? This can’t be the life she wanted. Ava says Carly’s got her there. Taking up with the man who killed her daughter was not on her list of things to do. She cries, saying she doesn’t know what to do, or how to deal with it. She begs Carly to tell her what to do.

Ava says Kiki was so kind, good, and compassionate. She thought everyone deserved a second chance. More, in her case. Does Carly have any idea how many times Kiki forgave her? And how did she repay that? By complaining, and ranting to Ryan about her; all the times Kiki betrayed her. She told him that she fantasized getting back at Kiki. He did what he thought she wanted. It’s her fault Kiki is gone. She doesn’t know how to live with that; what to do with it. Carly says Ava is responsible for so many things, but not Ryan killing her daughter. She needs to stop, Carly tells Ava to call someone to get her.

Julian asks Kim if she remembers how she surprised him at Charlie’s. He’s come to think of it as the last good time before Josslyn called, and he realized Ava was eloping with a dead serial killer. He wishes he could go back and stop the clock. Kim does too. Julian’s phone rings It’s Ava, and he asks where she is. She tells him that she’s at Sonny and Carly’s, and asks if he can come get her. Everything is okay; just come. He says he’ll be right there, and tells Kim, sorry. HE has to pick up Ava. She asks if Ava is all right, but he doesn’t know. He asks her to keep him in the loop about Oscar. Kim hopes Ava is okay.

Drew tells Kim, the results are in.

Franco asks how Cameron is doing with all this. Cameron gets why he lied, and why he did what he did. He knows Franco has changed, but what Franco did before his brain tumor was removed keeps coming back to bite him. It also bites Cameron’s mom, his brothers, and him. He can take care of himself, but Jake and Aiden can’t. Franco hates that they were hurt by what he did. Cameron knows, and says he’s not fighting Franco again. Franco thanks him, saying he promised to prove himself. It’s just going to take longer than he thought. Cameron hopes he’s right, and Franco says he will.

Dante tells Sonny that he told himself it was just a job, and he’s still hoping that’s the case. He needs to get out, get home, and go back to his life. Sonny says, it will be an adjustment. Dante says the things he’s seen and experienced, the memories will fade and he’ll be the man he was. The man his family needs him to be. Sonny says whatever Dante saw or did, lock it away. Don’t put it on the people he loves. Dante knows that works for Sonny, and hopes it works for him too.

Alex says Anna is a stickler for law and order. Anna says tell her about the memories, or she doesn’t get the cure. It’s that simple. Alex asks if it’s that simple for Finn. He says he’d be happy to help, and Alex says, but on her sister’s terms. Finn says, correct. Alex says Anna doesn’t get to make the terms; she does. She’ll tell Anna what parts of her history aren’t hers, her cure will be guaranteed, and she gets to walk away. No WSB nonsense, no prison time, nothing. Take it or leave it.

Julian arrives at Sonny’s, and asks, how bad is it? Carly says, she’s asleep, and tells Ava that her ride’s there. Julian wakes her. He says he was worried about her, not answering his calls. Where has she been? Ava says, remember how happy she was? She was going to be a blushing bride at last. Julian asked if he really loved her for who she really is. He knew her, all right, but she didn’t know him at all.

Elizabeth goes to Franco’s room. He asks her if she wants a cookie, and she says the boys pulled out all the stops. He shows her a drawing Aiden did, and asks if she’s going to tell him. She says Jake and Aiden see him as a stepfather. A father who’s been there for them in a way their own fathers couldn’t be. He holds a special place in their lives. What is she supposed to do, rip Franco away from them? She doesn’t want that for the boys or herself. They’ll all be miserable. The fact is, she’s so in love with him. He says he’s so in love with her. So now what?

Kim, Drew, and Josslyn wait with Oscar in his room. Terry comes in, and tells them, the tumor has grown. We all become seriously bummed. Kim says CAT scans have a margin of error, but Terry says she ran multiple tests. There’s no doubt. Drew says, okay. What about Oscar’s recent seizure? Terry says, he could have another one at any moment. Most likely, it will be more severe and debilitating. Oscar asks how much time he has. Terry says she’s not lying. Realistically, a month to six weeks.

Franco tells Elizabeth, they love each other, and when you open yourself to love, scary storms might come, but they can weather them together. He can’t proms there will never be another storm, but he can promise he’ll never hurt her intentionally. She promises the same, and says, so come home, He’s her husband, and she loves him. Please come home. They kiss. Thank God. At least we got a little happiness balance after the news about Oscar.

Finn says Alex can be treated within the hour. Alex asks if Anna guarantees she’ll be a free woman, and Anna says, fine. Alex asks if that’s a promise, and Anna says, yeah, a promise. Alex says she’ll tell Anna then, as long as she truly wants to know. Would it really change so much, knowing that it happened to Alex instead? Take her part as host and move on. Anna says, whatever it is must be bad. Alex is stalling. Anna wants to know because she’s done a lot of things she regrets. It’s burden enough to carry her own mistakes. She’d rather not carry Alex’s.

Terry is sorry. She wishes she had better news. Oscar asks for a minute alone with his mom, and the others leave. Kim says he doesn’t have to be strong for her. He wants to thank her. When it was just the two of them, he knows how hard it must have been for her. She says being his mother was, is, will always be her greatest happiness. Whatever is in him, whatever courage he has, and what good he does in the time he has left. He says, everything he learned about life and death is because of her. Everything he is, is because of her. She says, no, and he wipes away her tears. She says, it’s not. It’s because of him. She loves him so much. She’s so incredibly proud of the young man he’s become. His poise and grace. She loves how empathetic and compassionate he is. How he makes her laugh. She can’t take credit for all of that, but he can, because it’s him. She’s incredibly grateful to be a part of it. He says he’s scared, and she says she is too. She hugs him. God this is sad. He says he loves her so much. He doesn’t want to leave her.

Sonny tells Dante, be strong. It will be okay. Him, Lulu, and the kids will work it out. If they want to pull this off, he can’t be found there. Dante says he’ll make sure everything is right. He’s sorry he shot Sonny, but Sonny doesn’t think Raj gave him a choice. He had it coming anyway. Dante says, because Sonny shoved him? He’s lucky he’s still alive. Dante starts to leave, and Sonny says he loves him. Dante says he loves Sonny too.

Julian says he’ll get Ava home. Ava tells Carly that she probably said too much. She’ll use it to keep Avery away from her. Carly isn’t saying she’ll ignore it, but if Ava gets herself together, Carly won’t use it against her. Ava says, wow.

Tomorrow, Chase asks Willow to go away for the weekend, Kristina tells Shiloh that she’s ready for the next step, and Dante says he had no other choice.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Hanna thanks Jesus, and says the Lord heard her. Benny says Candace will be all right. Hanna says she just kept praying, and tells Benny, you gotta believe. Benny says Candace is finally all right. Hanna remembers she left Derrick in the kitchen. Benny offers tell him to leave, but she tells him, stop. Benny hopes the Lord hears him about Derrick. Hanna tells Derrick she’ll be back in a few, and tells Benny, leave that man alone.

Benny’s phone rings. It’s Mitch. Benny asks if Mitch talked to his uncle, but Mitch says he already told Benny that his uncle’s not letting him not pay interest. In the meantime, it’s his problem to figure out. Benny asks how he’s supposed to get twenty grand. Mitch doesn’t know, but he needs to try. He tells Benny to stay his ass in the house until they figure it out. If by some miracle Mitch is able to figure it out and get the money, he wants Benny to know that he owes him.

Candace knocks on Charles’s door. He was beginning to worry, and asks, how was it? She says, it went good. For a moment, he was worried it wouldn’t go right. She asks why tell her to go? and he says, it needed to happen. She says he was right, and he’s like, what? Say it again. She does, and he likes it. He tells her that she should say it more often. She says Hanna was skeptical at first, then she started to really hear her, like she hadn’t heard before. Charles asks what she said, and Candace says, everything she wanted to. She thought Hanna hated her, but Hanna got on her knees and said she didn’t. Charles doesn’t think she ever did. Candace says Hanna received what she had to say, and it was beautiful. She also left her son’s ashes with Hanna. Charles takes her hands and kisses them. He’s so proud of her. Me too. He says she did amazing. Now he needs her to get ready for DC. She says she’s a natural beauty, and won’t take long. He says that she is, and she asks if he’s sure he wants her to go to the White House. He is and tells her, don’t ask again.

Veronica storms in, and yells to Alice for a drink. She remembers Alice is gone, and pours her own. She says he played her for a fool. David has followed her. She tells him, go away, but he says she left the door open. She asks why did he do this. He says he had no idea Wyatt was going to the grand jury, but she says he’s lying. He tells her to look at him, and put the drink down. She knows how she gets. He takes it from her, and says sit with him. She says, not there. It’s where he knocked her to the floor. He’s sorry. She says he knew he hurt her. He knew about that, and hit her anyway. He’s just sorry because his whore is dead. The both of them are dead. He says she took care of both of them, and she asks if he’s wearing a wire. He says he’s wearing a compression garment. She wants to see, so he lifts his shirt. She says he’s really hurt. She asks why he made her do it. He says he was wrong, and asks her to forgive him. She asks why he’s being nice. He says he’s the same David. He asks her to sit by the pool, and holds out his hand. She takes it. He holds her, and they go outside.

Landon tells Charles, she’s coming. Charles wonders if Candace knows the tax payers are footing the bill for the plane. Candace comes out. Charles smiles, and she asks if he’s ready for DC. Charles says, yes, they are, and tells her she looks beautiful. She does, but she always does even when she’s a mess.

Veronica doesn’t know how to talk to David. He says just talk to him. She says she’s not okay. He was using her so she would help him. He says, that’s not it, and she tells him, admit it. David says she’s brilliant and good to have on his side, but that’s not the reason. Veronica says he called her a simple bitch. He slept with Maggie, and slept with the little whore. He says, yes. He thought he was doing something, but she showed him that she’s the only woman he can be with. She says, yes, she is, and yes, she did. She has two things to tell him. One is that she hired that girl, Erica. She paid her to take David for all he had. She wanted him to fall for her. She was good. David agrees. Veronica asks if she broke his heart, but he says not nearly as bad as he broke hers. She asks if he’s angry with her, and he says, no. She wonders, what’s that look? and he says he’s in pain. His back burns. Veronica says it’s a reminder to never screw her over. He says he needs his bandages changed, and he’ll come back after that’s done. She says she’ll sit out there. She doesn’t think she can sit in the living room with him again. David says let him come back and show her how sorry he is. He leaves, and she looks crazy.

David punches his car, and says, evil bitch. He gets in, then gets back out and calls Jim. He says Jim needs to talk him down. He’s about to put an end to all this. Veronica set him up with Erica. Jim thinks he should have known that. David says Jeffrey told him, but she just admitted it. He needs to put an end to this madness. One more thing, and he’ll snap. Jim tells him, Veronica says a lot of things; let it go. David says, easy for Jim to say, and Jim asks if David has met his wife. David is tired of all this, but Jim says he needs to hold it together. Where is he? He says by his car. He told Veronica that he needed to have his bandages changed. He’s about to lose it. Jim tells him to get them changed, get a stiff drink, and do everything he needs to keep this woman on their side. David says he may need call him again. Jim says he’ll let David know if he hears anything from the DA’s office. David gets back in his car.

Kathryn finds an empty pill bottle, and says, damn it! She goes downstairs, where Jim watches the news/ She can’t believe he’s watching TV at a time like this, but he says he’s trying to get some idea of George’s plan. She tells him that Wyatt went in her medicine drawer, and took all her pain and cold medication. Jim asks why she has pain meds in the house, and she says because she’s married to a pain in the ass. On the TV, Jim hears Candace is with the President Elect, and the internet is abuzz whether she’s the next First Lady. Jim says, what the hell? The news continues, saying Charles lost his wife during the midterm elections, and has two beautiful children. Jim says if she thinks this is going to work, she’s sadly mistaken.

Jim tells Wyatt to come down. Wyatt has nothing to say, but Jim tells him, get his ass down there or he’ll come up and drag it down. Wyatt comes down, and Jim tells him to sit. Does he understand the situation he’s gotten them into is ugly. Wyatt says he did it himself. Jim says, no; Wyatt did when he called the DA. Wyatt says he’s not dealing with this. Jim asks if he’s high, and Wyatt asks how would he get high? Jim frisks him, and pulls out some pills. He says Wyatt got into his mother’s medicine stash, and Wyatt says, so what? Jim throws the pills, and says he’s sick and tired of everything about him. Jim’s phone rings. He asks why his calls aren’t being returned, and says this isn’t a game he wants to play. Kathryn comes down with an empty bottle of valium. Wyatt goes back upstairs, telling Jim, go to hell. Jim has had it with Wyatt, Kathryn, and these damn pills. Kathryn says if he wasn’t there, she wouldn’t need to take them. Jim starts to go upstairs, and she tells him not to go up there angry

Jim finds Wyatt lying on his bed. Jim says Wyatt took more of his mom’s pills, and he pulls him off the bed. He shakes Wyatt, telling him, spit it up. Wyatt asks if Jim is trying to kill him. Jim says Wyatt is going to kill himself. Wyatt says he’s going to shoot them. He’s going to load the shotgun, and blow their brains out. Kathryn asks, what shotgun? Jim tells Wyatt to get his sorry ass in the shower and sober up. Wyatt says he’ll see. Jim says, do it. Go ahead. He will have completed one task in his miserable life. Wyatt says he hates Jim so much, it makes his heart bleed. Jim says he loves Wyatt so much, it makes his heart bleed. Touch one more drug… He walks out, and Kathryn follows.

Wyatt paces. He pantomimes shooting the shotgun, saying, die.

Benny asks if Hanna is all right, and if Derrick is still out there. She hopes so. She just needs a minute. She says she wants Derrick there; she likes him. Benny says he was standing in the kitchen, staring into space. It looked like he was crying. Hanna says he must have heard their conversation. Benny says he’s trying, but doesn’t like him. Hanna says name one man she’s dated that he liked. He wishes he could find the dude who did that to her, but she says he’s probably dead or in jail. Nobody gets away with nothin’. It was a long time ago. She says he can keep Derrick company, but he says it’s never going to happen. She says, then don’t. Just give her a minute.

At the White House, Charles, Candace, and Landon are shown the Oval Office. The guide asks if it’s getting real, and tells them the President will be joining them. The First Lady will be with him. She asks if Candace enjoyed the tour. Candace says it’s a lot of history. She tells them to have a seat, and leaves.

Landon doesn’t like it. They didn’t want him to win, and the party doesn’t want him in the White House. Charles tells him, not now, and Landon asks how he’s so cool. Charles tells him to find somewhere to cool down, and he leaves. Candace says, they didn’t want him to win? and Charles says, political squabbles. She should look him up on the internet. She says she’ll think about it, and thanks him for bringing her. He says it’s pretty cool. He knew she’d get a kick out of it. She says she’s stealing all this sh*t. Maybe just one painting. She asks him to sit behind the desk, but he says it’s not appropriate. He says he’s not President yet. She tells him to stand by it. He does, and says, well? How does he look? She says it fits him. He knows. She asks, is he ready for this? He says, is she? She’s says she’s just visiting; he has to stay there. He says she doesn’t have to be just visiting. He wants her to stay. She asks, how long? and he says, forever. She says they haven’t knows each other that long, but he says, it’s a big house. She says, what if they end up hating each other? and he says, every day will be fun. She says she’ll think about it. They have time before he moves in. She asks if she can kiss him. Is it appropriate? He asks if she has any idea what has gone on in this room. Look up the other guy too. Landon clears his throat. He introduces the President to the future President. The President says he can’t wait to give it over to Charles. First Lady Margaret introduces herself to Candace, and says, it won’t work. She asks if they’re married, and Candace says, no. Margaret says, good. Candace is too beautiful to be First Lady. She doesn’t want Candace following her. The President says Margaret is as beautiful as the day he first met her. She says she’ll show Candace around. The President pours drinks for himself and Charles.

Jeffrey comes up to Justin’s apartment. Justin asks what Jeffrey thinks, and Jeffrey says, it’s nice. There are photos of Jeffrey everywhere, and he asks when Justin took them. Justin says he’s always taking pictures of Jeffrey. Jeffrey says he didn’t know Justin was there, and Justin says, now he does. He poured some wine, but Jeffrey says, no thanks. Justin says they could go out for dinner, or cook for the first time in their new place. Jeffrey says, no dinner, and Justin asks, why? Jeffrey says he was just checking to see if Justin was okay. Justin asks if he wants to sit on the couch. It pulls out. Justin can pull it out now if he wants. Jeffrey says, no, and Justin says at least take off his jacket. Jeffrey says he’s okay. Justin tells him to loosen up, but Jeffrey repeats he’s okay. Justin encourages him to drink, saying it makes sex better. It will help him relax; he’s so uptight. Justin is the one who got beat up. Jeffrey says this was a bad idea. He thinks he should go. Justin tells him, stop. Jeffrey says, the place is nice, and Justin says, our place is nice. Jeffrey says, no; it’s Justin’s place. Justin says he got beat up because of Jeffrey. The least he could do is hang around a while. Jeffrey says it’s getting old; Justin trying to guilt trip him. He doesn’t like it. Justin says he’s sorry. Jeffrey heads for the door, and Justin breaks the end off of a bottle. He holds it to his own neck, and says see what Jeffrey made him do?

Justin says he’s going to kill himself. Jeffrey tells him put it down. Justin says, then stay. If he doesn’t have Jeffrey, he has nothing to live for. Jeffrey says, put it down.

I find out the name of the dude from Too Close to Home is Scott, and the other guy is the Attorney General. Scott says he won’t believe this. She’s at the White House; Candace Young. Charles took her there as his date. He’s not kidding; they had dinner with the President. The AG says, it keeps getting better. He’s going to get the press on the phone and let them know who they’re dealing with. Scott calls the White House, saying it’s the Attorney General for the President, and hands him the phone. The AG apologizes for interrupting; he knows the President is entertaining. He guarantees the line is secure. He says they agree. Charles is an arrogant snot-nosed punk. He needs the President to say something to Charles’s date. Call her a hot piece of Black ass. It’s what he said the night she robbed him. Charles brought a prostitute to have dinner with him. He’ll come over, and fill the President in on their strategy. He hangs up, and tells Scott that it shows what a lowlife Charles really is. He needs Scott on a plane to Savannah. He needs to find out what he can. They’ve found their way in. Scott leaves on his mission.

Hanna tells Derrick, sorry. She was a mess. Derrick is bent over sink, crying. She asks if he’s hurting. What is it? She doesn’t know. Derrick lifts his shirt to reveal a lion tattoo. I say, oh my God, and wonder how Tyler Perry could do this to me. Hanna backs away.

Finé for now. HAHN returns on May 7th.

If Loving You Is Wrong

When we last left, Randal and Alex were in a burning shed.

Kelly has hung herself in her cell. Lushion needs help a guy comes in and they cut her down. They take her out of the cell, and lie her down on the floor. Lushion calls for a medic; he has no pulse. He tells her, breathe, and does chest compression. He yells for a defibrillator. An officer brings it, and he uses it on Kelly, saying, not today.

The shed burns. Alex and Randal yell for help. Marcie sits outside, laughing, and smoking a cigarette. I love it! Alex breaks out the window, but that’s a bad idea. Smoke pours in. Randal tells Alex to move, and busts a hole in the door, but flames lick around it. Marcie runs to the front of the house, and says she got them. A couple is moving in across the street, and they’re like, whoa. The guy says it looks like Marcie is in trouble, but the woman says, don’t. She tells him to remember what happened before in their last neighborhood. It’s not their business. He thinks she’s having an episode, and says, this is their business. She says she’s not going through it again. Marcie dances around.

At the hospital, Doctor Raston sees Brad, and asks if he’s looking for her. He says he’s looking for Marcie. She wasn’t home, so he came back. The doctor hasn’t seen her. He says when he calls, it goes to voicemail. Doctor Raston says it’s going to be hard for her. She’s glad Marcie has him. Brad says she doesn’t have him. She knows he loves Alex, and has a therapist who can help. He says he and Alex aren’t getting back together. She understands, but she means for him. It’s a lot of pain to deal with. He insists he’s fine, but she doesn’t think so. He tells the doctor, if she sees Marcie, tell her that he’s looking for her. She leaves, and he calls again, but gets voicemail. He leaves a message that he’s worried.

Marcie is talking to herself. She runs across the street, and asks if she can borrow a phone. The guy says, sure, and she says she needs a cab. He asks if everything is okay, and she says, fine. The woman gives her a phone, and Marcie says her battery is dead. The guy asks if she’s sure everything is okay. Marcie says, it will be in fifteen minutes. He asks, why? She says she just ruined her life, and calls for a cab. The guy asks if that’s smoke, and Marcie says, it’s a barbecue. She lives there. He says it’s a lot of smoke, but she says, leave it alone; it’s fine. He says he’s a firefighter, and that’s no barbecue. He asks if that’s screaming.

He asks if someone is in there, and Marcie says, they’re almost done. I’m not sure what she means by that. Is she referring to them having sex, or done as in, the chicken in the oven is done. The guy gets the door open, and goes in. Marcie says, let them burn, and laughs. He brings Alex out, and asks if anyone else is in there. She shakes her head – I’m not sure why – and Randal yells. The guy brings him out, and calls for an ambulance. Marcie laughs, and kicks Randal. I laugh. Randal says he’s fine.

Lushion is talking with Steven, and Eddie asks what happened. He was just talking to Kelly, and she seemed in good spirits. Lushion asks what Eddie said, and Eddie says he was trying encourage her as a good Christian woman and mother. She’s facing the death penalty, and needed to mentally prepare to never see Justice again. He was trying to be kind. Lushion throws him up against the file cabinets. Steven separates them. Eddie tells Lushion to get his hands off of him. Lushion tells Eddie to lift his pants. Eddie says Lushion has to buy him a drink first. Steven says, lift them up. Eddie asks if Steven wants a ménage à trois, and Lushion says he’ll lift them for him. Eddie lifts his pants leg, saying, shoelaces. He didn’t hang that bitch. Esperanza comes in, and asks, what happened? Eddie says, Kelly went out Jim Crow style. She hung herself.

Esperanza says he’s disrespectful, and Eddie says her hooking up with that clown (I assume he means Steven) is disrespectful. She says the only clown in there is him. Steven tells her that Kelly attempted suicide. She asks if Kelly is all right, but he doesn’t know. She’s in the infirmary. Eddie is being all loud and stupid, and Esperanza throws a huge binder at his head, missing him by inches. He says, not the face, and she says next time, she’ll aim for it. Steven tells her not to pay attention. Eddie says Esperanza wants to be dominated, and he’ll never control her. Steven tells him, show some decency, and Eddie says, like how Steven ran up on his ex? He put that heifer out to pasture. When he meets a woman, he tells her she can go up or down ten pounds, and Esperanza got fat. Lushion tells her, ignore him. Eddie leaves, and Lushion says Esperanza knows as much as he does. She asks if she can go to the infirmary, but Lushion says they won’t let her. He needs to call Natalie. He tells Esperanza that he might need her to be with Natalie when she’s done with her shift. Lushion steps out to make the call. Esperanza hugs Steven, and Eddie knocks on the window. He’s the worst. It’s great.

Natalie’s phone rings. It’s Lushion. She asks, what happened? Was she right? He says, yeah. She tried to… Natalie says, don’t tell her. Say she’s all right. He says, they don’t know yet, but it’s okay. Natalie can’t believe it. She should have known. She thought Kelly was just upset. She can’t understand it. Lushion says they’ll get through it. Natalie asks if she can see Kelly, but Lushion says they don’t allow visitors in the infirmary. He tells her not to blame herself. Natalie says she has to do something to help her; it’s not right. Lushion says he’s not giving up. She asks what she should tell Justice, and he tells her, say nothing until they know she’s okay. He’ll see what he can find out.

Lushion calls Ian. He asks when Ian will be back. He asks Ian’s secretary to tell Ian that he called, and to call him back asap.

Doctor Raston sees that Brad is still there. He says he still can’t find Marcie. She’s not answering her phone, and she’s not in the apartment. The doctor asks if he wants her to try, but she also gets voicemail. Brad is really concerned. Doctor R says Marcie seems be a strong woman, but Brad says, every woman has a breaking point. She says, every man too. She thinks he should talk to someone. It’s been a lot. He asks if she’s sure she didn’t change the DNA, but she assures him that she changed nothing. She would never do that, not even for Alex. He says if it’s definitely not Randal’s child, then Alex has been sleeping with someone else. She’s such a slut. The doctor knows he’s upset. That’s what she means by talking to someone. She holds out a card, and says her colleague can help him. He says he doesn’t need a therapist; he needs to know how this happened. It’s making him crazy. He doesn’t know what Alex lied about. It’s like his whole life is a lie. She suggests they do the test again; maybe there was a mix-up. Brad says that doesn’t change the fact Alex was lying. He was willing to accept the baby, but he’s not willing to accept the lies. It’s deceitful and hurtful. Doctor Raston understands. He says he’s just frustrated, and takes the card.

Eddie sees Brad, and asks what he’s doing there. Brad asks what Eddie is doing there. Eddie says he knew that bitch would burn him; it was only a matter of time. She was ho’ing around with everybody. Brad doesn’t want to talk about it. He’s just trying to figure out what happened. Eddie says he’ll pay Brad back for the credit card, and invites himself over. Brad says he’s done with Alex, and Eddie says he’ll need help hiding the body. Brad says he’s not killing her. Eddie says that’s what needs to happen, but he’s happy to hear him say he’s done. Brad says he finally is, and it feels good. Alex lied about the DNA test, saying Doctor Raston switched the tests. He caught her in lie. Eddie asks whose baby it is. If it’s not Randal’s, it’s Lushion’s. Brad says he doesn’t think so. Eddie says let him help get answers, and Brad says, how? Eddie tells him, don’t ask. He has ways to do what he needs to. The kids are young, and need to learn death is a part of life, and their mom is a whore. He’s tired of her lying to him. They grew up together, but she lost her walk with God. He’s going to her house, and praying with her. Brad says, have fun, and Eddie says Brad knows he can track him.

Eddie walks in on Ian, putting on makeup in an examining room. He says he has to get to work. Eddie figured he’d have a whole glam squad. Ian says he gave them the day off. The makeup is an old trick his wife taught him to cover the bruises. Eddie says he’s seen Ian’s wife, and Ian asks if Eddie is stalking her.  He says Eddie is crazy and possessive, domineering. He’s dated guys like him in the past. Eddie says Ian isn’t up his alley. He likes Ian’s face more with the bruises. We flash back to him beating the sh*t out of Ian, who’s loving it. Ian says the pain is still there. Eddie presses on Ian’s face, and Ian says he’s reminded every time he smiles. Eddie says, or when he sits. He asks what Eddie’s game is. Eddie says Ian had him. He could have given Eddie over. The question is, why didn’t he? Ian says all it did was turn him on. He tells Eddie not to act like he’s not aroused. He enjoyed every moment. Eddie says, killing is like climaxing; watching the life leave the eyes. Ian asks if he’s a serial killer? Eddie says, a lady killer. Ian bets the ladies love him; big blue eyes, strong muscles. I guess batsh*t crazy means nothing. Eddie appreciates the flattery. What’s Ian’s game? Ian says he’s keeping it for the element of surprise, but trust him, it will be good. Eddie says he’ll come at Ian again, and they won’t find his remains. Ian asks if Eddie is trying to turn him on. He tells Eddie, come by the office. He has friends who want to say hi to him. Eddie thinks he’ll pass. Ian thinks they have mutual acquaintances, but Eddie says they have nothing mutual. Ian says, please, and Eddie says he’ll think about it. Ian has a press conference to get to. He asks if this is where they kiss, and Eddie tells him, get the hell out of his face. Ian says, maybe next time.

A fire truck pulls up, and Natalie looks outside. She wonders what happened, and goes out. The firemen seem to be moving pretty slow, and she gets to the shed before they do. She asks Marcie, what happened? and Marcie says, the bastard almost died. Apparently, someone locked them in there, and set it on fire. Randal says it was her, but Marcie says she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Natalie asks Alex if she’s okay. The new neighbor/firefighter says she should see a doctor. Alex insists she’s fine. He tells her, at least take some oxygen, handing her the mask. She thanks him for saving her life. He introduces himself as Ben. He and Tanya just moved in. Randal says, she’s fine. Tanya asks if he’s married to Marcie, and he says they were married. Marcie says they were married. Then he screwed the whore in the shed. The door was locked, and someone set it on fire. Randal says if it wasn’t her, it was Brad. There are security cameras. He can check it when the police get there. Marcie says, do it. Tanya tells Ben that Alex said she’s fine. He needs to let others take over. Ben says, if they need anything, just call. Randal says they won’t be needing anything from Paul Bunyan. Natalie tells Tanya that she’s sorry, but Tanya says, no they are. I’m sure she’s going to tell Ben I told you so all night. Natalie wants to talk to Marcie.

At home, Randal coughs up a lung. He calls Larry. He says they know him by now; have Larry call. He leaves a message for Larry, saying he didn’t sign the papers. Larry tricked him. He coughs some more, and calls the police. He says Brad Montgomery next door tried to kill him. He needs the real police. Don’t send Lushion or Steven, and no damn Eddie. Otherwise he’s calling the FBI.

Natalie asks Marcie if she locked them in there. Marcie says they can’t prove it. Natalie says, she did it. Marcie laughs and cries, and says, possibly. She starts crying for real, and Natalie holds her. Natalie says she’s so sorry. Marcie says she hates him. He’s ruining her life. Natalie says she could have killed him. Marcie wants him to leave her alone. Natalie says, Kelly is already in trouble. Marcie doesn’t care, but Natalie says she doesn’t want go through what Kelly’s going through. Come to her house, and sit down.

Brad pulls up, and asks Natalie, what happened? Marcie tells him, take her home. Natalie suggests he get rid of her clothes; they smell like gas. She locked Alex and Randal in the shed, and set it on fire. Brad ask if they’re okay, and Marcie says, just take her home. Natalie says they had some smoke inhalation, but they’ll be fine. Alex comes toward them, but Brad says, stay away. She says she’s sorry. Brad asks if she told Randal that Marcie was pregnant. She says she did. He says, and she went in the shed with that bastard. She says, yes, and he says at least she’s capable of telling the truth. She says she loves him, but he says, go to hell. Stay away from him. He puts Marcie in the car. Alex goes inside, and Natalie walks home.

Lushion’s phone rings. It’s Natalie. She says someone locked Alex and Randal in the shed, and set it on fire. He says he didn’t hear it on the radio. He asks if they’re okay, and she says they are. He says, it’s got to stop; he means it. She asks how Kelly is, and he says he’s checking on her. He asks if Natalie has a picture of Justice. She says she might have one on her phone. He says send it to him. He hangs up, and says, unbelievable.

Lushion goes to his desk, and looks through the drawers. Eddie comes in, drinking liquor (?) out of a bottle. Is that what Lushion was looking for? He says he’s sorry. He just heard the news. Lushion says that makes two of them. He says Alex and Randal are doing just fine. Eddie pours some of the liquor onto the floor, and says, a little something for their homie, or homette. Lushion asks what the hell Eddie is talking about. Eddie says he hasn’t heard? Kelly is dead.

Next time, Marcie knows Brad knows someone who can kill Randal, Ben introduces himself to the neighbors, and Esperanza tells Eddie to get his hands off of her.

🍸 Because it’s late, and it was three back-to-back shows tonight, I’ll post about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tomorrow. The second part of If Loving You Is Wrong’s new season is also on tomorrow. Why Tyler Perry made this a marathon, I’ll never know. I love him, but he exhausts me.

📺 Some quick show news. I caught some of MasterChef Junior tonight. I love that show, and hope to see more of the season. Tonight, the kids made birthday cakes, and they were spectacular. On Mexican Dynasties, it was Mari and Fernando’s 31st anniversary. Adan also got to work with Ricky Martin’s producer. They are definitely the loudest group of people on television. That much I can tell you for sure.

🙇 Until Then…

 

March 12, 2019 – Carly Gets the Low Down, Candace Comes Clean, Teddi’s Texts Are Revealed & Sleep For Me Please

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason asks how Carly is feeling. She hurts all over, but she’s warmer than last night. Jason tells her the OB came by, and took her vitals. They’re strong, and everything is okay with the pregnancy. She says he not only saved her, but saved the baby.

In Ankara, Turkey, Sonny enters a restaurant. He checks his phone, and sees a message from Robert asking, where are u? He orders coffee. A young guy looks at Sonny, and follows the waiter to his table. He tries to lift Sonny’s phone, and Sonny asks if that’s the best he’s got.

Willow does some work in Charlie’s. Brad comes in. She says the kids have the day off. He asks if she just likes the coffee there, and she says she’s not lying in wait to ask about her baby. Brad says, his baby; he and Lucas are his parents. She says she’s very aware of that, and he says they have an agreement. She says she’s honoring it by not telling anyone she’s the birth mother. Unless he changed his mind, and told his husband the truth. He says he’s not keeping anything from anyone, but the fewer people who know, the better. Michael comes in, and asks how his godson is doing.

At the MetroCourt bar, Sasha tells Valentin they have a serious problem. He says Maxie helped herself to a piece of Sasha’s hair, and Sasha says after Maxie treated her to a manicure. She’s getting a DNA sample, and Sasha doesn’t want Nina to get her heart broken. Valentin says unless they block the DNA test, that’s what’s going to happen

Peter can’t believe Maxie yanked out Sasha’s hair. Not the subtlest move. Maxie tells him that she said she was pulling a grey; most people would be grateful. Nina arrives, and says she’s been trying to get ahold of Maxie. She asks about the hair in the plastic bag, and Maxie says the bag contains irrefutable evidence – she found a grey. Nina says Maxie isn’t grey. It was just a strand late for pigmentation class, but Maxie says she’s on her way to the colorist. Nina asks if Maxie could do a once-over of the advertising before they go to press. She has a big day planned for her and her maid of honor. Maxie says, enjoy. When Nina is gone, Maxie tells Peter that’s what she’s worried about. Every day, Nina invests more in the relationship. The sooner they get the sample to the lab, the better.

Valentin tells Sasha that he’ll take care of it. Nina joins them, and says, take care of what?

Obrecht comes in, and says Peter is just the man she wanted to see. She had an especially interesting letter from one of her readers.  She thinks it’s going to lead to her next column; a subject everyone can relate to.

Michael has a princess lunchbox with him, and Willow asks if it’s standard issue for CEOs. He says as much as he loves princesses, it’s Avery’s. She’s staying with them, and he forgot to pack her lunch, so he’s picking something up. Brad says he has a lab to run, and Michael tells him to say he was detained be a board member. He needs his Wiley fix, and wants to see the latest pictures. He thinks Willow would too, and Brad shows Michael his phone.

Josslyn asks Oscar if he’s sure today is the day. Oscar says as soon as they process the discharge papers, he’s out of there. Then they can take the Maid of the Mist, and kiss in front of the Falls. Drew and Kim come in. Oscar says he told Josslyn the good news. When he gets out, they want to see the Falls on the Maid of the Mist. Kim says they’ll have to wait. He has to take the helicopter back to Port Charles. Oscar asks if he’s trading one hospital for another. Josslyn tries leave, but Oscar asks her to stay. Kim says they need to get him to GH as soon as possible. Terry wants to run more tests. He doesn’t want to go straight to another hospital. The trip was his idea, and he wants to see the Falls with Josslyn. He knows it sounds dramatic and silly, but Drew says it doesn’t. Oscar says then he must understand why he can’t wait.

The boy tells Sonny to let him go. Sonny asks why he shouldn’t turn him in. He saw him run off with a guy’s wallet. The boy says, please don’t tell; the man was bad. Sonny asks if he’s Robin Hood. The waiter asks if the boy is bothering him. Sonny says he’s a friend, and they were just joking around. The waiter leaves, and the boy asks why Sonny didn’t tell. Sonny says he’s not a snitch, and he rewards friends. The boy sits, and says, he needs a favor, yes? Sony says, he might, and the boy asks what it’s worth. Sonny asks what it’s worth to him.

Carly asks Jason to tell her everything that happened, and start from the beginning. How did he know where to find her? How did he find out Ryan stuck her in the trunk and dumped her? How did he know Ryan replaced Doc, and how is Ava involved? She saw Ava looking at her in the trunk. Jason tells her not to raise her blood pressure, but she says she climbed an embankment twice without getting a stroke. She asks if Ryan was the patient next to her in Ferncliff, communicating by Morse code, and Jason says, yes. She says she saw him the day Jason broke her out, and asks when he replaced Doc. Jason tells her, Labor Day weekend. She says, it was so long ago. She caught him using Morse code twice, and called him out. He was so defensive, she should have known. Jason says not even she could have known. Carly says it’s why she stopped him in the garage. She knew there was a connection between Wilson and Ryan. He abducted her, and left her for dead. It wouldn’t have happened if she’d listened to Jason. Jason says, probably not. She asks if he’s mad at her, but he says he’s glad she’s alive.

Valentin tells Nina that he told Sasha not to worry about sending for her stuff. He’ll take care of it. Nina says he’s the best, and Sasha says, there’s no one like him. Nina needs to steal Sasha for mother/daughter day. Valentin says, Maxie seems more animated than usual, and Nina says, she found a grey hair. She tells Sasha that she wants to check out a new boutique, and Sasha says she can’t wait.

Peter tells Obrecht that she doesn’t need to run her columns by him, but she thought it would be of interest. It has to do with genetics, and whether things are hereditary, like criminal behavior or insanity. Peter says his father was insane, but he’s not. He tells her to do a series if she wants. He doesn’t care about the subject. Her column has been well-received, but it’s all about clicks, so the more sensational and controversial, the better. Nina thanks Maxie, and tells her not to worry about the grey. They leave, and Obrecht wonders what that was about.

Michael says Wiley has gotten big, and Brad says, kids do that. Michael asks what else Brad is keeping from him. Words, milestones; he’s interested in all things Wiley. Brad says he’s started crawling. He’s pulling himself up on things, so they’re removing the breakables. Willow says, better safe than sorry. Brad has to get to work. Michael asks him to send the pictures, but Brad says he’s ahead of him. When he leaves, Michael’s phone dings with the pictures, and Willow says, isn’t he the lucky one?

Oscar asks for a couple of hours to see the Falls, so the trip isn’t a complete bust. Drew has an idea. Instead of the Maid of the Mist, how about having the helicopter fly over the Falls? Oscar says it works for him. it’s actually even better. Josslyn says they won’t even get wet. He thought she wanted to kiss by the Falls, but she says she wasn’t thrilled with getting drenched. Drew asks if they have a deal, and Oscar says, deal.

The boy chows down on some food, and Sonny asks when was the last time he ate? He can’t remember, and introduces himself as Dan. Or something that sounds like Dan, so I’m calling him Dan. Sonny thinks Dan might be able to help him. He needs information, and thinks Dan is the man to get it for him.

Jason tells Carly that he called her from the garage to find out what floor she was on. He heard the phone ring, and found it near her car. She asks how he assumed Ryan abducted her, and he says he saw the security footage. They left within five minutes of each other, but Ryan’s car was gone and hers was still there, so he figured Ryan took her. She wonders how he knew Ryan was going to Niagara Falls, and Jason says he had a good idea Ava was with him, so he asked Julian. Laura found him, and wanted to come. He didn’t want to take her, but she said Sonny would want him too, so he did. He found Ryan and Ava on a footbridge crossing to Canada. He shot Ryan in the shoulder as a warning. Ava told him where Carly was, and Ryan didn’t like it. He jumped off the bridge, and took Ava with him. Carly asks if Ava is gone, but Jason says, Ryan is gone. He was able to pull Ava back up. She says it was nice of him, but he says he couldn’t let her die in front of Laura, and if Ava hadn’t told him where to look, he wouldn’t have found her.

Maxie tells Obrecht, it’s been happening since James born, and she can do without the occasional grey hair. Obrecht says she seems golden as always, and Peter says, golden is the the word. He looks forward to her next column. They leave, and Obrecht ponders.

Michael says he must be boring Willow, but she says she loves seeing him with his godson, more than he could possibly know. The way he came to terms with the loss of his son is extraordinary. Most people wouldn’t be able to bear the sight of another child. He says nothing can keep him away. They’re family, and he’s lucky to have him. She says maybe someday he’ll get another shot at being a father. He says funny she should mention that. He’s been imagining that possibility, but supposes he has to find someone first. She says, how old fashioned, and he says his track record is monumentally terrible. What about her and Chase? They seem to be hitting it off. She says, he’s great, and Michael says, maybe there’s a someday for her too, but she says, it’s kind of soon. When comes to children, she’s more than content with her classroom. At least for now. She tells him the seeds he gave them are starting to bloom. He should stop by and check them out,

Nina and Sasha come into Charlie’s. Nina says she could tell the boutique wasn’t for her. She stops and stares at Michael and Willow. Sasha asks, what’s wrong? and Nina says, him with her.

Valentin tells Obrecht that she’d better not disappoint or betray him.

Jason sees Josslyn in the waiting area. She asks what he’s doing there, and if her mom sent him to get her. He says her mom doesn’t know she’s there. Josslyn figured someone told her, and he asks what she’s doing there. She explains she came yesterday, with Oscar, Cameron, and Trina. They got a flat tire, and spent the night at a hotel. He asks if it was The Inn at Cascade Point, and she asks how he knew. He tells her, keep going, and she says, Oscar had a seizure and he’s in the hospital. His parents are with him. They came in the helicopter, and they’re taking him back to Port Charles. She’ll have to wait until she gets home to explain to her mom. He says she doesn’t have to.

Dan asks why Sonny thinks he could help. Sonny says Dan is smart. He keeps his eyes open, and this is his turf. He must have been through every basement and back alley, and probably remembers faces. He shows him a picture of Raj, and Dan says, everyone knows who he is, and to stay away from him. Sonny says he doesn’t have that luxury. Can Dan lead him to this guy? Dan thinks Sonny would be better off cutting his losses. Sonny asks why Dan’s English isn’t so broken now. Dan says Sonny isn’t a cop or a tourist. With the first one, he has to protect himself from, and the second, he wants to feel sorry for him. Sonny shows him another picture, and Dan asks, who is it? Sonny tells him, his son.

Josslyn goes to Carly’s room. she asks if Carly is okay. Carly asks what she’s doing there, and Josslyn says she’s sorry. She lied. She wasn’t spending the night at Trina’s. She, Oscar, Trina, and Cameron were going to Niagara Falls, and one of their tires blew up, so they spent the night in a hotel, but Oscar had a seizure. Carly asks where he is, and Josslyn says, the hospital. His parents are with him. She was in the waiting area when Jason saw her. She asks if Carly is hurt, but Carly says she’s fine. They want to monitor her. She has a lot to tell Josslyn, but it’s good. She’s pregnant.

Obrecht tells Valentin that she kept her end of the bargain. She hasn’t told a soul that he played fast and loose with her sister’s DNA. He says she’d better be damn sure no one finds out. If he loses Nina, she’ll lose a lot more.

Maxie and Peter go to the lab. Maxie asks if Brad is still doing bad stuff. He says he’s on the straight and narrow, and she says she’ll get down to business. Someone she cares about was led to believe she has a child who might not be hers. As a parent, she thinks that’s just wrong. Wouldn’t he agree?

Nina wants to steal Willow for a second, and they step away. Willow tells her, before she says anything, things between Aiden and Charlotte have improved. Nina says, imagine how Charlotte would feel about Willow dating one of her family members.

Michael sees Sasha, and says he enjoyed meeting her. She asks if he means when mom ambushed them.

Oscar wonders if he can ask Drew something. Drew says Oscar can ask him anything. Oscar says he doesn’t want to die without being with Josslyn, but it’s also something they both want. Drew knows what he’s asking, and had hoped he’d be older when they had this conversation. Drew sits on the bed, and says Oscar is curious about being intimate with Josslyn, even though he’s sick. Oscar puts his head on Drew’s shoulder, and says he doesn’t know what will happen. What should he do? Drew asks if he loves Josslyn, and he says he does. Drew says she might love him too, and when you love someone, it’s a whole lot more than being physical. It’s the ability share yourself; all your truths, completely bare, and they share too. It’s about being together, and showing love. Most people never experience it, no matter how long they live, so Drew thinks that makes him a very lucky young man. Oscar guesses he is lucky, and they hug.

Josslyn says, Carly is pregnant? When? Never mind. Carly says, it’s a lot to process, and Josslyn asks if she isn’t kind of old. Carly says, clearly not, and Josslyn apologizes, saying she’s not old, but she never thought Carly would have another kid. She knows Carly and Sonny love each other, but it’s kind of weird. She adds it’s none of her business, and it’s great. She’s just going need a minute get used to it. Carly says she has nine months.

Maxie tells Brad that she thought it would be a no brainer, but he’s clearly conflicted. He says he’s just surprised the question is coming from her. Maxie says, this is what’s gong happen. He’s going to do the right thing, run the test samples, and only share the results with her and Peter. In the hallway, Valentin sees them through the window.

Michael tells Sasha, no explanation necessary. He comes from a long line meddlers. Sasha says something else they have in common. He says, besides a passion for environmental causes. She says, he demonstrates his with big money, and she recycles.

Willow says Chase is related to Charlotte? Nina asks, who’s Chase? and Willow says that’s the detective she’s dating. She and Michael are just friends. Nina is sure Willow and her detective are made for each other.

Sonny tells Dan that his son’s name is Dante. He has a wife and kids, and a family who loves him. Dan asks why he’s so far away, and Sonny says he came there to bring Raj down, but Raj was one step ahead. Dan is sorry to say his son is gone. Sonny knows that’s a possibility, but if there’s a chance he’s alive, Sonny is going to do what he can to find him. Will he help or not?

Josslyn asks if Carly wasn’t expecting it. Carly says, no. It was a surprise, like seeing her there. Was she going to spend the night with Oscar? Josslyn says she was, but that’s not why they came. A tire blew out, so they got two hotel rooms, and Trina said they should have one to themselves. Carly says, gotta love Trina. Josslyn says she and Oscar talked about having sex, and she thinks it would have happened, but he had a seizure. Carly asks if they had protection, and Josslyn says, yes. Carly says, good. Josslyn honestly doesn’t know what to do. The seizure was so much worse, and Oscar was unconscious for a while afterward. She didn’t want to say it in front of him, but she was scared. Carly says, it’s okay to be scared, and hugs her. She says she’ll be there for Josslyn; she promises. Josslyn says she’s lucky to have Carly, and the baby is lucky too.

Obrecht reads that the letter writer’s son was adopted under unusual circumstances.

Michael tells Sasha, hell hath no fury like a hungry Avery, and Sasha says maybe they’ll run into each other again. Willow comes by, and says she’ll walk him out. They leave Nina brings over coffee. She says Willow and Michael are just friends, and asks what they were talking about. Sasha says, thanks for caring, but she can take care of her own personal life. Nina knows that, but asks if it wouldn’t be great if Sasha met a guy with many great qualities, and settled down in Port Charles?

Brad asks if Maxie is looking for specific results, but she says she wants the truth, and nothing but. Do it, and he’ll have another shot at redemption. He says she had him at redemption. He’ll run the test, and put a rush on it.

On the phone, Valentin tells someone to drop what they’re doing. He has a job for them.

Josslyn comes back to Oscar’s room. He says she’s been gone a while, and asks if everything is okay, but she says she was charging her phone. A thing ok charge phone. A nurse comes with a wheelchair. Oscar says he’d rather walk, but she says, hospital rules. Josslyn asks if she can push, and Drew helps him into the chair. Oscar asks if they can do a wheelie, but Kim tells him, don’t you don’t dare. Oscar asks if they can see how fast it goes, and Kim tells them to be careful.

Jason brings Carly a smoothie recommended for pregnant women. He asks how Josslyn is, and Carly says, freaked out. The last thing she expected was a little brother or sister. He asks if she told Carly about Oscar, and she says he’s flying back to Port Charles with his parents, and she told Josslyn to go with them. He asks if Josslyn knows what happened to her, but Carly says Josslyn has been through so much, and she’s fine, so there was no point. He asks if she’s sure she’s fine, and she says she almost gave up. When she got to the top and slipped, she slid back down. She was lying there, and thought she was going to die there, but got back up and started climbing. When she slipped again, he caught her. When she saw his face, she was so grateful, but not surprised. He says, as long as he’s breathing, if she needs him, he’ll find a way to get to her. She knows.

Dan tells Sonny, if he did see something, what’s in it for him? Sonny tells him, find his son, and he’ll find a way to help him. Dan starts to talk out with Sonny’s phone, and Sonny asks if he’s forgetting something. Dan gives the phone back, and says, hey, American, let’s go find your son. They leave together.

Tomorrow, Harmony asks Shiloh what happened to the man who professed his love for her, Laura asks Doc when he found out his brother was alive, and Ava tells Franco that she hopes Ryan is alive so she can kill him.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Wyatt loads a gun he found in the basement, and heads back upstairs. He hears David talking in the other room, and quietly puts the gun next to the fireplace. He goes upstairs to his room.

David says he found out very little. Veronica tells them the grand jury indicted all of them, and they can expect to be arrested at any moment. She suggests Kathryn not wear a girdle this time, and Kathryn tells her she should lay off the wigs. Veronica says Jim’s son did it this time. Why don’t they admit she was right? Wyatt should have gone to prison. Kathryn says, that’s what led him to this, and Veronica says they have a serious difference of opinion. She told Jim to get that boy in line, and they need to admit she was right. Kathryn says she’s trying to be cordial, and Veronica asks if Kathryn is going to shoot her too. Kathryn says, yes, and Jim says, this is serious; they can’t be at each other’s throats. David says they have to stick together. Jim says Wyatt has a drug problem, and Kathryn asks how Jeffrey is. David says that’s not helping. She says he looked happy last time she saw him, and Jim says, that’s how people look when they’re living life the way they were designed. I wonder how a major a-hole Jim can be so insightful at times. David says, stop. They have to work on a plan, and work together. Veronica wants know what the genius who shot someone in her own house has to say. Kathryn wonders what the bitch that hid the car can tell them. Jim tells them, stop. They’re all going to jail if they don’t get together. This is exactly what they want them do. David says Veronica has the best legal strategy; let her think.

Wyatt calls Jeffrey. He says he’s going to do it, and Jeffrey asks what he’s talking about. Wyatt says no one would believe him. Jeffrey asks if he’s high, and Wyatt says that’s the problem; he can’t get high. He’s going to do all of them in. He’s going to do it. Jeffrey says, do what? and Wyatt says he’ll see, and hangs up.

Veronica and David go through some case files. Veronica says the drunk in corner isn’t helping, and Kathryn says she’s just jealous. She’ll pour her one. David tells Kathryn, stop it, and Kathryn says, she started it. He asks if they’re twelve. David says, Veronica is a smart woman with a sharp legal mind. Let her focus. Veronica says, wait. David is being so nice. He knew this was coming. He says he didn’t, but she says he did. He wanted to get back together because he wanted her on his side. Kathryn says, here we go. It takes nothing for the paranoia to sink in with her. Veronica says David came to her house, and wanted to get back together David insists he does, and Kathryn laughs. Jim tells her, stop it. They can be arrested at any minute. They have to take this seriously. Veronica says David was with that little whore. That’s what this is; he played her for a fool. She walks out, and Jim says they need her. Kathryn doesn’t care, and he says she doesn’t care about going to prison? He tells David, get her back. If she joins the other side, their money won’t mean a damn thing.

Landon brings a bunch of dresses to Candace’s room. He says he contacted several designers, and they all want to dress the President’s girlfriend – especially after he showed them this. He shows her a picture with her face on a different body. He holds up a dress, and she says, it’s matronly. Landon says, First Lady, and holds up another one. He loves this one. She says he would; he should wear it. He says if he thought it would turn him on, he totally would. They laugh, and Charles, who has come in through the adjoining door, says, it won’t. Landon says, sorry, and Charles tells him to leave them, and the dress. Landon jets, and Candace laughs. Charles wishes Landon would stop saying things like that. Candace says, he’s joking. Charles is a handsome man, and should be happy Landon is flirting. Charles says, if he wants to keep his job, he’ll stop. She tells him, don’t be uptight. He says the only person he wants flirting with him, he’s looking at. She kisses him.

Charles says he had a break, and wanted see her. He knows it was rough last night. She says she’s better, and he asks if she saw her mother. She says she hasn’t, and he says she should; it would be good for her. She’s afraid Hanna will come at her wrong, and she’ll have to stand her ground. Why should she take his advice? He says he’s the President, and she says, President Elect. He says, boyfriend elect, and she says they’re dating, but there’s no one else. He says he knows, and she says she hates that. He tells her, get used to it. He knows everything. She says, it’s creepy. He says, it can be, but she should feel wonderful that he cares enough to want to know. She says, a voyeur with a heart, and asks how it’s going. He says most of the country loves him; the rest hate him. She says welcome to her world. He tells her that he has fifteen minutes, and she asks why his clothes aren’t off. He says he didn’t come to have sex; fifteen minutes would just annoy him. She asks, why come? and he says, this. He kisses the top of her head, and sits behind her. They cuddle, and she says, this is it? He says, it feels good, doesn’t it? She admits it does. He wants her to feel his heart, and know he heard her. He promises he’ll never hurt her. He’s just staying and holding her a while. He asks if that’s okay, and she says it is, but if he hurts her, she’ll hurt him back. He tells her, hush. I’m not much for romances, but I’m all in on this.

Jeffrey calls Madison. He wants to apologize; he was out of line. Madison says he should apologize. He should have never said anything to Jeffrey’s dad. Jeffrey says, just let it go. Madison asks if they’re still friends, and Jeffrey says, yeah. He wasn’t mad at Madison, just mad. Madison asks where he is, and Jeffrey says he doesn’t want to know. Madison says if he needs a place to stay, Jeffrey can sleep on his couch. Jeffrey says he doesn’t need a place to stay, and Madison asks if he’s staying there. Jeffrey says, no; he’s just visiting. Madison begs him not to go. Justin is trying to manipulate him. Jeffrey says he’ll be fine, but Madison says it gives him bad vibes. Jeffrey asks, can we not do this? and Madison asks Jeffrey to call him when he’s done, and asks what’s the address. Jeffrey says he’ll text it on his way up. Madison says he’s not planning on coming there. He just wants to know where to send the police. He has a really bad feeling. Jeffrey hangs up.

At a meeting in FBI headquarters, FBI Guy #1 asks what they’ve got. FBI Guy #2 (a dude from Too Close to Home) says, not much. #1 says, the President is out of office, and they’re going to be replaced by a new administration. #2 says, the guy’s clean, and #1 says, nobody’s clean. #2 says, this guy seems to be. They’re looking at slides, and #1 says, go back. Who is that? It Candace, and #2 says, the President’s new girlfriend. #1 says, he’s kidding. There’s no way they found nothing on her? He knows her. She’s a whore who robbed him. #2 says he warned #1 about the rules. He wants sit in #1’s seat one day. #1 says, it starts with her. He has to find out everything. #2 says, she’s clean, but #1 says, no way. Someone had to clean her up. #2 says he’ll see what he can find out.

Justin straightens up. He looks through the blinds, fluffs pillows. and takes a deep breath. Jeffrey gets out of his car, and stands there a moment. His phone rings. It’s Wyatt, who says, talk him down. He’s going to do it. No one wants them around. Jeffrey tells him, don’t call if he’s using, and Wyatt asks why he’s saying that. Jeffrey says, he was doing so good; why stop? Wyatt tells him that they took Anna off. They won’t let her work with him because they made out. He asks if Jeffrey did this. Did he get her fired because he’s jealous? Jeffrey says he can’t do this, and Wyatt says he’s still going to do it. Jeffrey says, do what? and Wyatt says, kill everyone in the house. Jeffrey says, go ahead; do that. Wyatt says Jeffrey thinks he’s joking, but Jeffrey says he doesn’t care. He said don’t call, and he meant it. He hangs up, and Justin is there. He asks if Jeffrey was talking to Madison, and Jeffrey says, if Justin is acting like this, he’s not coming up. Justin says he’s just excited that Jeffrey is there. Jeffrey asks how Justin knew he was there, and Justin says he just had a feeling. He asks if Jeffrey smells anything. Maybe a certain fragrance? Jeffrey says Justin smells like him, and Justin thinks maybe they should wear the same fragrance. He’s excited for Jeffrey to see the place. Jeffrey says he needs to check with his dad, and he’ll be there. Surprisingly, Justin goes back up

Mitch goes to the Iron Bone, and asks a guy where Uncle Vinnie is. The guy says he gave Vinnie the Cryer kid’s address. Mitch says he didn’t want Vinnie to have that, and the guy says, too bad. Vinnie knows and he’s pissed. Mitch’s punk ass is trying to be a hero, but he can’t run from this. Vinnie joins them, and says Mitch wasn’t going to tell him, but Mitch says he was giving Vinnie time to recuperate. He just got out of the hospital, and doesn’t look too good. Vinnie says Mitch knows he’s going to kill Wyatt, and Mitch asks if Mama Rose knows. She has ties in deep. There have been a lot of favors between the families. Vinnie doesn’t give a damn. He’s killing this SOB. Mitch says Jim knows things, and Mama Rose won’t be okay with him going after Jim’s son. Vinnie asks, who’s going to tell her? Mitch asks how much Wyatt owes Vinnie, and Vinnie says, his life. Mitch says, Vinnie is alive; how much? Vinnie says he got five grand, and Mitch asks Vinnie to let him work on that, but Vinnie wants fifty. Mitch says, all right. Let him work with the Cryers; keep the peace. Vinnie asks what he’s trying to do, and Mitch says he’s the peacemaker in the family. Vinnie says, no; he is. After the kid is dead. Mitch says, let him get the fifty grand. If it works, Wyatt walks away. The bottom line is, Vinnie doesn’t want this. Vinnie says he’ll think about it, and tells Mitch not to keep any more secrets from the family.

At the kitchen table, Derrick and Hanna laugh. Benny says, it’s not that funny. Hanna asks if he liked the chicken, and Benny says, it was good. Derrick says he made it, and Benny says, that explains why it was so dry. Hanna and Derrick laugh some more, and Derrick says he’s got the dishes. There’s a knock at the door. Derrick says he’ll get it, but Benny says, no, he won’t. Benny goes to the door, and says it’s Candace. Hanna says, oh, Lord, and Derrick tells her not to be like that. She says Candace comes with so much drama.

Benny calls to Hanna, who comes into the living room. Candace asks if they can talk. Benny asks what about, and she says to both of them actually. Hanna says, okay, and Candace sits. Benny asks, what’s up? It looks like she’s been crying. Candace doesn’t think she can do this, and Benny says, what? Hanna asks what she’s gotten herself into now. She’s seen this act before. Benny suggests hearing Candace out. Hanna says she’s tried this with her before when she wanted the money, and admitted sending a man to threaten her. Candace says, this is a bad idea, but Benny tells her, sit down and talk. Hanna says she’s not falling for a con, but Candace says she’s not trying to con. Hanan says she wants the money. Candace says she doesn’t; give it back to Jim. She tells Benny, sign the papers. Benny says he can’t; he has a problem. Hanna says they can’t keep it, but Benny says Mitch’s family wants interest. Twenty grand.

Candace has a solution. She says the eight million is in a money market account. Hanna could ask Kathryn if she can keep the interest. Hanna says keep the interest on the money Candace stole? and Candace says, yes; she stole it. She’s not proud of a lot of bad things she’s done. Hanna asks what she’s trying to get. What does she want? Hanna doesn’t have time for her to waste. Benny asks Hanna to listen. He’s never seen Candace look like this. Hanna says the last time she was there, she looked like that.

Candace holds up a plastic ring, and asks if Hanna remembers it. When she was a little girl, she wanted to be in a play. She wanted to be the lead, but she told Hanna they gave the part to Angela. The kids said Candace didn’t get it because her skin was too dark. Hanna held her tight, and gave her this ring. She told her, this for the Black girls who have skin like hers. She took Candace in front of a mirror, combed her hair back, and showed Candace the beauty in her face. Does she remember? Hanna does. She told Candace to look at her eyes, skin, and hair, and told her that she was a natural beauty. She said Candace didn’t need stuff on her face like the other girls. She always remembered that, and always kept the ring. Even when she lost everything, including Hanna. Hanna tears up, and says Candace never lost her. Candace says Hanna hates her, but Hanan says, that’s not true. Just because she doesn’t stand with Candace when she does something wrong, she doesn’t hate her.

Candace asks if Hanna remembers when she told her about being raped by a man with a lion tattoo on his chest, and she was a rape baby. She thought, wow. Hanna still held her up, and told her she was beautiful. They’re both crying now, and I’m close. Hanna says she doesn’t hate Candace. It’s the farthest thing from her mind and heart. She loves Candace so much; the both of them. Benny is crying too. Hanna says she cannot and will not stand for what’s wrong, and Candace says she should have never asked Hanan to. She was right all along. Hanna says she still sees the little girl in her. She’ll always see the beauty in her. Candace is her child; her baby. Does she understand that? She would lay down her life for her. Candace asks if that’s true, and Hanna asks, what dos she think? Candace says, yes, and she loves Hanna too. That did it. Now we’re all crying. Candace says the more disappointed Hanna was in her, the angrier she became. She knows Hanna loved her grandon, and tried to protect him. It’s all her fault. Hanna says it’s been hard for all of them. Candace was his mother. Hanna knows she loved him so much. Candace hands Hanna a box. She wants her to have his ashes. She doesn’t deserve them. She asks Hanna to please take them, and Hanna says okay. Benny asks, what’s wrong? What’s going on?

Candace says she can’t do this anymore. She’s done. She can’t hold all this stuff in anymore. Please give the money back, and forgive her. Hanna says, all things are possible. She thinks she can do that, but what happened between last time and now? Candace says she kept seeing Hanna. She was so angry at times. So angry, she didn’t even know herself. Please forgive her. Hanna says she can. Candace says every day she wakes up and wonders if she ever will. Hanna didn’t know this was going to happen, no matter what Candace did. Benny says she didn’t do this, and Candace says, but she caused it. She knows that, and she’s sorry for all the pain she’s caused to both of them. She says they’ll see her around. Benny says she’s scaring him, but Candace says she’s not doing anything crazy to herself. She’s done. She’s tired. She loves them. Benny says they love her, and Candace asks Hanna for a hug. Hanna hugs her, and they cry some more. Candace loves Hanna so much, and Hanna loves her too. Candace says she’s fine. She’ll call Benny later. She says, bye, mom.

After she leaves, Hanna says, God heard her. She’s prayed for all these years, and God heard her. She cries out, and Benny holds her. I’m totally losing it now, and hope no one walks in.

Next time, Veronica asks David why he’s being so nice and if he’s wearing a wire; Jim makes Wyatt spit pills out, and Landon doesn’t like something.

Wow. That was great. And you just know something really bad is going to happen now.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Sophia asks Kyle to help her pack. In Kyle’s interview, she says as a parent, it’s good to know all of her kids are at home under one roof. Sophia is leaving for DC and college, and Farrah will be meeting them there. Kyle asks Alexia what time she got home. Alexia says, it was Shelby’s birthday and it’s hurting. That’s all she’s going to say. In her interview, Kyle says Alexia has had an adjustment learning the party is over. College is done. Welcome to the real world. Get a job. Sophia says goodbye to the dogs, and sniffles. Kyle makes a sad face, and hugs her, saying, it’s going to be okay. Kyle tells us that she feels better when she’s near Sophia, and knows she’s safe. She doesn’t like change. I don’t think anyone really does.

LisaR meets Denise for a walk. Denise forgot her sunglasses. If that was me, I’d totally have to go back home and get them. I’ve done it. LisaR is wearing an Erika Jayne T-shirt, and promises to get Denise one. Denise says she had fun on the trip. She loves Erika. We flash back to Erika insisting on a Bond girl moment. Denisse likes LVP too, and we flash back to their massage and discussion about adopted children. LisaR asks what’s going on with Aaron and the kids, and Denise says his divorce is final after two years, so they’re getting married. LisaR gets all excited, and Denise says, it will be soon. She didn’t want an engagement ring; just a wedding band. LisaR says she deserves happiness. She’s been through it. She suggests they focus on that rather than the dog business.

Dorit joins PK on the patio. Well, it’s probably one of their many patios. He asks if she’s spoken to LVP. She never called or texted on his birthday, and it’s not like her. Dorit says, it needs to be resolved; it can’t just disappear. PK says he loves LVP. She’s a genius at manipulation, and he respects her for it, but it’s different when it’s his wife. Dorit just wants honesty. PK asks if Teddi is making anything up, but Dorit doesn’t think so. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi’s conviction and angst are hard not to believe. PK says Dorit did nothing wrong; LVP was naughty. Dorit says she just wants a sorry from her.

Erika tells herself she’s not eating tarts. Or maybe she was talking to the dog; I’m not sure. Teddi – who at this point, is irritating the blip out of me – comes by. In her interview, Erika says she and Teddi have had issues in the past – we flash back to Erika ripping Teddi a new one – but they’ve put those to bed. They had a great time in the Bahamas, and Teddi ain’t no punk. She found her voice, and telling LVP she’s not playing takes a different level of strength. Erika gives her a mini tour of the house, and they go to the kitchen. Teddi says she’s sore after filming her workout video. Erika asks when it’s out, and Teddi says it will probably be finished in three weeks. Erika shows her the chapel, where there are lots of frescos, relics, stained glass, and such. It’s beautiful.

Teddi says when Erika said they should let things go, she didn’t think Erika really would, but then they were having fun. Erika says, and then this happened. Where is she with that? Teddi says there was tension between her and Dorit, who ignored her at public functions. LVP knew they had problems, and she got a call from Vanderpump Dogs, saying that LVP wanted her to know about Dorit’s dog. Teddi admits she wasn’t above board, and kept asking for more information. She was fed information, and then when they got invited to Vanderpump Dogs by LVP, she was told that LVP wanted her to tell everyone what Dorit did, but she couldn’t go through with it.

Puffy/Harrison! Giggy!!! LVP asks if Ken talked to John, but he says he’s too angry. We flash back to Ken showing LVP the texts between John Blizzard and Teddi. In LVP’s interview, she says she was sure Teddi had nothing to do with it. Teddi sat there while she was being hammered, and she’d been texting John, who’s the culprit here. John arrives, and Ken says he’s going to the office. LVP says she doesn’t know John very well, and appreciates everything he’s done, but he complicated her life. They’re not close, but clearly, he’s closer to Teddi.

Teddi tells Erika that LVP went into a tizzy, telling her not to say anything, and she realized she’d been set up. She doesn’t feel good about it. In Erika’s interview, she says, Teddi isn’t as innocent as she portrayed herself, and it takes a lot to want to help take someone down. Teddi says she has proof, but she thinks LVP is going to flip it.

John says he was told that LVP didn’t care who knew about Dorit. LVP says then he implicated her. John admits to putting words in her mouth that weren’t true. He’s sorry. She says she had no clue that Teddi was going to say something about Dorit’s dog. She didn’t know Teddi was involved. Dorit won’t be happy until LVP shows her the texts. John says, at the same time, Teddi shouldn’t have texted him. LVP says she’ll have to tell Dorit.

Mauricio and Kyle bring Sophia to her dorm. Mauricio says they’ll have to decorate. There’s a lot more space than Farrah had. Kyle wants it cozy and comfortable. In her interview, Kyle says, it’s not like when they turn eighteen, a parent’s job is done. It’s just a different job. She needs to make Sophia feel safe, comfortable, and secure. Mauricio says, it’s exciting. Sophia wonders why she has to clean the toilet; it washes itself. Kyle says she uses Mauricio’s toothbrush.

LisaR doing a cover for Cvlux magazine. Nope, I’ve never heard of it either. She says they’re doing a home and garden issue, and she has no green thumb, but she’s a good actress. High fashion in the garden. In LisaR’s interview, she says LVP takes herself too seriously. She can’t be seen as effing up. If you own up to your mistakes, it means you’re not perfect. She feels sorry for LVP. When you take yourself too seriously, it ages you. She’s fresh as a daisy. She says she’s going into her third act; she’s been hustling for thirty-one years, and done many different things. We see a montage of some of those. She says she’s been tenacious, and stayed in the game. She’s never looked or felt better. Life is better, and she’s never been more successful. Go figure.

Teddi calls Kyle, and Mauricio uses the curling iron on her while she talks. Teddi is checking on her; seeing how she’s feeling. Kyle says she loves the college, and the area is great, but she’s not looking forward to Saturday. She asks how Teddi is, and Teddi says she just left Erika. Erika told her to remember they all believe her. LVP told Vanderpump Dogs to tell her about Dorit, and she used it to threaten Dorit. Kyle asks, what’s her next move? In Kyle’s interview, she says she’s been friends with LVP a long time, but Teddi is also a friend. She doesn’t want to take sides, so she just has to speak the truth. Teddi says Erika told her to speak the truth, and watch her back. Kyle jokes that she should sleep with one eye open.

Erika, Dorit, and Teddi meet for horseback riding. There’s a riding instructor, but they all have experience with horses. In her interview, Teddi says that her relationships with Dorit and Erika shifted, and she thought it would be a fun way for them to connect, doing something that makes them feel better, not worse. In Erika’s interview she says she’s an amateur rider. She’s taken some lessons, and it’s a departure from what she’s used to. She enjoys it. She says it doesn’t feel like LA. Dorit says she’s loved horses since she was little. She’s ridden horses all over the world.

Portia has joined Kyle and Mauricio in DC, and the family goes out to eat. Farrah has also met up with them. Kyle thinks the next thing they should do is set up a bank account for Sophia. Mauricio says she only gets to use the debit card; the credit card is only for emergencies. They also need to establish an amount. They didn’t have to with Alexia, since she doesn’t spend money. Sophia insists she doesn’t spend that much. In her interview, Kyle says Sophia is her most high maintenance child, and budget is not her favorite word. Mauricio asks how she gets her clothes, and Sophia says she doesn’t have any good clothes. Kyle says she didn’t just say that. She says she’s the luckiest mom. She’s proud of Sophia. She’s going to an amazing school, and she’ll have the best experience, but Kyle is going to miss her every day. Kyle tears up, and dabs at her eyes with a napkin. In her interview, she says it’s a proud moment. She didn’t go to college, and Sophia is her third daughter to go. It makes her proud. Mauricio toasts to an amazing experience in college, and coming home quickly.

Teddi, Dorit, and Erika go to a Western themed bar. In Dorit’s interview, she says the last few weeks have been trying with the dog drama. It’s nice being with women who aren’t taking jobs or digs. They order drinks and food. Dorit says her parents are celebrating their 45th anniversary. Her mother’s a saint. Teddi says, every woman is who deals with a man. Men have triggers, and she knows what to say to piss off Ed. Erika says that could be useful. In her interview, Teddi says that Ed claims he ended up with her because she trained horses, and can reign him in. Dorit says part of PK’s work is to entertain, and he wants her there. As a working mother, she cherishes her time with the kids. Teddi says then he takes it as saying he’s a bad dad. Erika says she tells Tom that he’s better at everything than she is. In Erika’s interview, she says, Tom wants it slow, soft, and sweet. She thinks the Erika he married was sweet. The Erika now is like, who is this broad? Erika Jayne is loud, rude, and obnoxious, but he loves the both of them.

Denise has date night with Aaron, and they go out to eat. He thinks it’s important, and thinks relationships fail because they’re neglected. He’s not making that mistake. In her interview, Denise says she met Charlie when they were making a movie together. It went sideways after she got pregnant. The environment became dark and toxic. After a bad night, she packed, went to a hotel, and filed divorce papers. Aaron toasts to his final paper. The divorce took longer than he was married. He didn’t think he’d want to get married again; it was such a letdown. In Denise’s interview, she says she has a U-Haul of baggage; two teenagers, and a child with special needs; an outrageous ex; and a public life. It’s a lot to embrace, and Aaron loves all of them. Aaron says the only day they have available is September 8th. Denise says, it’s only ten days away. Aaron says the number eight means infinity. September is the ninth month, eight and nine is seventeen, and one plus seven is eight. In her interview, Denise laughs. She doesn’t give a sh*t; just pick a date. She tells Aaron they can do throw something spontaneous together. In her interview, she says she doesn’t base her decisions on numbers, but maybe she’s screwing up by not doing it that way. She tells Adam that she was a vegetarian when she met him. Now she has steak and booze. He says he’s a bad influence.

Sophia has breakfast with her family in the hotel suite. Kyle jokes that she just whipped it up. She tells Sophia that if she’s ever not feeling well, to call and let her know immediately. Sophia says she doesn’t feel well now. In Kyle’s interview, she says her anxiety is hereditary. She thinks she was born that way, and sees it building up in Sophia, and the time is coming when they have to leave. It reminds her of how she never wanted her mom to see her cry. She wanted to be strong, and kept it together. Kyle says they have to be happy, and Mauricio says they are. He laughs because everyone has such sad face. Kyle says if Sophia needs her, she’ll drop everything and come. In her interview, she says she feels like she’s leaving half her body behind. She knows it’s good for Sophia though. Portia cries, and Kyle says, it will be okay. Mauricio says, it will be amazing,

Dorit calls Kyle, and asks how DC was. Kyle says it was emotionally draining. Dorit says she’s looking forward to LVP’s lunch, but wonders what she wants to talk about. Kyle says she said she wanted to clear up what happened, Dorit says she and PK don’t want the dog situation going any further. Kyle arrives first, wearing a pink pantsuit. LVP remarks that she’s so pink. She asks if Kyle dropped off Sophia, and Kyle says her anxiety has been reduced, but it was emotional and sad. She says LVP looks drained, and LVP says she’s been like that a while. Dorit joins them, and LVP serves some wine. Dorit thought they were having lunch, but LVP says it’s late for lunch. The wine is in huge glasses, but Dorit has learned not to complain about glasses.

LVP says she hates what went down in the Bahamas. She was accused of something she knew she wasn’t guilty of, and when she got back, Ken showed her something. He went to John, and had him print out all of his texts from Teddi. LVP pulls out a pile of papers. She points out Teddi telling John to have the dog there, and she’d say it looks like Dorit’s dog. Kyle says, no doubt Teddi’s hands aren’t clean, but it’s not fair to put it on her when she wasn’t alone in the situation. In her interview, Kyle says she saw the texts already. Teddi showed her, but Teddi didn’t initiate it. LVP says she never spoke to John; she had no idea they were interacting. Kyle asks LVP how she knew Teddi was involved, and LVP says she didn’t at the time. She’d just told Dorit to clean up the situation. In Kyle’s interview, she says LVP told Dorit that Teddi knew, so obviously she had a conversation with John. Dorit says Teddi claimed that John was given an order by LVP to let Teddi know. LVP asks why Dorit is believing Teddi over her; she’s lying. Dorit says Teddi isn’t here to defend herself, and was led to believe John had the dog there. LVP says the story is different than what’s in the texts, and Dorit agrees. Kyle says obviously Teddi’s hands aren’t clean. Dorit says she keeps getting bits of information, and it’s hard to digest. LVP says someone is guilty by omission. In her interview, Dorit says Teddi led her to believe that only LVP had a hand in it. We flash back to Teddi saying she never lies. Dorit says, she’s not as innocent ask she’s claiming to be. Kyle says, the dog is safe now, and suggests they move forward from it.

Yeah, I even feel stupid typing about how these grown women are creating all this intrigue about something that’s over and done with.

Next time, LVP asks Denise if there was instant attraction to Aaron, Erika tells Dorit not to trust anyone, and Teddi feels betrayed by LVP.

⏰ Plus I Lost An Hour On Sunday…

It’s been a late night, and a long week already. Hopefully, the editing is close enough. Until next time…

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March 5, 2019 – Franco Wakes Up, Wyatt Testifies, No La Voz, Deferring the Wives & Guess What Day It Is

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason tells Sam that she’s been keeping something from him. He read a book to Danny who was out cold in three minutes. She says it’s her secret weapon. There are a million toys everywhere, and she asks if he has extra time to help her clean up. He does.

Kristina brings a girl into Dawn of Day house, and introduces her to Shiloh. Her name is Bridget and she’s been living in Charlie’s parking lot for a couple of weeks. Kristina told her about the work they’re doing, and she was interested in learning more. Shiloh tells Bridget to feel free to help herself to some food. She goes to the kitchen, and he tells Kristina, well done. She says she had to help after hearing Bridget’s story; it broke her heart. Shiloh is proud of her, but she says she’s just trying to follow the tenets. He says she’s a gift to DOD and him.

Niagara Falls. Josslyn, Oscar, Cameron, and Trina enter a hotel room. Josslyn says the accommodations are courtesy of the adventure fund. Trina says, and her fake ID. Oscar says he’s stressed, since Cameron drove his car into a pothole. Cameron says he didn’t know he was supposed to brake into a skid. Oscar wanted to visit Niagara Falls, and here they are. Oscar says they’re not visiting. They’re stranded until his car is fixed tomorrow. Trina says they’re here for the night. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Elizabeth sits next to Franco, and tells him that he needs to wake up. Epiphany comes in, and asks how he’s doing. Elizabeth says, the same, and Epiphany asks her to step outside. She doesn’t want to leave, but Epiphany says she has to change his dressing; she knows the rules. She can come back soon as Epiphany is finished. She tells Elizabeth, relax, but Elizabeth says that’s not happening until Franco wakes up. Drew arrives, saying he got her text. He asks how Franco is.

Laura can’t believe they’re getting out, and Doc can’t believe it worked. Danzinger was a physicist and engineer, but Doc never imagined he could manage something so elaborate. I’d be more impressed that he did it with what? A spoon? She says they have to go to the police, but he says he’s not going with her.

Jason asks Sam if she’s sure she wants to risk it. She says cleaning up is a dangerous job, but someone has to do it. Jason says, Kristina might come by, but Sam says she’ll give her a cover story. It’s not like she’s not lying already. He laughs at all the stuff all over. She says the kids love when he comes there. She thanks him for helping, and they kiss.

Shiloh asks Kristina if there’s any word on Jason. She’s sure he’s out of the hospital; he’s pretty resilient. Shiloh hopes Jason finds peace, and gives Sam the space she needs. Kristina says she didn’t know how taxing the relationship was on Sam. Shiloh says it’s good Sam is being honest with herself. Kristina says she was convinced they were soulmates, and Shiloh suggests maybe she was naïve or misguided. Kristina sees that now, thanks to his teaching, and Sam seems to be removing herself from Jason.

Trina says they’re parent free, and should make the most of it. Josslyn says her life over; she’ll have to call her mom. Trina suggests she text, and tell Carly that she’s sleeping at Trina’s. Trina will text her mother and says she’s sleeping at Josslyn’s house. Oscar says his mom is working, so he should be good. Cameron says his mom is on his case, but as long as he’s back before he has to do community service, it should be fine. He’s glad to be away from the Franco mess.

Elizabeth says she can’t lose her husband. Epiphany is like, what? and Elizabeth says they got married. Epiphany says she’ll table her thoughts on that until later. Elizabeth knows she’s not his biggest fan. Epiphany says she’s not a fan of his crimes, but she knows Kiki loved him, and Elizabeth does, so there’s got to be something good. Elizabeth asks her, please bring him back. Epiphany says Elizabeth is the reason he has a chance to survive. She kept him alive; let them take over. Drew arrives, and asks, what happened? Elizabeth says Drew just missed Franco at the house. He came to the there, bleeding from a deep stab wound. Drew asks if he explained himself, and she says he was in and out of consciousness, but said he lied about being the killer. He swore it was Ryan Chamberlain. Drew says, that’s not possible; he’s been dead over twenty years. Chase appears and says, that’s the accepted theory, but the body was never found, so it’s possibly wrong.

Laura says Doc is coming with her, but he says he’d only slow her down. She has no idea what obstacles might be in there. She says she can’t leave; what if Ryan comes back? Doc says Ryan got her signature; what else would he need? He doesn’t want to be a burden, and tells her, just go. She says not without him, but he says their best option is for her to get help. He’ll be waiting; he’s not going anywhere. The longer Ryan is out there, he can kill. He tells her to think about Lulu and her grandchildren, and all the people in Port Charles who are counting on her to protect them. Do it for them – and us. She says she loves him, and kisses him. He loves her too, but says she has to go. He tells her, be careful, and she says she’ll be back for him. She crawls into the tunnel.

Chase says Jordan left him a message about bringing him in on a case, but never had the chance to say what it was. He has a hunch it involved Franco. Her phone was recovered, and showed a missed call listed as urgent. He and Curtis cracked the phone, and it was a voicemail from Franco, probably made after he escaped. He said Ryan Chamberlain was the killer. Elizabeth says, it doesn’t make sense, but Chase says there are too many weird coincidences. Anna even mentioned Ryan in an unrelated case. Elizabeth asks if he’s saying Ryan could still be alive.

Daisy is ready to help Shiloh with his seminar, but he says there’s been a change in plans. He’s having Kristina help with this one. She’s ready. He tells Daisy not to be upset. He needs her to set up the refreshments.

Sam tells Jason about a spaceship Danny wants to put together as a family. She told him there’s a million pieces that Scout could choke on, but he suggested they put her in a high chair, and give her the box. Jason says Danny told him about it too, but he said he’d have to talk it over with her. She doesn’t see the harm, but he says they’re supposed to be broken up. She says they’re still parents, and did agree they’d see each other as a family. She thinks why Danny pulled out every toy. He wants Jason to stay around, and for them to be together.

Daisy asks Shiloh if she’s being punished. He says he just tasked her with refreshment duties, but she says she always assists with the seminars. He says maybe it’s time to give up the reigns. Kristina is ready. She’s done a spectacular job as ambassador. Kristina says that’s because of Daisy, who showed her the ropes. Shiloh thinks Daisy’s energy is better spent proving her worth to DOD. The emails she sent Sam are of concern. She forgot what’s most important; the good that DOD has done for her. He tells Kristina, let’s get started, and Kristina follows him, leaving an obviously upset Daisy.

Jason tells Sam that Danny doesn’t understand. Sam says it’s temporary, but Jason thinks they need to be aware of the impact it’s having. Sam asks what he wants to do, and he says everything they can to reassure Danny. He thinks they should just build the spaceship as a family. If Shiloh has a problem, blame it on him. Sam asks what if Shiloh wonders why she’s not setting limits, and Jason tells her to say she’s concerned about a custody fight, and wants to keep it amicable. It’s the best thing for Danny. Sam says maybe she should bail.

Oscar and Josslyn bring in a bunch of bags of chips. Oscar says, no one is delivering because of the icy roads, so, presenting dinner. Cameron is sorry for getting them stuck, but Josslyn says they’ve agreed to make the most of the night. Trina says they’re going to give Josslyn and Oscar privacy. She and Cameron will be in the other room. She’s been looking forward alone time with Cameron, and tells him they should leave the lovebirds to themselves.

Epiphany tells Franco that she heard congratulations are in order. When he wakes up, he’d better treat Elizabeth right. He doesn’t want her for an enemy. The machine starts to beep, and she asks if he can hear her.

Chase says they can’t rule anything out until they speak to Franco. Drew asks if Chase knows what happened at Ferncliff. Chase says according to Doc’s account, Franco somehow produced a knife, and attacked him. He took the knife away, and stabbed Franco in self-defense. He had a defense wound on his hand. Elizabeth says Franco had a major stab wound. Chase says until they know otherwise, they have to assume it was self-defense. Chase leaves, and Elizabeth tells Drew, it makes no sense. She asks him to try and get ahold of Cameron. She wants to tell him before it hits the news. He says he has to call Oscar too.

Laura is out! Her face covered in soot, she goes through a door to the outside world.

Elizabeth asks if Doc said anything else. Chase says, no. They’ll have to wait until Franco wakes up to find out why he tried to kill Doc.

Sam tells Jason that Kristina is getting in deeper. She can’t just stand by. Jason says they’ll find a way to compromise, and make sure to support and reassure Danny. He’s concerned Shiloh is going not step up the pressure because of the kiss, even though she did a good job covering. She thinks he bought it. Jason says he wants to think she’s vulnerable, and Jason is possessive. He told Jason that he’s holding her back, and had to let go. She’s part of him and the DOD community, so she’s under Shiloh’s protection. Sam says she should be happy she’s making progress, but Shiloh gives her the creeps, pulling her into his flock, but it’s worse for Kristina. The sooner they get her out, the better. Jason tells her that he has to meet Carly, and they hug.

Shiloh asks Kristina if she’s ready for the next phase of enlightenment. She says she is, and he asks if that includes financially. She says her brother is lending her the money. Shiloh helped her realize she can’t accept handouts, so she’s repaying him with interest. Shiloh is glad her brother is supportive, and Kristina says he told her that he’s seen a change in her.

Daisy goes to Sam’s place. She tells Sam that it was horrible and cruel for her to exploit Sam’s past. Sam says she knows what Daisy was trying to do, and there’s no need to rehash. Daisy says she has to accept responsibility. She’s working her way back to DOD’s good graces how involve her ask forgiveness

In Trina and Cameron’s room, Cameron apologizes for the giant mess. He ruined the trip, since he was a worse driver than he thought. Trina says if she was driving, they would have gone over the falls. Cameron has to be back by tomorrow afternoon, and doesn’t like the possibility of being shipped to juvie, but that’s not what’s really bothering him. Trina says she saw the interview with Franco, and Cameron says, good times. She’s sorry his mom married Franco, and he says she fell in love with someone she made up. She can’t let go of the fantasy. He says this can’t be Trina’s idea of fun, since she’s a party girl. She’s says not really, but the reputation makes her seem cooler. He says she’s cool enough already, and she says he’s sweet. He tells her he’s flattered, but… and she says she’s not really into him. She was faking so Josslyn and Oscar could be alone. Sorry to hurt his feelings. He says he’s kind of relieved, and she says, thanks. He says he likes her, but doesn’t like her like her. They decide to watch a movie. He wants Will Farrell or Star Wars, but she wants to cry her eyes out.

Oscar didn’t know Trina was into Cameron, and Josslyn says she’s completely surprised; usually Trina tells her everything. It kind of makes sense for them to be together. She’s happy for them, and she and Oscar get alone time. He hopes they see the Falls tomorrow. It makes you realize how big the world is, and how small we are in the scheme of things. The Falls keep going no matter what. Like how the stars will be there long after they’re gone. Sometimes he forgets they’re just visitors. They’re only mortals, but maybe after we die, we understand where the beauty comes from. She asks him to let her know what he finds out, and they kiss.

Drew tells Elizabeth that he couldn’t get ahold of Cameron or Oscar. He says they’re always playing with their phones, but never answer them. Epiphany comes out, and says Franco is awake and asking for Elizabeth. Chase follows. Epiphany wants him to give them space, but he says it’s a police matter. Elizabeth tells Franco that she’s there, and asks him to open his eyes for her. He does, and asks, what happened? She says he was hurt, and he’s in the hospital. She was so scared he wouldn’t make it. He says he was too, but he had to for her because he loves her. She says she loves him too, and kisses him. Chase knows Franco has had a tough day, but he needs to ask some questions. Elizabeth asks him to go easy. Chase asks why Franco called Jordan, and does he know why he was listed as urgent? Franco says they had a plan to bait the killer, and get him to reveal himself. He’ll have to ask Jordan. She knows more; it was her plan. Chase says she was hit by a car, and she’s incapacitated. Franco says he heard that, and Chase asks, how? He says someone told him. Chase wonders if it was Doc when he visited Franco in Ferncliff.

Daisy says Sam has a lovely home, and Sam asks how Daisy knew where she lived. Daisy says Kristina told her. She’d said it was a penthouse, but she doesn’t know how Kristina gave it up. Sam says she loves the group, and Daisy says she loves it too. Sam asks if that’s why she’s accepting responsibility within the group, and Daisy says, yes. She needs to acknowledge her mistake to the person most effected. She thought it was Shiloh or Kristina. Sam is sure she and Kristina will work it out. Daisy hopes so. It’s been difficult, and she needs to deal with the consequences or she can’t move forward. She can’t reconcile with Shiloh without it. Sam says she forgives Daisy, and hugs her. Daisy offers to help Sam clean up. When she bends over, Sam sees a tramp stamp and asks what the symbol stands for.

Josslyn pulls back, and asks Oscar if it doesn’t feel weird that they’re not worried about someone walking in on them. He says yeah, but good weird. Things happen for reason. Josslyn says like them ending up there alone. He feels like they’ve been given a chance. Josslyn asks if he’s talking about what she thinks he is. Is he ready? He thinks so. She says, yes or no, and he says yes. What about her? She says, yes; now what? He says they’ll see where it goes. For some reason, this scene makes me want to cry.

Chase says Doc must have told Franco before Franco attacked him with the knife. Franco says it wasn’t his knife. Ryan tried to kill him, then stabbed his own hand to make it look like Franco hurt him. Chase says Franco didn’t attack Doc? and Franco says he didn’t attack anyone. He didn’t kill anybody. He asks if Elizabeth believes him.

Drew sees Laura, who’s telling an officer that they can’t waste time. She doesn’t need medical attention. She needs to speak to the commissioner. Drew asks if she’s okay, and what happened? She says she was trapped in Ferncliff, but found a way out. She went to the highway where the officer picked her up. She told him she knows who the killer is, but he won’t believe her.

Franco says Ryan is the killer. The highway cop sticks his head in and says he needs Chase. Epiphany gets all Epiphany on him, saying there are too many people in her patient’s rooms He says the mayor is there, and says she knows who killer is. Chase comes out, and Laura says Franco isn’t the killer. It’s Ryan Chamberlain. Chase asks if there’s proof, and she says he attacked Doc and switched places with him. Doc is still in the basement at Ferncliff. He’s blind and needs help. Chase wants confirmation, and she says to go to Doc’s office. They’ll find Ryan’s fingerprints. They have to find Ryan before he has the chance to kill again.

In the garage, Jason calls Carly, but he hears the phone ring. It’s under a car.

Daisy says the tattoo is nothing. Sam says, it’s cool, and asks what it stands for. Daisy says she has no clue. She did stupid stuff when she was younger. She was a different person. She suddenly needs to get going. Sam asks if she’s okay; she seems anxious. Daisy says she’s just excited to let Shiloh know that Sam forgave her. She’s glad they’re cool again, and hopes to see her at DOD. She jets.

Shiloh takes out his iPad. His screen saver is the tattoo symbol. He says he has big plans for Kristina’s future.

Sam sketches the tattoo symbol.

Cameron tells Trina that between Oscar and Franco, he needs to watch something to cheer him up. She says, Mary Poppins Returns it is.

Oscar sends a text, and says mission accomplished. They’re parents won’t worry, and they’re alone, until they wake up together in the morning. He takes her hand.

Drew gets a text from Oscar saying he’s sleeping at Manny’s. He needs to prep for a test.

Chase says Ryan has been confirmed as the killer. The FBI has been notified, and there’s an APB out. He tells Franco to rest; they still have stuff to go over. Franco says he has so much tell Elizabeth. She says she never thought he did it. He says he loves her, but she says she loves him more. He doesn’t think that’s possible. He just wants it over, and to come home and be with her and the boys. She kisses him.

Chase asks Laura when she last saw Ryan. She says in the basement at Ferncliff. He made her sign the divorce papers so he was free to marry Ava. She says Ava is in terrible danger. She’ll be happy to answer all of his questions on the way to Ferncliff. Doc is still there, and needs them.

In the basement at Ferncliff, Doc says wherever Laura is, he’s so sorry.

Jason sees the phone and picks it up. He sees it’s his call coming through, and makes a worried face. He yells for Carly.

Tomorrow, Oscar tells Josslyn that he loves her, Jordan wakes up, and Ava hopes not-Doc doesn’t mind starting the honeymoon tonight.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace wakes up in Charles’s arms. He says she needed sleep, and asks, did she dream? She says, a little bit; she saw him running. Charles says, that’s good. She tells him that she feels better today. He thought she would. It’s a new day. She asks if he stayed there, and he says, all night. He needed her as much as she needed him. She wonders why, and he says he’ll drag her down that road another day. He has to go to DC to meet with the President, and tells her this is the part where she says wants to come with him. She wants to come, but is he sure she won’t ruin it? He says she has no idea who he is. She asks him to tell her, but he says, no. Later, when she puts a ring on it. She says, it must be good, and he says that little sh*t she was doing? He had her beat. I can’t wait to find out his backstory.

Candace says, really? Now she’s really curious. Charles is curious why it took so long for her to have that moment. She’s strong and solid; a lesser woman would have broken long ago. She says, it’s embarrassing, but he says, it’s healing and cleansing. It’s not easy changing who you are, but it’s possible. She doesn’t know where to start. He thinks he does, and she asks, where? He tells her, don’t roll her eyes, but her mother. He tells her that he said don’t; she says she didn’t. He says, there’s a lot of damage there, and a lot to heal. She hears him. There’s a knock at the door, and Charles says he’s coming. He tells Candace that he’ll be done with press around seven. She says she’ll be there. Landon comes in. Charles says he knows. He has to get dressed, shower, and get in the car. He apologizes for commandeering Landon’s room, and get moving.

Landon says, so…? Candace says she’s feeling better. She tells him get out of there, but he says it’s his room, and he needs a shower. He says she looks better. Charles has a way of doing that; making her feel better. Like he does Landon. Candace says, it’s so obvious, and Landon says, his straight man crush. She sees why, and he says she’s showing her softer side. She tells him that she’s still Miss Candace, but she does feel better. It’s weird. Landon asks if it’s the sex, but she says they didn’t even have it; it’s just different. Landon hears going to the Oval with him. Charles knew she would. He just knows. She tells Landon to be honest. Does he think they’ll laugh at her, a little black girl from Savannah? He says Charles told him her sense of security was false. She asks what else he said, and Landon says she’s not a confused, crazed bitch. He didn’t believe it, but Charles knows her. As far as Washington is concerned, she’ll have them eating out of the palm of her hand, like Josephine Baker did with the French. She’s got this. And if not, lean on the gorgeous man he’d kill for a night with. He says there’s a team waiting with wardrobe. It will be fun; she’ll slay them. He tells her get out so he can shower. Geez, even I’m smiling, this is so happy. It’s that soap moment where you think everything can work out. But it never does for long.

At David’s house, Jeffrey’s phone rings. It’s Justin. He’s good, but still bruised. He can’t believe David did this to him. Jeffrey says, sorry. He feels bad about it. Justin asks if Jeffrey is coming to see him, but Jeffrey says he has to take care of his dad. Justin wants him to see place, and whines what about him? Jeffrey says he’s not burned, and Justin says he was beaten badly. Jeffrey can at least come to say hi and see the place. Jeffrey says he will later tonight; he’ll call. Justin wears me out, and I’m not even involved. Justin tells Jeffrey that he loves him, and Jeffrey says, I love you too. Madison walks through, and Jeffrey asks if he was listening. Madison says he was just having breakfast. Jeffrey says he remembers why he didn’t like Madison in school – he’s so damn nosey. Madison says he’s having a conversation loud enough to hear in the kitchen, but Jeffrey says he was whispering. Actually, it was somewhere in between, where the truth often lies. Jeffrey tells Madison not to tell his dad what he heard, and Madison says, tell him what? That Jeffrey loves him? Madison says Jeffrey needs to listen. He can’t go over there. Justin is going to try and kill him. He’s dangerous. Hear him right now. In situations like this, someone like Justin will try to hurt, manipulate, and destroy. It’s not going to end up well. Jeffrey says Justin’s not going to hurt him. Madison has said all he can say. Jeffrey says, don’t tell his father, and in another perfect soap moment, David says, don’t tell his father what? He comes downstairs, and Jeffrey says, nothing. David asks if it’s about that boy. Is Jeffrey still seeing him? Jeffrey asks if David is still seeing mom. David says Jeffrey doesn’t understand; it’s complicated. Jeffrey says, he’s smart; try him. David doesn’t want to get into that right now. He says Justin is dangerous, and Jeffrey says, so is mom. He makes valid points, except I think David has an agenda. David forbids Jeffrey to see Justin, and Jeffrey forbids David to see mom. Madison is like, I’m out of here, but David wants him to stay. Jeffrey says he’s going to his own place, if David is going be with her. David says he’s trying to protect Jeffrey, and Jeffrey asks, how? By sending some thugs to beat Justin to death? David says he was sending a message in a way Justin understands – violence. Jeffrey says maybe it’s time he sent mom a message she understands. Yeah, I think that’s the plan.

Before the grand jury, George asks Sara if she took evidence from the evidence room, and she admits she did. He asks if she gave it to Jim Cryer, and she says, yes. He asks, why? and she says Jim was blackmailing her. She did things in college that would make it so she couldn’t practice law. George asks if it was a secret, and she says, yes. He wants the jury to see exhibit A. It’s a picture of Sara in a sexual situation (I guess she did porn?), and he asks her if this is why. She says it is. He asks if he or anyone has offered her a deal to testify, and she says, no. He asks why she’s doing it, and she says she committed a crime, and she’s willing to pay for it. He thanks her, and asks them to send in the next witness – Wyatt.

Wyatt walks in like it’s a bar. George swears him in. George asks if, on the night in question, Wyatt ws involved in a motor vehicle accident. Wyatt says, yeah, and George asks him to tell the jury what happened. He says he was driving his car, and he hit a man on the street. George asks if he knew the man, and Wyatt says he found out later that it was Benny Young. After he hit Benny, he drove onto the sidewalk. He doesn’t remember, but found out he had hit a little girl. George asks how he knows, and Wyatt says he was told the night of the accident. George asks if he was under the influence, and Wyatt says, yeah. George shows the jury a picture of Lizzie, telling them this is the little girl Wyatt hit. He asks what Wyatt did after he hit her, and he says he went home to his parents. He told them He’s hit someone. George asks what his parents said, and Wyatt says they told him that they’d handle it. They covered it up. George asks, how? and Wyatt says, Veronica hid his car. Out in the hall, Jim listens in.

Jim calls David, and says they’re in trouble. He’s sitting outside the grand jury room, and Wyatt’s singing like a bird. George is after them, and they need a plan. David says he’ll make some calls, and get information. Jim needs to get his son in line. Jim knows that, and it’s going to happen as soon as Wyatt’s ass is out of that room. David asks if he’s sure Wyatt is going to walk, and Jim says, this is his immunity deal. David tells him to handle his son, and Jim says he’s on it. A woman sits on the bench next to Jim, and he tells her to get her ass out of there. She gives him a dirty look, but moves along. He tells David to call the dogs out, every last damn one. If George thinks they’re going down, he has another thing coming. They’ll take everyone down with them. Davis says George doesn’t know them. Jim wants Veronica on him. He tells David to meet him at his house, along with Veronica, and he’ll get Kathryn there too. They have to make good on this very bad deal.

Kathryn visits Hanna. She asks if she can come in. Hanna says she’s already in, and it’s her house. Kathryn says she’s so very sorry. Hanna says, he’s her son. Kathryn understands. She knows Hanna is protective. Hanna says of both her children. She can’t believe Jim would do something like that. Kathryn says she can’t excuse him for being an a-hole, but promises he won’t do it again. He knows when she’s a threat. Trust her. She holds the purse strings, and he’s mad as hell. That’s why he wants Wyatt’s money. He spent all of his on whores, and she’s his sole supporter. Plus Hanna’s daughter is making him crazed. Hanna says she’ll give Kathryn the money, but she’s not giving him nothing. As soon as Benny is better, they’re going to the bank. Kathryn tells Hanna there’s no hurry, and asks how it feels having eight million dollars. Hanna doesn’t like it; it feels scary. Kathryn says it’s got to feel good, and Hanna says, if she earned it, it might feel good. Kathryn says, speaking of earning, but Hanna says she’s not coming back to the house. Kathryn isn’t asking her to, but there’s the hotel. Jim has nothing to do with it.  Hanna likes to work and needs a job. Hanna considers it, and says, okay. Kathryn says she’ll call the manager, and set up a dog and pony show. She asks about Derrick, but Hanna’s not in the mood to talk. Kathryn wheedles it out of Hanna that she likes him. Kathryn thought she would. Hanna says she likes him a lot. He’s a good man. She got a little scared when she saw him with Veronica. Kathryn tells her just ask if it bothers her. Hanna says, whatever is supposed to be, will be revealed, and Kathryn says, ever the faithful.

Kathryn’s phone rings. It’s Jim, who says she needs to get home. She says don’t tell her what to do, and he informs her that Wyatt is testifying before a grand jury. Get her ass home; they need to talk – her, him, David, and Veronica. Kathryn hangs up, and Hanna asks if it’s bad news. Kathryn needs to go. Benny and Mitch come in. Kathryn apologizes to Benny, and tells him that his mom gave Jim quite an ass whooping. That was the best! She says Jim won’t bother him again, and leaves.

Hanna says they’ve been gone a long time, and Mitch says Benny had to be re-stitched up. Benny asks why Mitch talks so much. Mitch says all he does is help, and this is the thanks he gets. He leaves, and Benny asks if Hanna is all right. He asks what happened at the Cryer house, and she says everything she’s not proud of, but she thinks Jim knows how far she’ll go to protect her kids. She wore his ass out; her and Candace. Benny says it takes a devil to make them team up. Hanna tells him the money isn’t theirs, and they’re going to the bank first thing tomorrow. She’s not playing. The doorbell rings. It’s Derrick, and Hanna tells Benny, hush.

Derick asks if everything is okay, and Benny says, everything is fine; go home. He’s so five-years-old about this. He asks if Derrick has a home, and Hanna says they’re going to the kitchen. Derrick says Hanna sounded upset on the phone. She says she was, but she calmed down. He wants to take her out to dinner, but she says he’s spending too much money. He says he doesn’t mind, and she asks if he’s secretly rich. She tells him that she can cook, but he says Benny is there. Hanna says he just likes to bark. They joke around, and Benny comes in. He says he’s going to watch Derrick, and Hanna tells him, go upstairs. He says he’s watching Derrick, and Derrick says he knows. Benny says, don’t forget it, and heads upstairs.

As Wyatt is leaving the courthouse, a couple of guys grab him. In broad daylight. Right in front of the courthouse. They shove him in a van where Jim is waiting. Jim says he never learns, does he? He tells the driver to get them the hell out of there, and they drive off.

Veronica arrives at Kathryn’s in a magnificent black sportscar. Kathryn comes down, and Veronica says he loves what Kathryn has done with the place; it’s much brighter. Kathryn says it’s always been bright, but Veronica says it seemed darker before. Kathryn says her father’s bedroom was darker, but Veronica says she wouldn’t know about that. She asks what Kathryn did with her father’s things, and Kathryn says they’re in the basement. Kathryn asks if Veronica has seen the basement, but Veronica doesn’t know why she would have; she’s sure it’s creepy. Kathryn says, not so much; it’s just a wall of his things, and I’m like, okay, what does this have to do with anything? Is this something that will makes sense six months from now? Kathryn offers Veronica a drink or ten, but Veronica says she’s trying to stop. Kathryn calls her a brave woman, and Veronica says it’s not like she has a problem. She asks if Kathryn has heard that she and David are getting back together. Kathryn says that’s great news. Veronica says she’s supposed to be meeting him there. Does Kathryn know what it’s about. Kathryn says, apparently Wyatt testified before the grand jury about them. Veronica laughs, and says that can be problematic for them. Kathryn says, for all of them. Veronica asks if Kathryn wants her to work her Veronica lawyer magic, and Kathryn tells her to conjure her best spell. Veronica says she’ll make some phone calls, and see what she can find out. What’s up with everyone’s best contribution being making phone calls?

Jim tells Wyatt, go to his room and stay there. Wyatt asks if Jim thinks he scares him, and Jim says he’s not playing. Get the hell in his room. Wyatt says he thinks today is the day he’ll stay, and goes to the kitchen. Jim asks if David is there, and Veronica says he’s meeting her. They talk more about making phone calls, and David walks in, and sees the gang is all there. Kathryn asks how he is, and he says he’s been better. She heard the great news. Jim asks, what news? and Kathryn says David and Veronica are back together. Jim laughs and congratulates them. David’s phone rings, and he steps out of the room to take the call.

Wyatt paces in the kitchen. He goes to the basement, and yep, it’s crammed with old stuff. He tries a door, but it’s locked. He starts jonesing, saying he needs a drink. It has to be there somewhere. He opens a trunk, and digs around, finding some old guns. He takes out a shotgun, and loads it.

Next time, Madison has bad vibes about Jeffrey seeing Justin, Veronica says all of them have been indicted by the grand jury, and Benny asks Candace what’s wrong.

💃 I didn’t totally pay attention to Mexican Dynasties. It’s one of those shows that I think I like, but it’s second, maybe third, string for now. I caught some of the storyline about twenty-year-old Alan, who auditioned for La Voz, Mexico’s version of The Voice. What caught my attention was the contract requiring him to give them 50% of the profit of any music he ever made and will make in perpetuity, and also basically said they would own him for ten years. Geez, I don’t think American Idol is even that bad. And maybe it’s me, but his dad was bragging about the kid’s range, and it wasn’t all that. After an internal struggle between wanting to get his art out there, and not being a complete and total fool, Alan wisely chose to pass on that one. If nothing else, I might stay in it for the tiny chihuahua.

😴 Since I’m still recovering from my brush with death – i.e. a really nasty virus – and sadly, my best girl, my Pekingese, Juliet, went to the Rainbow Bridge last week while I was in the thick of it, I’m deferring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. When HAHN is airing, it’s on at the same time, and the Wives aren’t rerun until 11:30. Because of the above, I need some of that pesky thing called sleep.

🐫 Because Sometimes You Just Have To…

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February 26, 2019 – Franco Does His Interview, David Asks Veronica to Try Again, Beverly Hills Postponement & Something Happy

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Chase calls Lulu, and asks if she’s heard from her mother Lulu says she’s tied up in a meeting, so the mayor’s office might know. He says he tried that, and Lulu asks if she should be worried. He says, no, and she tells him to keep her posted. Peter asks Lulu if everything is okay, and she tells him, city hall seems to have misplaced her mother. He asks if she wants to postpone the interview, but she says, no. She’s sure the city is on it. He says she doesn’t have to do it, but she says Franco killed three innocent people and attacked her. She damn well wants to find out why.

Ryan has Laura’s phone, and listens to the message from Chase, asking her to check in with the PCPD. Ryan says, happy hunting, and goes into Charlie’s. Ava is at the bar, and he hopes he didn’t keep her waiting. She says she’s waited her whole life for a man like him. What’s a couple more minutes. They kiss. Julian watches from a distance.

Franco is put in leg irons.

TJ goes to Jordan’s room, and Curtis says his mom had emergency surgery. Her blood pressure spiked because of the damaged kidney.

At their session, Neil tells Alexis she’s been candid and articulate about her history with dangerous men. She says she can’t lie; it’s public record. He asks if she wants to lie, and she says, yes. She’s embarrassed about her choices. He says they touched on how she shares traits with her father. Theories suggest that our choices reflect what we see inside ourselves, and we’re attracted to it. He says just for fun, what makes her dangerous?

Jason looks at Sam in a way you just know he’s sending her brain waves. Sam cracks him across the face, turns, and sees Shiloh. Nice ESP move. She asks, what’s wrong with him? She told him over and over, it’s done. Accept it. She tells Shiloh he shouldn’t witness this, but he says he needs to help Jason. Jason says, Sam seriously isn’t buying this guy?Kristina looks in, and asks if everything is okay. Sam tells Jason that, aside from Sonny, they have nothing to do with each other. Accept it. Sam wants to talk to Kristina.

Alexis tells Neil that she’s a lawyer and mother. She doesn’t see herself as dangerous. He says she grew up in a home where violence was the trade. He asks if anyone has feared for their life in her presence. She asks, how much time does he have?

Ava wants to tell her brother the big news that she and Doc are together. She thinks Kiki would be happy that she’s placing her trust in the right man. Ryan says, on that note… and opens a ring box. He puts a giant, teardrop-shaped sparkler on her finger, saying she’s his soulmate. He’s spent a lifetime looking for her, and he’s not letting her go. They kiss. Chase comes in, and says he’s been trying to reach Doc. Ryan says he’s in a private moment, but Chase says, it can’t wait. He’s wondering when was the last time he saw his wife. Ava says, ex-wife. Chase didn’t realize the divorce was finalized. He asks Julian if the mayor has been in lately. Ava says Doc doesn’t know where his former wife is, because he’s focusing on his soon-to-be wife.

Peter tells Franco, here are the rules. Franco says he doesn’t like rules. Peter tells him, while they’re live streaming, he’s to speak when he’s spoken to. No playful banter. If he evades or goes off-point, they’re done. Is he clear? Franco says, crystal.

Sam tells Kristina that she knows it seems to be coming out of nowhere. Kristina is surprised Sam and Jason are breaking up, and Sam says, so was she. She thought they’d be ending up together, but spending time at DOD gave her clarity. Jason never put her first. From the beginning, she lived by his terms. She had to be there when he wanted, but when she needed him, he’d always be going off. Kristina says he would put Carly before her and the kids. Sam says going down that road leaves her broken, and she’s not doing it again.

Shiloh is glad Jason’s sight is restored. Maybe now he can see the truth. Sam wants to move on. Let her go.

Molly brings Curtis some food. The doctor comes out, and explains the damaged left kidney was causing the spike, and had to be removed. Curtis asks if there were no other options, but TJ says people function with one all the time. The doctor says her recovery requires constant supervision, and asks if he has questions. Curtis says his head is spinning, and TJ says he’ll take it from here. He tells Curtis that Jordan is in good hands. She made it through surgery, which is huge. Curtis says, she’s not out of the woods yet, is she? TJ says. she will be.

Alexis doesn’t think she’s a dangerous person. Neil says, if he asked others, would they think so? She says, they’re dead. She ran over her daughter’s ex with a car, but it was at night, and he popped out of nowhere. Neil says, so it was an accident? and she says, not like it was the first time. She was accused of stabbing a man, and throwing him off a balcony, but he ran into her knife, and accidentally fell over the balcony. He’s surprised no one has recognized the pattern. Nothing is ever her fault.

Ryan understands why Chase would have no knowledge of his divorce being finalized. Chase asks where and when it was finalized, and Ryan says it’s none of his business.

Ava tells Julian that Doc loves her for her, without reservation. Julian is concerned she’s jumping into marriage too soon, but she asks him, please be happy for her.

Ryan tells Chase that Laura would disappear for months during their marriage. Chase says that was to be with her grandson; he knew where she was. Ryan insists they went for days without speaking, and says, she’ll surface when she’s ready.

Ava looks at the TV, and says, oh my God. A live interview. Lulu says Franco is going to explain why he killed his victims, and Ryan makes a frowny face.

Lulu says they’re streaming live from Ferncliff, known for housing the criminally insane. She’s been invited by Franco Baldwin, who recently confessed to the murders of Kiki Jerome, Mary Pat Ingles, and Peyton Manning, and the attack on her own life. She asks why he’s owning up to it now? He asks why he shouldn’t take well-deserved credit.

Chase continues trying to get ahold of Laura.

Julian asks if Ava is okay. She says, no. She believed in Franco, and defended him. She asks Ryan, if it’s possible she could have been trusting Kiki’s killer all this time.

Alexis tells Neil, horrific things keep happening to her. Now it’s her fault? He thinks it’s like being struck by lightning twice; three times. She survived, and her family is a mess, but she’s not? How does being struck three times have nothing do with her, when she’s standing in a rainstorm with a metal rod? He says, time’s up. Ha-ha! Everyone who’s been in therapy, knows how Alexis feels right now. He says they’ll have to leave everything until the next session. She says he’s leaving her in an uncomfortable place. He says maybe that’s where she needs to be.

Ryan steps aside, and texts Chase from Laura’s phone.

Lulu says after Franco’s brain tumor was removed, he was on the path to redemption. He got a job at the hospital, became engaged to a nurse, and the father to her three sons. He asks if that’s a question. Lulu says he had everything, and threw it away to murder. Why it was so easy? He says everyone bought the reform story, so he had the time and space to explore his creative vision. She says he talks like the murders were works of art. He says they were all works of art. The head in the apple barrel, the body at the art gallery, the body being part of the snowman display. And his favorite, the girl in the wedding bed. How could he not love that? She says Kiki was supposedly like a daughter. He says, at her funeral, people at it up with a spoon. She was too beautiful not to kill. At Charlie’s, Ava says, that’s it? Kiki was beautiful, so he killed her? Julian wants to turn it off, but Ryan says, don’t. It’s hard for Ava to watch, but it will help her process it. Ava says it sounds like he murdered for art and he’s proud of it. Julian says Franco is a sick, messed up, freak. He’s sorry she’s going through this.

Chase gets the text from Ryan as Laura, saying she’ll catch up with him later. He sees Alexis, and asks if she’d happen to know where Laura is. She says she’s been trying to get ahold of Laura, but Laura isn’t returning her calls. He says he’s under the impression that the divorce is finalized, but she says as far as she knows, no papers have been filed, and there’s been no communication. It’s very uncharacteristic, and she’s getting concerned. Chase says he’ll find Laura, and let her know.

Alexis goes into Charlie’s. She needs to ask Julian a favor. On the television, Lulu says Franco takes pride in it, and has been successful; one to five steps ahead of the police. He says it was almost dull. She suggests they talk about her. What went wrong? Hmm… I didn’t even think of that. He says, nothing.

Kristina tells Sam she can’t believe she didn’t see it. The way Jason is controlling is subtle and insidious. He doesn’t get in her face, but withdraws. Sam says or he’s running to Sonny and Carly. Kristina says he’s been dictating the relationship, and Sam says, not anymore.

Shiloh thanks Jason for following Sam. She’s already evolved, and his mistrust of the organization helped further her path. He was also trespassing. Jason asks if he should call a lawyer. Shiloh asks if he thinks it’s necessary, and Jason says, you tell me.

Curtis says it’s a good thing TJ is studying be a doctor. He feels useless. Molly says there’s a million other situations where he’d be her go-to guy. He thanks her. He and TJ appreciate her being there, and she asks where else she would be. TJ checks on Jordan, and says she looks good for someone who’s been through what she has. Her blood pressure has stabilized. Curtis asks if she’s awake, but TJ says she needs all her energy. They want her to rest for now. Curtis hugs TJ and thanks him for explaining, He needs a clear head, and goes to walk around. Molly says TJ is scared, isn’t he? He says, terrified.

Franco tells Lulu that he made a mistake. Pride goeth before a fall. He thought she’d bleed out. He’s not sure what went wrong. It was a  real opportunity for performance art. In his mind, the elevator doors would open to this beautiful blonde corpse. A special moment. She says so it wasn’t personal. He says he had no beef with anyone, and thanks her for understanding. A lot of people don’t get it. There was nothing personal. He needed to set a scene. Lulu says, let’s talk about timing. His murders coincided with the anniversary of the Ryan Chamberlain murders. Was it a copycat> Franco laughs, and she asks why it’s funny. He says it’s funny because it’s funny. There was nobody more basic and uninspired. Ryan was a poser. Franco is better at everything than that guy. He did get his start a lot earlier. He was four when he pushed his foster brother down the stairs. Sadly, he lived, but clearly, Franco has gotten better.

Ryan stand up as Franco says, it laid the groundwork; practice makes perfect. Ryan has to go. He has a patient to look after. Ava understands. He tells Julian to look after her, and Julian says he always does.

Franco says the best part is, he feels like his evil genius is growing in his brain. He’s guessing the tumor is back, and that means a get out of jail free card.

Shiloh tells Jason that Sam is a member of their community, and falls under his protection. He advises Jason to heed his warning, and proceed accordingly. Jason asks if that’s a threat.

Kristina tells Sam that she’s sorry. All these years, she though Sam and Jason were romantic; the ultimate definition of love. She didn’t realize what Jason was doing. The DOD has Sam’s back. Jason doesn’t stand a chance.

Chase sees Curtis, and asks how Jordan is. Curtis says it was dicey for a minute. She had emergency surgery, and they’re just waiting for her to wake up. He asks if the mayor reached out, but he hasn’t heard. Maybe she got in touch with the hospital. Chase thought she’d reach out directly.

TJ thinks how long it took for him to forgive his mom, and let her in again. He judged her so hard. Who he to do that? Molly says he’s talking like she’s gone, and she’s not. He says, what if she doesn’t pull through, and dies without him telling her that he loves her. Molly says she’s not dying; she has too much live for. When Molly first met her, she as really nervous, but liked her right away. She could tell how much she loved TJ, yet was willing to share him. Molly says she always felt included, and welcomed. It meant everything. His mom is amazing that way, like him. She imagines his dad being like Curtis, but more serious. TJ says she’s spot on. She knows his uncle and great aunt, but he’s the one most like his mom. He has to ask himself if he’d love her any less if he was mad because someone messed up. He says, no. She asks if it would make him question their love for him, and he says, no. She says that’s exactly how his mom feels.

Julian pours Alexis some coffee. LOUD coffee. She asks what’s going on with Ava and Doc. Julian says they’re engaged. She thinks the world is upside down right now. He says, whatever is going on, he’s there. She asks, why? She hasn’t been that nice, but he says that’s only recently. She doesn’t get it. He says she’s not as scary as she thinks. He tells her it’s on the house, and she calls him a big spender. She leaves, and Ava sits down, saying vodka, straight up. He says, it’s not even noon. He feels that he’d be remiss if he didn’t say something, but he thinks she’s getting in too deep too fast with Doc. She says she was remembering the first time she saw Franco. He came into the gallery like he owned the place. He was up and coming; dangerous, but talented. She didn’t care. What happened to Kiki is her fault. She’s the one who let Franco believe he was her father, and let that maniac into her life. Look what happened. She can’t believe she bought it. He played them all.

Peter asks Lulu how she’s doing. She says, okay, and he says she was heroic in there. Even his father didn’t speak the way Franco did. She says, something feels off. He says, about Franco? and she says, about all of it.

Kristina goes to Jason’s room. Shiloh tells Jason that he said what needed to be said. Kristina appreciates the times Jason saved her, but Sam is better off without him. Shiloh is sure he speaks to all of them, and wishes Jason good health. <gag>

TJ thanks Molly for coming and bringing food. She says, that no one will eat. She wouldn’t be anywhere else. She loves him, and she’s proud of him. Her boyfriend becoming a doctor. People depending on him, saving lives. Someday, someone will need him to do the same thing, and he will. He says, damn straight, and Molly says his mom is going to pull through.

Chase asks Curtis to wait. Before the accident, Jordan left him a message about an urgent assignment. Does he know anything? Curtis says, whatever it was, it will have to wait until she wakes up.

Ava tells Julian, know what she’s learned? She doesn’t know anything about anything. She was wrong about Griff, Morgan, and Franco. He says she’s too hard on herself. She says the only person who makes sense, and makes life bearable is Doc. He tells her she’s moving too fast? So what? She’s been wrong about everything and everyone until now. What does she have to lose?

In his cell, France says, choke on that, you murdering SOB. Come and get me. Ryan storms in, telling Franco that he’s made a terrible mistake.

Elizabeth asks Drew how she’s supposed to keep believing in Franco, Ryan tells Franco to tell the truth, Scotty wonders when Doc is kicking Ava to the curb like Laura

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, Hanna and Candace jumped Jim, and I was laughing my ass off.

He fights back, but he’s no match for these two. Candace is kicking the crap out of him, and Hanna pulls her off. Diane says she’s calling the police, but Jim says, don’t. Hanna wants her to. She wants them to know that Jim sent someone to stab her son. Candace tells her to be careful; they’re in his house. Does she have proof? He’s smarter than that, and they’ll be in jail. Jim tells Hanna to listen to that bitch, and Candace tells him, shut up, before she punches him one more time. If he if goes after her brother, he’d better go after her too. Hanna swears if he comes near any of her kids, she’ll kill him. She promises in Jesus’s name. He says he’s so scared, and she says he should be. I would be. Hanna means business.

Kathryn walks in and asks what the hell is going on? What is Candace doing in her house? Hanna says the SOB sent someone to stab her son while Benny was sitting on the porch. Kathryn says she’ll beat his ass worse than they did. Jim says she has no idea what’s going on. Those two have their $8 million dollars, and he wants it back. Kathryn says it doesn’t belong to him, and he calls her an ignorant slut, channeling Dan Aykroyd on SNL back in the day. He wants the money back now. If he doesn’t get it back in 24 hours… Candace asks what he’s going to do, but he says he’ll let the suspense build. He tells them to get out of his house, but Kathryn reminds him that it’s her house. She tells him, get upstairs and change, and he asks who he’s talking to. She says the woman who’s had him by the balls, and is about to cut them off. The father of her son. He says she doesn’t even know where her son is. He’s in jail where this slimy bastard and her kids should be. He goes upstairs. Candace tells Hanna that’s what they think of her. Kathryn asks her to leave. She wants Hanna to stay, but Hanna has to get out. Kathryn says she’ll handle Jim; she promises.

Benny and Mitch are in the driveway. Benny asks, what happened? and Hanna says he shouldn’t be there. He says Candace shouldn’t be there, and asks why she is. Candace says, beating someone’s ass. Jim threatened him again. Benny wonders why Candace can’t see that it’s her fault. It’s not her money. She insists it is, and he says it needs to stop. He tells her to look, and shows her a picture of her son. Mitch tells him to lay off, and tries to get him to leave. Jim comes out on the balcony, and says, get the hell off his land, reminding me of Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained. Benny says he thinks he’s a big man. He thinks he’s better than they are, looking down on them. He knows he did this to Benny. Jim says then Benny knows what he’s capable of. Benny says he didn’t finish the job. What Jim wants is his money. Jim says Mitch should take Benny to the hospital while he still has a pulse. He asks if Benny’s tummy hurts. Kathryn tells him, get in here now.

Kathryn says she’s had more than enough. Jim says what she’s had more than enough of are her little boys. She asks if he can smell them on her. He says if he finds her with them again… She asks if he’s going to stab her too. He wants the money back. Kathryn tells him it would be a mistake to go after Hanna or her son. He says, says who? and she says her. Don’t make her go off rails again. He says she treats Hanna like Hanna is her mother, and Kathryn says Hanna helped her when she had cancer. Jim says, what? Kathryn says she had cancer, and he didn’t even notice. He doesn’t have the right to ask any of this. He wasn’t there. He says, Hanna took care of her, showed her sympathy, and somehow she thinks it’s worth $8 million. She tells him, keep it up, she’ll let Hanna have every last dime. He says then she’s even stupider than he thought. Hanna nursing her back to health is one more reason for him to hate her. He goes upstairs, and Kathryn says it’s one of the one thousand reasons she already hates him.

David sees Madison on the front steps. Madison says David should be in bed. David knows, and asks why Madison is sitting there. Madison says no one answered the door. David says, Jeffrey’s not home? Madison… Madison doesn’t know. David asks if he’s sure, but Madison says David needs to be checked out, and follows him in.

Jeffrey visits Justin. Justin knew he’d come back. Jeffrey says he never left. Justin wants him to see the apartment, but Jeffrey says he’s taking care of his dad. Justin begs him to go, and Jeffrey says okay. Didn’t we already have this conversation? Jeffrey says he can drop Justin off. Justin asks if he can’t stay and see it. Jeffrey says, not today, and Justin says, tomorrow. Jeffrey says his dad is probably wondering where he’s been. Justin asks where? and Jeffrey says the cafeteria. Justin says, talking to him? and Jeffrey says, no. Justin says, good; he doesn’t like him. Jeffrey says there’s nothing going on, and Justin says, since when? Jeffrey says Madison was trying, but he wasn’t interested. Justin smiles and says because Jeffrey loves him. Jeffrey says he’ll see what they’re saying about Justin’s discharge. Justin says he loves him, and Jeffrey says he loves Justin too. This is creeping me out. A lot.

George wants Wyatt to put a bulletproof vest on for his testimony. Wyatt asks where the doctor is, and George says outside. Wyatt says, send him in. He’ll tell the grand jury whatever George wants, but he wants to see the doctor first. He tosses the vest out of the way. The doctor comes in, and George steps outside. Wyatt asks where the heroin is, but the doctor says he can’t give Wyatt heroin. He can give Wyatt a drug to help him detox. Wyatt asks what the hell? He wants heroin, but the doctor says he can’t give him illegal drugs. George comes back, and Wyatt says, no deal. George tells him that he’ll stay in jail then. Wyatt tells the doctor give him the pills. The doctor gives him one pill, saying it’s that strong. George asks how long before it takes effect, and the doctor says it depends on Wyatt’s tolerance. George tells the court clerk to ask for a recess. Wyatt says, come on; let’s go. George says he’s wired; let the pill take effect. He tells Wyatt, sit. Wyatt says he’s not sitting; let’s go. George says, no way. He’s waiting for Wyatt to calm down. Wyatt says he’s calm, and George tells him that he’s wearing the vest.

Madison changes David’s bandages, and says he’s healing well. He’s overdoing it, but looking good. David wants Madison to find out where Jeffrey is. Madison looks out the window, and says David’s wife just pulled up. Does David want him to call the cops? David says, no; call Jeffrey. David goes downstairs, and lets Veronica in. She says she thought about what David said, and she’d like to try. David asks if she means to make this work. She says, it’s been too messy. Too much nastiness; just too much. David agrees. She’d like to try. He says it would make him happy. She says she does love him. She was consumed with rage. He says he’s been a fool. She says, when she saw the house… He tells her, it was supposed to be hers. I almost feel badly for her, since she seems sincere. She says she’s going to stop drinking. He says he doesn’t like what does to her. She knows, and asks, can he forgive her? He can; he has. He loves her, and love conquers all. She asks how do they start over? and he says they can start slow, by dating. Like they did when they were in college, before the insanity. She wonders if they can go back to time of the chili parlor. She thanks him, and moves in for a hug, but it’s painful.

She’s sorry, but he says, it’s okay. It’s just that the nurse changed the bandages. Veronica says she should meet her, but David says, it’s a man. He calls upstairs, and Madison comes out. She says she doesn’t think they need him anymore; they’ll find someone else. David says it’s difficult to be able to do this. He had to call in favors at the hospital. Veronica tells herself to pick her battles. Why not just concentrate on getting back on track? she can’t keep living this way. She says he knows Jeffrey, and asks if David gets it now. He does. Jeffrey walks in, and David says they were just talking about him. Jeffrey asks, what’s going on? and David says his mother stopped by. Jeffrey asks, why? David puts his arm around Veronica, and says they’re working on getting back together. Jeffrey says he’s got to be kidding. Is he insane? Veronica says he’s finally came to his senses. David offers to walk her to her car, but she tells him, stay and rest. She’s sorry she got him up. She tells him to call her about chili dogs, and he says it won’t be too long. They kiss, and Jeffrey can’t even look.

When she’s gone, Jeffrey asks what’s going on. David says he told Jeffrey. Jeffrey says, she’s a snake. She’ll kill him. David tells Jeffrey to let him handle his mother. He gets why Jeffrey is visiting Justin; he gets it from them.

Roderick sees Candace in the hotel lobby, and thanks her. She tells him, go to hell, and asks, where’s Rocky? Roderick says he and RK are off. She’s thinking of a new plan, and she needs them ready to go. He asks what they’re doing, and she says she’ll let him know. He asks if she’s sure she’s okay. He’s never seen her like this. She says she needs every photo and video of Jim. Roderick offers her a drink, and she says, okay. He brings the vodka bottle over, and pours a shot. She drinks it down. He says, another? And she downs that too. She says, more, and he says, rough day? She says not as rough as his will be. She gets up, but Charles’s entourage is coming through. She asks Roderick why he’s still there, and Roderick says, you tell me.

Landon sees her, and tells her, come on. She says she’s not in the mood. He asks her to sit with him, but she doesn’t want to sit. He says, stand with him then, and she asks why he’s still there. Landon wonders what’s wrong with her. She says, nothing, but he says she’s been crying. She asks if she looks like the kind of girl who would be crying? and he says she looks like the kind of girl who needs a friend. Landon orders what she’s having. He wants to talk to her about him. She says she’s done with both of them. He says Charles told him about her in the bathroom crying. She says that’s why she doesn’t trust people. He tells her, stop it. She’s in pain, and he just wants to help. She asks why? Did Charles tell him to? He says he asked Landon to find someone for her to talk to. She says, so she can be with him? but he says, no. So they can help her. She says she’s not crazy, and he says he never said that. She says she doesn’t need a therapist, and he says he never said that either. She’s grieving. She starts to cry, and he tells her, come on. They leave.

In his room, Landon tells Candace to sit, and gives her some water. She says she’s embarrassed; she’s a wreck. He says she’s on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. She can’t stop shaking, and needs to control her breathing. She says her mother and brother were showing her pictures of her son. Charles knocks at the door. Landon tells her, relax. He tells her don’t fight or run. They should talk.

Charles comes in and sits down. He says she doesn’t look well. She says she’s fine; not enough sleep. He asks why? but she doesn’t know; something is off. He says his doctor can give her something to sleep, but she’s been drinking. He asks how much she’s had, but she doesn’t know. He tells her, try and rest, but she says she can’t. She doesn’t need…. He says she doesn’t need his help, get away, shut up, he doesn’t know her. He knows she can’t sleep. She says she thinks about her son. Every time she closes her eyes, all sees is him in the casket in his suit. She can’t see anything else. She says she’ll be okay, but Charles says, he’s not. He understands. He gets it. He’s been there. She’s sorry for what she did to her son, and what she did to Charles. He says they’ve both done things they regret. He’s so much like her. One day, he’ll tell her everything. She has to ask herself why she’s tired. He was too, on the path he was on. He was exhausted. He he had to do the right thing, and it brought him there. He’s giving her the same choice and chance to rest on the right path. She asks, why her? and he says he chooses her, like some people chose him. She says she can’t get her heart broken again. He says neither can he. She says every time she lets her guard down, it’s exactly the same. He tells her to let her guard down, and open her heart. Just try one more time. He promises he’s him. She says, him who?  He says, the guy she was made for. Try one more time. He holds her.

Next time, Candace doesn’t know where to start, Wyatt testifies, Jeffrey asks Madison not to tell his father, Wyatt gets thrown in a van, and finds a gun.

🌴 Postponing The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until tomorrow. I watched it, but would never be able to do it justice with my editing at this hour. I’m loving Denise Richards so far, who just seems confused about all the conflicts. The others, not so much. Whether LVP is manipulating the Dorit/dog situation is immaterial. Why are these women passing along info if they think they’re being led to do it by her? So they can bring it up at a nice dinner in the Bahamas? Bleh. Tired of the schoolgirl stuff. These ladies are way too old for that. I liked Teddi at first, but now she acts like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, as she stirs every pot available.

🌞 Because I Can Use Something Happy…

And this is about the happiest video ever.

 

 

 

February 20, 2019 – Laura & Doc Reunite, Tamale Hell, the NJ Reunion is On, Teresa Tidbits, Laughing & More Harry

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

At the hospital, Maxie says Peter doesn’t have to keep her company. Peter says she told him that she wasn’t leaving without the test results. He tells her, it was a brilliant idea. She says it was easy to think of the manicure, but he says he meant Nina, and she says she got a sample from her coffee cup at Crimson. Soon they’ll find out if Sasha is Nina’s daughter, or Valentin manufactured the whole thing. A part of her doesn’t want to know.

At Kelly’s, Valentin says he’s pinching himself over Nina saying yes. She says he suckered her, and has just himself to blame. He gave her the greatest gift – her daughter. And here she is now.

Josslyn and Oscar sit at the counter. Oscar reads a letter saying, due to his medical condition, the DMV is unable issue him a driver’s license at this time. He says, like he has so much time left. Josslyn says she’s sorry.

Cameron reads Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth is proud of him. He says, for being bored out of his mind? but she says for taking the time to catch up on his schoolwork. She’d be prouder if he stepped up to support Franco. He says, if she believes Franco, he does too. She says she’s on her way to the arraignment. She wants to tell him something she doesn’t want him to hear from anyone else. Last night, she visited Franco at the police station, and they got married. Cameron laughs, then says, oh my God, she’s not joking. She shows him her ring, and says they’re now husband and wife.

Franco fingers his ring. Jordan asks how he’s holding up, and he says, so good. it’s the best day of his life. She knows it’s hard, but trusts him to make the right decision.

On the phone, Ava tells Ryan she thought they were going to meet, and head to the courthouse together. Call her. Julian asks, what’s up? She doesn’t seem happy to see him, and she always is. She says, it’s Doc. They were going to the arraignment together. He’s like, hmm… and she says, what? He says, nothing, but she says, it’s obviously something. He tells her, Doc seems to be taking over her life lately.

Alexis sees Lulu at the courthouse, and asks why she’s there. Lulu wants to see Franco charged with her own eyes. Alexis asks if her mother is with her, but Lulu says she just got a text. Her mother is tied up with mayoral stuff. She knows Laura wanted to be there, so it must be important.

Laura comes to, and she sees Doc lying near her. She asks if that’s him, and they hug. Sitting nearby, Ryan says, that is so touching. Does anybody have a tissue? He walks toward them.

Maxie tells Peter that it feels unfair; vindictive, like she’s out to get them. She doesn’t want Sasha not to be Nina’s daughter. Peter says she just wants the truth. She says she doesn’t want Nina walking into deception again. She wonders why Valentin has to do horrible things, and why he can’t leave Nina alone. She doesn’t get it. Peter does.

Nina remarks on Sasha’s manicure, and she tells Nina that it was Maxie’s idea. She invited Sasha to get her nails done. Valentin says they were talking about the upcoming nuptials.

Josslyn tells Oscar that they can still make the road trip happen. Oscar asks how they’re doing that. Hitching a ride? Taking the bus? She knows what they need, and tells him, come on.

Cameron says Franco is his stepdad, and Jake and Aiden’s. He can’t believe the marriage went down at the police station, but she says it was very meaningful. He asks if she’s lost it. Is she out of her mind? He knows she thinks this guy is great. She says Franco is her husband. She loves him, and she’s not turning her back on him. Cameron says there’s a difference between not turning her back and marrying him. What about Jake and Aiden? She says Franco loves Cameron’s brothers. Cameron tells her, this is life or death important. He asks if she couldn’t have waited, What if she’s wrong? She says, Franco didn’t kill anyone, and he says, that’s not true. Look on the internet. She says Franco worked hard to change. She believes him, and so do Cameron’s brothers. He says, they’re young enough to believe the sanitized version. He hopes Franco doesn’t make bail. He doesn’t want her bringing a potential murderer into their house.

Franco tells Jordan that Elizabeth is his entire world, and he’ll do what it takes to prove he’s worthy of her. The background music is from a Robert Rodriguez film, and it’s not the first time. Scotty tells Franco to tell the truth, and he’ll handle the rest. He knows what to do.

Ava tells Julian that Doc is keeping her sane right now. He’s glad she has someone helping her with her grief, but he wonders, if she hadn’t lost Kiki, if it would be so great. She says he’s not in a position to make that decision. She’s barely hanging on, and Doc is like an anchor. She can talk to him about anything, and that’s what she needs.

Alexis asks if Lulu is sure she doesn’t want Alexis to sit with her. Lulu says she’ll be fine. She’s lucky to have survived. Even if there’s no testimony today, she needs to be in court for those who can’t be. Alexis says she’s a fighter. She’s sure Lulu’s mother is proud.

Ryan wants Doc to tell Laura where they are. Oops, he forgot Doc can’t see. They’re in the basement at Ferncliff. It feels more like a dungeon. He says, back in the day, they brought the ultimate crazies there. He asks if they hear that. Voices from the past welcome them to hell. Hope you enjoy your stay. Laura says it was him the whole time. The perverted half that shouldn’t have been born. Ryan says he’s been resurrected. That should prove he deserves to live. He has the ability to evade the police too. Poor Franco. Laura says, oh my God. It was him. He says her daughter would have been the fourth if he hadn’t been struck blind. She says he’s a sick SOB and monster. He says it’s time for her to have a talk with her daughter. He’s taken the liberty of coming up with a script. No tricks, like with the prenup business. Laura wonders why she would help him when he’s going to kill her anyway. She tells him, get on with it, but he says, make the call.

On the phone, Lulu asks where is she? Laura say she’s still trapped in a meeting. That was an odd word for him to use. Was he being funny, or did he make a mistake? Lulu says, the arraignment is going to start. She wishes Laura could be there, but Laura says she can’t get away. She’ll call later. Ryan is glad she was convincing. It makes it so much easier. Laura says, to kill them? but Ryan says, he won’t; not yet anyway. He can’t take the chance their bodies will be discovered. Doc tells Ryan that he screwed himself. He would have gotten away with his ruse if he hadn’t killed. It was his own lack of self-control, giving in to his demented urges, that put him in this predicament. The only way out, is to get gone. Laura wishes Doc could see Ryan’s face. Ryan knows he’s right, and hates it. It must be hard, accepting that his brother is smarter than him. Ryan says see how smart his brother is when they’re starving and rotting. He leaves, and Doc asks if he’s gone. Laura says he is. She really him missed him so much. He says she has no idea. They kiss.

Ava has to get to the courthouse, and Julian says he’s just a phone call away. She tells him he should concentrate on her relationship less, and concentrate on his own relationship more. He says he and Kim are good. She was talking about Alexis.

Alexis goes into Kelly’s, and Nina calls her over. Valentin asks her how the watch is. She says any watch can keep time, but this one came with a message. Valentin asks if it’s about the power of love, but she says. more like the perils. Nina says they’re getting married, and this time it’s going to be different. She’s going to have her daughter by her side. She wanted to talk to Alexis in a legal capacity. She’s changing her will.

In the courtroom, Margaux asks if everyone is ready. Elizabeth approaches Franco, telling Jordan that they’re married. Lulu asks if Elizabeth is insane. Elizabeth is sorry for what happened to Lulu, and grateful she’s okay, but her husband didn’t attack Lulu. She believes him. Elizabeth and Franco look at each other, and I mentally beg him to give her a signal.

Lulu asks if this was Scotty’s idea. A cheap attempt at sympathy. Scotty tells her, go away. Margaux tells Lulu, don’t engage. It’s just the first step. She’ll get her chance. Jordan says Lulu has her word. Justice will be served.

Ryan gets to the courthouse. Ava says she left messages, and he says he was dealing with a patient. She says – wait for it – in dire straits, she hopes. Come on. They’re making a joke with that phrase now. He says he’s here for her now. Is she ready? She says, not really.

Oscar and Josslyn descend on Cameron, bearing food. Cameron says he and his mom got into it, but it doesn’t matter. Josslyn tells him the DMV won’t issue Oscar a license. Oscar says he has a car he can’t drive. How sad is that? Cameron guesses the trip is off, but Josslyn says, wrong. There’s a knock at the door, and Cameron hopes it’s not the tabloids. Trina walks in, and asks if someone mentioned road trip. They eat.

Peter tells Maxie, by no means is he defending Valentin, but he can see him going to these lengths for Nina, the incredible woman who swept him off his feet. He loves her. What is he supposed to do? Win the girl the way he knows how. Maxie says, by giving her the thing she wants most, because he can, but it’s a lie. Peter says, he doesn’t know how he’d live the rest of his life without this dazzling woman who changed him, and opened his soul. Of course he’ll lie. He has to. Maxie doesn’t know. What’s the point of being loved like that if your heart gets broken anyway?

Nina would like to include everyone in her will; Valentin, Sasha, and Charlotte. Sasha says she doesn’t have to, but Nina wants to. Alexis says her plate is full, but she can draft a copy in a couple weeks, and send it to Crimson. She walks away, and Nina follows. She tells Alexis that she’ll pay double the fee if the papers are drawn up before the wedding.

Sasha tells Valentin that she’s super uncomfortable.  Valentin asks if it’s more or less than the prospect of the wedding. He knows she tried to talk Nina out of marrying him.

Laura tells Doc that if his blindness is what Ryan had, it can be cured. He says, since they don’t have to rush, tell him everything that happened to her. She says she came home early to surprise him. As soon as she got there, she felt something was off, but didn’t know what it was. Ryan was pretending to be him. but everything between them was different. He says, like what? and she says, there are too many things to list. He tells her to give him the Cliff Notes. She says, one thing was, when she got back, he wasn’t happy to see her. Then, he conjured up a cold as an excuse for them not to be close. After that, he had a sleep study, and was out all night. He kept finding excuses to stay apart. Then one day, out of the blue, he asked for a separation, so he could be freed up to be with Ava. She says, my God. Ava. Does he thinks Ryan is going to kill her?

The People vs Franco Baldwin. Margaux says there are three charges of first degree murder, and the additional charge of attempted first degree murder. The judge asks Scotty how his client pleads. Scotty tells Franco, you know the drill. Franco looks at Jordan. Elizabeth smiles at him. The judge asks if he needs to repeat the question. Franco pleads guilty on all charges. Everyone looks shocked. Jordan’s face is like, good job.

Elizabeth asks what he said. Scotty tells him that he left out a key word. Franco says he knows, and Scotty asks what’s wrong with him? Ava doesn’t understand what’s gong on. Ryan says, neither does he. I’ll bet. Lulu says, thank God. Scotty asks for a moment with his client. He asks if Franco has lost his mind. Jordan tells Scotty that she knows he’ll invoke New York State vs Pedigrew. It won’t save him. Scotty says he knows exactly what he’s doing. The plea should be viewed in light of the mentally ill, and he refers to New York State vs Pedigrew. I laugh, thinking Jordan said that on purpose to remind him. Margaux says, he pled guilty, and the people agree. Scotty says, if the accused is incapable of assessing their innocence or guilt, their competency has to be evaluated before they’re sent to prison. It’s not just the law, it’s the humane thing to do.

Josslyn says Cameron has a car and a license. He says, a junior license. She wonders where they can go and be back by dark. Oscar says he’s never been to Niagara Falls, and it’s less than a hundred miles away. Josslyn says, if they leave by 7 am, they’ll get there and back, no problem. She knows Cameron is on probation. Trina says, because of her. She hooked him up. He brushes it off, but says he’s kind of grounded for the rest of his life. Josslyn says they’ll find someone else to drive. The last thing she wants is more trouble. She wants to see Niagara Falls. Oscar says, he does too… before he dies, and Trina asks if he really just went there. None of them have been there, and Cameron says, then that’s what they’ll do. I’m excited, since I spent a lot of time there as a kid, but on the Canadian side. It was a three-hour drive from our house.

Alexis tells Nina, if she’s harboring doubts about her once and future husband, maybe she shouldn’t marry him again. Nina says it’s not about doubting Valentin, or marrying him. It’s about committing herself to creating a family – fully. Is Alexis going to help or not?

Valentin says Nina told him what Sasha said. Sasha says she likes Nina. She likes him too. She sees how much he loves Nina. It’s beautiful and romantic, but she sees the likely ending not being happy. He says he can handle it. He can pull this off. He can keep these balls in the air. He has to. She’ll says she’ll see. He likes that she’s concerned about Nina, and glad they’re attached. He doesn’t think he has to protect Nina from her. Sasha says he doesn’t.

Laura says has no idea. None of them did. She actually thought she’d deluded herself about how much he loves her. Doc says, no, and Laura says, he’s still there. He hasn’t changed. Doc says, except for the eyesight. Laura says she kept looking in his eyes, trying to find him. She couldn’t. Now she knows why. She loves him. He says he loves her too, and they kiss some more.

Margaux says, the defense is clearly stalling. The right response is prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. The judge thanks her for the instruction, but he also knows the law. He hereby remands Franco to the state mental hospital – Ferncliff – for two weeks, until his mental competency is determined. Everyone is looking at everyone, and they all look more puzzled than anything else.

Alexis tells Nina that Valentin is her family too. He’s a Cassadine, and lethal. She’d tell Nina to ask her nephew, but she can’t. She doesn’t know how Nina can marry someone who’s done what Valentin did. Nina suggests Alexis tell her. It seems like the pull to Julian is pretty strong. She asks Alexis to put a rush on the papers. Julian comes in.

A lab technician comes out, asking if Maxie is the one who called ahead to arrange a DNA test. Maxie wants to see if it’s a match. The technician says they’re crazy busy. Unless it’s an emergency, it could take up to ten days. Maxie says, that’s too long. What if it is an emergency? The technician asks, what kind? and Maxie suggests giving her a list of what constitutes an emergency, and she’ll pick one. The technician says, that’s not how it works. Maxie says she’ll figure something else out. She tells Peter, now what?

Laura asks when the whole thing started. How long has Doc been in there. He says, the end of August; he regained his memory Labor Day weekend. She says, when he visited her in Paris… and he says it was all him. She says she didn’t come back for another month. It’s when he started missing phone calls, and cutting them short. It wasn’t like him. He says, it wasn’t him. She asks how he did it all this time. He says the memory of her and their love kept him going. He knew sooner or later, she would be the one to figure it out, and find him. She says she almost did. She came so close months ago. She and Carly came, because Carly wanted to make sure no one got abused like she did. She was also adamant about wanting to see the patient in the room next to her. He says that was him. She says she looked in, but it appeared empty. He says he was on the floor, but he heard them. Or thought he did. She says, it was her. She’s so sorry. The staff was there to open the room, but she stopped Carly because Ryan stopped her. He referred to it as a breach of protocol. This could have been done with months ago. She says, she’s here now. He says, they’re here now. They kiss yet again.

Ava is shocked. Lulu thought she’d feel vindicated. Ryan says, she doesn’t? She says, something feels off. Ava feels the same way. He’s going to Ferncliff. Maybe they’ll find the answers they need there. Elizabeth approaches Franco.

Josslyn says, so everyone is in for this weekend. Oscar can’t wait. He wants to kiss her by the Falls at sunset. Trina says they’re making her nauseous. Cameron says he can make everything happen except the sunset. Oscar says they’ll take what they can get. Josslyn says, Niagara Falls, here we come!

Maxie searches on her phone. She tells Peter there’s a lab in Poughkeepsie that can do them in 24 hours. She can make it before they close, and be back just in time to get James. If she says something before she leaves, Felicia will get it out of her, and Mac will give her a lecture. Peter asks if he told her he got a new sportscar. He’ll drive. She says he doesn’t have to. He knows. She thanks him, and says, on the plus side, she won’t be going into labor.

Nina comes back to the table, and Sasha tells her to talk wedding details. If she’s going to be maid-of-honor, she wants to know what she’s getting into.

Alexis is glad she ran into Julian. She wants to clarify what she said about therapy, when she said she was discussing the future. She was talking about the big picture; putting their relationship in the proper place, and not repeating the same mistakes. It’s not about their future. Julian wishes her luck. Just so she knows, even though he moved on and he’s happy, he would never consider what they had to be a mistake.

Laura tells Doc there has to be another way out. She’s going to try and find it. He’s sorry. He took a big chance provoking Ryan. He could have snapped and killed them both. Laura thinks he played Ryan perfectly. For months, he had everyone around him fooled, including her. It was Doc’s turn to be brilliant. He convinced Ryan to leave them there, alive. Now she needs him to use that big brain to help her find a way out.

Elizabeth says, why? and Franco says, because it’s the right thing to do. Interesting how he worded that. She slaps him across the face, throws the ring at him, and walks out. He picks the ring up, and you can tell he wants to cry.

Tomorrow, Cameron asks Elizabeth if she’s completely lost her mind, Harmony gives a warning to Shiloh, Jason says Shiloh is more of a threat than they thought, and Ryan asks Ava to marry him.

🍲 This week, Gordon spent 24 Hours to Hell and Back in LA at Los Toros, a decades old Mexican restaurant. Founded in 1967, the only Mexican restaurant in Chatsworth, they were known for their classic family recipes and strong margaritas. At this point, overworked owner Nick Sr. was in astronomical debt – $450K, including $200K on credit cards – and having health problems. One of them being, no surprise, high blood pressure. Taking over when his dad passed at 63 (!), Nick Sr. wanted to pass it on to his kids, but they didn’t seem very eager to take on the business. His daughter being busy with a family of her own, and his son just not ready. Gordon dressed up as a dad visiting the restaurant with his family. I actually liked the colorful busyness of the décor, but it might have been better suited to a boho patio than an eating establishment. The menu was one of those giant things where you know they can’t possibly do everything well. At Gordon’s meal, there was prepackaged food, rancid beef, and a bad aftertaste. Aware that Gordon would be coming – how long can he keep this secret a secret? – Gordon got out when he noticed how much the employees were looking around for him. The hidden cameras revealed unsafe temperatures, a filthy kitchen, and spoiled food. Nick Sr. immediately started arguing over things that were right in front of his face, and he was one of those, no; you, arguers. It was even pointed out how very many people got sick after eating there. Being a military man, it was also revealed that Nick Sr. was a control freak, and wouldn’t let his general manager daughter handle much of anything. Gordon knew he could fix the restaurant, but wasn’t sure he could fix Nick Sr. In speaking privately with him, Gordon found out that he hadn’t wanted to take over the business, but did it for his father. Now, he felt like his kids didn’t want to be there. Gordon thought the kids needed to step up, and Nick Sr. needed to go, but Nick insisted he wanted to be committed. Gordon created a new menu, smaller, and elevating the flavors. He showed Nick Sr,’s kids the video of their dad’s story, and discovered they were more interested than Nick Sr. thought. Gordon reinvigorated the staff, installed the best kitchen equipment, and toned down, yet turned up, the design. The relaunch had a shaky start, with raw chicken and a lack of communication, but the staff got it together, and Gordon said they now had a team. He said the atmosphere difference was night and day, and when Nick Sr. had doubts, to look at his dad’s picture, now hanging on the wall. At the three month mark, customers were amazed at the changes, and the kids were more assertive. Nick Sr. even went on a vacation with his wife Lucia. He was looking forward to what the future held. Next week, a two-hour, two restaurant finale, with two stubborn families, two daughters in distress, two chefs trying to hang on to their jobs, and two Gordons.

🍸 Andy said The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Reunion Part One looked like a sequin factory explosion, and he was right. There were a lot of sparkles,, jumpsuits, and jumpsuits with sparkles. Still living in her old house, Delores felt making a decision while she was in a vulnerable position (i.e, feeling the empty nest) wasn’t the answer. She isn’t sure what she’s going to do, but said she didn’t have to make a decision now. David’s house had been sold, and Frank was building him a new one, but Dolores made it clear that she wouldn’t be moving in unless David put a ring on it. We also found out that Dolores comes from a Paterson cop family, and once worked as a correction’s officer. In other news, Frank Jr. is single. The mail order bride and monkey’s a-hole comments were addressed, and Jennifer responded by harping that Marge Sr. was an adulteress, carrying on a twelve-year (!!) affair. When the Marge explained how monkey’s show off by displaying their behinds, I thought Melissa would lose it, and Delores did. We also discovered that Marge had been having an affair with Joe #3 for a good year and a half before they left their spouses. Everyone was pretty surprised, but I tried not to pass judgement, since I don’t know these people or what all else was going on. It did sound pretty unsavory, but the only people whose opinions matter, are the ones involved. Of course there was a discussion about (ugh) the necklace, bringing us to our first best quote: tequila doesn’t really help. Teresa called Jackie a stalker because she came to one book signing, and Jackie said she loses brain cells talking to Teresa. Teresa also griped at Melissa for not being on her side of the couch, giving us the next best quote of the night from Melissa – just because you raise your voice, doesn’t mean you’re right.  For some reason, Teresa had it out for Jackie most of the night, saying Jackie didn’t even talk to her own sister. I guess Teresa doesn’t watch her own show, since that was resolved at the end of the season. She also wasn’t paying attention at the reunion, since Andy had already discussed this with Jackie. Jackie said she wasn’t on the Teresa Show, but Teresa begged to differ. Then, when Teresa acted like a big shot because she had some best sellers under her belt, Jackie said she didn’t even write her own books and used a ghost writer. I doubt she’s any Carole Radziwill though. As usual, things kept degenerating, and when Teresa brought up Jackie’s comment about Joe #1, it ended with Teresa calling Jackie a cold-hearted bitch, and getting ready to throw something at her. What happened to the Zen and stuff? Throw her back in the pokey. Next time, the eternal question. Will Teresa leave Juicy Joe if he’s deported?

🍅 Just As Juicy As Joe…

Could Teresa have a boy toy?

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhonj-teresa-giudice-caught-cheating-holding-hands-boy-toy-blake-schreck-miami-photos-joe-giudice-prison-divorce/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Or is this the real story?

http://extratv.com/2019/02/20/teresa-giudice-spotted-with-much-younger-man-her-lawyer-tells-real-story?adid=extra_eme_26919_2019-02-20_rightnow5

And is this the real real? Personally, I don’t see her moving to Italy.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1008114/teresa-giudice-joe-and-i-will-go-our-separate-ways-if-he-s-deported-to-italy?source=email&medium=emn-content-2&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

😆 Still laughing about the ending of last night’s HAHN episode. Hanna and Candace jumped on Jim like starving dogs attacking a filet mignon. It sure surprised the hell out of me, but Tyler Perry will do that.

😷 Now I Have It…

My husband has the man flu, and now I have… something. I’m trying to ignore it, because I don’t have time for it.

So for no reason other than I can’t think that hard, and yesterday’s tune reminded me of how good the soundtrack is.

 

 

February 19, 2019 -Maxie Gets a Sample, Jim Gets a Beat Down, a Bahamas Trip is Planned & Sleeping

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What I Watched Today

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

 

😫 Dog sick. Husband sick. Hoping it doesn’t reflect in the editing.

General Hospital

In the examining room, Carly tells Sonny, it’s always so cold. There’s no clock in there either, like they freeze time while you’re trying to find out if your whole world’s about to change. Kim walks in, saying Carly’s OB asked her to cover the appointment.

Drew meets Jason on the pier. He tells Jason that he had another chat with Shiloh. Shiloh made a point of reaching out, and he wants to know why. Who is this guy? Besides Kim, Shiloh is the only person who remembers Drew’s past. He wants to know what kind of game Shiloh is playing.

Sam goes to The Floating Rib, and meets Shiloh. She has a question. He says he doesn’t have the answers to everything, but she says it’s about him. He tells her, fire away. She asks if, as leader of DOD, does he get a day off, or is he playing hooky? He says right now, he’s just a guy having a cup of coffee with a girl.

Michael meets Kristina at Kelly’s. He asks, is it him, or is she smiling? Kristina says, it happens. He says, it’s great to see proof. She says that’s why she asked him to meet her. She wants to talk about a new direction she’s going in.

Maxie tells Peter that she’s about to find the truth about Sasha.

Sasha goes to the nail salon, and tells the receptionist she has an appointment. It’s probably under Maxie Jones.

Curtis answers Lulu’s door. It’s Margaux, who asks if Lulu is available. She’s there to prep her for the arraignment. Unless she’s not up to facing Franco yet.

Drew tells Jason that he was doing all the talking. Initially, Shiloh was interested in what happened in Afghanistan, but then he told Shiloh about the memory switch with his twin. He seemed caring and concerned, but also too anxious. He only relaxed when Drew told him he wasn’t getting the restoration procedure. Since he claims they were so close, why would he be disappointed? For all that buddy talk, Shiloh seemed relieved that he doesn’t remember anything.

Shiloh tells Sam that the sister loyalty is compelling. She asks if sisters aren’t supposed to be loyal, and he says, of course, but people often find them because other support systems failed. Sam says that makes her so sad, thinking her sister would go to DOD because of that. Shiloh says from what he’s seen, Sam and her mother are devoted to Kristina, Sam says, more than devoted. He says he thought they would be distant, but his take might be tainted because of the last time their lives intersected. She asks if he’s calling her out now, but he says, no. He’s calling himself out for having preconceived notions, thinking she was the same person. She says, who stole his father’s money? He knows as well as she does that people change. She’s not the same person as she was before. Shiloh has no idea who she was before, but he’s more and more captivated by this person.

Peter says, about Maxie’s caper with Sasha… She says, it’s not a caper; it’s a mission. She doesn’t want to jinx it by talking about it anymore. He says he’s going to see Lulu, and Maxie has an idea. She’ll stop by Lulu’s when she’s done, and give him an update. He says he’ll be waiting with bated breath, and she says, as well he should.

Carly tells Kim it’s not urgent; they can reschedule. Kim says they can do that, but it’s not fair that she knows when they don’t. According to the bloodwork, congratulations. Carly is officially pregnant.

Margaux tells Maxie that she’s not required to be at the arraignment, but Lulu says she wants Franco to see her standing on her own two feet, and she wants the judge to look at her before sending that psycho to jail. Her mom will be with her. Margaux says, the mayor, even better. She says today is all about his plea, and if bail will be given. He still insists he didn’t do it. She tells Lulu, when he pleads not-guilty, don’t react, dispute with him, or interact with the judge. She’ll get her chance to talk when they go to trial. She asks if there are any questions, but Lulu says she’s covered everything. Curtis has a question. How is Franco?

Lulu asks how Curtis can ask that about the man who tried to kill her? She hopes he’s miserable, preparing for a lifetime in prison. He says they have an eyewitness, and a mountain of evidence, but Franco still maintains he’s not guilty. He wonders if Franco’s had a complete break with reality. Why throw away everything he’s struggled to build? To kill three people, and attack Lulu with no provocation? Margaux doesn’t care why; just that he did, and she can prove it.

Kristina tells Michael, it’s liberating, letting preconceived notions go, and letting her guard down, being aware in the present moment. She knows it sounds cliché, but Michael says, cliché or not, it’s working for her. She thanks him for not having to defend her choice. Sometimes her family makes her feel like she should keep looking over her shoulder. Michael says he’s also gullible, but she says, only in his personal life, not with business. That’s why she’s come to him for help.

Stella sees Marcus at Kelly’s, and asks him if the seat next to him is taken. She never knows if he’ll be glad to see her or rue the day they met. He says she’s the exact person he needs to be around. She asks, what’s wrong? and he says he’s feeling sorry for himself; the Valentine’s Day blues. She gathers it was different this year. He says he and Yvonne both loved Valentine’s Day. He would get her the biggest box of candy; not even the good kind, just the biggest heart he could find. This year, he got to watch her mooning over another man’s gifts. In his mind, he didn’t take it personally, but in his heart, he had rage. Not at them, but at Alzheimer’s.

Maxie tells Sasha sorry she’s late. She loves the color Sasha chose, and tells her, it looks best on short, square nails. Sasha was just planning on having them filed, but Maxie says, there’s nothing worse than the right color on the wrong execution. Sasha says, okay; trim her nails.

Drew asks if Jason dug up anything else. Jason says Shiloh founded a house in Beechers Corners with a woman named Harmony, whose real name is Lorraine. She was his right hand until he came to Port Charles, and she stayed in Beechers Corners. It seemed like she’s hung up on him, and was upset he moved on without her. Or maybe it’s because he’s interested in Sam, the woman who fleeced his father. Spinelli is doing some digging. Drew tells Jason, if he finds out anything, let him know, and jets.

Sam says she wants to be better, but she wants to see Shiloh; who he is. He says, someone who doesn’t pose a threat to her little sister. She understands why Kristina is there, but wants to find out more about him than the DOD guy. She’s the one who’s compelled now. He suggests they take a trip, and she asks, where? Hawaii? He wants her to take a drive with him. There’s something she needs to see in order to understand. She asks if she can’t have a hint, but he says, nope. He tells her to follow her instincts, and he hopes she makes the right decision.

Curtis admires how Lulu survived, and how she’s determined to move forward to see justice done. But he knows the criminal prosecution system, and at some point, they’ll want to know how she got away. She says she has no idea. He thought hypnosis brought back the entire event. She doesn’t know how it works, but apparently, she got so upset, Doc brought her out of it before she could remember the rest. Curtis asks if she thinks someday she’ll want to know the rest of it. She was thinking about that, and thinks when Franco is put away and she’s sleeping through the night, she’ll ask Doc to put her back under. She thinks it will help her recover. Curtis says she’s very brave. The doorbell rings. Curtis goes to answer it, and Lulu says she’s sure it’s fine. He says, that depends on who you ask. It’s Peter with flowers. He wanted to see Lulu at the hospital, but it was only immediate family – or Maxie. Curtis says he’s taking off, and Lulu thanks him. Peter asks if she’s okay, and she says, all things considered. She’s not 100%, but she’s standing there, and has an incredible story to tell.

Sasha tells Maxie, it seems hypocritical. If not for Valentin, she wouldn’t be in Nina’s life. When she first met him, he admitted his greatest regret was losing Nina. He made it sound like the most romantic thing ever. Maxie is sure it is – to him. She asks for a tissue, and surreptitiously takes the nail clippings out of the trashcan. She says, Nina is too honest and trusting, and expects others to be the same way. Sasha says, in all fairness, Valentin admits to everything Nina called him out on; his crimes and mistakes. Maxie says, that she knows of. If the he was as good at changing as he is at apologizing. Every time he turns over a new leaf, there’s another dirty secret under it.

Kim tells Carly and Sonny that they were spot on about the conception date. The sonogram confirms it. She’s six weeks along. They look at the sono, and Carly says, their baby.

Sasha tells Maxie that she did her best to discourage Nina from accepting Valentin’s proposal. She brought up Nina’s doubts, their history, and his history. Maxie wonders how it backfired, and Sasha says Nina told her, hearing Sasha saying it out loud, made her realize the past is past, and her future is with Valentin. She appreciated Sasha for putting it in perspective. Maxie says she hates perspective, and Sasha says, perspective is the worst. Who knew Nina would run back to him? Maxie says, classic Nina. Sasha has never met anyone like Nina, and she means that in the best way. Maxie says Nathan was a lot like Nina. They were total opposites in some ways. Nina is impulsive; Nathan liked to plan. Nina leads with her emotions; Nathan was rational, most of the time, but had her big heart and stubborn streak. Sasha says, it sounds like they made quite a pair. Maxie says, now that Nathan is gone, it’s even more important that the people who love her, protect her against people who want to use her big heart against her.

Kristina tells Michael, for the past few years, she’s been frustrated and confused, playing the role of the family screw-up. It’s a role she created for herself, being a disappointment. Michael says she’s never been a disappointment, and she says he’s taken the role as protector. She loves him for that, but hopes can he can invest in her future. She has a business proposal. She has no access to her trust fund until she’s thirty, and would like to borrow some money.

Marcus tells Stella that his Valentine gesture would be lost on Yvonne, but he couldn’t resist buying candy. Instead of a big box, he sent small boxes to the home, enough for everybody. Stella says it was a healing gesture. He’s keeping the tradition alive in a healthy way, and honoring what they had. He says, she’s right. It made him feel better; a little bit anyway. Stella says, a little better is still better. He likes the way she looks at the world. She says she’s not always rainbows sunshine, and he says, doesn’t he know it. Curtis comes in, and Marcus says his aunt is a ray of sunshine today. He asks, isn’t she always? Stella says they all know the answer. Marcus wants to give Curtis a long overdue thank you. If they hadn’t talked, he would have missed the opportunity to close a chapter in their history. He’s lucky to have her as a friend.

Peter hands Lulu a laptop, saying, more practical than flowers. The police impounded her laptop, but he persuaded them to copy the hard drive onto the new one. She says she felt like her right arm was missing. She’s getting back to work. He says, no work until she’s 100%, but she tells him, stop thinking like a friend, and think like a publisher. She has a great personal story for the front page. He says he’s not profiting from her attack. Murphy can do the report. Lulu says the events surrounding the crime are her personal story, only told through her eyes, in her voice. If he doesn’t want to publish it, there plenty of others who will.

Kim comes back to see Sonny and Carly with some follow-up. She says there are a lot of factors, and Carly says, like her age? Kim says there are many women older than she is who have babies, but yes. Couple with her previous history, her pregnancy is high risk. Sonny asks what the odds are of her having a stroke. Kim says, right now, relatively low, but that could change without warning. She tells Carly to be careful to check her blood pressure, manage stress, eat right, manage stress, get enough rest, manage… Carly gets it. Sonny says he’ll make sure she takes it easy. Kim says, if anything fells off, call. She’ll schedule another sonogram in a few weeks. She congratulates them again. When she’s gone, Sonny and Carly look at each other. In the hallway, Kim looks pensive.

Maxie arrives at Lulu’s, and Lulu wants her to tell Peter how difficult it is to change her mind. Maxie asks if he doesn’t know that already. Lulu says she wants to write a firsthand account of the attack. Peter is concerned that remembering will take it’s toll on her healing. Maxie tells him, throw in the towel. He’s already lost. Lulu leaves to charge her new laptop. Peter asks if Maxie thinks Lulu putting down her story for posterity is a good idea. Maxie thinks if it’s too much, Lulu will stop. If not, he has an amazing story. He asks how it went, and Maxie says she got an amazing (WOTD) manicure, and a bonus. A DNA sample from Sasha.

Kristina asks Michael to lend her $1500, and she’ll make payments with interest. If all goes according to plan, she plans to pay him back in a matter of months. He appreciates her well thought out proposal, but she can go to her dad and ask for money for school. She says her dad will give her a gift or a handout; it’s the last thing she wants. He says it’s free money, but she says, it’s at a cost. She’ll have feelings of guilt and failure. She needs to pay her own way.

Marcus has to go. Curtis tells Stella, it’s nice seeing her have a friend. She says, friends are good to have.

Kim looks at old pictures of Oscar on her phone. Drew joins her, and she says, long time, no see; it’s been forty-right hours. It’s nice to have a little respite from worrying about Oscar. Not that she’s not worried, but she got to give people good news today. She says she’s been meaning to show him this, and he looks at a picture of Oscar at about four years ole. He says, that face. It must be a real picture of the actor, because yeah, that face. Kim says, even then, Oscar was so much like him. She asks if he ever wonders… Never mind. Drew says, what?

Shiloh sees Margaux at the bar. He says he sees she signed up for more seminars. She says they’re resonating with her, and he’s glad they’re helping. She says the timing wasn’t a moment too soon. He tells her that people find Dawn of Day when they need to, and she says, however it works, she was lucky. He asks what led her there, and she says she was desperate to achieve a certain outcome, and betrayed a friend in the process. He asks, how so? She says it’s so out there, she doesn’t think he’ll believe her. He says, try him. She says, basically, she was in possession of information that was the key to her friend’s past that he couldn’t remember. She valued her end game more than his trust, and tried to use the information as leverage to get him to do something he didn’t want to.

Jason gets a text from Spinelli, but we can’t see what it says. Sam comes along, and asks what he’s doing there. He says, getting some air. Her? She says she lost something, and he says he’ll help her look. They walk over to a more private spot and kiss. He asks what Shiloh wanted, and she says to chat her up. He wants her to go away with him. Jason says, that would be a bad idea.

Michael tells Kristina, something he learned from his bereavement group is that you’re responsible for your own healing. He’ll lend her the money, and let her pay him back with interest. She thanks him. He has one condition. They need to have lunch together more often. She says, deal.

Sasha comes into Kelly’s, and Curtis says nice to see her. She says he sounds surprised. He is, a little. When they first met, she was opposed to the idea of any mother but the one who raised her, but here she is. She says he’s not half as surprised as she is. She promised herself meeting Nina would be a drive-by, but Nina dares you not to care, and then you can’t stop. He’s glad she feels that way. He’s the one who tracked her down, and has a personal stake in it. He’d hate to be the one who put Nina in a position to be hurt. She says, no one wants that. He says, when Valentin hired him, he was skeptical. It was too perfect. Valentin came up with the one way to guarantee that Nina would forgive him. He was on guard in case it was a set-up, but everything seems legit. Not just the DNA, but her connection with Nina. He hopes she’s as genuine as she seems.

Maxie tells Peter it shouldn’t be a problem to get a sample from Nina. They can find out if she and Sasha are really mother and daughter, or if it’s a plot by Valentin. Peter says Valentin is a formidable guy, but he’s never gone up against anyone like her. Lulu comes back, and says the temperature has gone up since she left the room. Enough about her. She wants to talk about them.

Kim asks if Drew wonders what it would have been like if they’d raised Oscar together. He says it’s crossed his mind. She wonders if it would have been a disaster, with him stationed all over. She’d still have had to raise him by herself. He doesn’t know. She knew him then, and knows him now. What does she think? She asks if he wants wishful thinking or honest, and he says, honest. She thinks he would have been a wonderful father to their son. He asks if that isn’t wishful thinking, and she says it’s both.

Carly asks what Sonny is thinking. She knows it’s a lot to take in. He says it’s not like they didn’t think or talk about it, but she says, hearing it from a doctor… Sonny says, it brings it home. What does she want to do? She says they have so many people who love them, and who they love. She believes the baby is a blessing. He takes her hand, and they hug.

Margaux tells Shiloh that she betrayed her friend. He says, betray is a strong word, but she says he trusted her, and she tried to take advantage of that. She tried, and failed. She had the key to his past it the palm of her hand, and he refused the deal. Shiloh asks what she means by in the palm of her hand, and she says it was a flash drive; a file with everything. Shiloh says, business records? but she says, mostly personal memories. His whole life. Shiloh asks, what happened to it? and she says her conscience got the better of her, and she gave it back. She’s hoping one day he’ll look. She doesn’t know. It’s up to him.

Jason tells Sam it’s too dangerous, but she insists there’s no way Shiloh will hurt her. I’m wondering how him saying go for a drive turned into some big trip. He says Spinelli got more information; he’s not sure. She says she’s going on the trip. He tells her, slow down and make a plan. She says they have one, and tells him that she’ll get all the information she can. He says that doesn’t mean she needs to go on a trip, but she says she knows what she’s doing. The guy likes to talk. She’ll get the information they need, so they don’t have to pretend. They can be together. He holds her, and kisses the top of her head.

Tomorrow, Cameron says it’s life or death important, Peter tells Maxie that they’re going to find out if Sasha is Nina’s daughter, and Ava is barely hanging on.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Stay away from Jeffrey, got him? Justin lies on the floor, bleeding.

Jeffrey asks if David is sure, and he says he is. He’s tired of being laid up. He wants his car keys. Jeffrey asks, what about mom? Every time he gets in his own car, he worries. David says Veronica knows the FBI is watching her every move. Jeffrey asks where David is going, and he says, just out. Jeffrey’s phone rings, and David asks, is that him? Jeffrey says, who? David says Jeffrey knows who he’s talking about. It rings again, and David tells him, answer it.

Justin says he’s hurt, and Jeffrey asks, what happened? Justin tells him not to act like he doesn’t know. He sent them there. Jeffrey says he didn’t send anyone anyplace. Justin asks, who did? David takes the phone, and says he sent them. Justin asks who it is, and he says, Jeffrey’s father, Judge Harrington. Justin calls him a SOB, and David says he’s already not abiding by the rules. He tells Justin not to contact his son again, Justin says, okay, and David gives the phone back. He tells Jeffrey to let him know if Justin contacts him.

Outside, David says he’s fine. Jeffrey says he’ll start it up, but David isn’t going to let him do that. He knows what Jeffrey is trying to do, but his mother knows she’s being watched. Jeffrey wants to be sure, but David says he doesn’t have to be; he’s fine. He tells Jeffrey go inside, and don’t worry about that boy. He won’t bother Jeffrey again. Jeffrey thinks David wants him to go in so he doesn’t get hurt. David tells him to touch the car. He does, and an alarm goes off. David says he had one installed on both of their cars. If it’s touched, even with a finger, the alarm goes off and he gets a text. Jeffrey goes back in, and David gets in his car. BOOM! Just kidding. He drives away.

Jeffrey makes a call. I’m starting to think he’s an idiot. Justin’s phone rings, and Jeffrey asks if he’s okay. He tells Justin that he’s sorry, and Justin asks, why did he let them do this? Jeffrey says he didn’t; he’s sorry. Justin thinks he’s losing a lot of blood, and needs Jeffrey to come help. Jeffrey says, call an ambulance, but Justin says if Jeffrey doesn’t help, he wants to die. He says Jeffrey doesn’t know how much he loves him. He did this for him. He’s never loved anyone like him before. Jeffrey makes him crazy, and his dad sends guys to beat his ass. What hell is that? Jeffrey apologizes again, and Justin says, then come help him. Jeffrey says he can’t. He’s taking care of his dad. Just call an ambulance. Justin hangs up. Jeffrey calls 911, but doesn’t know the address. He asks them to hold on, and scrolls through his texts

Kathryn is all happy with her threesome dudes. She says she loved it. Rocky says he did too. Roderick gets up to use the bathroom, and she tells him, hurry back. In the bathroom, he makes a call. I don’t want to know where he was hiding the phone.

Candace’s phone rings. She gets a picture of Kathryn in bed with them. She tells Roderick, good boy. Get her more. She’s sorry he has to sleep with that beast. He says she knows he’s a freak, and she says, do you. He has to get back. Candace doesn’t trust Rocky, but Roderick says he’s got this. She asks if the man is still there. He says yes, and a whole bunch of secret service are there. Roderick goes back in.

Kathryn is dressed, and asks him to zip her up. She has to go home. Roderick says, no, and she tells him that he lies so well; she’s beginning to like it. He says maybe someday she’ll believe he’s into her. She believes he’s into her money. He says he’ll miss her, and she tells him, keep it up. Maybe one day he’ll convince her. She leaves, and Rocky smacks Roderick with a pillow. Roderick says, it’s fine, but Rocky says, it’s not. She reminds him of his mother. Roderick says he’ll come out on top, and Rocky says, he’s sick. He jets, and Roderick says he likes her.

Hanna goes in where Candace sitting. Hanna asks what she’s doing there, and Candace says, trying to see Jim. Hanna says, that woman’s husband? Candace says Kathryn doesn’t care; why does she? Kathryn is in a hotel room right now with two men. Hanna says she doesn’t know that, and Candace says she’ll text a picture to Hanna. Hanna tells her not to send filth to her phone. Candace says those guys work for her. Kathryn has no idea how hard she’s being played. Hanna says Candace won’t stop, and Candace says, can’t stop, won’t stop. Hanna calls her crazy, and she says she gets it from her mom – or dad. She wishes she knew who he was. She prefers Hanna doesn’t talk to her, and Hanna is good with that. Candace can’t believe Hanna used to work there, cleaning up after these people. Hanna says, it’s better than selling her ass. Candace says she made more in one night than Hanna probably made in a year. Hanna asks if the President is Candace’s next victim. Is she blackmailing him? Candace says she has a bunch of secrets, and Hanan says she won’t be satisfied until she’s dead. Candace says, it will be a welcome relief. Hanna says none of it means anything, and Candace says, no. Nothing.  Hanna tries to show Candace a video of her son, and she tells Hanna to stop. Hanna doesn’t understand why it’s getting to her. She thinks Candace is realizing it could be her fault. Candace says, turn it off or she’ll do it. Hanna would love to see that happen. Candace puts in ear buds. Hanna sits on the arm of the couch, playing the video, and Candace bops her head to music.

George tells Wyatt that he’ll get out as soon as he talks to the grand jury. Just tell them what happened, and he’s free to go, but he has to tell the truth. Wyatt says, okay, but he wants a fix first. George says he can find one after he leaves, and Wyatt says then he’s not doing a damn thing. George says, Sara is on the stand right now. He needs Wyatt. Wyatt doesn’t care. Not until he gets what he’s asking for. George threatens to release Wyatt to his father. Wyatt says it’s the devil he knows. George says, it’s a devil far worse than he knows. He tells one of the staff to get the doctor. Give Wyatt something; fix him. She says, it’s risky, but George says, just get it done.

Jeffrey calls 911 to find out if the ambulance was dispatched. The operator says Justin called himself. Jeffrey asks if he was picked up, but she says, it was dispatched. He asks if she knows where Justin was taken, but she can’t give him that information. Jeffrey has to call him.

Madison arrives at work. The nurse in reception chides him for getting preferential treatment. Madison says it’s a very powerful family, and his co-worker says, the mother is crazy. Madison doesn’t know anything about that, and the nurse says, speaking of crazy, there’s a loony one in three. Madison asks him not to do that to him. He says the administration might give him special treatment, but he doesn’t have to. Madison goes into the room, and sees Justin. Justin says see what Jeffrey did to him? Madison thinks he’s special. Madison says Justin isn’t threatening him. Justin says he’s not, but this is what’s going to happen. Jeffrey doesn’t care about anybody but himself. Madison starts to leave, and Justin says, don’t love him. Jeffrey will turn on Madison. Trust him.

The nurse asks Madison what happened, and Madison says he can’t help him. It’s the guy who attacked him in the parking garage. The nurse says Madison told security he didn’t remember, but Madison says he knows it’s him; there’s surveillance of him. The nurse says he was seen in the vicinity, but the camera near Madison’s car wasn’t working. Madison says, he made it that way. The nurse suggests he tell the police, and Madison says, he is the police. He knows it’s him.

Jeffrey walks in, and says he was told Justin was there. Madison can’t believe Jeffrey is there to see him, and takes him to Justin’s room. He thinks he and Jeffrey trying to get to know each other is a mistake. He doesn’t think Jeffrey should call again. Jeffrey says, done. Justin says he didn’t think Jeffrey would come. Jeffrey is glad Justin went to the hospital. Justin says the neighbors called, but Jeffrey says, funny. 911 said he called. Justin insists he didn’t. Jeffrey asks how he is, and Justin says, missing him. Jeffrey tells him, don’t start. He has to get control of himself. He can’t keep doing this. Justin says, he knows. He just loves Jeffrey so much. Jeffrey says, it’s not love; it’s infatuation. There’s someone he wants Justin to talk to; Dr. Chambers. He’s an amazing psychologist, and can help. The only person Justin wants to help is Jeffrey, but Jeffrey says he can’t. Justin says they did this to him because he loves Jeffrey. Jeffrey says they did it because Justin threatened him. Justin says Jeffrey’s dad did this, and asks if he deserved it. Jeffrey says, maybe. For the record, Jeffrey is sorry it happened, but Justin needs to know if do this again, what comes back will be even worse. He has to go. Justin begs him not to. He asks if he’ll see Jeffrey again, and Jeffrey says he’s sure Justin will. Justin ask if Jeffrey will come see the place. Jeffrey says he’ll have to be careful, but yes, if it makes Justin happy. Justin says he loves Jeffrey, and Jeffrey says he love Justin too. Once again confusing the hell out of me. Just asks for a kiss, but Jeffrey says, no.

Jeffrey tells Madison, sorry, but Madison says, don’t be. Jeffrey says Madison wouldn’t understand, and Madison says, nope; he wouldn’t. Jeffrey says he has to respect it. Madison says, sorry to disappoint him, but unfortunately the bruises on the back of his head won’t let him. Jeffrey says he’ll see Madison at his dad’s. Madison says he’s trying to get a replacement.

Benny sits with Mitch in Mitch’s car, looking at pictures on a phone. Mitch told him it burned down. Benny asks where the Cryers live now. He doesn’t know, and Benny makes a call to Hanna, but gets voicemail. Mitch says, try Candace; she knows everything, but he get voicemail there too. Mitch says, she’s probably with the President. Benny asks what he’s talking about, and Mitch says, she was with Charles Frederickson, the President, when he was at the hospital. It was like a circus, secret service and everything. He says, Candace one-upped herself. What’s even crazier is, he likes her. Mitch heard him telling their mom how fond he is of her. Benny’s sister is going mess around and get First Lady now. Benny says he’s tripping, but Mitch says, anything goes in that place. Benny still gets voicemail, and Mitch suggests Veronica. He says he’s not calling that chick. Benny tells Mitch to call his family, and Mitch says he’ll probably get hell for this.

The FBI watches Veronica’s house. She pulls in, and marches over to the van, waving as she walks. She knocks on the window, and tells them, if they’re going to do surveillance, they may as well come in. They politely tell her, no thank you, ma’am, and she says they’re not fooling anyone in the van. She tells them, do what they must. She sees David pull into her driveway, and says, now that’s who they need be watching. David gets out of his car, and she goes back.

David sees they have their eyes on Veronica, and asks if he can come in. She asks how his back is, and he says, not good. She says she’s sorry, and they go inside. She says it looks like he’s getting around fine. He says, pain killers; she should know about that very well. She says, unfortunately, she does. She tells him, have a seat, but he’d rather stand. He asks if Alice is there. Veronica says she’s being sued for a hostile work environment. He’s sure it’s a lie. He wants to talk. She asks him if he recognizes the rug. The slight red blood stain where he slapped her to the floor. He doesn’t see any stains, but she says they’re there. She purposely didn’t clean them. She wanted to remember the moment he was dead to her. He says they both have those days. His was the day she sent Erica to him. She says she didn’t do that, but he says, she did. She ask if he’s there to kill her as he threatened to. He says, no. He’s there because he’d like to take her to dinner. We all go, wha-a-at? along with Veronica. He realized he’d gone way too far, and he’s there to apologize. She doesn’t trust him. What’s he up to? He says he realized how much he loves her. He was wrong to try to replace her. She tells him, get out. He says he’s serious, but she means it; get out. He says, okay, but he loves and misses her, and he was very wrong. He hopes she can forgive him. She repeats, get out, and he leaves. She sits down, visibly shaken.

Jim asks Diane where they are, and she says, the living room. He says, well, well, well. What a surprise. What do they want? Candace tells him, let Hanna go first. He asks what’s on her mind. She says if anything else happens to her son, she’ll finish him. Jim scoffs at the idea, and Candace says Hanna might not be able to do anything, but she can. He says, what? Show pictures of old Jim naked around town again? He doesn’t give a sh*t. He went after her brother because she’s the bitch whore who took his $8 million. She says he’s the bitch, and he’s not getting it back. He says, get the money today, or there will be three more stabbings. Hanna wishes he’d send someone. He asks if she thinks she scares him. What’s she going to scare him with? He says, she doesn’t scare him at all, calling her bitch. She says she’s not a bitch, and takes her earrings off. We all know what that means. Jim apparently doesn’t. He says she’s a bitch, and Candace is a trifling bitch. They’re both bitches. Hanna says she told him to watch what he says to her, and suddenly, they’re both on him, beating the crap out of him. I cheer.

Next time, Hanna says she’ll kill Jim, Kathryn is ready to cut them off, Mitch visits Jim with Benny, and David wants to get back together with Veronica.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kyle visit LVP. She asks why LVP has no guard dog, and LVP says she has the swans. That’s a really good point. Swans are beautiful, but can be mean. They get in Lisa’s car. In her interview, Kyle says she loves LVP. She’s been going through a hard time, but they laugh anywhere they go. This time, they’re going for some kind of facial procedures, and discuss it on the way

Kyle says they’ll be looking like different people when they come out. In Kyle’s interview, she says they live in a town where nobody ages. They have to do the latest and greatest treatments. We see a clip of Kyle and LVP talking with Paul Nassif (Botched). The doctor comes out. LVP says she wants to rejuvenate her neck. He asks if she wants laughing gas, and she says, oh yes. Kyle asks if he has some to go. LVP inhales it, and Kyle takes a video of her getting loopy. She says, it’s like drinking a bottle wine without a hangover. She tells Kyle, have one, holding out the tube. It will make her stress go away. LVP realizes Kyle is filming her, and says, it’s not funny, but does she look beautiful? In her interview, LVP says she and Kyle love to have a laugh. After everything she’s been dealing with, a brief respite is something important. The doctor says she has a brand new neck. He asks Kyle what she’s doing. She can’t decide, but thinks something with her eyes.

Erika is meeting LisaR and Dorit at a restaurant, and orders an Arnold Palmer while she’s waiting. When they get there, she orders a bottled beer. Dorit and LisaR reminisce about the kegs of their high school and college days. Dorit tells LisaR about the robbery. Kyle thinks they should get a Doberman or Rottweiler. Erika suggests a German Shepherd. In Dorit’s interview, she says with everything that happened after the Lucy situation, she thinks it’s safe to say they’re family is putting getting a dog on the back burner. She says she can’t bring herself to talk about it, and could use a getaway; a girls’ trip. They talk about Tahoe, and Erika thinks they have a house there. Thinks. They have several houses, including one near Kyle, but she’s never been to that one. We see a clip of her telling Tom about the pool tiles she picked out falling apart. She’s good worrying about one place. She’ll get to the others someday.

Dorit says her sister went to a new place in the Bahamas, Bahamar, and said it was exquisite. In her interview, Dorit thinks a trip would be a great way to connect, and a safe space for them to duke out their issues, and find a way forward. Dorit says she’ll draw a map, and they’ll make a plan.

We meet Denise’s boyfriend, Aaron. Daughter Sami tells Denise she failed her English test; Denise asks if she needs a tutor, and Sami thinks that might be a good idea. In her interview, Denise says she was being provocative in the past, and the effect on future kids wasn’t something she thought of back then. Now she has two daughters, Sami and Lola, whose father is Charlie Sheen. Since she and Charlie are both nuts, they have a shot at being normal. She adopted Eloise when she was born as a single mom. There was a rumor that she was Charlie’s child with a hooker, but that’s false. She laughs. They recently moved to Malibu, and Aaron moved in with them. It’s four bedrooms; simple, beachy, clean, Zen. She thinks it’s a fresh start for all of them. She and Aaron have been together over a year, and she feels like he’s her soulmate. He does frequency work, balancing the body, and she met him when she started going to his clinic. She tells us she’d have to video what he does for people to understand, but it’s fascinating and crazy. With her ex Charlie, if she hung the toilet paper wrong, it was like she burned the house down. She’s grateful for this relationship. She asks Sami about homecoming, and Sami say she hasn’t been asked yet. She tells Sami that she can’t date until she’s sixteen anyway. In Denise’s interview, she says her parents were strict, and she couldn’t date until she was sixteen. I actually don’t think that’s too unreasonable, although I was slightly younger. She wonders if she’s doing her kids a disservice because of her own wild ways. Sami says she wants a boyfriend, now that Denise said she can’t have one Sami calls Charlie, and asks if she’s allowed go with a guy to homecoming. He says he trusts her judgement that he’s the right person to go with. Denise says, whatever. She’s not mad, but she disagrees.

PK and Dorit have wine. He says he had an aggravating week. He’s been on tour for four weeks. He thinks they’ve both had trying, long weeks. Dorit says she had dinner with Erika and LisaR. She thought it would be nice to go on another trip. It will bring them together. He says she’s not asking Teddi, but she says she was thinking of it. With everything that happened, she wants to give it a chance. In her interview, she says they took a baby step at Kyle’s party. She’s hoping Teddi doesn’t interfere in her business, and not make a mountain out of a molehill about the dog situation. They had some differences – we see a clip of the argument over Dorit being late – but they’re trivial, and Dorit wants to put it behind them. PK thinks it’s super cool of her. She says they’ll go there, clean the slate, and move forward. In Dorit’s interview, she hopes that LVP knows she had the best intention with Lucy, and wants to move forward. She tells PK, wish her luck. He says she doesn’t need it. The ladies are the lucky ones.

LisaR and Teddi walk in the hills. Teddi is getting ready for a half-marathon. They see a huge rattlesnake, and LisaR says better here than at her house. Harry doesn’t like to kill them. We see a clip of him showing the kids a baby rattler in a jar. LisaR asks, whose husband does that? I’d probably be the same way. I relocate spiders. Teddi says her work stuff is good. The business has grown, and now she has a different lifestyle. LisaR asks about her taking an acting job. Teddi says she almost turned it down. She doesn’t know if she’s a decent actor. In her interview, we see a clip, and she says he doesn’t think it’s going to lead to an illustrious acting career. She did it to have fun, and just see if she could do it. She tells LisaR that she had big dreams when she first moved there, but put on weight. She was sent out for pilot season, and got a call from her manager that she needed to lose weight or no one would hire her. She didn’t realize it was contingent on her losing weight. She said she was never doing it again, and took a negative turn, developing a problem. Food was her best friend. In her interview, LisaR says they all have issues with their bodies. In the business, you have to look a certain way. Teddi says, it went on for years. It didn’t define her, but it did define what she does. The second you’re not practicing what you preach, you’re a complete fraud. LisaR gets it. Teddi says posting her workouts every day keeps her humble.

Kyle goes to Mauricio’s office. He says everyone is out working; Vera is at an open house. Kyle thinks she might go; she loves looking at them. Mauricio says there are some great properties on the market. Kyle thinks her eye is blinking too slow, and he laughs. She tells him, it’s not funny. In her interview, she says she’s a hypochondriac. There. She said it. As a mom, she doesn’t feel complete without her husband and kids being together. That’s when she’s 100% Kyle. Each one that leaves is difficult, and now Sofia is going to college. We see a clip of everyone at the dinner table, and Mauricio asking what they should do before she leaves. Sofia suggests they have a party every Friday until she goes. Mauricio likes it. Kyle sys her dream was to be a mom and have kids. The last one will be hard. Mauricio says he had to sleep in an awkward position to cuddle with Portia. I identify, since I do that for my dogs. He knows it’s not lasting long. Kyle gets weepy, and Mauricio says it’s not like it’s the first time. She still has two more babies. She says, life changes every time one of them leaves. Mauricio says they’ll also get married, and she’ll be a grandmother with amazing grandkids. She says she’s preparing herself by… she doesn’t know how to prepare. Since she has dogs, it’s easier. Dogs make everything easier. I said that, not Kyle.

LisaR gives the dogs cupcakes. Amelia brings in her new French bulldog puppy, who tries to nurse on he. She tells LisaR about seeing a mom and daughter who looked like they were suffering with an eating disorder, and it was hard to watch. In LisaR’s interview, she says when she first realized something was wrong, her immediate response was, you gotta eat. It scared the sh*t out of them, including Amelia. Amelia says, no matter how many deaths she heard about, all that mattered was her skinniness. She doesn’t want it to happen to other people. She could have died. In her interview, LisaR says, it’s a scary thing when your child is suffering. You feel helpless. Amelia says all of her friends think about calories. They see the bread basket, and it’s like, holy sh*t. LisaR says Amelia started watching food shows, and she thought it was weird for her to want to see people eat. Amelia hopes that people in the industry stop putting on a façade of perfection. In LisaR’s interview, she says she’s always been aware of her weight and what she look like, but that’s not who she is. She tells Amelia about Teddi’s struggle, the agent asking her to lose weight and her gaining two hundred pounds as a result. It triggered her in the opposite way. In her interview, LisaR says she sees the brutalities in the business, and she doesn’t want it to be the only thing her daughters focus on. She thinks she and Harry have shown them there’s more out there. Amelia says she gets so many comments on Instagram, asking how she got out of it. She’ll never be out of it. LisaR says when Amelia came out publicly, she was shocked and proud. She showed everyone something others would never do, a vulnerability that’s so fragile. LisaR is proud of her.

In the car, LVP tells Ken that he’s rear-ended too many people. He says it’s not his fault. She says if he rear-ended them, it’s his fault. She tells him that if you end up in bed with someone and rear-end them, it’s your fault. That LVP. She loves dirty talk, which is so much less dirty with a British accent.

Kyle tells Sofia that she feels guilty about going to the Bahamas. Sofia says she’s not leaving yet, and they’ll be together in DC when Kyle drops her off. Kyle begs her not to leave.

Ex pasty chef Chris Ford sets up shop at LisaR’s. In her interview, she says everyone is away, and there are only so many bikini shots she can put on Instagram to get attention. So she invited the ladies over, including Camille. She tells everyone that Kyle is at a tequila tasting, and won’t be there. Neither will LVP; there’s something wrong with Giggy. 😢

LVP meets Ken at Villa Blanca. Harrison! She says she’s emotionally depleted, and couldn’t put on a brave façade for LisaR’s party. She orders some food, and says TomTom is doing well. Ken says it’s been a lot of work, especially the last two weeks. She asks what he thinks about her going on the Bahamas trip. It’s terrible timing. Ken says, it’s a must. She should go anyway. She says she hasn’t been herself, and has been emotional, but she’s never been there. In her interview, she hopes it will give her a renewed vigor; a fresh outlook. She asks if he’s going to keep Giggy by his side at all times. Ken says Giggy isn’t well, but he’s a strong little bugger. We see a clip if Giggy at the vet. He’s going to need a pacemaker, and LVP asks about the chances of him not surviving. The doctor says less than 20%, and they’ve never lost a patient. LVP thinks it will be a bit of a challenge, but she can use some time away. Dealing with Dorit has been exasperating. The way she handled it, the dog ended up in a kill shelter, when she should have just given Lucy to them, but she loves Dorit anyway. She’s taking the plunge and having fun again. Ken toasts to the Bahamas. She tells Ken that he’s not going to have fun. He’s going to work.

Everyone arrives. There are various small dessert treats in bowls – macaroons, candies, and such – on the gigantic kitchen island. Chef Chris has the ladies write notes to their loved ones, and put their chosen ingredients inside a chocolate half-heart with the note on top. Then they melt the edge of the other half, and fuse them together with some kind of spray. They decorate them with what seems like metallic spray paint. In her interview, Denise says she wouldn’t refer to this as baking or pastry. There’s no dough. She doesn’t know how they’re calling it pastry class. Pastry or not, it’s cool. They go into the dining room for pastry eating class. There are all kinds of sweets on three-tiered dishes. Dorit is weird about the calories, asking if she can take it home. In her interview, Erika says she eats dessert every day. You’re not going to blow up, and if you do, you can work it off. Eat the effing cake.

Erika asks Denise how she met Aaron. Denise says after a few times of going to his center, they had sex in one of the rooms. They’ve been inseparable ever since. He’s still technically married, but they’ve been separated for two years. We find out that the future ex-wife is Nicole Sheridan, who Harry was married to for eleven months. In LisaR’s interview, she says, there’s intertwining stuff going on. LisaR explains that Nicole went to a Michael Bolton concert, and ran off with him. She thanks him to this day. They toast to Michael Bolton. LisaR says she wouldn’t have her beautiful children without them. In her interview, Teddi says she’s never had that urge when she sees Michael Bolton, and I literally LOL. Teddi talks about meeting Edwin, but I’m laughing too hard from her interview comment to hear what she says. We learn they do it twice a week, and it’s very scheduled. In her interview, Denise says she gets it on with Aaron every day. I’m not a prude by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t recall ever talking much about sex to my friends other than, was it good? and maybe questions about something weird.

The ladies pack for the trip. Of course Erika has her assistants helping to put her outfits together. She says she’d better stop eating now. At almost 6 am, it’s time to leave. Kyle kisses one of the dogs goodbye, and closes the door way too loudly on her way out. They meet at the airport. Dorit wants their trip to be luxurious, glamorous, and fun. They’re flying in a private jet, and it’s a brand new resort. First class all the way. LisaR asks, who doesn’t want to fly in a private jet? Erika says not many people get that experience. One day, you’re in the Gulf Stream, and the next, you’re flying coach. It not about how you got there, but that you’re effing there.

I’m dying because I wish I could be on one of those jets. Even if it’s just for a half hour like on Vanderpump Rules. These girls have a lot more food on board – there’s an entire buffet. Dorit explains what she’s organized. They’re going to a private island for lunch, and massages will be available. All of the rooms are beautiful. She asks if LVP wants to stay in a suite with her, but LVP doesn’t want to share. I would think she might want a room to herself, in case she needs to be bummed for a moment. Erika says she’s available. LVP says Dorit has snoring and gas problems. LisaR says, she’s back. Cheers! Kyle says, it’s all fun and games, and then one jab goes too far.

Next time, omg this place they go to – it’s incredible – LVP wants to move on, Erika says she’ll defend herself to the bone, Teddi says she never told a soul, while LisaR looks like the cat who ate the canary. Hmm…

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where I should be is sleeping, so I’ll let Harry lead me off.