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November 6, 2018 – An Election Upset, Candace Reconsiders, Deck on the Morrow, Teddi Flips & Votes from the Past


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Laura appreciates Spencer’s enthusiasm, but her getting elected is still a long shot. Lulu says long shots have been known to win. Spencer says he almost feels like he voted himself. He fingers the flashdrive.

Curtis talks to a volunteer who says it’s been a rough one. He thanks her for volunteering her time. He goes into vote and writes in Laura.

Anna asks if Jordan has seen The Invader, and Jordan says she was misquoted. Anna asks how serious it is. Jordan says she has a disembodied head in an apple barrel, a headless body from the art gallery, and criminal’s daughter unleashed on her unsuspecting city. She asks what’s up with Anna getting Britt released.

Britt and Finn get out of the elevator at the hospital. Britt loves the smell; the aroma of disinfectant meeting disease that gives everyone a vague sense of dread. She hopes Epiphany is on duty, since it’s so easy to set her off. Finn tells her it’s not a social visit. There’s a lot at stake; her freedom in particular. If she wants her vacation from prison to be permanent, she has to give the performance of a lifetime.

Chase sees Willow sitting outside of Kelly’s. He asks if she’s playing hooky, and tells her that he can arrest her for that.

Michael sits with Brad and Lucas at Charlie’s, holding Wiley. Michael says he can’t be the same baby; he’s gained twenty pounds. Brad’s phone dings, and he jets. Lucas says Brad is super stressed. Being a father is giving him a case of impostor syndrome. Michael says he’s talking to someone who inherited the CEO position at ELQ. Lucas says Brad acts terrified, and says he was never meant to be Wiley’s father.

Outside Charlie’s, Julian is on the phone with Kim. He says he snuck out, and Oscar can’t find out he’s spying on him for his mom. He’ll keep her posted. He sees Brad, who tells him that Lucas is going to need his help after he’s gone. Julian asks where he’s going, and Brad says a Malibu wellness center. Lucas is going to find out Wiley isn’t the baby they adopted. Julian tells him it’s not going to happen. Keep his head up, his mouth shut, and stay with his family. Julian goes back inside.

Michael tells Lucas that Brad is devoted to Wiley, and it’s plain to see how much he loves the baby. Lucas makes a mental note to tell Brad, and says when his time comes, Michael can encourage him too. Julian comes by and makes small talk. When he’s gone, Michael says it’s none of his business, but has he reconsidered letting Julian be a part of Wiley’s life.

Willow tells Chase the PCPD must value his detective skills. He says, no crime is too petty, and no law too trivial. Willow says she’ll remember that the next time she’s tempted to jaywalk. He starts explaining the intricacies of the jaywalking law, and she says she’s just messing with him. He says he’s working on lightening up. Spontaneity is the key. He’s thinking of taking an improv class. She says performing isn’t for her, and he says he would have thought she’d be a natural, since she’s a teacher. She says teaching is more complex than that, and he says he didn’t mean to minimize what she does. Teachers are a great resource, and underpaid. He starts to go on and on about how great teachers are, but she says he had her at underpaid. He thinks she has a good has sense of humor, and wonders if she can help with his.

Britt complains that Finn is taking forever. Is he sure he’s a doctor? It must have been a while since he did grunt work. He tells her that she’s going to be a patient there for the foreseeable future. She says she’s perfectly healthy, but he tells her, not for long.

Jordan says Britt had time left before she could be paroled, and Anna explains that she had Britt released. Jordan wishes she’s gotten a heads up, but Anna says she needed a certain amount of secrecy; sorry. Now that the cards are on the table, she needs something from Jordan. If Jordan helps her, when Anna gets Obrecht – and she will – Jordan will get first crack. She has Anna’s word. Jordan agrees to help, and tells Anna to get out now. She has a beheading to attend to. She tells Anna that she still loves her, and Anna says she loves Jordan too.

When Curtis puts his voting card in the machine, it comes out with smileys on it. He tells the volunteer something is wrong with the machine. She says, not just that one.

Lulu says Spencer certainly threw himself into Laura’s campaign. Good thing. God forbid there was no way to channel his imagination. She asks if Spencer is going back to school after winter break, but Laura hasn’t decided. Spencer comes in, saying the election returns are in, but Laura says the polls aren’t closed yet. With any luck, she might get 10%. Lulu agrees with Spencer, thinking she has a good chance. She has to pick up Charlotte, and Spencer reminds her the victory party is at nine. Ned walks in, telling them that’s what he was going to say. He’s having a victory party at the MetroCourt, and they’re all invited. Laura asks if he wants something to drink, and Spencer suggests bleach would be perfect for his palate. Ned is glad boarding school hasn’t taken Spencer’s edge off. Laura asks Spencer to get Ned some water. Laura imagines Ned has a busy day, and asks to what she owes his visit. He says he did want to invite them. He’ll be giving his acceptance speech before the party. He tells her that he appreciated the competition, but she was really too late to overtake the lead. She says it was never about winning. She just wanted to force him to deal with some important issues. He says it’s an honorable motive. Another reason he wants her to join his administration.

Curtis slips into the interrogation room to see Jordan. She says she likes to keep her personal life separate from work, but hopes that’s why he’s there. She kisses him, and he says that’s not why he’s there. He just came from voting. She asks where his sticker is, and he says, stickers are for voters. She says, he didn’t vote? and he says he couldn’t. And he’s not the only one.

Willow tells Chase that she read about the head incident at The Floating Rib. He says that’s why he’s out canvassing, and she says she’ll call if she finds any clues. He gives her his card, saying she can reach him directly at that number. Lulu and Charlotte see them.

Britt thinks Finn’s bedside manner leaves something to be desired. He tells her if she keeps complaining, she’s not getting a lollipop. She says this wasn’t part of the deal, and he says she just has to play sick. Britt asks for how long, and Anna comes in and says, until it’s real. They can’t trust her acting skills, so Finn administered a masking agent. He says everything is in place, but Britt says she’s pulling the plug. Anna asks if she wants to go back to prison, and Britt says she’ll go public unless they tell her what’s going on. Finn says he injected her with a rhinovirus, which Britt knows means the common cold. She wonders if she will be sick enough to trick her mother. Anna tells her, lay back, enjoy the symptoms, and let her team work. Brad walks in, asking how they want to exploit his lab talents this time. He sees Britt, who is thrilled to see him.

Lucas tells Michael word around GH is Julian is good to Kim. He loves Wiley, and the truth is, Lucas thinks he’d make a terrific grandfather. But he made an agreement with the birth mother, and can’t dishonor his promise, even if Julian changed. Michael says when he thinks of Jonah, he can’t imagine being a parent without his father being there for the baby and him.

Jordan tells Curtis it happened across the entire precinct. She has a unit on it, and it’s a disaster.

Laura asks if Ned is offering her a job. Spencer returns, saying there’s no water due to fracking. He tells Laura it’s a trap – Quartermaine chicanery. Ned says she would be a bonus to the city of Port Charles. Laura thinks she can advocate for the city without working for him. Spencer tells her, beware of Quartermaines bearing gifts. Jordan calls Ned, who says he’s visiting the opposition. She says she needs both of them at the PCPD. There have been illegal electioneering activities. Ned says they’ll be right there. He tells Laura the commissioner made it sound like there’s been funny business with the election.

Lucas tells Julian that he needs to tie up some loose ends, like the naming ceremony. It’s like a christening without the religious aspect. Something to welcome Wiley to the world. Julian tells Wiley that grandpa loves him; then says, sorry. Lucas tells him that he doesn’t have to apologize for telling Wiley that he loves him. Julian says before Lucas goes, there’s one thing he was hoping Lucas would let him do. It’s not about Wiley; it’s about Brad.

Britt and Brad hug. She’s thrilled to see him, since she’s been spending her time with Double-O Mary Poppins and Dr. Porcupine. He’s looking at a free woman. Anna says, provisionally. Brad says he would have thrown a party, but she says there’s time for that. Anna suggests Britt not exert herself, and Finn adds that she’s not well. Brad asks what’s wrong, and Finn says that’s where Brad comes in.

Charlotte runs to Willow. Lulu asks how her friend in the hospital is, and Willow say, much better. She hopes Charlotte is enjoying her half-day. Charlotte asks if Willow is. She’s still grading papers; it’s not fair. Willow laughs and says it’s getting chilly. She goes inside, and Lulu asks Charlotte to go get a scone. When Charlotte leaves, Lulu looks at Chase. He says, what? She says the car repair paid off, and he says he just ran into Willow. Lulu says that happens a lot, and tells him to ask her out. He says if and when he does, she’ll be the first to know. After Willow. And him. She’ll be the third. Lulu suggests he hurry. She doesn’t think Willow will stay on the market for long.

Michael goes into Kelly’s and smiles at Willow.

Lucas wonders why Brad would need Julian’s help. Julian says Brad is stressed, and Lucas says he’s a new father. Julian is concerned Brad is falling apart. He knows Lucas has a lot of demands between the baby and the hospital, but suggest he take a few minutes every day for Brad. He thinks it will do lot of good. Lucas says he knows what Julian is doing.

Willow says she didn’t expect see Michael there. Lulu comes in, and asks Charlotte to introduce her teacher. Sitting at one of the tables eating, Charlotte shakes her head. Lulu introduces Willow to her cousin/brother-in-law. Michael asks how Willow likes having Charlotte in her class, and Lulu quotes her as saying Charlotte is an enthusiastic learner. Lulu’s phone dings, and she says she has to get to the PCPD. There’s a story brewing.

Ned walks into the PCPD, and asks, what’s the problem? Seeing the cards with the smiley faces, he ask if they’re ballots. Jordan says they were before the machine processed them and spit them out like that. Curtis says they believe it was a computer virus. Ned says he had no problem when he voted, and Laura says she didn’t either. Jordan says that helps establish a window for when it happened. Ned says whoever planned the attack wanted to alter the outcome, or stop the election altogether. Jordan says they can’t be sure the votes weren’t tainted even before they voted. Ned says he’ll have to examine the city charter, but thinks there’s only one solution.

Brad says Anna and Finn think because of his past misdeeds, he’ll get involved. He’s a father now, and can’t be wrapped up in their shenanigans. Anna says she’s a WSB agent. He says, that’s supposed to comfort him? Like they haven’t ruined people’s lives? She says he’ll be protected. He’s to legally run tests and keep his mouth shut. Finn asks if he can keep a secret. Britt says they kept a couple of doozies in their time. Anna says Britt’s freedom depends on his discretion. Britt says, please, and Brad says if it helps her. Anna says, let’s do this.

At the PCPD, Lulu tells Charlotte to sit while she talks to Laura. Laura says, good news travels fast, and Lulu says Peter called her, saying a story was about to break. Spencer says he sees Lulu brought her. Lulu says if he’s referring to Charlotte, Charlotte is her daughter, which makes her family. Laura tells him to be civil, and he walks over to Charlotte. Lulu says they can’t be calling the election yet; the polls aren’t closed. Laura says, they are now. Spencer calls Charlotte a little usurper. Charlotte says that means stealing from someone important or in a position of power. He says, case in point. She stole his room. She tells him that he’s not powerful or important, but it’s a nice room, now that it’s been redecorated. He tells her to enjoy it while she can. As mayor, his grandmother’s first order of business will be deporting Charlotte and her papa. She tells him mayors don’t deport people.

In the hospital hallway, Chase sees Finn and Anna. He’s glad Anna is back. She asks how his father is, and he says, in fighting form. His mom is glad to have him home, and wanted him to thank Finn. Finn says it’s not necessary. Chase suggests she send a fruit basket, but Finn hasn’t been keen on fruit since the apple bobbing at The Floating Rib. Chase is there to pick up the toxicology report. He says Anna must have seen some crazy stuff, and asks if she’s ever dealt with something like this.

Brad hopes they know what they’re doing, and Britt says, Anna does. She wonders what her and Brad’s next caper will be. The Nurses’ Ball is half a year away. She asks if he remembers when Sam took a header on the red carpet. He’s not enthusiastic, and she asks, what’s wrong? She hopes fatherhood hasn’t turned him against the dark side. He says he’s nastier than ever. She asks if he’s made Elizabeth cry, and he says he’s done nothing to write home about. She says, okay, brag about his baby. Is his life better than ever?

Michael asks if it was as awkward for Willow, after seeing each other at the meeting. She says her penchant for awkward has grown exponentially. Michael says it’s not easy for him, and she doubts it’s easy for anyone the first time. She thanks him for not mentioning it. She doesn’t like to show her private life to students or their families. Michael says that’s not how it works in his family. She asks if they’re inquisitive, and he says, that’s putting it mildly. Nosey is more like it. She says it shows they care. He says he has a caring family, and she says, lucky him. He tells her, good point.

Julian tells Lucas that he knows it’s not his place to be inserting his life into Lucas’s life. Lucas says Julian has made some great changes, and he’s proud of him. Julian knows he can’t be a part of Wiley’s life. Lucas says, maybe there’s a way for Julian to be a part of his. Julian says if he has a chance to be back in Lucas’s life, it means more than he can say. If Lucas ends up having second thoughts, he’ll understand. Lucas suggests they see what the future brings. Julian says, if anything happens where Lucas needs anything, he’s there for him. Lucas thanks him.

Brad says, the baby is great, and Britt is sure he’s a badass like his dad. Brad tells her not to say that, and she hopes he isn’t letting Lucas turn him into a goody-two-shoes. She tells him that he used to be a better liar. Obviously, something is wrong; spill it. What the hell is going on? He says she doesn’t want to know, but she says she wouldn’t have asked if she didn’t. She’s trusting him with her freedom, and her life. He can tell her anything. He says Wiley isn’t his son.

Willow tells Michael that she’s a hypocrite. She tells her students, if they need help, ask. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. Michael says, sharing is caring. They were part of a generation raised to talk about themselves, but he doesn’t know if he has it in him; talking about something so personal to strangers. Willow says they’re not strangers anymore, and introduces herself.

Anna tells Chase that she’s seen her fair share of villains. From international terrorists to a psychotic who thought he was a vampire. Ha-ha-ha! A nod to Michael Easton’s character on Port Charles. Finn says, that’s nuts, and she says, but he didn’t behead his victims. Chase doesn’t know what they used, but the cut was clean. Finn says, that’s hard to come by, and Chase says they don’t think it was the first time. Anna says Jordan needs a profiler to get inside the killer’s head, and understand their thinking. Chase says Jordan has someone in mind.

Ned holds a press conference at the station, along with Laura and Jordan. He says irregularities have been found in voting places across the city. It looks like the firewalls have been hacked, and the integrity of the voting machines has been compromised. They have no choice but to suspend the election. Everything possible is being done to shore up the system’s protection. A vote will be rescheduled as early as possible. They won’t allow anyone to corrupt the democratic process – or idea. Lulu asks if there are any suspects. Jordan says they’re reviewing the evidence, along with the FBI. They won’t rest until they find the party responsible, and make sure they’re prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Spencer sweats a little. Laura says it’s not just an attack on the election, but on their way of life. An attempt to silence their voices. Their voices will be heard, and every vote counted. Ned says there’s nowhere the hacker can run or hide. The law is coming for them, and will get them.

Tomorrow, Michael asks Bobbie what Brad saw that has him so rattled, Jason tells Carly to put it behind her, and Laura tells not-Doc there’s a third person in the marriage and she thinks she knows who it is.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Veronica walks upstairs in David’s house, and sees Jeffrey making out with Madison. She says, what the hell is this? and Jeffrey says none of her damn business. She asks how you people find one another, and Jeffrey says he told her to go. He asks how she keeps getting in, and she says maybe she has a key. He says, Erica. He saw proof that Veronica knows her. Why are she and Candace in Erica’s book? He realizes he met Erica at Candace’s house, and thinks they’re both in the scheme. He’s taking all of it to the police, and getting her ass locked up; she did this. Veronica wants to talk about what’s disgustingly in front of her. Jeffrey says she needs to leave his dad’s house. She asks Madison’s name, and Jeffrey tells him, don’t answer. Madison tells her anyway, and she says funny how they’re both in a closet. Okay, that is funny, but that closet was so big, I thought it was a small room. Veronica says she knew a girl named Madison; now she knows two. Not that she wants Jeffrey doing this, but can’t he find a Black man? Jeffery tells her to get her ass out. She tells him to stop doing this nasty sh*t. She suggests he put another paring knife in her chest, and see what happens. He tells her get out of his dad’s house, and she says David ain’t his daddy.

Jeffery tells her just go, but she says she came for a reason. Jeffrey wonders how she knows where he is all the time. There’s no reason for her to be there; he doesn’t want to talk to her. She asks Madison if he’s sure he likes Jeffrey. He’s very dramatic. Jeffrey tells her go again, but Madison wants to leave; he doesn’t like this. Veronica asks if Miss Madison is sensitive, and says, let her leave. Jeffrey takes her arm and steers her out of the room. She says if she had a bomb, she’d blow the gay sh*t out of him. He says she makes him sick, and she says now they’re even. It turns her stomach to see him kissing a man. He tells her to stop popping up, and she won’t see him. He tells her to get out before he drags her out. She says he would say something about drag. Veronica is on a roll tonight. She says she needs to see if the girl left something, but Jeffrey says she’s seeing if her name is on something. It is. Her, and Candace. He’s taking it to the police. He says, go, and she tells him to move her. He says, okay. He walks over to Madison, and starts kissing him. Madison says he’s not okay with this. Veronica says, stop this, and reaches to grab Jeffrey. They struggle, and Veronica falls over the stair railing. She lies, unmoving, beneath them.

At the station, George says, this is insane. What the hell is wrong with them? Sarah runs in and asks, what’s going on? George says, evidence is missing; the bullets from the Cryer case. He just about to arrest them, and the evidence is gone. She wonders how that’s possible, but he doesn’t know. These idiots… The chief says his team didn’t do this. They’re looking at the surveillance footage now. They’ve been watching it all morning. A guy says he’s got something. They all look at the screen, and then look surprised. It’s Sarah. George asks, was it her?

Hanna and Derrick cuddle on the couch. She tells him that she lost her house in a fire. She had no insurance, so Kathryn let her live there, but she has to get out. Kathryn’s husband… Derrick says he’s met Jim. Hanna says she’ll get another one, the same size as her first one; 1100 square feet. He asks if that’s all she wants, and she says she’s a simple woman. He wants to help her. She’s not used to someone helping her. it’s nice, but she wants to do it on her own. She’s used to it. He says, an independent Black woman, and she says, Black girl magic. Benny comes in, they both go, uh, and I laugh. Benny says he’s still there? and Derrick says, nice to see him again. Hanna says she has to talk to Benny, and Derrick says that’s his cue. Hanna tells him to come back for dinner.

Hanna calls Benny over. He says he’s not changing his mind. She says, fine. Let the money sit there. He says, it’s not Candace; it’s this. Look at them, struggling all this time. They finally have money, and she doesn’t want to touch it. Hanna says, it’s not theirs. He asks why Derrick was there, and she says because she wants him there. She tells Benny not to question her. They need to give back the money. Benny says he’s going to lie down, and she says his stuff is by the door in a box. He’s lucky it’s not in a trash bag. He says she’s tripping, and she tells him to call it what he wants to. Kathryn has given them a lot, and he won’t give her money back. Benny says, fine; bye. He’s getting his things. Hanna says they’re already packed. It’s everything he came there with. He can’t believe she’s putting him out. She says, until he learns to have respect and manners. He says, what if the dude comes back? and she says Derrick will be there. She tells him, get out. He picks up the box, and leaves.

Jim calls David, and asks how he is. David says he’s been better. Jim tells him that Wyatt is back in the house. He hired bodyguards around the clock. David thinks that’s smart. Jim tells David that Veronica had Lloyd open the account. He says David doesn’t sound good, and David says his back is covered with third degree burns. Other than that, he’s fine. Jim has to do something about Veronica, but he has no idea what. David says the FBI is all over her about him and the car, and they have a strong lead. Jim says, she might be a big fish in a small pond, but this is federal. Good luck to her. David says Jim doesn’t mean that, and Jim says, not a damn word. He says he’ll call David back.

Kathryn comes downstairs, all dressed up. She says she has a meeting at the hotel. Jim says, dressed like that? And she’s wearing a new fragrance. She asks since when does he care how she looks or smells? The fragrance is called, out with the old. He says he needs some of that himself. She leaves, and from upstairs, Wyatt says, she’s having an affair. He heard her on the phone. Jim asks, with who? Wyatt doesn’t know, but thinks his name is Roderick. Jim says, the hotel manager? Wyatt asks if he’s going to do something about it, but Jim says, he can have her. Wyatt says, so he moves in, and takes all the money. He’ll see how Jim feels then. Jim asks how the detox is coming. Wyatt is annoyed about the bodyguards, and Jim says he thought Wyatt would find them sexy; he thought Wyatt would like it. He’s open minded. Wyatt says Jim thinks it’s funny, but Jim says he thinks it’s sad what Wyatt would do to get his hands on drugs. Wyatt says he’s going to kill him – and his mom. Jim says he told Wyatt, if he’s going to kill someone, don’t threaten them; just do it.

There’s a knock at the door. It’s Sarah, who tells Jim that they found out she took the bullet. Wyatt is still there, and Jim shoves her into another room. She says they’re going to arrest her; they have her on camera. They know she took it and gave it to him. Jim says he has no idea what she’s talking about. He pulls open her blouse, and finds a wire. She says she’s sorry; they made her do it. He says he has no idea what she’s talking about, and shoves her out the door, calling her delusional. Wyatt asks if Jim has woman problems, and Jim tells him, shut up. Wyatt want to talk about the bullet. Jim tells the guards to make sure Wyatt doesn’t leave, and goes out the door.

At the Artesian bar, Landon calls Candace over. He asks her to sit, and says, back so soon? Why? She says she didn’t want to be there. Landon knows they haven’t always seen eye to eye, and he doesn’t like her, but she used to be kind and caring. She says, it was an act, but he says, no; it’s who she is. After all that happened, she became cold-hearted. She tells him, join the band. That’s what everybody says; it must be true. He knows she loved Oscar. She says she did, but it’s never happening again. He says, the con girl got conned. Now she’s turning down the best thing that ever happened to her. She says she doesn’t care, and he tells her, stop saying that. He knows she’s scared. Charles might love and care about her, and she’ll have to give up the hustle game. She’s scared of loving him. Landon knows she likes him. If he gave Landon one look, he’d sleep with him. Landon orders another round. He tells her not to thinks about it; just give up the hustle. Trust it. Candace asks how you do First Lady. He says a lot of them needed cleaning up. She asks what politics are like, and he says she’ll be good at it, once she gets the hang of it. She’s smart, she doesn’t take any sh*t, and she’s a hustler. That’s all they are. She asks why he lied about the other girl. He says he had to speak her language. There was no other girl. Charles cares about her. He’s scared too. He talks about her every night on the bus. Candace says he’s lying, but Landon says he’s not blind. Charles’s entourage comes through. Landon says it turns her on; she wants to be in on it. Every eye turned toward them. She wants it. He tells her that Charles had the secret service cleared floor. It’s just her and Charles. Knock on his door and be open; talk to him. Candace says he knows everything about her, and Landon says, except how she truly feels. Just go. She won’t regret it. She says he’d better not be lying. When she’s gone, Landon wonders why he’s sending this bitch to a man he loves.

Kathryn meets Roderick in the hotel room. He says he knew when she hired him, she wanted him. She says that’s not why she hired him; she thought he’d be good at his job, and he is. She asks if the room has been cleaned. He says it has, but there’s one thing he needs to tell her. The prostitution ring? He runs it. She laughs, and says, what? He says he has a partner. Kathryn might know her; her name is Candace Young. He runs it from the bar. Kathryn tells him that he’s fired. He doesn’t think so. He knows she wants it. The truth is, he’s running a business, and he needed something on her, so she can’t put Candace out or fire him or the bartender. Kathryn says she’s leaving, and he’s fired. He says he’ll sue for sexual harassment, and she asks if he has any idea who he’s trying to blackmail. Candace thinks she can blackmail Kathryn’s husband, but Kathryn is the kind of bitch who will have him murdered or shoot him herself. Roderick starts to back up. She takes off her dress, and says she’s getting what she came here for. Then they’ll discuss this ring of his. She tells him to take his clothes off – now. She says, faster, and smiles.

Deke arrives at the Iron Bone. Mitch asks where Mama Rose is, but Deke says she’s not talking to him. Mitch asks if that means there’s still a hit on Benny. Deke says he knows how she is, and Mitch asks what he’s supposed to do. Deke suggests he go to the restaurant, but Mitch says he knows how pissed she gets. Deke says it makes them look weak to change their minds; she just wants it done. He’s sorry. Mitch calls Benny, who’s sitting outside on the stoop. Mitch asks if he’s laying low. He’s trying to talk to his grandma, but she’s pissed; she wants the interest, and won’t rest until she gets it. He tells Benny, stay off the street. Benny says, that’s going to be hard; he’s on the porch. Mitch says he can’t be there. Go inside. Benny says he’s not going in there. Just tell her. Mitch says she’s already pissed, and Benny says he’ll take his chances. Mitch says he’s stupid, but Benny says he doesn’t have a choice. Mitch says he’ll come get him, but go inside. Understand? Benny says just come get him.

Candace goes to her room and paces. She opens adjoining room door, and knocks. Charles opens the front door, then realizes it’s other one. Candace says she’s sorry about how she was in the restaurant. Charles gets it; she’s been through a lot. She says, so has he, but he says he still has his kids. He invites her in.

Charles pours drinks, and they clink glasses. He’s not going to pretend to know what’s going on in her beautiful mind. Candace says she’s scared. For first time, she can say that. He says, about? and she says, herself. He was right. She’s angry and doesn’t know what to do with it. She sent a thug to her mother’s house because her mother has money that doesn’t even belong to her. Charles asks her if she’s tired, and she says, exhausted. He thought so. That’s what grief does. I find myself nodding, and getting teary. When his wife died, he didn’t know himself. He didn’t know he could live that angry. He was bitter, hurt, enraged. She asks how he did it, and he tells her that he got around people he trusted. She says she doesn’t have many of those. Her brother, but he can’t even look at her right now. What she did to their mother… Charles asks if she likes him. Candace says she’s afraid of him; he’s too perfect. There’s something there; something devastating that can break her heart, and she can’t take another heartbreak. He says he won’t break her heart, and she asks how he knows. He says he doesn’t have to. Trust him. Does she want to? She doesn’t know. He asks her to let him take her away. Show her a new world; a new way of living. She’s an intriguing woman. She cries a little, and asks if he knows… He says, everything. She says, and he still wants her? He says, more than ever. That’s what scares her. He kisses her. She kisses back. She starts telling him what she’s done, and he tells her, shut up and kiss him. He puts their drinks on the table, and they get busy.

Hanna laughs at something on TV. Her phone rings. It’s Mitch. He asks her to let Benny come in. She tells him Benny needs to learn respect, but Mitch says she needs to let him in now. Please. Benny is in trouble. She asks, what kind? and Mitch says, the kind where he can’t be sitting on the front porch. Let him in. She says, okay, and runs to the door. She finds Benny lying on the porch, bleeding. Hanna says, God, don’t do this. She can’t do this no more. She calls 911, and tells them, he’s not breathing.

Next time, Kathryn wants the ring shut down, Jim tells David about Sarah, and does Benny live? HAHN will return with that answer in January.

⚓ As per usual, I’ll be posting Below Deck tomorrow. Since tonight was the mid-season (or whatever) finale for HAHN, next week I should be able to go back to watching it at a reasonable hour.

😵 Teddi Mellencamp was on Flipping Out tonight. Since Jeff wanted to lose ten pounds, everyone in the office went on a new food plan with Teddi’s help as an accountability coach. Jeff said they were introduced by a mutual friend, and I wondered if it was Andy Cohen.

🗽 Vintage Voting…








October 30, 2018 – Britt Gets an Offer, the FBI Talks to Veronica, Some Love, the New Guy, No Zero, Decked But Unsure & Sublime


What I Watched Today

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


A mini version of the usual blow-by-blow commentary. I’ll be back to being long-winded after Halloween. Hopefully, it’s not too convoluted and I didn’t change tense. Too often anyway.

General Hospital

Sonny got what he needed to go up against Margaux, but needed to figure out the best way to use it. Sam wondered what Margaux really knew, and Sonny said parents go to their graves with their kids believing illusions.

Britt asked if she would get sprung if she betrayed her mother; the one who bore and raised her, and turned her into the woman she is today. Finn said what Britt was, was incarcerated. Britt said it was a tall order, but tell her more.

Chase saw Willow in the hospital parking lot, and asked her to step out of her car.

Lulu saw Michael at The Floating Rib and joined him. She said he was obviously not fine.

Laura and Carly went to the hospital, but Laura couldn’t find her husband. She told Carly that she was impressed at how she handled Ferncliff. Carly said it was good to go back with power. Carly said she’s glad she didn’t miss Mary Pat getting fired. Even though Laura had never met Mary Pat, she still found it gratifying. Carly was somewhat distressed about being close to seeing her Ferncliff neighbor, but Laura told her if they wanted to have an impact, they’d have to follow procedure. Carly said, procedure can hide a multitude of sins, and she was sure she wasn’t the only person who’s suffered.

Not-Doc saw Mary Pat at The Floating Rib. She said she knew they hadn’t seen the last of each other yet, but he said that day was fast approaching.

Sonny told Jason and Sam the letter suggested plenty, but didn’t prove anything. Jason said it would still blindside Margaux, and Sonny said, or liberate her. He told Jason, the most dangerous enemy is one with nothing to lose.

Laura told Carly that they could pressure Ned into doing a full investigation. They would see how far Ferncliff fell from being a rehabilitation center. Carly said there were no horror movies as scary as Ferncliff was. She couldn’t forget her neighbor’s screaming, crying, and endless pounding on the wall. She wanted concrete answers.

Mary Pat asked if not-Doc thought she was a tool he could use and forget about. I laughed, and said, no, she’s just a tool. Not-Doc said he had nothing but respect for her, but Mary Pat wasn’t feeling it. Not-Doc wanted to discuss things more privately, so they could come to terms as quickly and quietly as possible. He suggested they meet at the pier. When she complained there were no drinks at the pier, he swiped a bottle of tequila at the bar, telling her that he knew the owners. They let him get away with murder.

Michael told Lulu that he had things buried deep, and she wondered if that was to keep them from others or himself. Peter came to meet Lulu, and Michael said he had a thing to go to. Peter told Lulu that he couldn’t imagine losing a son. He showed her a spreadsheet, showing The Invader’s numbers being on the rise. He said it was in no small part due to her. The public couldn’t get enough of her take on the gruesome business of Ryan’s murder spree. Then he said he was spiking her latest installment, confusing Lulu and myself.

Chase showed Willow his ID, and she verified it with the PCPD.

Anna said she wanted Britt to lure Obrecht to Port Charles, where the WSB would take her into custody. Her release was contingent on her cooperation; or she could stay there. Britt said she had a sweet gig in the laundry room and wanted a better offer. She wanted a magic trick.

Britt said she wanted Emma to disappear. She’d poisoned Patrick against her. She told Finn not to be fooled by Emma. Anna said nothing, and Brit said she’d make a helluva poker player. She was just kidding, but they’d have to fatten the purse. She wanted her medical license reinstated, but Anna said no way was she allowing an embryo stealing quack to practice medicine. Britt said Rocco was a stupid name, and Ben was better. Finn admitted he liked the name Ben. Anna was over it, and said she made the offer. Britt could either stay or sleep in a comfortable bed. Britt agreed, but had one more condition that wasn’t negotiable.

Britt chowed down at The Floating Rib.

Sonny said Jeanette’s letters could be as damaging to him. Jason said he was never mentioned, but Sonny said there could be others. Jason had to agree that there could be more. Maybe Jeanette saved the details and hid them away somewhere. Sam thought maybe Sonny shouldn’t do anything; Margaux didn’t have anything on him. Sonny said she’d lock him up for jaywalking, and use his family to do it.

Lulu wondered why Peter didn’t want to publish the next installment. He said it was the subject he was wrestling with. He wasn’t sure the readers would be interested in a philosophical debate on the nature of evil. Lulu said she thought he’d like it.

Laura told Carly she’s doing what she needs to in order to come to terms with the trauma. Carly wanted her time there to mean something. Laura supported that, but Carly wasn’t sure she could trust her own memory because of the drugs they pumped into her. At one point thought saw her neighbor, and thought he was… She flashed back to seeing Ryan in the hallway.

At the pier, not-Doc insisted he cared what happened to Mary Pat. Mary Pat thought she deserved a merit award, saying she was a good soldier. She was loyal, and didn’t question him. She kept his secret. Now, she was the one out on her behind, and he was sitting pretty. It wasn’t fair. He pointed out that he wasn’t the one who tortured patients, but she thought torture was an overused word. He said it still meant something to him. She wondered if his reputation would survive if the world learned he was hiding a maniac. If she called The Invader, life as he knew it would be over. He said, not just his.

Chase told Willow that she was parked in a spot designated for authorized vehicles. She told him she was preoccupied, and he said she was asleep. She asked if that was illegal, and he said it was when you’re drunk. She told him that she was taking a moment, and wasn’t drunk. He made her walk a straight line anyway, then told her to move her car, but it wouldn’t start.

Laura asked Carly who she thought it was, but Carly says it couldn’t have been him. Michael joined them, and Laura said she was going to check Doc’s office again. She promised Carly that they’d fix the problem with Ferncliff.

Not-Doc told Mary Pat that they both had in an interest in being discreet about his brother’s presence. She didn’t know what she had to lose. He was housing his long lost serial killer brother under false pretenses. He said Ryan’s urges could be sparked, but she said he was locked up. It wasn’t like he could hurt anyone.

Sonny said Margaux pushed Carly into Ferncliff, hassled Mike, and buried her father next to Morgan. She was already after Kristina and Michael; who was next? Avery? Sam said Margaux could either send her mom to prison or back off. Jason said if she chose to cover it up, they had her.

Peter asked Lulu why she thought he’d have a specific interest in the topic. Because there wasn’t a worse test case than him being Faison’s son? She says he’s proof evil doesn’t necessarily beget evil. A good person can come from a bad upbringing. It doesn’t excuse what he did to Jason, but he has a good heart and a conscience. He asked if her hypothesis was that a moral compass came from upbringing or was biological, but she said she needs more data. She saw Britt, and said, hell no.

Finn brought a margarita pitcher to Britt’s table, telling her there didn’t have strawberry. She said the deal was off. Britt was just full of fun today. Lulu came over, and poured the entire pitcher on her head. There was nearly a melee, but Peter and Finn broke it up. Lulu was pissed that she wasn’t notified. Peter wondered what on earth was going on, and Lulu introduced him to his sister.

Not-Doc told Mary Pat that his brother was her patient too. He’s tried to rehabilitate him to stand trial. Mary Pat said she’d been at his side, making sure his needs were met. Laura calls, but not-Doc ignored it, telling Mary Pat that she was more important. Laura left a message that she had a lot to tell him.

Carly told Michael that she was holding Ferncliff accountable, and he was proud of her. He said he should take a page from her book. She asked if he meant diving into an impossible situation without a plan or thinking about the consequences, but he said more like facing things head-on. Margaux was chatting him up, and reminded him that Sonny killed AJ, asking how he could live with that.

Sonny said Margaux built her world around her father, and he wouldn’t want to be Jeanette. Sam though it seemed like he almost admired Margaux, but he said he gets it. He took a little girl’s father away. Skully gave the order, and Jeanette started the ball rolling, but he pulled the trigger. Jason said Margaux was coming after Sonny’s family, and Sonny says that’s why she had to be stopped. He thanked them for helping get the truth. Jason asked what the plan was, but Sonny said he’d take it from there.

Britt asked Peter if it was true that he held Jason captive for five years, then turned him loose to eliminate their father. He told her it was true, and she called him a genius. He asked if she was really Obrecht’s daughter, and she said when it was convenient. He told her about Obrecht tying him to a bed in a cabin and leaving him to almost burn to death. She asked him to imagine being raised by that. He suggested they get together to compare notes, and she thought lunch would be good. He noticed her angle monitor, and asked Anna why a WSB agent was chaperoning a convicted criminal. He assumed the search for Obrecht came up empty. Anna asked him to put a muzzle on Lulu. She was bringing Obrecht in.

Despite Chase’s help, Willow’s car still wouldn’t start. Lulu came along and told Chase that Willow was Charlotte’s teacher. She wondered what was happening, and Willow explained she was parked inappropriately, and was the perp. Lulu asked why she was at the hospital, and she said she was visiting a friend. Lulu messed around with the engine, and told Chase to have her try it again. It started, and Lulu told him that she was her father’s daughter. He could start a car without a battery. She also mentioned that Willow was single.

Mary Pat told not-Doc that he could swing a job for her at GH. Something with a desk. She could use some income in the meantime though, inferring that he was a wealthy psychiatrist who had money to burn. And even if he didn’t, he could find it. She was sure he’d do anything to make sure his brother got the care he needed. Not-Doc needed her to understand something. She earned something to tide her over, but once he got her a job, they were done. She said, maybe; maybe not. Who knew what the future would bring.

Sam thought Sonny couldn’t just show up, and Jason said once Jeanette found out what happened, she could cause problems. Sonny said Margaux was going to find out her father wasn’t as innocent as she thought, and her parents’ marriage wasn’t a happy one. He believed when she found out her whole past was a lie, she’d lose her motive to come after him.

Michael told Carly that he shot Margaux down. She crossed the line, and he threatened a full investigation. Carly was pretty pissed that Margaux brought up AJ after everything Michael’s been dealing with. He asked if he was really dealing with it. He’s going through the motions of grieving, throwing himself into his work, and saying it’s under control. She tells him there’s no wrong way to grieve, but he thinks he found one. He told her that he’s not fine; just the opposite, and thinks of Jonah all the time. He had to stop pretending he’s okay.

Anna told Peter that she wanted it kept out of the paper, and explained the deal with Britt to him. She thought she could trust Britt, since the deal was beneficial to her. If she could get Obrecht behind bars, it would ensure Peter a measure of safety. She told him that when she got Obrecht, she’d give The Invader an exclusive deal.

Britt asked Finn what was up with him and Anna, but he said it was none of her business. She asked if he knew about Anna and her father, and he said he knew how conception worked. She said it was a tough image to get out of your head. When Anna came back, Britt said she wanted a long, hot shower, and Anna informed Britt that she’d be staying with her.

Jason thought maybe he should confront Margaux. Sonny said Jason was detached, and it made sense, but he was the one going. He’s the one she wanted; they were just collateral damage. He had to face her and confront her with the truth. Out in the hall, Sonny called Margaux, and said it was time they had it out – just the two of them.

Carly told Michael it was hard to confront feelings, but he had his family by his side. He said if he was being honest, he’d feel like she wanted him to be okay so badly, he’d pretend to be okay so she wasn’t disappointed. Carly wished it didn’t make sense, but it did. She asked where he was going to get help from, and he showed her the pamphlet about the bereavement group, and said, from people going through the same thing.

Chase sees the same pamphlet in Willow’s car. She didn’t want to discuss it, and he told her it was nothing to be ashamed of. But if she didn’t want her business out there, keep it out of sight. She covered it up.

Willow went into the meeting of the bereavement group. Michael followed.

Laura told Lulu that they left Ferncliff with more questions than answers. Lulu said she’d had a long talk with Doc, and Laura asked if he seemed okay. Lulu told her that she didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary.

Not-Doc wanted to make himself clear to Mary Pat. Once she was on her feet, their association was over. Mary Pat thought that was short-sighted, and said there was no expiration date on partnerships. She said he didn’t know what the future might hold. She might call on him for his assistance. Her keeping his secret was worth that much. She tossed the tequila in the river, and walked away. Not-Doc spied a metal, pointed tool for opening crates. He pulled it out, looked at the pointed end, and said, hello.

Next time, Ava tells someone they messed with the wrong woman, Peter asks Maxie to a fundraiser, and not-Doc sees Felicia, saying it must be his lucky day.

The Haves and The Have Nots

David had gone into cardiac arrest. Justin was there, bugging Jeffrey, who finally told him, sit down and shut up. I applauded. David was taken to surgery.

The FBI arrested Veronica’s bomb dude for attempted murder. I guess Erica didn’t count?

Justin tried being his version of nice to Jeffrey, but Jeffrey wasn’t having it. He slapped the drink Justin offered him out of Justin’s hand. Justin said Jeffrey just wanted to be with that bitch nurse, referring to Madison, and Jeffrey said they were done. Jeffrey said it was because of Justin’s own choices, but Justin whined that Jeffrey did this. Jeffrey told him to get his ass out. Justin said Jeffrey didn’t know him, and Jeffrey said the problem was that he did know Justin, and they were through. Justin said he’d wait at their apartment, and acted delusional – i.e. normal for him.

Benny went to see Candace at the hotel, and told her that he was mad as hell. She told him, get in line. She was packing, but said she didn’t have enough money to get very far. She knew he didn’t sign the account transfer papers, but wouldn’t tell him how she knew. Benny told her that she had to stop lying, and she said once she got the money thing taken care of, she was getting out of the business. She suggested they apply for a loan, using the money in the account as collateral. She swore she wouldn’t send anyone else after Hanna.

After Benny left, Landon arrived with a dress for Candace to wear on her date with Charles. He told her she wasn’t leaving. There would be a car coming to take her to a restaurant where she was going to meet him. There would be reporters, and some questions were dicey, but they had them covered. She told him that he couldn’t force her to go, but he said she was chosen. Period. It didn’t matter what she wanted. He told her a hypothetical story about a woman The Committee wanted – the ones called the Kingmakers. Charles is a package, put together by people who want to see him in the Whitehouse. He tells her that they called in favors, and the woman was cleaned up, but still said no. Candace asked what happened. He told her to guess, since he was there with her. He told her to get dressed, be there, and don’t make Charles wait.

Bomb dude called Veronica, and told her that he’d gotten arrested. She suggested he call someone else. She couldn’t help him. He told the FBI guys that she paid him to plant the bomb, but hadn’t given him the money yet. They asked if he did it out of the kindness of his heart. He insisted that she was going to pay him, but they weren’t buying it. Still, they decided to pick her up for domestic terrorism. One guy thought it was risky, but the head guy said they could at least see how good she is. This was confusing, since it didn’t seem like they believed bomb dude.

Hanna told Derrick that he made her feel better, and he said she deserved happiness after all she’d been through. He told her he was taking her for two weeks in the Bahamas – on him. She noted that there was only one room with one king-sized bed, and told him that she was strong, not dead. They made out on the couch.

The doctor explained to Jeffrey that David got an infection from the stress on his heart, but he’d recover. Madison was concerned about the domestic violence in Jeffrey’s life, meaning Justin. He wanted Jeffrey to do something before it was too late, but Jeffrey insisted everything was okay.

Hotel manager Roderick called Kathryn. Jim wondered who was calling, since no one calls her because she has no social life. She told him to stay away from her phone. Roderick wanted to see her, and she pretended to schedule a business meeting. When Jim asked who it was, Kathryn told him it was no one, since no one calls her.

Wyatt wanted to get out of the house, saying he was fine now, but Jim wasn’t fooled, and told him, deal with it. Wyatt insisted Jim couldn’t keep him there, but Jim said he had a court order. Wyatt called George, pretending he had more information for his statement. George told him to come down to the office, but Wyatt said he couldn’t because of Jim’s court order. George said he’d get back to Wyatt. Wyatt told Jim to keep him there and see what happens. Jim told Kathryn that he had it under control, but she was like, yeah, right.

Wyatt wasn’t the only one who wanted out. So did David. Jeffrey told him that he couldn’t leave the hospital yet, and David asked if Jeffrey had gone through Erica’s things. Jeffrey said he hadn’t had a chance, since he’d been with David the whole time. He told David that he didn’t want to lose him, and not to scare him like that again. David said, she’s not going to win, and begged Jeffrey to find the information regarding Erica. Jeffrey asked Madison if he wanted to come along to David’s house.

Two FBI guys were waiting for Veronica when she got home; the housekeeper let them in. She told them that she had nothing to say, but head FBI guy said he begged to differ. He wanted her to come to the station, but she said she didn’t have to unless she was being arrested. He told her it was in regard to domestic terrorism, but she said she wasn’t going. Someone should have prepped him on who he was going to talk to. He said, someone did. She told him if he wasn’t arresting her, get out. They left, and she yelled at mysterious housekeeper Alice, who we never see.

Candace ended up meeting Charles. I was kind of meh on the dress, but it had a fabulous neckline. Charles thought she looked stunning. She told him that she was forced to be there. He said he lets his team do what they do, but maybe it was a bad idea, and they should go their separate ways after they enjoy the meal. She asked what would happen if she just left, and he told her that she was free to go. She asked if there wouldn’t be consequences, and says she was told about the other girl who said no. He asks, what happened? and she said she didn’t know, but it wasn’t good. He told her if she wasn’t afraid, go ahead and go.

Madison was impressed with David’s house. Jeffrey asked if Madison wanted to go upstairs; he had to look for something. Jeffrey thanked Madison for helping his dad, and also helping keep him calm. He found Erica’s address book, looked inside, and said, what the hell? Damn. Madison asked if he was okay, and Jeffrey said he had something to confess. He had a crush on Madison when they were in school together. Madison was surprised, since Jeffrey never said anything, and Jeffrey said, no one did. No one was out. Jeffrey told Madison he had problems with Bobby Safer. He harassed them both. Jeffrey wondered what happened to Bobby, and Madison said he was probably in prison. They stared at each other for a while, and Madison asked if Jeffrey found what he was looking for. Jeffrey kissed him.

You know it couldn’t just end there. Behind them, Veronica looked into the room, and said, who the hell is this?

Next time, Benny asks if Hanna is going to put him out, Candace asks Charles if he still wants her, and Kathryn gets busy with Roderick.

🏆 Honorable Mention…

Last week, I decided to forego Flipping Out to take a look at Ready To Love, which follows The Haves and The Have Nots. It’s a new matchmaking show that’s both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I liked it, and especially enjoyed the lament of a contestant who was a pastor. The ladies were concerned they’d have to live up to some kind of holy expectations, when really, he was just a regular guy. You can read about it here:


👓 Who Is He?

How am I not recognizing him? This is what I get for typing instead of watching.


🙏 Why, Lord, Why?

I’m going to have to watch Channel Zero: The Dream Door on the weekend On Demand. While I’m seriously pressed for time, I keep forgetting it’s on, since previous seasons have aired weekly. It’s on at 11 pm, which avoids conflict for most viewers, but I can’t imagine their ratings are as good this time around. I did catch Saturday night’s episode, and it looked really creepy.

❓ Who Knows?

You’ll definitely get a full Deck – the only show I was able to give full attention to – tomorrow, but other than that, I’m not sure what All Hallows’ Eve will bring. Besides extra calories.

🔮 Not Scary, But…

It has a bit of a witchy title. I also love this band. They have an interesting catalog of music. Although, sadly, their lead singer, Bradley Nowell passed away before they peaked. I don’t think he would have cared though.





October 23, 2018 – Oscar Prepares for Divorce, a Little Lucci, No Doesn’t Mean No to Charles, Deck Excuses & Longest


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Franco and Elizabeth watch the clouds in the park. Elizabeth can’t stop thinking about Aiden, and wondering what he’s afraid of. Franco says his teacher had come good ideas for how to draw him out of his shell. Elizabeth wonders how, as a mother, she can’t see what’s happening.

Kim apologizes for ruining Drew’s time with Oscar. Drew tells her it’s fine; it’s just hard to watch Oscar push them away. Kim says they’re his parents. He needs them, and needs the drug trial. It’s not negotiable. Drew thinks it’s important to give him space, and all the freedom they can now, in case they have to take it away.

Oscar asks if Alexis is really going to liberate him from his parents. She tells him the word is emancipation, and it’s more complicated than that. She’s willing to help, but he has to acknowledge, win or lose, it will come at a cost. It might break whatever bond they have. She’s seen it happen for a lot less.

At the MetroCourt bar, Ava looks at Griff and Kiki’s picture in The Invader. She orders a double.

Nina is glad Sasha decided to stick around. Sasha tells her to thank her ex. Valentin walks in.

Laura looks at not-Doc’s list, and says, Ryan’s victims. She wonders what he’s doing with that. Standing behind her, not-Doc was wondering the same about her.

Jason brings Kristina back to the townhouse, and Sam asks how much she’s had to drink. She says she’s not drunk, and Jason says, enough to lose her car keys. She says she was looking for her phone to call a car. Sam says she was all alone in the park, drinking. Kristina says she was contemplating her habit of making bad decisions. Like the bad decision Sam recently made. Sam says she’s not the one in park getting hammered. Looking at Jason, Kristina says she’s letting a grade A hunk go to waste. They obviously want each other.

Nina tells Sasha, Valentin does have a certain je ne sais quoi. She tells Sasha to pretend they’re talking, and Sasha says, they are talking. Nina makes like Sasha has told the funniest joke ever, and Valentin approaches the table. Nina says she’d introduce them, but Valentin knows Sasha already. He makes pleasantries and moves on. Sasha says Nina is totally into him, and asks why they split up.

Ava sees Griff and Kiki walk in. They see her too, and Kiki says, oh hell no. Griff asks if she wants to relocate, but she says if they retreat once, they’ll be doing it for the rest of their lives. She takes his arm, and Ava tells the bartender to hold her drink. Ava says she didn’t know Griff was a film buff, and wonders how long it will be before they cheat on each other.

Elizabeth wonders why she didn’t see it. Franco jokes that it’s no wonder; the boys are practically raising themselves. It’s obviously her fault. She tells him it’s not funny, but he’s trying to point out how absurd she sounds. She’s a terrific mother. She asks why she didn’t see it then. He says she’s terrific, not all-knowing. She says that’s what kids need; the gift they can give. Kids think that nothing can go wrong. They have that freedom because their parents are in control. Not all kids are so lucky.

Oscar tells Alexis this isn’t a temper tantrum. He’s not doing this to escape curfew. He wants to take control of his life; however much time he has. She says she’ll start prepping his case, and he has to get his life in order. He needs to start living independently; get a place to live, and a means to pay for it. He says, speaking of that… and she tells him not to worry about her. They’ll figure something out. She suggests he not tell his parents that he hired her; hold off until his affairs are in order. He says keeping secrets are how they do things; not him.

Drew asks Kim if Oscar has always been this stubborn, and she says, this, from a man who was court marshalled for disobeying a direct order. He says that was cleared up, but she says there was another one, but he came to his senses and backed down. He hopes Oscar inherited the good stuff. Oscar comes back, and Kim asks if he wants to talk about it. He says they’re not forcing him to do the trial. He’s divorcing them.

Not-Doc closes the door. Laura says, Kevin… and he tells her that’s his name, don’t wear it out. He said her name, but she was too busy snooping to hear him. She says she was trying to leave him a note. She didn’t like how they left things unfinished. She would have been out of there already, but the list was on the front of the pad. She asks if they’re the names of Ryan’s victims, and he says her memory is a marvel. He eyeballs the letter opener on the desk. She says she’s worried about him. She thinks the renewed attention to Ryan and his crimes is affecting him. She suggests he talk to a professional, but he says he doesn’t need help. She says they all need help sometimes. He says she’s just going to keep nagging, isn’t she? She says she’s worried about him, and he says his mother worried herself right into an early grave. She thought Ryan killed their mother, and he says, he did. He stabs her in the stomach with the letter opener, and says, just like that.

Laura asks, why? and he tells her to hush. Her troubles are over, and he’s free to reunite with Felicia. Elizabeth comes in, and sees Laura bleeding. Not-Doc says, it’s not what it looks like, and Elizabeth screams. No big surprise, Ryan is only fantasizing. Not-Doc says seeing someone would never work. Sometimes he thinks no one could understand, and he wonders if he was any kind of brother. Laura says he did what he could. Ryan went down a bad path. Not-Doc says he was ineffective, and Laura says Ryan was very sick, and in the end, beyond help. Not-Doc says he was concentrating his thoughts on the victims, not Ryan. That’s what the list is about. Laura says Felicia is on it, and swears she’s not his victim. He says, she’s not a victim per se, but it’s people Ryan had hurt. Laura says he left off Steve and Audrey. Not-Doc says they should have them over for dinner. Laura tells him, Steve is dead, and he says, of course. Forgive him. He got caught up in the past, and Steve’s presence is still strong at GH. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Ned, who I sometimes forget is on this show.

Sasha apologizes, saying Nina’s divorce is none of her business. Nina says she might not give an answer, but Sasha can ask anything. The divorce is a sore subject. Sasha says she won’t bring it up again; it’s not like he’s her birth father. Nina says, Silas was her birth father. What happened is a sad story,  but there’s a silver lining. She calls Kiki over. Griff wonders who Nina is with. Kiki has no idea, but anyone is better than Ava. Ava tells her not to walk away, and Valentin suggests Ava leave her alone. Ava says he’s not doing much better, since Nina refuses to see him.

Franco tells Elizabeth that Aiden is having a hard time, and just needs extra attention. Elizabeth says she overlooked him, but Franco says, it’s tough being a kid. They’ll help him through it together.

Drew says, Oscar is divorcing them? Kim asks what he’s talking about, and he says he’s taking them to court. He’s getting emancipated, and living on his own. He’s going to support himself, and make his own decisions. They can’t force him to do anything. Drew gets that he’s mad, but this isn’t going to solve anything. Oscar disagrees. The one solution is court; it’s the only way. Drew says they can talk it out, but Oscar says it’s his life. Kim thinks it can’t possibly be legal, and Drew asks if Alexis put this in his head. Oscar says she’s his lawyer.

Kristina says Sam and Jason are hot for each other; everyone knows it. Do something about it already. She means have sex. Sam tells her that she’s going to find herself sleeping elsewhere. Kristina says they’re in that sweet spot where there’s no angst or drama. They’re happy with each other, and need to quit stalling. Put themselves back together like everyone knows they want to.

Nina tells Kiki that Silas was Sasha’s father, which makes her Kiki’s sister. Kiki is blown away, and Sasha says, it’s a lot to take in. Kiki says she didn’t know him well, and sits down. Sasha says she’s sorry for Kiki’s loss, but he’s just a name to her. Kiki must miss him. Kiki says she does. She’s sorry Sasha didn’t get a chance to know him. Sasha says she likes Kiki’s hair, then thinks she just made a stupid comment. Kiki says she likes Sasha’s hair too.

Ava tells Valentin that Nina will never take him back, but he says, fortunes change; some quicker than others. Nina thanks him for getting Sasha to stay, since she screwed up her first meeting with her daughter. Ava says, her daughter? and Nina says the daughter she had with Silas. She lived.

Ned tells Laura, welcome home. She asks how he’s enjoying being mayor, and he says it’s fulfilling, but exhausting. Cleaning up man-made disasters is hard. He’s glad she’s here to hold him accountable. Not-Doc asks what brings him by, and Ned says his brother. He suggests when the interviewers and bloggers come calling to ask him to relive Ryan’s reign of terror, he politely decline to comment. They need to move on, and leave Ryan where he belongs – in the grave. Not-Doc thinks perhaps Ryan is due for a resurrection

Sam says she doesn’t answer to Kristina, and while Kristina is living under her roof, it’s her rules. Go take a shower. Kristina goes upstairs, making waving gestures as she goes. Sam doesn’t know what say, and Jason says, there’s nothing that needs saying. Sam says Kristina was alone, drinking in the park. She thought she could handle her. Jason asks if she mentioned she’d been talking to Parker, and Sam says, that explains a lot. Nothing is worse than breaking up, even if you’re doing it for the right reasons. What you can’t see is that life goes on.

Drew asks if Alexis is really doing this? and Alexis says she’s taken Oscar as a client. She knows it’s upsetting, but if they decide to get an attorney, have them contact her. Kim asks if she’s aware of what she’s doing, and that Oscar is sick. Oscar says he told her everything. Kim says the medical trial that he wants to avoid, is their hope of shrinking the tumor. Alexis knows he was kept in the dark. She has enormous sympathy, but understands his desire for autonomy in regard to his body. She might do the same if she was in his place. Drew says she’s not, and Kim says she doesn’t know what’s right for their son. Alexis says she might argue that no one does, and Kim slaps her across the face. She doesn’t give a damn about Alexis’s legal perspective. She needs to look at it as a mother. It’s not a matter of abstract law; it’s life or death. Alexis is well aware of that, and she’s sorry. Oscar asks if that’s how they’re doing this, and walks away. Kim tries to go after him, but Drew holds her back. She says Oscar is her kid. She has rights. Elizabeth tells her not to cause trouble for herself. Drew says if it gets taken to trial. Kim says, assuming it will make it there, and flies out of Charlie’s.

Sam thanks Jason for coming to Kristina’s rescue. Too bad he can’t fix the rest of her life. Jason thinks she’ll be okay, and Sam says, she won’t be a relationship counselor. Kristina calls down that she’s getting water, and tells them, don’t be naked. Jason says that’s his cue; she’s got this. Kristina comes down, asking if she’s evicted. Sam says, not this time, and hands her the same coffee cup I use every day. She says whether to tell their mom is another story

Ned tells not-Doc and Laura that it was wishful thinking to think he could quash (yes, it’s a word, and he said it) talk about Ryan. He’s already talked to Lulu, who’s heading the story in The Invader. There’s no denying Ryan’s existence or place in history, but they don’t need Doc or Felicia to tell the story. Laura says they want to make it about the victims rather than Ryan. Not-Doc says he assumes the publication will control the final product with editing. Ned says if nothing else, Port Charles will be shown as a fine community. Laura asks Ned why she hasn’t seen anything about him running for reelection, and he says his campaign is minimalist. Why spend money when he’s running unopposed. Not-Doc says, unless Laura changes that.

Ava is shocked that Nina was in a coma for twenty years, and the baby survived. Nina says, she did, and she’s getting to know her half-sister. She asks to talk to Valentin in private. Ava watches while Kiki and Sasha laugh.

Nina thanks Valentin. He says she doesn’t owe him anything except an update. He asks how it’s going, and Nina says it’s better than their first meeting. Valentin tells her to just be herself.

Kiki understands Sasha is overwhelmed. She says, Nina is a good person, and not to let her energy put Sasha off. Sasha says she has a life waiting in Chappaquiddick, but has a life here she never dreamed of. She’s decided to stay for a few days, and Kiki says she’ll show Sasha around. Sasha says maybe Kiki can take her to a place less formal, where she can kick back and find trouble to get into. How about that bar Alexis used to troll?

Valentin tells Nina that he thinks Sasha would have come around with or without him. Nina is glad she didn’t have to find out, and thanks him.

Ava looks at the picture of Griff and Kiki again Griff says for what it’s worth, he’s not out to hurt her feelings. She says she hopes they’re happy together. Griff says she hopes they’ll be miserable, and she says, as they both deserve. He understands that she hates him, but she and Kiki still care about one another. Things might be broken, but they’re not beyond repair – not yet anyway. He leaves, and she calls him a sanctimonious bastard. She’ll show him broken.

Kristina asks if Sam is going to rat her out to their mm. Sam doesn’t want to, but doesn’t want to enable Kristina either. Kristina says the problem with a sober mom, is that you can’t get drunk without someone yelling, addict. Sam says Kristina admits she was drunk. Kristina says she was frustrated. Their mom was giving her more helpful career path suggestions. Sam says she worries, and Kristina says she controls. Sam says she could talk to Alexis, but Kristina says, don’t bother. Sam says, so they had a fight, and Kristina called Parker. Kristina says Parker is moving on with her life. She’s stuck there.

Jason sees Kim, and asks if she’s okay. She says she’s not okay, and not going to be. And she has no energy to chitchat. She apologizes, saying she does have something she’d like to ask. Does he have any influence with Alexis?

Oscar tells Alexis that he’s never seen his mother do something like that. Alexis says, it felt practiced. She understands how Kim feels, but she can handle it. She’s on board as long as he is. He wonders why he wouldn’t be, and she says that was just a taste of how the fight will be. His mother loves him, and wants him to live. Is he prepared for how much he’s going to hurt his parents? They’re going to fight just as hard.

Not-Doc tells Laura to throw her hat in the ring. Ned says he looks forward to working with her, but the ballot is closed. Unless she waits four years. Laura expects he’ll hear about it on his radio show. He says he’s all in, at 7 pm on Thursdays. He’ll be ready for her. He leaves, and not-Doc asks Laura who Ned thinks he is, telling his wife not to run for mayor. He’s a pompous, condescending, blowhard politician. Laura says he defeated Alexis, but not-Doc says he swooped in at the last minute, mounting a writing campaign. His heart broke last year when she had to drop out, and he’s not alone. She’s a hero to a lot of people. It’s undemocratic to deny her a chance to be elected. Laura says, it’s a massive undertaking. Not-Doc understands all the time and energy, and how it will take her away from him. But it’s for the greater good. If it means uplifting the city, he’ll take the hit.

Sam agrees to keep it to herself, as long as Kristina knows drinking is not the way to get her life back on track. Kristina says, duly noted, but what is? San says she’ll let Kristina know when she figures it out.

Kim knows Oscar told Jason about the tumor. He’s says he’s sorry. She knows he got Oscar to call them, and thanks him. He says she’s always thanking him for things anyone can do. She says, not everyone could get through to Oscar. He did. She wonders if he has the same influence with Alexis, but he doesn’t think he has any. She tolerates him, but doesn’t approve of him. Kim doesn’t approve of Alexis. If she doesn’t back off, she’ll be helping Oscar to make a decision that will kill him.

Franco tells Elizabeth, you never know. Maybe Alexis is just playing the long game. Elizabeth is thinking about the whole family as well. Maybe she convince Oscar to back down. Drew says, that’s a great theory, but he’s pretty sure Alexis is going to do her best to get Oscar what he wants.

Oscar tells Alexis that he’s willing to do what it takes. It’s his life, and he wants to live it on his own terms. Alexis says it’s not going to be an easy road for him. He’s going to have to show the court that he’s self-sufficient. He might not be able to achieve that if he goes home. He asks if he can’t stay with her, and he says it would undermine the case. She tells him, one more night won’t compromise things. She doesn’t want him on the streets. He says he may have an alternative.

Nina says she’s not succumbing to Valentin’s questionable charms, and goes back to the restaurant. He says, all in due time.

Sasha wonders what the best place is to dance. Griff asks Kiki if they should reschedule their date. Kiki introduces him to Sasha, who tells them to go and have fun. Griff asks if she’d like to join them, but she says she has Kiki’s number; they’ll catch up tomorrow. Sasha and Griff shake hands, and when he and Kiki walk away, Sasha stares at his butt. Ava sees. Nina asks Sasha how it went, and Sasha says, firmly in the plus column. Ava talks to herself, saying, Kiki and her new sister have the same taste in men. She can work with that.

Tomorrow, Olivia tells Julian not to blow it, Kim needs Sam’s help to save Oscar’s life, and Laura is thinking of running for mayor again.

🐻 She Won a Stand-Off With a Bear

For those who would like a little Erica in their life.


The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace asks how Charles got in her room. He tells her that his detail is on the top floor and got him in. She asks what he wants, and he says, congratulations would be nice. She knows he’s President, but he says technically, President Elect. She asks if he shouldn’t be in Washington, and he says he wanted to see her. She says she doesn’t want to see him. He tells her the room’s been swept, and her phone is scrambled until he leaves. She’s been a busy girl. They got her out of jail, and she’s been running a ring from there. A man fell to death who was after him, so she did them a favor. They have surveillance across the street. The body in the Maxwell case was inadmissible, but she wouldn’t give up her brother, and pinned it on Jeffrey. She’d make a good candidate. She asks, for what? and he says, First Lady. She says she has no desire, and tells him to get his ass out of there – now. He says, that’s not how it works. She’s been chosen. He’s chosen her. She threatens to give a committee all the information, and he says, that’s not how the machine works. She has a lot to learn. He asks if he slaps the sh*t out of her, will it make her change her mind?

She’s like, what? and he says if he slapped her to the floor, would she love him? She asks why he’s saying that, and he says that’s what she’s used to; what she likes. She likes the foolishness of being abused, and the death and destruction. He comes along, offering her a chance of freedom, and she insults him. She doesn’t want it. He asks, why? and she says, he didn’t want it. She wants him to leave, but he insists she hear him out. He told her had opportunities. He was hooked up with a lot of women; boring, tired, typical. He wants her. She has enough danger and unpredictability to keep him interested. Candace says it doesn’t make sense that he’d want her, and he says it shows what she thinks of herself. She has no idea what real power is. She’s excitement for him. Not a toy, but a beautiful, exciting woman. He’s been watching her; studying her. She’s angry about her son. Candace tells him not to talk about her son, and Charles says she carries his ashes in a suitcase. She says, he’s been through her things? He says she hasn’t even grieved him. Let him help her. He touches her arm, and she smacks his hand away. She says she is angry. Her son didn’t deserve that. He was innocent. Her mother says it’s on her because of the choices she’s made. Does he believe that? He says, yes, but he’s giving her the opportunity to get away from this pain. She says no, but he’s not accepting that. Not until she tells him why.

Candace says there is something very wrong with him. He has the world fooled, but he’s asking a former escort to be with him. He’s President Elect, and there’s something very wrong. She doesn’t trust it at all. Charles says there’s nothing wrong with him. He asks what she wants to know, and she says, it doesn’t matter. She’d have no way to check. One thing she’s learned is not to trust something if it doesn’t feel good, and this doesn’t. He’s hiding something, and she doesn’t want to be a part of it. She knows it in her gut. He asks if she wants him to walk out and leave her with all this, and she says, yes. He says she won’t be able to contact him soon. There will be a Whitehouse monitor to see who comes and goes. She says, good; it will be over for her. He says if she wants it to be. She does, but he says she’s going to change her mind before he leaves. She tells him, don’t count on it. He says he’s not leaving without her, and walks out.

At the Iron Bone, Mitch hears Mama Rose is getting upset. Mitch says he needs to talk to her. He’ll explain, and everything will be fine. One of the guys tells him that she won’t be there until the afternoon. In the meantime, Benny is still marked. Mitch asks if they can’t put a stop to it, and he’s told that’s not how it works. When Mama Rose says it’s off, it’s off. Everybody looking for Benny. Mitch freaks a little, and one of the guys asks if he’s fruity. What is it with this kid? Mitch tells him to watch his mouth. The guy says Benny owes the money, with interest. Mitch gets up to make a call, and the guy asks if he’s tweezing his eyebrows. Nice group.

Benny gets Mitch’s call at the bank. Mitch says they’re still after him. Benny says he gave Mitch the money to give to them, but Mitch says, they want the interest. He’s waiting on Grandma Rose. She’s the only one who can call it off. He tells Benny not to be stupid. Benny says he’ll try to get the money; let him work on it. Mitch tells Benny to let him know what he comes up with.

Benny comes back to the desk, and puts the pen back. He says he’s not signing, and Hanna asks the officer to give them a minute. She leaves, and Benny says he’s not signing it. Hanna says he let Candace get to him again. He asks, what if someone is after her? and Hanna says, she’s lying. And if she did, she made her bed; she has to lie in it. Hanna is giving the money back. Benny knows damn well how Candace does this, and wants to keep it. She lies and lies and lies, stolen from people, got own baby killed, and he wants to keep it. She knows she raised him better than this. She’s failed the both of them. She saw the pictures, and saw what Candace did to him. Benny says maybe he’s into it, but Hanna says she does this all the time; risking their lives, people looking for her. It’s not right, and he’s not standing by her side this time. She tells him to sign the papers, and he says, no. He leaves, brushing past the officer, who says, sorry. Hanna asks if there’s no way she can do on her own, but the officer says, no. It will sit there until they have both signatures.

Landon comes into Candace’s room with some gowns, and a woman who introduces herself as Adeline Mayfield. Landon says she’s managed every crisis brilliantly to get Candace in this position. Candace says she’s not going through with it. Landon says she thinks she has a choice. Adeline asks if she can see Candace’s body, and Candace asks how much money she has. Adeline tells Landon she needs a lot of work, and he says tell him about it. Candace says she’s sitting right there. Another woman is there, and Adeline says Barb will make sure she dresses appropriately. Adeline looks in the closet, and says her wardrobe has to go. Landon says he told her; spandex and glitter. He tells Candace that no one is looking unless she does something wrong. She’s to make Charles look good. He thinks the inauguration will be a good time for people to see her. Adeline says it gives her time wot lose a few pounds. She asks if Candace has considered Weight Watchers, and Candace says she loves bread. Adeline says that’s a problem. Candace says they’re insane, and Landon says, politics is insane. As long as Charles was running, it was fine for him to be a bachelor with kids who lost his wife. It was a great story, but Americans want him married now. She’s been chosen. Candace says she’s not marrying him. Landon says she didn’t make that choice; politics did. Charles needs a wife. They wanted a sweet, Southern girl, but he wanted an urban, ghetto, ex-gangster, crazy bitch. It sounds even crazier to him. She says she’s not going through with it; she’s not interested. They can act like they don’t hear her, but she’s a bitch who knows how to scream. He says she’s doing this. It’s happening, and it’s going to be great for her. So do it. He leaves, and she says, oy. Me too. It’s not like Candace has an ounce of fat on her.

Hanna goes to Kathryn’s, and says she’s not good. She still has the money. Benny won’t sign it over. His sister got in his ear and head; she showed up at the bank. Kathryn doesn’t know what to say. Jim appears, and asks where his damn money is. Hanna says her son refuses to sign it over, and they need both signatures. Jim pushes Kathryn out of the way, and Kathryn smacks at him. He asks what Hanna is doing with the money, calling her bitch. Hanna says she’s grown; don’t talk to her like that. He says she currently has $8 million of his dollars, that don’t belong to her. She knows that, and will get it back to him. He says it’s his son’s inheritance, and he wants it back. Wyatt pops out, and says, Hanna has his money? Jim tells him to go to his room; this doesn’t concern him. Jim says if Hanna won’t talk to her son, he will. Hanna says, no, he won’t. Jim says don’t tell him what to do, but Hanna says her son is off limits. She’ll talk to him. Kathryn tells Jim that Hanna said she’d handle it, and he asks how well that’s working. Hanna tells him not to threaten her or her son. If Jim hadn’t been laying with her daughter, they wouldn’t be in situation. Jim says he wasn’t laying with her; he was screwing her for money. It’s what you do with whores. She shouldn’t have blackmailed a judge. She put herself in a situation she didn’t understand. He tells Hanna to get out, but she says it’s not his house. She quits. Kathryn says she needs Hanna, and Jim says, let her go before she drives off in their dead daughter’s car. He tells Hanna she better be damn sure to bring back every cent or she has no concept of what’s going to happen. Hanna says it’s the last time he’s going to threaten her or her son. She leaves, and Kathryn follows her.

Kathryn asks Hanna to wait. Hanna says she’ll do her best to get the money. She’ll bring the car back, and get out of the house. Kathryn says she’s not Jim, but Hanna says she’s married to that SOB. He keeps threatening her son. Kathryn says she’ll talk to him. She promises nothing will happen to Benny. Hanna needs to go. She quits. Kathryn says she can’t. Hanna says she doesn’t want the car. Kathryn can keep it, and she’ll be out by the end of the month. Hanna storms down the driveway, and Kathryn goes back in the house.

Derrick is coming up the driveway, and asks where Hanna is going. She says she’s catching the bus, and he asks, what happened? He tells her, get in; she needs to calm down. He gets out, and she says she just came from the Cryers, and Kathryn’s triflin’-ass husband. Her damn daughter took his money, and put it in Hanna’s joint account with Benny. He won’t sign, and she needs to walk to the bus. He asks where her car is, and she says she left it. She’s about to go back to the house and get out. Derrick tells her, take a deep breath. She says she doesn’t need to take anything, and he tells her to breathe. She says this has nothing to do with her. She didn’t do this; Candace did. He tells her, it’s okay, but she says, no, it’s not. She doesn’t mean to take it out on him. He suggests he bring her home, and she says she doesn’t have a home. Kathryn doesn’t want to put her out, but she can if she gets mad at her. She can’t count on that. He says let him drive her. She says she’ll catch the bus, and he says he’ll follow. She starts waling, and he gets back in the car.

Kathryn asks Jim if he had to do that. He says she ain’t seen nothin’ yet. He’d better see the money. She calls him an idiot and an a-hole. He says he knows when someone is trying steal. Upstairs,Wyatt calls Candace. She says, Wyatt who? and he says the man whose $8 million she has. She tells him get off her phone, and he says he has something for her. He heard she got the money from his dad. Good for her. He’s not getting it, and from the sound of it, she isn’t either. Her mother was here, and her brother won’t sign. He doesn’t know how she got it, but she can get more. His mother has more accounts, and credit cards. She says, he’s telling her this because… He says he hates his parents, almost as much as she hates her mother. She says she doesn’t trust or like him, and he says, same for him. He doesn’t know how she did it, and she says because he’s an idiot, and disconnects. He calls her a bitch.

Veronica goes to the Artesian bar, and sees RK. She wants a hot, steamy cup of coffee. She gives him a small shopping bag with a shirt for Jeffrey, by his favorite designer in his favorite color. Jeffrey has moved in with his dad, but don’t worry, he’ll get to Jeffrey. She slides an envelope across the bar. It’s his first payment. He looks at the check, and says she’s got confidence in him. She knows he can do it. She pours her hot coffee on his arm, and he jumps away, asking what’s wrong with her? She says it was an accident. He needs to go to the hospital, and tell them he’s been burned. The hospital where Jeffrey is. He’s there with his dad now. I can’t believe RK is just standing there, instead of at least running water on it. She says she’s counting on him. She knows he’s got this. When he leaves, she asks for vodka. Not that cheap sh*t either. I hear you, girl.

David tells Jeffrey, go home. He wants the information on Erica’s family. Jeffrey says he will, but wants to stay there a while. He loves David, and asks if he’s okay. David keeps rubbing his chest, and says it’s tight. It’s nothing. He’s been laying around too much. Jeffrey says it’s too soon to be moving; relax. David says Jeffrey always brings out the best in him.

At the desk, Madison’s phone keeps ringing. The other reception nurse asks who it is, and Madison says, nobody. She says he must have a stalker. He says he should be so lucky. It keeps ringing, and he finally turns it off. He goes into David’s room, and Jeffrey tells him David’s chest is tight. Madison says he’ll have a doctor check his EKG. David asks how coffee was, and Jeffrey says David is embarrassing him. David says, that’s what dads do.

Outside the room, Madison tells Jeffrey that Justin called ten time. He didn’t answer. He asks if he can talk candidly, and gives Jeffrey a pamphlet on domestic violence. Jeffrey says he’s not in that; he’s a guy. Madison says, and? It can happen. He wanted to be friends, and now that he found out they’re both gay, he really wants to be friends. He doesn’t think he has a chance with that guy around. He’s known guys like him. Jeffrey can’t do anything with that guy around. Jeffrey doesn’t think Madison knows anything, and Madison says he knows the look on Jeffrey’s face when Justin comes around. Jeffrey says, what look? and Madison says, like right now.

Like magic, Justin is there, and says they seem chummy. Jeffrey asks if he doesn’t have somewhere to be. Justin asks if Madison doesn’t have somewhere to be, and Madison makes himself scarce. Justin says Jeffrey’s other friend got him suspended. Jeffrey says he doesn’t have to be there. All Justin cares about is being there. Jeffrey tells him, go home, and Justin says, to a place Jeffrey has never seen? If Jeffrey promises to come over, he’ll stop showing up. Jeffrey says he means following him. Justin says he’s being there for Jeffrey, because he cares. Jeffrey says he can do that by phone. Justin says he can’t because – the alarm goes off in David’s room. Doctors rush in, and Madison tells Jeffrey that he can’t come in.

Jeffrey asks, what’s going on? David flatlines.

Next time, David goes into cardiac arrest, Charles and Candace go out on the town, and Madison and Jeffrey share a kiss. One more episode before the half-season finale. If we must call it that.

🚣 Stay tuned for tomorrow’s rambling recap of Below Deck, where Chandler once again proves what a tool he is, and Ross proves that he’s a junior tool. This has been an especially tough week, since I’m on evening dog duty, and trying to get everything in place for Halloween. I put a surprising amount of effort into Halloween for someone over the age of twelve. Now where’s my checklist…?

🚶 Yep…






October 16, 2018 – Spencer Surprises Laura,Veronica Wants RK Dead, Decking Tomorrow & a Little Bit of Lee


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

At the film festival, Nina thanks Maxie for bringing her out. She needed a distraction. Maxie sees Peter and Lulu, and can’t believe they came together.

Laura answers the door. It’s Spencer with flowers. Her favorites.

At the MetroCourt bar, not-Doc toasts to real Doc. Ava sees him, and says, it’s a sign. She was just thinking about him, and there he is.

Griff tells Kiki they’re upstairs in a smaller screening room. He clicked on the wrong movie. She doesn’t care, since she’s excited to be spending time with him. They could watch a documentary about paint drying, and she wouldn’t mind. Besides, a smaller room is more intimate. She kisses him.

In her home office, Monica looks at Oscar’s folder. Jason comes by to see how she’s doing. She says she’s better now that he’s there.

Drew visits Sam. He knows he said he couldn’t lean on her, but there’s no one else he wants to talk to. She tells him that she’s there for whatever he needs – always.

Spencer suggests Laura put the flowers in water. She asks what he’s doing there. He thought she’d be happy to see him, and she says she always is, but can’t believe it. Maybe it’s time to talk about a different school. One that keeps track of its students. Spencer says he loves it there. He’s doing well, loves his classes, and loves his classmates. She thinks he loves getting around the school security. If he wants to keep going there, he has to stay there, and no matter what the circumstances, not use his cell phone to buy a first class ticket home. He says it was business class.

Not-Doc asks Ava to join him. She says she can’t stand facing an empty apartment either, and he tells her that Laura is back. Ava asks why he’s not with her, and he says he had a trying session. He wants to shake it off before he goes home. She says it helped to talk to him, and he’d mentioned the possibility of regular sessions. He thinks it would be beneficial, and believes she has a lot to explore.

Peter tells Lulu that he’s seen a lot of bad films, but she was right. Lulu says it was the worst. Peter says they left twenty minutes into it, and she says they stayed twenty minutes too long. Maxie watches, and tells Nina, so much trouble, but Nina says Lulu probably dragged Peter there because she has to write a review. Maxie says, it’s strictly professional. She sees them laughing, and says it doesn’t look professional to her.

Sam asks Drew what’s going on, and he says he’s wracking his brain, thinking of how to get through to Oscar. He wants to be there for him; he wants to be better. He wants Oscar to live his best life, but doesn’t know what that means. Sam doesn’t either, but says he doesn’t have to do it alone.

Maxie tells Nina this is bad because Dante has been gone forever. Nina says to give Lulu credit. She loves him. Maxie isn’t saying Lulu is looking to stray, but he left her with all the responsibility. The kids, and her career, which he doesn’t approve of. Nina says Peter has been a big supporter. Peter and Lulu approach them, and Peter says, fancy seeing them there.

Not-Doc says, avenge or not to avenge, and Ava says, most people would call it impulse control. He says he’s not most people. Call it by its name. When you hide from your feelings, they control you. Ava laughs, and says he just accused her of running, and she’s thinking of leaving town for a while. He tells her it’s the worst thing she can do.

Drew tells Sam that finding out was overwhelming. It’s mind blowing how many people are tied to them and Oscar. Take Monica. She loves Oscar like all the other grandchildren, but with Oscar, the bond happened overnight. Monica has lost so much. Sam says that’s an understatement. Drew says he can’t stand the thought of her losing anyone else. Sam repeats that he doesn’t have to do this alone. He says it’s impossible to make a decision for one without affecting the others, and he has to think of his son right now.

Monica tells Jason that when she had breast cancer, he was wonderful. Jason remembers talking to Robin, and when she said cancer, the information flooded into his head, and he realized he knew a lot about it. Monica says when she was sick, he read everything he could. Alan and AJ were scared, and she had to pretend to be stronger than she felt. She didn’t have to with him. She could be scared with him. He was so kind and reassuring. She’s not surprised he’s there tonight. It’s always been his first instinct to help the people he loves. He takes her hand, and asks how he can take care of her.

Ava understands not-Doc is the expert, and respects his opinion, but she thinks removing herself from her emotional triggers is what’s best. At least until she stops having dark thoughts of revenge when she sees her daughter with her ex. Not-Doc says the feelings will be with her whether she’s in Port Charles or not. They might recede with distance, but they’ll return when she does, and be even stronger. He advises another session, so they can explore her impulses. They’re healthy, and there’s no reason to shy away from them. She says he’s given her a lot to think about. She leaves to powder her nose, and he says she really is a remarkable woman. So different from the others.

Kiki and Griff decide to watch one of the classics back at her place. She says the dancing is her favorite part. It’s amazing what people can do with their bodies. He says especially with the waltz. She tells him that in her champagne haze, she doesn’t remember their waltz from that night. He asks her to dance. Oh, okay. He’s never seen a film, but can ballroom dance? They dance.

Laura tells Spencer this is why she had to stay in France. If she’s not there to keep an eye on him and crack the whip, chaos reigns. He tells her that he’s grateful, and she says he’s told her that every time they’ve had this conversation. He says, in his defense, it is fall break. She tells him that they need to have that conversation first before he flies across the Atlantic. He says he was feeling terrible for Josslyn. Her break-up is all over social media, and he wanted to lend his special brand of support. Laura thought Emma had his heart. He was never what she’d call close to Josslyn. She thinks he just wanted to come home, and tells him to admit it. He says he’s sincerely concerned about Josslyn, but also misses Laura. He knows it’s not fair; she should be free to her live life. She hugs him, and says she missed him too. Not-Doc walks in, and asks, who do we have here?

Sam tells Drew if they could give Oscar a cure, they would, but all they can really do is be there for the time he has left. Hopefully it’s decades, but if not, he has people to lean on. Drew wants to give Oscar what he needs, and Oscar needs him be present; focused, and not lost in the gloomy picture. He remembers Sam telling him to find grace in every day; in moments. Sam says, moments are everywhere. It’s all they have, and all that matters.

Monica tells Jason she can’t say this to anyone but him. She’s terrified. She’s a doctor, and knows how bad it is. She can’t believe he’s a young boy, just came into her life recently, and now he’ll be taken from her, just like that. Jason says Oscar is a great kid. Monica says, he is. He’s creative and persistent, but not so much about the cancer thing. He’s resigned himself, and given up. Jason says, that can change. Monica says he has two options; beat the odds or not. The only control he has, is his experience. They can just move from one day to the next. Jason hugs her.

Nina asks to borrow Lulu, and they sit down in the lobby. Nina tells her about a riding coat she saw for Charlotte. It’s expensive, but Charlotte won’t know that. She asks if she can order it, and Lulu tells her, go for it. Nina says she didn’t know Lulu and Peter were going to the screening together. Lulu says he got the tickets through The Invader. Nina says, it’s a work thing, and asks how it’s going. Lulu says, great. Peter is the most amazing boss. He has integrity and great instincts; she can learn a lot. He’s an all-around nice guy who cares about his employees. Nina says, it’s perfect, and Lulu says, it is.

Laura tells not-Doc that she’s Just as shocked by Spencer surprise visit as he is. Not-Doc says he thought that was Spencer from behind, but then thought that was impossible. Laura says nothing is impossible with her grandson. Spencer says he owes Doc an apology. Perhaps he was selfish, and didn’t do his best to assure Laura that she didn’t need be there 24/7. He’s responsible for their long separation. Not-Doc says he missed her every minute of every day, but he’s happy she’s there now. She loves Spencer very much. His apology was gracious, but is declined. It’s unnecessary. Spencer says Laura picked good one. She says she did. Not-Doc says that’s what family does for one another; be a warm caring presence in life. Laura asks how his patient is, and he says in dire straits. He stopped off for a drink at the MetroCourt. He ran into Ava, who has some issues to work through. Laura wasn’t aware he was treating her, and he says it’s research. Spencer says Milo is waiting for him, and Laura tells him not to be too long. He leaves, and not-Doc says he’s something else. Laura says he claims to be on fall break, but when it’s over, he’s going straight back. Not-Doc says, no rush, but she thinks there is. She wants her husband all to herself, like he is right now. Spencer will be out for a while, and she thinks they should take advantage of the moment.

Maxie asks Peter if the movie was really that bad, and he says he should have checked what she was going to see. She asks how work is going, and he says sales are up. She says he’s making a difference already, but he says he can’t take credit for it. She asks if he’s had the courage to ride alone in the elevator yet, and he says he did, but had to white-knuckle it. They talk about James, and Peter says he’d love to stop by. Maxie says James would like that. They both would.

Not-Doc says he likes where Laura’s head is going, and she says, he’s the psychiatrist. He tells her that he needs a shower to get rid of the institutional stench. She thinks he smells fine, but he says he’ll smell better in fifteen minutes. She tells him, make it ten, and he says she’s on.

Spencer goes to the MetroCourt, and finds Ava. She says it’s good to see him, and he asks if she remembers their last time together. She promised justice for his father, and betrayed him for a new face. She says she’s sorry, but asks him to try and put himself in her position. She had burns over most of her body; she’s lucky she survived. He says that’s more than he can say for his father. She says she thought she’d be scarred for the rest of her life. Valentin offered her a different path, and it wasn’t an easy decision. Without Valentin’s help, she would have remained disfigured. Spencer says she would never have been beautiful again, and that’s the only thing she cares about.

Kiki and Griff dance closely. She says, this is better, but dangerous. They kiss.

Jason is sorry Drew has to go through all this. Monica is too, and Oscar. Jason says while it’s a terrible situation, he’s also sorry for her; she’s already lost so much. He says there are so many people that she misses, he doesn’t want her to miss one more, She says, neither does she; it sucks. She couldn’t think of another word. it makes her feel better to know that if she misses them, it means she loved them. That’s important in life. She says he asked if he could help. Spend time with Oscar. Get to know him, because if Oscar loses the fight, the two of them can remember together. Well, that just broke my heart. She’s right. I sometimes seek out people who remember those who I miss.

Sam tells Drew to name three significant things about Oscar off the top of his head. Drew says, he’s starting to get into boxing. Sam says, like his dad. Drew tells her, he likes music. Sometime Oscar closes his eyes, and is transported to somewhere else. Sam repeats, like his dad. Drew says, sometimes Oscar crosses his arms like him, but he didn’t get from watching him. Sam says those are the moments that resonate; that make a connection between people. He says, there aren’t enough of them, and she says, no, there aren’t, but there will be more to come. Scout cries, and she asks if he wants to go up.

Peter asks if Lulu, Nina, and Maxie would like to go for a drink. Lulu and Maxie have to relieve their sitters, and Nina has to get up early. Peter offers to take Lulu home, and she calls him chivalrous. He says he can’t let his star reporter give him a bad review. They leave, and Nina thinks Lulu likes him more than she thinks. He’s with Lulu because he has limited opportunities. Maxie is his only friend, and he can only go so far. Obviously, they’ll never be close again.

Ava says Spencer is being unfair. He says she went back on her word, but she says it was an impossible situation. She couldn’t continue hiding in the shadows, too hideous to be seen. He tells her, the woman in the hospital bed who promised to honor his father’s memory was beautiful. She had a heart. This one doesn’t compare to her.

Griff and Kiki get busy, and there’s a song part. I do some online Halloween shopping.

Monica tells Jason it meant the world that he came over. He has no idea what he did for her. He says he loves her. She’s a good mom, and a good grandmother. Oscar is lucky. She’s strong, loving, and patient. Monica thinks he’s the only person who would call her patient. He says she’s the anchor of the family for a reason. She says she’s the oldest, and he says, no. It’s because she’ll fight to the death for every one of them. He tells her, she’s doing it right now, but she says, there’s a dead end at every turn. He says, but she’s not giving up. Even with all the losses, she’s never given up. She doesn’t think any of the Quartermaines would want them to be sitting in the dark mourning them. Maybe for a few minutes, now and then, but then go on and do. Lead purposeful lives like they did. She just wants Oscar to have a chance. They all do.

Drew brings Scout down. Sam tells her that she needs to go back to sleep. Drew says, when she’s older, she’ll cherish it, and I concur. Sam wishes someone would force her to take a nap. Drew tells Scout to listen to her mom. She gives great advice.

Not-Doc come downstairs, and Laura hands him a glass of wine. She toasts to them, and thanks him for what he said to Spencer. He says he meant every word. She knows that. She’s not the only one lucky to have him. He tells her, welcome home. She’s glad to be home. She missed him so much. She puts the wine glasses on the table, and takes his hand. She asks if he got a manicure. He says he did, and they laugh. He doesn’t know where the impulse came from. He felt sorry for himself with the cold, and thought it might make him feel better. She says, next time, take her. Now, where were they? She starts to kiss him, and he backs up. He’s so sorry, but he’s haunted by the thought of Spencer coming back. If he did, it would be traumatic for all of them. Does she mind if he puts off their reunion for just a little while longer? He’ll make it worth her while.

Tomorrow, Oscar asks Cameron for one last thing, Sasha asks Valentin who he is, and Spencer talks to Sonny.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Roderick apologizes to Kathryn. He’s been thinking about her ever since he saw her; she’s amazing. She tells him, cut the sh*t. What does he want? A promotion? He says it would be nice, and she asks if he had sex in order to get a raise. He says he had sex because he wanted to. She wanted it too. He’s seen the way she watches him at board meetings. She wanted him to make a move, since she wasn’t going to. He says Jim doesn’t deserve her. She wants to be straight with him. They wanted each other, but it needs to go at her own pace, and when she’s done, she’s done. He says, yes ma’am, but hopes she’s not done. She’ll let him know. She has to go, and he asks her not to wait too long until he sees her again. She says she won’t.

Roderick says she really is beautiful. He can’t wait to see her again. She has to leave, but can’t find her earring. It’s ten carats, and she needs to find it. They both look around, and when Kathryn looks behind the nightstand, she says, disgusting. She wonders what housekeeping is doing. She has a lot of money invested in the hotel. He finds her earring, but she says she’s not putting it back in until it’s been cleaned. He tells her that he’ll so it. It gives him a reason to see her again. They kiss, and she tells him to make sure the room is cleaned. He says it’s the hardest dilemma; keeping the staff. They’re hard workers, but leadership is lacking. She tells him there’s nothing better in a hotel than a clean room. He says he’ll clean it himself, and she leaves.

Hanna calls Kathryn to tells her that she’s running late. Kathryn says she’s not home anyway; she’s at the hotel. She’s a major shareholder in the Artesian. If Hanna ever needs a room, Kathryn is her girl. She tells Hanna there’s a problem. She’s annoyed at housekeeping. She asks if Hanna wants to work part time and give them tips – as a supervisor. Hanna likes it, and Kathryn says it will be more money. Hanna wouldn’t mind that. She’s waiting for Benny to get up, then they’re going to the bank. She’ll be there after that.

The elevator door opens, and Candace walks out. Kathryn says, it all makes sense. Hello, Nine. Candace says, hello, beast. Kathryn wonders what Candace is doing there, and Candace says none of her business. Kathryn thinks it is; she owns the hotel, bitch. Candace asks if it looks like she gives a damn, bitch. She’s doing what people do in hotels. Kathryn says prostitution would explain her presence. She’ll have Candace thrown out. Candace says she’ll sue for harassment and racism. Kathryn laughs, and Candace asks if it’s a headline she’d like for her hotel. Kathryn says nothing is beneath Candace, and Candace says, like her husband was. Kathryn says, one of many. A whore like her is a joke. Candace says she’s moved past whoring to blackmailing. Kathryn is married to her biggest scheme. It was easy, like taking candy from Wyatt. Kathryn tells her to play the game, and play it well. It’s just a matter of time. Candace says she’ll be waiting. They stare at each other until Candace finally walks away.

Jeffrey arrives to visit David at the hospital. Madison asks if Jeffrey wants to go for coffee after his visit, and Jeffrey says, sure. David is sitting up, and asks how bad it looks. Jeffrey says, not too bad… It’s pretty bad. David knows, but just wants to get out. Jeffrey says it will be awhile. David says don’t remind him. He needs a favor, and asks Jeffrey to go to his house and look through Erica’s things. See if there’s any contact info for her family, so he can let them know what’s happened. Jeffrey says he will, and he’s sorry. He knows David really liked her. David says he did. It’s not okay, he’ll deal with it; he already is.

David asks if Jeffrey has heard from his mother. Jeffrey says, no, and David says, good. He asks if Jeffrey told the FBI that she did it. Jeffrey says he did, and David says, she’s a very smart woman. They’ll never find evidence. Jeffrey says she needs to pay for this. David understands, but does Jeffrey want his mother to go to prison? Jeffrey says, doesn’t he? It’s what she deserves, and he’ll be free of her. David says, she can reach out of prison as easily as she reaches in. Jeffrey says, at least it’s a start, and maybe a start to her seeing the bad things she’s doing. David says, or not. He asks about Jeffrey’s situation, and Jeffrey asks if he means Justin. David asks if there’s another situation he doesn’t know about. Jeffrey says, it’s fine. David says Madison mentioned he went to school with Jeffrey, and likes him. Jeffrey says Madison asked him out for coffee, and David thinks he should go. Jeffrey asks if David encouraged it. David says he seemed nice. He knows Jeffrey is heartbroken with his mother, but it doesn’t hurt to have someone help him through it. He tells Jeffrey to go today. We’re not promised tomorrow.

Derrick asks Hanna if she wants him to wake up Benny. She asks if he wants to be thrown down the stairs. He leaves to put gas in her car, and Benny comes down. Hanna tells him to get ready; they’re going to the bank. He says, about that. It’s a lot of money. She says they’ve had that conversation, and it’s not their money. He says it belongs to Candace, but Hanna says, it’s not hers either. It’s money that she hustled and stole. Benny wonders if they have to give it all back, but Hanna doesn’t want to hear it. He says someone is going to kill Candace, and Hanna says, she’s lying. She probably sent the man there. Don’t play her for a fool. Derrick comes back, and says he’ll stay and wait for the police. He tells Hanna to come straight back. She gives him a kiss, and Benny says, enough of that.

Madison and Jeffrey go to the cafeteria and get lunch. They’re laughing as they sit down, and Madison says Jeffrey has a beautiful smile. Jeffrey asks if Madison is flirting with him, and Madison says, is that okay? Jeffrey says, yeah. Madison is sorry about what happened to his dad, but glad they got to see each other again. He’d always wanted to get to know Jeffrey and hang out, and here they are. He asks if Jeffrey would like to go to a movie some night, but Jeffrey hesitates. Madison asks if it’s the investigation. Justin told him that Jeffrey is being investigated. Jeffrey says, he’s not, and Madison asks if Jeffrey and Justin are together. Jeffrey says, kind of, and Madison says now it makes sense why Justin was asking questions about him.

Justin walks in, and I laugh. Madison says, speak of the devil, and Jeffrey says, damn. Justin sits next to Madison, and stares at him. He says he’s been calling Madison. Madison doesn’t think he’s missed any calls, and checks his phone. He tells Justin that he doesn’t answer unknown numbers. Justin asks what they’re chatting about, and Jeffrey says they’re just talking about his father. Justin asks how he is, and Jeffrey says, fine. He has to be getting back, and thanks Madison for lunch, even though neither one of them touched it. Justin. Madison says his break is over, and Justin watches them leave. Justin is the bummer of the universe. At least Eddie (If Loving You is Wrong) is amusing.

Veronica comes out says hello to her fake pool guy who planted the bomb. She tells him that the FBI was there, and he thinks they’re watching the house now. He’s not on anyone’s radar or database though; he’s just the pool guy. He asks for cash in old bills, but she says there’s something else she wants him to do. There’s a young man, a bartender at the Artesian, RK. He’s going to befriend her son, and she wants him dead. Pool Guy asks what the caveat is, and she says she wants it to look like her son did it. When they’re together, he’s to slip in and make it happen. He asks if she’d do this to her own son, and she says it isn’t about doing anything to her son. it’s about getting him to do what she needs him to do. What a man should do. Pool Guy thinks he can make it happen. She says it might take a while for Jeffrey to warm up to RK, so be patient. He asks for a picture, and she says he’ll get it. Now get back to the pool.

Veronica goes inside, and the doorbell rings. A woman introduces herself as Esmeralda London. She’s with an organization that helps young girls who have aged out of foster care. She thanks Veronica for her check; it will help a lot of girls. Veronica says the charity is near and dear to her. She asks if the girls are over eighteen. When Esmeralda says they are, Veronica says she was thinking maybe a girl could live with them, and she could pay for some college. Esmeralda is speechless, and suggests Veronica meet them. She says she would love that, and calls for Alice to bring some tea.

Wyatt complains to Jim that the guards follow him everywhere. Jim says, that’s the general idea. Wyatt suggests he hire guys bigger than him, and Jim says, next time. They follow Wyatt upstairs. He closes his bedroom door, and sees another guy on the balcony. Wyatt calls Jeffrey, and says he’s been locked in like a criminal. Jeffrey thinks it’s for the best, but Wyatt says traded one jail for another. Jeffrey says Justin said he saw him in the jail. Did Justin do anything? Wyatt asks what he means, and Jeffrey asks if Justin touched him sexually. Wyatt says, no, and asks what Justin said. Jeffrey tells him that Justin claimed Wyatt was going to have sex with him. Wyatt calls Justin a lying SOB, and asks why Jeffrey is hanging around with him. Jeffrey says it won’t be for long, and Wyatt says, he’s a complete tool; stay away from him. He asks where Jeffrey is, and Jeffrey says in the hospital. He’s visiting his dad. Wyatt asks what’s wrong, and Jeffrey says David’s car exploded, and he was in it. Well, not quite. That’s why he’s still alive. Wyatt says he wants to see David. Jeffrey asks, why? He thinks Wyatt is just saying that to get out of house. Wyatt insists he wants to see David, and says he’ll talk to his dad.

Jim tells Kathryn that he’s waiting for a call from the bank. She tells him, Hanna said she’d do it, so she’s sure it’s done. He says it’s almost two. She has a lot of faith in that woman. Wyatt walks in, and asks why Jim didn’t tell him David was in an explosion. Jim says it doesn’t concern Wyatt, but Wyatt says Jeffrey is his friend. He wants to see David. Jim laughs, and says, that’s not going to happen. Kathryn says, let him go, but Jim says the only reason he wants to go to the hospital is because that’s where they keep the drugs. He asks if she wants to see Wyatt killed, and she says send the guys with him. Jim says the Malones are after him. Wyatt says nobody is looking for him, and Jim says then tell him who the man was in the cell with him. He was the size of Cleveland. Jim knows it was a Malone, and says, they don’t play. That guy was sent to kill him; get his ass back upstairs. Wyatt leaves, and the guards follow. Kathryn says, it will only get worse. Jim says, but he’ll be alive. Kathryn says, but will they?

Hanna goes with Benny to see the bank officer. She needs to send a wire. She gives the officer the account number. The officer asks if she’s wiring the entire amount, and Hanna says, yes. Benny makes protest noises, but Hanna doesn’t want to hear it. The officer asks for their IDs, and Benny says he forgot his. Hanna tells him to hand it over – now – and he takes it out, saying, bullsh*t. The officer says she’ll be right back. Benny can’t believe Hanna, but she says he’d better believe it. He says the money could lasted their whole lives. Hanna says it wouldn’t last five years because it’s ill-gotten. Anything ill-gotten leaves quickly. Benny tells her, life isn’t a Bible verse, and she says, it helped raise him; don’t forget it. She tells him to watch his mouth. The officer comes back, and says Hanna’s daughter is there. Candace walks in.

Candace asks Benny if he’s really going to do this. They can’t do anything if he doesn’t sign it. Hanna says, he’s going to sign it. Candace says, it’s a lot of money. She’ll split it 50/50. Benny considers it, and Candace says, four million dollars. Hanna says, that someone wants to kill her over. She tells Benny to please not do this. Candace asks if Benny doesn’t want the tow yard; it can be his, and it won’t come back on him. Hanna says it will come back on Candace. Candace tells Benny not to sign it, and Hanna says, devil, get out of here. Candace says, she’s the devil? and Hanna says, she’s acting like it. Trying to charm Benny into taking money. It’s wrong; it’s not even hers, but she acts arrogant like she earned it. Candace tells Benny that 50% is something. Hanna asks what’s wrong with her? What’s wrong with Benny? Candace tells Benny to remember it’s not what’s wrong with him, but what’s wrong with Hanna, and leaves. Hanna tells Benny not to let that girl get in his head. When the officer comes back, he’s going to sign it. He says, at some point, he’s doing what’s right for him. He doesn’t want to sign it. Hanna says he will, but he doesn’t think so. She’s not telling him again. They’ll sit here wait until he does.

The bank officer returns, and gives back Hanna and Benny’s IDs. She says she just needs their signatures on the papers, and she can get the transfer taken care of. Hanna signs, and gives them to Benny. He just sits there, and Hanna says, Benjamin –

Candace goes into her room, and asks who’s in there. She sees Charles, who says, hello Candace.

Next time, Candace doesn’t want see Charles, Hanna says they’re giving the money back, and Benny finds out the Malones want interest.

🚤 Early to Bed, Tomorrow to Deck…

I’ll be posting a full recap tomorrow, but for now, I leave you with this…

October 9, 2018 – A Meeting At the Cemetery, Candace Confronts Hanna, a Deck Tidbit & 21 Days



What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

At the cemetery, Carly can’t believe another year has come and gone without Morgan. Sonny says they’ll never forget him. Margaux appears and says neither will she. She says she’s not trying to interrupt, and Sonny suggests she keep walking. Carly says Margaux didn’t know their son, but Margaux says she’s not here for him. She’s here for her father.

Drew and Kim agree the clinical trial is the right thing to do for Oscar. Kim says it’s in December, and they need to get him to change his mind before it’s too late. If he doesn’t participate, he’s not getting another chance. Drew asks what if he refuses. She hates to say it, but they’ll have to force him. Oscar overhears.

Josslyn calls Oscar. She’s not surprised to get voicemail, since he’s not returning her texts or calls. She says today is a hard day for her, and there’s no one else she wants to spend it with. She’ll be waiting on their bench. Please meet her.

Terry looks at Oscar’s folder. Elizabeth comes to the desk, and Terry asks if everything is okay with Aiden. Elizabeth says he just has a case of school phobia. She doesn’t know how handle it if it continues. She sees Oscars file, and says she should be counting her blessings.

Laura sees Alexis at the MetroCourt. She tells Alexis she’s glad to see her; she needs her help with reentry.

Sam asks Jason to stay, and I get déjà vu. She thinks they should talk about this afternoon. She asks if he wants a drink, and he says, please.

Carly knows Margaux is still coming to grips with her father’s – Margaux says, murder? Carly finishes, remains – but this is inappropriate. She asks Margaux to leave now, and Margaux says, without visiting her father’s grave? His remains were interred today, but it’s still unmarked. It’s probably why they didn’t notice her father and their son are practically neighbors.

Terry tells Elizabeth experimental treatment comes with risks, but so does doing nothing. Elizabeth is glad Terry isn’t someone who’s all about drugs and protocol, and can relate to being a scared, confused teenager. Terry asks if Elizabeth and Kim are close. Kim is going to need her.

Drew asks Kim if it’s possible to enroll Oscar without his consent. She says he’s a minor until he’s eighteen, and they’re in full control of his medical decisions. She hates it. The last thing she wants is to fight, with time being precious. But he’s a kid, and not seeing clearly. If it comes to it, as parents, they need to intervene.

Laura tells Alexis that she’d like to assume her position on the hospital board again, and wants to be prepared. How does she fit in? Alexis is dialed into the community after running for mayor, and she was honored at the last Nurses’ Ball. She must have gotten a sense of what the public needs healthwise after the earthquake. Like Charles Street for example. Are their needs being met, or do they need more outreach? Alexis is glad Laura is joining the board again, and Laura asks if they need her that bad. Alexis says, not in terms of the earthquake. Lulu must have told her about Dr. Bensch. Laura says, had she been there, it would have been her first order of business. They clink glasses.

Sam digs out some wine. She knows Jason is more of a beer guy, but her palate has changed, and she thought it would be a good time to open a nice bottle of red. He opens it for her – way too easy. Jason says she can tell him anything. She hopes so, and says when they kissed, it meant something. It would have been easy keep going, and be together like they used to… He says, but? He asks if she can’t go there, and she says, not yet.

Carly doesn’t think there’s much difference between Margaux and Nelle. Nelle was all about vengeance; drugging Sonny, getting pregnant with Carly’s grandchild, making Carly think she was losing her mind. It was personal and vindictive. Margaux is burying her father near their son’s grave, so they’ll have to step over him to visit their son. The difference is that Nelle was an unhinged, murdering psychopath. Margaux is the DA trying to build a case. It’s messed up, and not professional. Margaux can’t believe Carly is talking to her about professionalism, given Sonny’s line of work. Sonny says if Margaux wants to come after him, fine, but no more using his family. She’s already used his wife and father, and now his son. Enough.

Drew tells Kim they don’t know if it will work, but Kim asks, what’s the alternative? She doesn’t even think there is one. Drew agrees that even if it prolongs Oscar’s life even a little bit, it’s worth it. He wishes they could take the trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro, sit under stars, make wish, and it would all go away. He wants to be Oscar’s dad. Kim says he is, but he says, dads make things better. He wants to be the dad who fixes things. She says she knows, but he can’t.

Oscar sees Josslyn in the park. She says he got her message, and thanks him for showing that he still cares.

Laura tells Alexis that she finally gets home, and her husband is at the hospital. Alexis asks if he’s busy, and Laura says, extremely. Alexis says he had to keep distracted while she was gone. Laura sees the watch, and asks if it’s an antique. Alexis says it’s a family heirloom from the Cassadines.

Sam thinks it’s weird. She and Jason were married, and made love how many times? He says, a lot. She wants to be together, and it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. Jason thinks he understands. She’s still rebuilding, and figuring out who she is now. They want each other, and she still loves him, but she’d forgotten about the physical attraction. When they kissed, all the feelings rushed back. He asks if it’s different than on New Year’s Eve. She says she’s in a much better headspace (favorite word of this show), and sees them in a different way, but she’s still not ready. He gets it, and he can wait. If it gets to the end, and something changes for her, that’s okay too. Sam tells him not to do that thing he does; keeping a respectful distance and taking a step back. She doesn’t want that.

Margaux holds the stack of letters, telling Sonny and Carly that they’re letters to her father, letting him know about her life; her successes, failures, and heartbreaks. She didn’t know where he was, and couldn’t mail them, but it made her feel closer to him, almost hopeful. All she can do is leave them at the grave. Carly says she has every right to mourn her father, but no right to violate the sanctity of the place and their son. Margaux says the son whose father murdered her father. Carly says she doesn’t know that. She’s emotionally damaged, and showing the world she’s powerless against Sonny, like every DA before her.

Kim tells Terry that Oscar is refusing to participate in the trial. Terry had the feeling he might be like that. He’s not the first patient to balk at experimental treatment. This one is her son. It’s hard enough being a teenager, when everything feels like life or death. Kim says, in Oscar’s case, it literally is.

Josslyn tells Oscar that her family had a remembrance for Morgan. They told stories, laughed, and sent off sky lanterns. Morgan would have loved it, but he’s not there to see it. Like he won’t be able to see the places he wanted to visit, or do the cool, crazy things he wanted to. Despite them trying to make it special, it sucked. Seeing Oscar means everything. She doesn’t know what’s going on, but they can fix it. She learned from Morgan how precious every second is. Oscar says, there is no we; no us. They’re over. She says he doesn’t mean that. He says he didn’t know she was going to be there. He’s on his way to meeting up with someone else. She asks him, what’s wrong?

Alexis explains to Laura that Mikkos gave the watch to her mother, and Valentin gave it to her having come from Mikkos, it’s probably ready to explode, but coming from her mom means something. Laura says that Alexis’s mom wore it is reason enough, no matter who gave it to her. She doesn’t envy Alexis, trying to decide how much of the Cassadine legacy she wants, or how much to reject. Her son struggled his entire life with it, and she’s seeing Spencer deal with it too. It’s not a comfortable place. Alexis says when Valentin gave it to her, it had stopped at 10:10. She had it fixed, and the jeweler assured it was fine, but it’s stopped again at 10:10.

Sam and Jason drink the wine. Jason tells her that he’s not going anywhere, and the wine’s not bad. Sam says so she knows it’s frustrating; she’s frustrated too. He says, whenever she’s ready. Here’s to cold showers. They’re not so bad. Like the wine. It’s something you get used to. Sam says she forgot to toast to something, and he says, bad luck? She thinks they’ve hit their quota, and toasts to beginnings. There’s a knock at the door, and Sam says it’s probably her mom. She knows better than to let herself in. It’s Drew, who says he tried calling. Sam asks him in. She’s glad to have them both together. She thinks they should be honest and upfront. She tells Drew the day Oscar took off, Jason found him at the pier, and convinced him to get in touch with his parents.

Josslyn says, whatever is going on, Oscar can tell her. He says, forget it, and she says she loves him. He asks her not to make it harder than it has to be. She says she knows him. She knows he wouldn’t be treating her like this if he didn’t care. Let her in. Let her be a part of what’s getting to him. He says he doesn’t love her. He never did, and never will. She doesn’t believe it, and he says that’s not his problem. She knows he’s lying, because she was lied to for the past year by Nelle. And every time, she knew something wasn’t right, but she kept swallowing it. Not anymore. Oscar says, whatever. He can’t win. He leaves, and she follows.

On the phone, Alexis asks how Oscar got her number. She tells him she’s not in the office, but can set up an appointment for tomorrow. She relents, and tells him to come to the MetroCourt if it’s that important to him.

Laura sees Elizabeth, and says she was looking for a friend, and the mother of her grandchild. Elizabeth asks when she got there, and why didn’t she tell anyone? Laura says she got in last night, and was going for a surprise. They hug.

Margaux asks Carly how she can be with this man. Enjoy being his wife, standing by his side, right or wrong, when she knows he’s a murderer. She’s grieving her son, meanwhile, how many people has Sonny put in the ground? They all have someone; a wife, a mother, a brother, a girlfriend, a child, but Carly doesn’t care, because she’s married to the man who gets away with it. Carly doesn’t know what’s wrong with that? Margaux walks away. I don’t like her, but she has a point. Sonny reads my thoughts, and says, she has a point.

Carly asks if Sonny thinks Margaux is right about her. He does have blood on his hands for some choices he made, but she knows nothing about him. Maybe Sonny does horrible things, but there are some he could have done, and didn’t. Sonny says, that’s a hell of an argument, but he’s not sure it would hold up in court. Carly says, persuasive though, right? and he says, very.

Laura tells Elizabeth that Doc has been fighting a cold, and is distracted. He doesn’t return her texts as quickly, and isn’t attentive on phone calls. Elizabeth wonders if he could be upset about the upcoming anniversary of the Ryan Chamberlain murders. Has she asked? Laura says he never wanted to talk about it. She hasn’t noticed anything in particular, but she wasn’t looking either. Elizabeth says, based on her experiences with Franco, if she feels like something is off, it is. Laura says, don’t ignore her instincts. She says she also might be making a bigger deal out of it because she feels guilty for staying away. Elizabeth says Spencer needed her; Doc understood that. Laura is anxious for things to be back to normal. Elizabeth encourages Laura to call him. Tell the doctor that she needs to make an appointment.

Kim hopes they don’t have to force the issue, but Terry says it’s not like the trial is tomorrow. Kim asks if it isn’t better if they sign up early. Josslyn rushes in to see Kim, and apologizes. Terry says she was just leaving, and thanks Kim for the consult, hiding the label on Oscar’s folder as she walks out. Josslyn says she’s sorry to barge in. Kim says Josslyn’s mom told her about the breakup; how is she? Josslyn says, terrible. She’s convinced herself that she did something wrong. Kim says, no, and Josslyn says Oscar is obviously in pain, and wants her to hurt too. That’s fine; she can take it, but tell her how to help him.

Oscar joins Alexis at the MetroCourt, and thanks her for meeting him. She says, it sounded urgent, and he asks if she charges by the hour. She thinks they should discuss that after he tells what it is he needs. He asks if it’s true that parents decide about medical issues for their children. She wonders why he’s asking, and he says he’s doing a report for school on a bill of rights for young people. Alexis says as long as the child is a minor, under eighteen, the parents call the shots. Oscar asks if there’s nothing he – nothing they can do, and she says as long as the decisions are in the best interests of the child, the law is clear. He says, what if they’re not? What then?

Drew asks if Oscar told Jason, and Jason says he’s sorry. Drew thanks him for convincing Oscar to call. Jason says he’s a good kid. Drew is sorry to interrupt, and says he’ll show himself out. After he’s gone, Jason asks if Sam is okay. Sam wishes she could help Drew, but she can’t.

In the hallway, Drew’s phone rings. It’s Margaux, and he asks what she wants. She says she was actually hoping they could help each other. Bleh. I get that she’s mourning her dad, but he worked for the mob, and she’s a creepy pest.

Laura calls not-Doc. She says she was on her way back, and looking forward to celebrating her homecoming. She says, really? He’s not any better? She tells him to finish his soup, and get some rest. She’ll see him in the morning. Elizabeth overhears.

Josslyn knows it looks pathetic. Getting dumped, and going to her boyfriend’s mom. But she knows something else is going on. He’s making up excuses to avoid reality between the two of them. Kim says she can’t get involved, but Josslyn is an amazing woman. She had concerns in the beginning, but the more she got to know Josslyn, she thinks she’s wonderful for Oscar. Josslyn asks if Kim is telling her not to give up. Kim says she can’t tell her anything. Josslyn thanks her, and leaves.

Oscar asks Alexis how would a kid prove they’re being forced to do something they shouldn’t? She asks if they’re still talking about his report. He says he needs to know kids’ rights. She says, in extraordinary cases, if the child’s vital interests are being abused or ignored, legal measures can be taken. Oscar asks, what kind?

Carly says Sonny was Morgan’s hero. He thinks that was more her title. Carly says Morgan loved her, and they had a great connection, but he idolized his father. When he was suffering from being bipolar, knowing that Sonny got through it and conquered it, gave him hope. The last thing he’d want to do on the anniversary of his death is let some bitch ride in there and tear down his hero. Sonny is a good man; a good father. If their son was still with them, he’d tell Sonny don’t give in to Margaux, and that he loves him very much. For the record, she does too. He tells her that he loves her too, and they kiss.

Margaux tells Drew that she’s sensing it’s a bad time; probably for both of them. She suggests they start fresh in the morning, and asks him to breakfast. He wants to know what it’s about, and she says she has a proposition, while flipping the flash drive around in her hand.

Sam tells Jason nothing hurts more than having feelings for someone you can’t be with. Jason says she doesn’t want to see Drew get hurt, and she says her first impulse is to make sure he’s okay, but he’s strong enough realize they’re best apart. The only thing you can do is say a prayer, and be there. Not push yourself on them. She laughs, thinking it’s such a Jason thing to say. Not to manage or try to fix it, and wait until you have to step in. Jason says, for better or worse, but he thinks it’s for the better. The bottle is empty, and Jason says, time for him to go. He tells her it will be okay, and the next bottle they open will be a beer. She tells him, it’s a deal. When he’s gone, she lovingly touches his glass.

Tomorrow, Gregory asks Finn when he’s going to stop hating him, Josslyn tells Cameron that she’s staying by Oscar’s side, Margaux asks Drew to help her make Sonny pay for his crimes.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Jim and Austin walk in on Justin standing over Wyatt, who’s on his knees. Jim asks what’s going on, and Justin says he was searching Wyatt. Jim calls bullsh*t, and Justin says he doesn’t don’t know procedure. Jim grabs Justin, and they fight, slamming each other against the walls. The captain walks in and breaks it up. Jim says the sick SOB assaulted his son. Justin says he was questioning Wyatt. Jim calls bullsh*t again. The captain yells at Justin to go. Jim tells him to bring charges up against him now, and the captain says he will.

Austin introduces herself, telling Wyatt that she’s his lawyer. She needs him to sign papers to get him out. Jim wants answers first; what was going on? Wyatt asks, what did it look like? and Jim says it looked like he was about to perform an indecent act under duress. If he’s into it, fine, but he got the impression it was under duress. He asks if Wyatt is into it, and Wyatt says, no. Jim asks, why? and Wyatt says he’s a drug addict. Jim says it breaks his heart. He wants to help Wyatt, but can’t if Wyatt won’t let him. He’s willing to perform oral sex for drugs? Wyatt says he was willing to do whatever it took; he still is. Jim shouldn’t have taken Wyatt’s money or washed his cocaine down the sink. Jim says he’s to blame for Wyatt’s problem? He took money so Wyatt would stop hurting himself. Wyatt asks if Jim can’t see all this started happening when he took it. If he hadn’t, Wyatt wouldn’t be in this position. Jim says they have a plan. Wyatt says next time, let him know what it is. Jim asks if Wyatt was about to trade sex for heroine, which I thought we’d already established. Wyatt says, yes. Jim calls him an idiot, and says it’ all he needed to know. He kisses Wyatt on the forehead, and leaves.

Jim goes to the captain’s office, and asks what kind of precinct he’s running. Justin is there, and Jim says this sick SOB tried to trade heroin for sex. It’s in his pocket; search him. Justin says Wyatt is a junkie and a liar. Jim tells the captain to search him, but the captain says, it’s against the law. It would be easier if Justin would cooperate. Justin asks if he believes Jim’s junkie son over him. The captain says if Justin doesn’t submit to a search, he’ll be forced to suspend him. Empty his pockets. Justin says this is based on lying junkie, and accuses the captain of being in Jim’s pocket. The captain says, just show him, and it will be easier. Otherwise, he has no choice but to suspend him until an investigation happens. He tells Justin to leave the premises. When Justin is gone, Jim suggests looking at the camera footage, but the captain says they were turned off. Jim asks if that’s not suspicious. He doesn’t care what the captain does, but it better be big. The punishment needs to fit the crime.

Jim and Wyatt. Wyatt wants to walk, but Jim tells him to get in the car, or he’ll fold Wyatt’s ass up and stick Wyatt in himself. Wyatt shakes Jim’s hand off his arm, and calls him an SOB. He says he’s going home, but Jim says he doesn’t have one. It’s on the market, and the doors are locked. Wyatt wonders how that happened, and Jim says he has all the power. Now get in the car. Wyatt gets in.

RK tells Candace that Veronica wants him to make Jeffrey fall in love with him, so she can expose the cop. Candace says, Jeffrey is a friend, and RK says, sorry. They laugh, and Candace tells him to do what he needs to; she doesn’t care anymore. She’s been looking through her contacts; some boys who left her for a guy named War. She needs gangsters and bangers. RK asks if she’s starting a gang. She says she’s going to beat Hanna until she gets her money. RK says that’s her mother. Candace came out of her, but Candace doesn’t give a damn. RK says his mom is a crackhead. She’s in and out of jail. She burned him with a crackpipe, and he still loves her ass. Candace says Hanna has $8 million of her money. He asks if she’s tried talking to Hanna; she can convince anybody to do almost anything. She does it to him all the time. She says she doesn’t want to; she can’t. She tells him to go now. He’s surprised, since they just had a moment. He starts to undo his pants, saying, it’s hot, but she says, go. She says she’ll think about what he said, and laughs.

David is sitting up. The nurse says that’s good, but don’t lie on his back. He might think he can because he’s on the pain medication. She tells him the FBI is there, and he says to send them in. FBI dude says he spoke to Jeffrey, who thinks David’s wife did this. His girlfriend was burned to death; she was alive when she was burning. They need his help to find out who did this. David says he thinks it was his wife. FBI dude asks, why? and David says she wasn’t happy about his new relationship. On several occasions, she’d threatened him, and there are two police reports. FBI dude says he knows it’s hard on David; he’s sorry. David says Veronica is thorough; they won’t find anything. She’s a shrewd lawyer. FBI dude says they’ve taken out people in Washington. If anything points to her, they’ll find it. He says David doesn’t seem happy about that, and David says, why would he be? Veronica is an amazing woman, the love of his life. Why would he be happy about any of it. He’s still coming to terms with it. He tells FBI dude that he’s tired, and FBI dude says he’ll call if he needs anything else.

Jim lets Wyatt into the house. He says Wyatt is staying there. Wyatt says he’s getting a fix, and Jim says, not from him. He wants Wyatt to meet a couple of his friends, Leo and Mac. Consider them guardians. Two thugs in suits stand with their arms folder. Wyatt says he’s going to die. Jim says Wyatt is breaking his heart Kathryn comes down, saying it’s good to have him home. His room is upstairs. She had it done. He says she makes him sick – all of them. Jim tells Leo and Mac that he wants one of them on the door, and the other on the balcony. If Wyatt tries to get away, stop him – even if they have to break something.

Kathryn says, this is the plan? Lock him in the house? Jim says, this is the plan. She’s holding a stack of photos, and tells him, take a look at the picture of this whore, that whore, this whore, while she hands them to him. He says, this one isn’t a whore. She’s a business associate, keeping Kathryn’s ass from being behind bars. Kathryn asks, how? and he says, the less she knows, the better. She tells him he’s being investigated for the prostitution ring in her hotel. He says that’s the least of worries. He’s not concerned about what people think of him and a bunch of whores. She should be more concerned about the matter at hand, and less about what’s in his pants. She says, they’re going to make a bust, and he thanks her for the warning.

Roderick (or whatever the hell his name is, the hotel manager) calls Kathryn. She thanks him for the pictures. She’s coming there later, so he can brief her further. He says he’s reserved a private room. She says she’ll call when she’s on the way. Jim asks if she’s heard from Hanna. Kathryn asks, why? and he says, the money. She tells him if Hanna says she’ll do it, she will, but he doesn’t trust Hanna as far as he could throw Kathryn. Kathryn says she does. He’ll just have to wait to hear from her himself.

Justin pulls into David’s driveway, and tells Jeffrey that Wyatt got him suspended. Jeffrey asks, how? and Justin says, it’s a long story. He needs a favor, but Jeffrey wants to know what happened. Justin says he needs Wyatt to say he didn’t do anything. Jeffrey insists on knowing, and Justin says he took Wyatt to the interrogation room. Jeffrey says, the same room Justin took him. Justin says Wyatt tried to seduce him. Wyatt wanted him to get heroine, and was grabbing at him. Must have been an interesting trick in handcuffs. Jeffrey says Justin is lying. He believes the part about the heroine, but he’s lying about Wyatt trying to seduce him. Justin says Wyatt was on his knees when his dad walked in. Jeffrey asks, doing what? and creepy Justin says the thing Jeffrey does so well. Jeffrey tells him, shut up, and Justin says he got weak, and things happened. Jeffrey says Justin is lying, and he can’t deal right now. Justin asks if Jeffrey is inviting him in, and Jeffrey says, goodbye. Jeffrey walks away, as Justin calls after him. Jeffrey goes inside to find his mother sitting on the couch.

I go, whaat? He asks what she’s doing in there. Veronica says, this is how he had her living. Jeffrey says she needs to get out. She says, except for this tacky furniture, it’s beautiful. She picked out the house. She brought him here, but he said, not now. Somebody bought it, and she was so mad, but let him lead the way. That’s where she was wrong. She let him lead when she was in her twenties, and in her thirties, but when she turned forty, she said no. She needed to take charge. He was intimidated. She asks, what is it about Black men?  She tells Jeffrey not to answer. How would he know about a man unless he was on top of him. She asks what is it about Black men that they get so intimidated by a strong Black woman. David was so intimidate, he ran to Maggie day, a blonde, and he became an errand boy to Jim Cryer. He didn’t want to listen to her. She gets it; she understands. Out in the world, they have to fight to be respected, and at home they don’t want to fight, but a woman can’t have an opinion? A woman today trying to be with Black man is hard. The good ones are taken or married. The others are in jail. Others… She says Jeffrey knows what others are. Has slavery been that devastating that Black men can’t respect a strong Black woman with an opinion? All she wanted was a voice. It’s a bitch. Jeffrey says, no; she’s the bitch. He watched it. She treated his father like hell, when all he was trying to do was love her. He bought the house for her when she burned down the other one. He was still trying to work things out with her. He never slept with Maggie until she pushed him into Maggie’s arms. In response to her Black man comment, there’s nothing wrong when he has a strong, stable, supportive Black woman. If she wants to know what’s wrong with his dad, it’s her. Veronica says if she didn’t love him, she’d have a bitch cut his throat – a stable one. Even love has limits; ask his father. He tells her not to come back again, and she says she hears him.

Hanna tells Derrick to leave the breakfast dishes. They decide to leave Benny sleep. She has to get to the bank, then work. He says it will be okay, and she wonders how he got so patient. He says, life. She knows it sounds crazy, but she’s been thinking about that man who broke in. She hopes he’s all right. Derrick is sure he went to the hospital, and is doing okay; it’s where they’ll catch him. Hanna says, the police are coming back, and Derrick says he can stay; he works for himself. She thanks him for everything; staying there last night, and staying. He doesn’t want anything to happen to her. She’s the best thing to happen to him in years. She tells him, stop lying, and he says he’s not. He’d never lie to her. He kisses her, and tells her not to fight it. She says she can’t do this; it leads to everything. He asks, what’s wrong with everything? and she says she can’t without being married. He says they’re just kissing, but she says it’s the thoughts going through her mind. He asks how long it’s been, and she says, too long. He understands. She says he’s not with a twenty-something; he’s with a grown-ass woman, who knows what she wants and how she wants it. She asks if he doesn’t think it’s too fast. He does, but he likes it. She’s said she’s a grown-ass woman, and he’s a grown-ass man. He knows what he wants when he sees it, like she does. She asks what he wants, and he says, her. She asks how he wants it, and he says every way she wants to give it to him. They kiss, and there’s a knock at the door. Hanna says they’ve been saved by somebody, and he says, probably the police.

It’s Candace. Derrick introduces himself. Candace and Hanna look at each other. He says he’ll let them talk. He’ll be outside. Candace sits, and Hanna asks what she can do for her. Candace asks how Benny is, and Hanna says he’s sleeping. Candace heard about what happened. Hanna says, so Candace came over to check on her? Candace says she did, and asks how Hanna is. She’s trying be nice. Hanna says she’d rather hear the truth. Candace say she’s glad Hanna is okay, but Hanna says she doesn’t give a damn about her mama. Candace tells her that she owed money to the guy who came there. Hanna asks, how much? and Candace says everything she had. Hanna says she doesn’t have anything. Candace says, everything in the bank. If she doesn’t give it to him, he’ll kill her. Hanna is sorry, and Candace asks if she doesn’t care. Hanna asks how Candace knew it was a man, and she says Benny told her. She knows she brought it on herself, but if she doesn’t get the money, she’s dead. She knows she has a lot of problems, but she also knows Hanna doesn’t want to see her dead.

Candace says she knows Hanna went to War to stop him. Benny told her. Hanna says she’d do anything for Candace, but lie, cheat, or steal. Candace says, please, calling her momma. Hanna tells her, stop with the momma. She’s Hanna, remember? Candace is lying through her teeth, and Hanna can’t help her. Candace says she needs the money, but Hanna says she’s not getting a dime. Did Candace think conning her was going to work? Candace says she knows Hanna is a good, Christian woman. Hanna says, please don’t do that. Candace asks what Hanna is going to do with the money, and she says she’s giving it to the Cryers, telling Candace not to act like she didn’t get it from them. She tells Candace, get out.

Candace glares at Hanna in a really scary way, and Hanna says, come on out, Satan. Candace says it’s her money and she wants it. Hanna tells her, get the hell out, but Candace says not until Benny and Hanna go with her to the bank, and wire the money. Hanna says it will never happen. She’s asked herself many times what it’s going to take. She thought when Candace’s baby died… Candace says when Hanna got her baby killed. Hanna continues, when the baby died, she thought something would change, but it never did. Candace just dug in deeper, and got more and more evil. Candace asks if Hanna wants to see how evil, and Hanna says she already has. She’s looking at it. Candace promises that if Hanna doesn’t give her the money, she’ll have a visitor every night. Hanna says, she did that. She sent the man there. Candace says, last chance. Hanna says, she sent him there, and Candace repeats, last chance. Hanna tells her she’ll never get a damn thing, and says, I see you, demon. What’s your name? How many are you? I call you out in the name of Jesus. Wow. Candace really does look evil. Candace says, okay, and leaves. Hanna and I both shudder.

At the hotel room, Kathryn says Roderick already gave her this info. He says he called her so he could talk to her. She asks, about what? He says he thinks she knows, and kisses her. She kisses back, and they get busy.

Next time, Kathryn asks Roderick what he wants, David lets Jeffrey know he told the FBI, Candace offers to split the money with Benny, and Benny tells Hanna they shouldn’t give it all back.

🚣 Someday, my favorite shows won’t conflict with one another. I can dream anyway. And now I have to go to dreamland, so stay tuned for Below Deck tomorrow. Here’s a tidbit: Steve has a solo foam party.

🎃 21 Days…

I hope these are vintage Halloween photos…




October 2, 2018 – Laura is Back for Forever, Wyatt Meets Sal, a New Deck, a Little Flip, a Sad Tale from Dallas & Enough


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Jason doesn’t think Carly should tell Sonny about the gun. Mike should do it himself. Carly asks if Jason thinks Mike is telling the truth, and the gun is in the Hudson. Jason asks if he seemed lucid, and she says, completely. He thought so too, It makes sense that if Mike was covering for Sonny, he wouldn’t have left the gun with the body. She asks if he thinks Sonny is in the clear, but Jason says, no.

Jordan tells Margaux that she might have to accept that her father’s murder will go unsolved. Margaux says, no, and Jordan asks if it’s because she doesn’t want to. Margaux says she doesn’t need to. There’s another way; clip Sonny’s right hand man.

Kim tells Oscar that in the conference with Terry, she said he’s a good candidate for the drug trial, and there have been promising results. He says if Kim had wanted to help, she would have told him two years ago. What’s the point now? No matter what, the outcome is still the same – he dies.

Lulu brings Chase’s watch to the station. He’d given it to Rocco to play with when he was over for dinner, and forgot it. He’s appreciative of dinner, and she tells him that he’s Dante’s partner, which makes him family. He says at least he feels like he’s useful, keeping an eye on his partner’s family. Not that they need it, but Lulu says she wouldn’t have it any other way. And it makes her feel more connected to Dante.

Nina says Valentin told her Charlotte was okay, but he says he’s not talking about Charlotte. He meant Nina’s biological child.

Not-Doc is expecting Lucy, but Laura knocks at the door. She’s home. Her flight took forever, and she’s exhausted, but never too tired for him. She kisses him, and he says she’s back already? She says that’s not the warm welcome she was expecting. He says she surprised him. She didn’t think he’d mind her coming home early. He says he doesn’t, and hugs her. She caught him at the end of a trying day, but he doesn’t want to talk about him. He brings her luggage inside, and she tells him that Spencer was well enough to tell her that she was cramping his style. She took the opportunity to surprise him, and was in such a rush, she didn’t even tell Lulu. He asks if he’s the only one who knows, and how long she’s going to be there, and she says, forever.

Oscar tells his parents, maybe it’s time to shop for coffins. The side effects go from mild to death. Drew says they should all take a breath. There’s no harm in meeting with Terry again. Better to have a spot in the trial than now. Oscar wonders if he’d be taking up a slot that someone who could be saved needs. Kim tells him not to punish himself because he’s angry with her. They should talk to Terry again. Kim knows Oscar doesn’t want to talk to them, but thinks he should talk to someone. Oscar doesn’t want to talk to a shrink, but Drew says they’re not talking about that. He’s made a lot of friends; he should talk to them. Oscar says his friends are not going to know.

Jason says Mike covered for Sonny, and Carly says there’s no evidence. Jason thinks they can stop the commissioner, but it’s personal for the DA. Carly says Diane can discredit her, but Jason says he doesn’t think it’s that simple.

Margaux says, Jason knows everything, but Jordan says Margaux threw everything she had at him, and he never said a word. They have no supporting evidence; nothing that ties Jason to the explosion or the murder. Margaux trying to subvert his right to counsel, tells Jordan that she’s too close to the investigation.

Valerie comes into the station looking for Jordan. Chase says she’s in the interrogation room. Valerie says Jordan called, saying she wanted a word with her. She wonders what it’s about, and Chase tells her to have a seat.

Nina tells Valentin that she miscarried when she was in a coma. Valentin says, the child survived. Nina’s child is alive, and he can prove it.

Jason tells Carly that Sonny doesn’t regret the killing, but regrets Mike’s involvement. Sonny will do anything to protect him, and Margaux will be investigating anything that might connect Mike. Carly says, that’s crazy; Mike has Alzheimer’s. Jason says that makes him vulnerable. She’ll use anything. If Mike is threatened, Sonny will want to even the score. He wants to protect Mike, but Margaux is going to break the rules, and if she hits him in the right place, Sonny could make a mistake. Carly asks how they stop her, and Jason says, they have to shut her down.

Jordan asks why Margaux thinks Jason is unbreakable. He had nothing to say except through his attorney; it’s going to be carved on his tombstone. She’s seen this before. A case is personal, and the investigation turns into obsession. The case will stay open. A clue could surface, but it’s not coming from Jason. She has to think of the next best thing. Margaux has to go, and jets.

Oscar tells Drew that he’s not telling anyone he’s sick. At least not yet. Kim says he doesn’t want to go through this alone, and he says, why? She did. She says, and he thought that was a mistake. He says if he tells anyone, it will be on his own terms, in his own time. He doesn’t want to be known as the sick kid. Drew says, that’s fair, and Oscar leaves. Julian overhears.

Laura finds the roll of wire cable, and asks what it is. Not-Doc says it was his misguided attempt at DIY. He wanted to hook up his computer, but will need a tech person very soon. He asks about Spencer, and she says she told him that both legs had healed; it was a real blessing. He starts to cover for not knowing, when there’s a knock at the door. It’s a surprised Lucy, who hands her the soup, and says, welcome home. Laura looks at not-Doc.

Valentin asks Nina to let him explain, and he’ll answer any questions she has. She asks why he thinks her biological child is alive, and he says he visited Nina’s mother before she died. He’s had questions about discrepancies that he found troublesome. She wasn’t in the same hospital for the first eight months. It seemed within the realm of possibilities mathematically that she carried to term. Only Madeline knew for sure, and when he offered her freedom, She told him. Nina says she died before he got her out, but he says he was never getting her out. Nina says he double crossed her, and he says, yeah. She tells him she loves him so much, but they’re still divorced. He explains that Madeline told him that she tried to cause a miscarriage, but was unsuccessful. She hired a private nurse until Nina delivered. She had a baby; a little girl.

Valentin says Madeline didn’t want the child to have claim on Nina’s inheritance, so she set up an adoption. Nina asks, what if she was lying and it was her last mind game before she died? Valentin says he found her; technically, Curtis did. She asks if this was the case Curtis was working on for him. Valentin says Curtis made a fortune, but he adores her, and would have done it for free anyway. He tracked her down, and has seen her. Nina says, she’s for real? and he says, Sasha Gilmore. She’s beautiful, and very strong willed, just like her mother. He shows Nina a picture.

Lucy didn’t realize Laura was back in town, and Laura says, clearly. Lucy tells her it’s chicken noodle soup, the most healthy soup in Port Charles. It’s for Doc. Not-Doc explains that he was having lunch with Felicia and Mac. Lucy says, and with her. She noticed he was under the weather. Lucy says he’s resistant to caring for himself. Laura says she knows. She hands not-Doc the soup, and says she’d like to have a word with Lucy.

Jordan sees Valerie, and says they’re going to talk right there. After everything Jordan has done for her; everything the department did for her. She has to embarrass them like this. Valerie doesn’t know what she did, but asks Jordan to let her make it right. Jordan asks where she gets off, showing up the rest of them on the detective exam? The results won’t be posted until later, but Jordan wanted to tell her personally that she passed with flying colors, calling her Detective Spencer.

Julian asks Kim if it’s a bad time again, but she says, no; it’s actually good. Drew leaves, and Julian says, obviously, something serious is going on with Oscar. It makes sense for her to lean on Drew, but he’s there if she still wants him. She says, it’s hard to know what to do, but Julian says if he doesn’t know what’s going on, he can’t help. Whatever it is, she can tell him. She says she can’t.

Oscar goes to Sonny’s, and asks for Josslyn. He wants to talk on the porch. Carly calls Josslyn down. She says she wasn’t sure Oscar was still coming over. Something is obviously going on. He can tell her. What is it?

Laura asks Lucy if they all reconnected, and Lucy says she thinks Doc needs good, quality time with his closest friends in Laura’s absence. Laura says she’s back now, and Lucy says she sees her, right there. She asks how long Laura will be there for, and Laura says, for good. She appreciates their long history, and that they remain friends. She respects it, but Lucy needs to be clear where the boundaries are. Lucy says she’s a realtor; she knows boundaries. Laura tells her, the next time she feels like dropping off soup, look up Scotty. Not-Doc asks if everything is okay.

Lulu congratulates Valerie, and suggests a celebration dinner. Jordan says she’ll get her badge in the morning. In the meantime, her new partner won’t mind showing her the ropes. Right, Chase?

Josslyn says Oscar ran out of the community center like he was on fire. Then, he cut class. Something is wrong; tell her. He says it’s nothing, but she says she can’t help unless she knows; let her in. He says there is something he needs to tell her. They need to break up.

Kim tells Julian there’s nothing she wants more than to tell him, but she can’t. What’s happening is Oscar’s business, and he made it clear she needs to respect his privacy. Julian understands her honoring Oscar’s wishes, and wants to do the same. Oscar already hates him. He doesn’t want to give him an actual reason. But he loves her. What can he do to make it easy for her? Kim says he can’t. Julian says, it must be serious. She says he deserves a relationship with someone who can be open and share everything. As much as she wants to be that person, she can’t right now, and thinks it’s best they stop seeing each other.

Carly tells Jason that it was Oscar. He wanted to talk to Josslyn outside, which is weird. She asks how they stop Margaux, and Jason says, leverage. They need something to hold over her. Carly wonders what could be big enough to get her to drop it. Jason says it’s bigger than just one case. Even if this doesn’t work out for her, she’ll keep digging until she charges Sonny with something else. It’s a numbers game. Sonny has to win every time, but she just has to win once. Carly says Margaux wants to avenge her father, but what if she figures out he’s not worth avenging?

Margaux sees Drew at the hospital, and thanks him for sticking around. He says it sounded important on the phone, and she says it is. It’s about Sonny. He tells her they’ve been over this, and he’s not getting involved. She says Sonny killed her father. The ID came back on the body, and they were her father’s remains. He was killed and buried in cement. Now that he knows, will he help her bring down Sonny?

Carly says Margaux strikes her as deeply self-righteous. She asks Jason what Margaux said about her father. He says Margaux’s father was Skully’s lawyer, knew too much, and wanted out. Carly says she thinks he’s an innocent victim; a virtuous man, but there’s no mob lawyer like that. Diane keeps her hands clean as much as possible, but she still knows who she’s working for. If they want Margaux to leave Sonny alone, they have to take a closer look at her father.

Drew is sorry for Margaux’s loss. She says it was thirty years ago. She doesn’t need sympathy; she needs his help. He has Jason’s memories. He says she doesn’t understand. If Jason knew anything about her father, he found out after the transfer. He can’t help her. She says it was worth a shot, and appreciates his time. She says she was so busy thinking about her own problem, she didn’t ask why Drew is at the hospital.

Josslyn tells Oscar that he’s not funny, and not to joke like that. He says he’s not joking. He can’t be in a relationship now. She asks if he’s still mad about the kiss, but he says she didn’t do anything wrong. It’s just what he needs to do right now. She says, that’s not good enough. He owes her an explanation. He says, there is none; he needs space. He tells her to leave him alone, and stomps off.

Kim tells Julian there’s so much going on, it’s not fair. She’d have to choose between what Julian wants and what Oscar needs. Julian says, when she puts it like that, it’s a no-brainer. She says she’ll always choose what’s best for her child. He says she can swear him to secrecy, but she says they need to step back for now. Julian says he’s not doing that.

Valentin tells Nina that Curtis tracked her daughter down in Chappaqua. Nina says it’s so close, and she’s been there all this time. How does he know it’s her? He says she was resistant to the idea of being adopted, but provided a DNA sample. They had a test done at GH. Nina says they’ve screwed up before, but Valentin says they ran a separate test at another facility. She asks, where? but he says, only Curtis knows. He didn’t want to tell her until then, but didn’t want to keep it from her. She deserves to know her daughter is out there. She likes horses too. He asks if Nina wants to reach out to her.

Lucy tells not-Doc that everything is fine. Laura is back; what could be wrong? Laura asks Lucy if there’s anything else, but she thinks everything is covered. Lucy hopes Doc feels better, and he thanks her for coming. She leaves with her usual, ta! Laura tells not-Doc that she usually likes Lucy, but now she wants to strangle her. Not-Doc tells her, get in line. Ha-ha! Not-Doc tells Laura, in the interest of full disclosure, Lucy has been asserting herself in his life in the last few weeks, but he shot her down. Laura trusts him, but she’s glad he told her. She wants to show him how much she’s missed him. When he doesn’t seem responsive, she asks, what’s going on?

Not-Doc says, there’s nothing going on. Lucy told the truth about one thing. He thinks he’s coming down with something. Laura asks if he didn’t get the flu shot, and he says, guilty. As much as he wants to make love to his wife, he doesn’t want her to get sick. She supposes that’s fair; she’s just glad be with him. They cuddle on the couch, and she says, it’s good to be home. He says, yes, it is.

Jordan tells Valerie to use Dante’s desk until they get one for her. Valerie leaves to get her things from her locker. Chase tells Lulu that it’s just temporary. Jordan probably didn’t want him flying solo. Dante is coming back. Lulu says she knows. She just thought the world would stop while he was away. She leaves, and Valerie comes back with her Phillies cup, telling Chase that Philadelphia is her home town. Chase says, anything is better than the Yankees, and Valerie adds, or the Mets.

Nina definitely wants to find out about her daughter. Valentin says she’s waited decades, and can wait until morning. She needs to be alone, and thanks him. When he’s gone, she looks at the picture and touches the necklace.

Julian wants to be there for Kim, but respects her and Oscar’s privacy. She can tell him whatever she wants when she’s ready. He’s not going anywhere. He cares way too much for that. Whenever she wants to talk or kick back, have avocado toast and a cortado, he’s just a phone call away. She says, perfect, and leans on him, crying a little.

Josslyn thinks back to Oscar saying he loves her.

Drew tells Margaux that he’s there for a family matter. She says, there’s a lot of that going around. She knows she talks a lot, but she’s a good listener too. He says maybe he’ll take her up on that, and she says it’s an open ended offer. He appreciates, and is sorry. He wishes he could help her find justice for her father. She asks him to wait. She might not be able to take Sonny down for the death of her father, but he and Jason have rap sheets miles long. Crimes they’ve never paid for, that Drew knows all about.

Carly tells Jason that they’ll have Spinelli investigate the bank accounts, tax returns, legal matters, and his personal life. If they find proof Margaux’s father is dirty, Jason will take it to her. She’ll see dear old daddy is not an angel. He’s corrupt and complicit. If she doesn’t back off, they’ll take it further. Jason says it has to be Sonny who goes to her. It’s his history; his problem. Carly wonders what if Margaux isn’t finished with Jason, and comes after him again.

Margaux tells Drew that he knows enough to put Sonny away for life. He says he can’t help her, and walks away. She flashes back to reading the flash-drive.

Tomorrow, Nina wants to know why Curtis didn’t tell her, Monica tells Drew that she’ll make sure Oscar survives, and Oscar tells Cameron that he was right.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Holding the stacks of money, Benny thanks Candace. She says it’s her money, but he says, no, it’s his. He says he wrapped it like that. She says, it’s not, but he asks why she’s lying, and why is there blood on it? He realizes it’s from the dude mommy stabbed. Candace says, no, but Benny says he was in the house, robbing her; this is the dude. How does she have it? She claims it’s money she’s been making, and he says she keeps lying. Please tell him she didn’t send the dude to the house. She says it’s her money, and he asks how much it is, but she can’t answer. He says she doesn’t even know, and she tells him that she hasn’t totaled it. He’s asking one more time; how much is there? She’s telling him one more time; she doesn’t know. He tells her sit down. He’s counting it, and if it’s forty-five thousand, she’d better have some answers. She sits, and he counts.

Benny says, it’s forty-five thousand. Candace wants to explain. He says she stole it from the house, but Candace says she just wanted to scare her. Benny says, so she sent him there, and she admits it. Candace says he didn’t hurt Hanna, but Benny says, he did. Their mother can’t even think straight. Candace says they both know that’s not hurting someone. He asks what the hell is wrong with her? Candace says he should have gotten Hanna to sign it over, and he says, it’s not right for her to send some dude in there like that. He’ll be damned; he’s not giving her sh*t – ever. He tells her to get the hell out of there, and stop putting herself in these damn situations. Candace keeps saying she needs the money, and he’s going to kill her. She won’t tell him who, and she refuses to let him handle it. Benny can’t believe her. She’s a hard case, and she’s alone. He says they’re giving the money to who it belongs to. He’s never had his heart broke the way she just did.

Benny opens the door, and Gia is there. She acts like she made a mistake, but he takes her hand, and leads her in. Benny says this is what Candace used to distract him while she does her dirty work. Just like Erica. She got one of her little ho’s to get him, and he fell for it; sleeping with her and everything. Gia says she’s sorry, and Benny walks out.

Candace asks Gia, what’s so important? Gia says the police are asking everybody about Oscar, and some people saw her talking to Oscar at the bar. They want to talk to her. Candace says they know it’s a suicide, but Gia says they’re trying to determine that. Gia says, sorry about her brother. Candace says she told Gia not to sleep with him. Gia says she had to hold him, and Candace smacks her hard, telling her, get out, bitch. Gia says she’s sorry, but her eyes are saying something else.

RK (I finally saw his name in the TV Guide blurb) sits in Veronica’s kitchen. He explains how Justin arrested him one night for a DUI. She says it’s not in his record; Justin didn’t just let him go. That’s not how it is. RK says Justin took him into room and felt him up. Veronica is like, what? did he do? RK says Justin got turned off because he didn’t get an erection. He walked him past Jeffrey to make him jealous. Then he saw Jeffrey at the hotel, but Jeffrey didn’t recognize him. Veronica asks if wanted sex, but he says that’s not his thing; he told her already. She thinks she’s beginning to like him, and he says everybody likes him. She can’t keep tabs on Jeffrey like she used to, and that’s where RK comes in. She says she knows where Jeffrey is every minute. RK says she’s like the CIA, and she says she’s the mother. I’ll bet a lot of people would agree with that. RK asks what’s in for him? She tells him, if he does what she asks, she can make everything in his folder disappear. He can have a fresh start. They shake on it.

Benny comes in to Derrick sleeping on the couch, and tells him that he has to go. Derrick tells Benny that his mom is still sleeping; it’s been a long night. Benny isn’t happy Derrick is there, but Derrick says they both want the same thing for his mother; to be happy and smile. It’s one reason he’s there. Benny asks if Derrick is trying to push up on Hanna, asking if he’s broke or something. Benny says Hanna doesn’t have any money. Derrick says he knows, and Benny asks what he wants. Derrick tells him that he’s not trying to do anything or take advantage of her. Where he’s from, and how he was raised, a beautiful woman is to be respected. He just wants to take her out. Benny says that woman is all he has; he won’t let anybody hurt her. Derrick knows, and asks if Benny is okay. Benny tells Derrick that Candace set it up, and Derrick says, his sister did this? Benny says Candace sent him to scare Hanna, and she ended up stabbing him. Benny says he can’t tell his mother; it will devastate her. Derrick says he knows some people. They can find him, and make sure doesn’t come around. Benny asks who he knows, and Derrick says he was young once. Benny asks if he’s going old school, and Derrick laughs, saying they’ll find him, and make sure he never does this again. Benny is with that, but says Candace didn’t tell him who it was. Derrick tells him to keep working on it, and suggests Benny get some sleep. Benny says Derrick can stay there if he wants.

There’s a knock at Kathryn’s door. The cleaning lady answers, and it’s the hotel manager looking for Kathryn. Kathryn comes down, and he tells her he needed to talk to the board members. She has control with the largest share, so he’s talking to her first. He’s sorry to bring bad news, but there’s been a suicide at the hotel. Kathryn says, that’s not news; it’s been on TV. He says there’s also an undercover investigation of a prostitution ring, with a lot of surveillance. The cops are saying Jim is involved. She asks how? and he says, with one of the young women. They’re making arrests, but trying to be careful, because they want the head, not just the girls. He tells her he’s sorry, and she thanks him for telling the board. He says he wanted to save her embarrassment, and she laughs, saying, he’s never been able to keep it in his pants; she’s not embarrassed. He says, it’s a shame. A beautiful woman like her deserves a man who’s faithful. She thanks him, and he says if she needs anything, she knows where to find him. Anything at all; he’s available.

At the station, Jim meets Austin Langley. Jim thought she was a guy, and she says she understands; it’s the name. It was her dad’s favorite city. He asks how the bastard is, and she says hating him. She’s helping to run her own practice, and getting out of his shadow. She says that Jim’s reputation precedes him, and he asks if that’s a good or bad thing. She says she had to call her uncle, but she thinks she can get bail. Jim says it’s a rush, and she knows Wyatt assaulted a Malone. She says the jail is better than prison, but Jim says if Wyatt’s mom has anything to do with it, that’s where he’ll go. She tells him that she’s waiting for the paperwork to be done, and they sit.

Big dude asks Wyatt, how long since he’s had something? He knows Wyatt is on heroin. Probably everyone knows, since Wyatt is covered in sweat, shaking, and breathing hard. He tells big dude that he doesn’t know him, and big dude says, wanna bet? He asks how long Wyatt has been in there, and Wyatt says, too long. Big dude wants to know how often the officers come by, and Wyatt says, all the time. He asks when shift change is, but Wyatt doesn’t know. Big dude says, it’s going to be hard, not being able to get what he needs. Wyatt calls him a genius. Big dude says he’s been called a butcher. He kills people. People who hurt people in his family think they can run, but they always find them and kill them. They run to jail or prison, but they’re there waiting, watching for the right opportunity. Wyatt asks what his last name is, and big dude says his first name is Salvador. His last name is Malone. He says Wyatt knows that name, but Wyatt insists he doesn’t. Sal thinks he does, and gets up, hulking over Wyatt. He says, it’s just me and you, and the right moment. Sal grabs Wyatt, and Wyatt yells for the guard. When the guard comes, Sal sits back down.

Jeffrey sits by David’s bedside. David asks where Jeffrey’s mother is, and Jeffrey says he was having a bad dream. He asks how long Jeffrey has been there, and Jeffrey says since he found out what happened. David tells him, go home and get some rest, but Jeffrey wants to be there. David says he has a guard; he’ll be fine, but Jeffrey doesn’t mind staying. David suggests Jeffrey go to his house, and avoid that boy who ransacked Jeffrey’s place. Jeffrey says he needs to be on his own. He wants to be independent, but David says it’s overrated. David says he’d like Jeffrey to stay with him. The two of them could be housemates. Jeffrey knows Davis is trying to get him away from Justin, and David asks if it’s working. Jeffrey says he’s moving away – slowly. David is sorry for the way Jeffrey’s mother treats him. He wasn’t there. Jeffrey says David has always been a good dad, and always will be. David wants to try and make it up to Jeffrey when he gets out. Jeffrey says he doesn’t have to, but David thinks he does. Jeffrey says he can start by buying him a new car, and David tells him not to press his luck. Jeffrey laughs, and David tells him, go home, rest, and take a shower. Not too hot though, or he’ll end up like him.

Derrick has breakfast waiting for Hanna. She tells him that they weren’t supposed to go in the kitchen, but he says he was careful. She asks if Benny is there, and Derrick tells her that Benny is upstairs. She thanks Derrick for staying. He asks if she slept good, and she says between the happy pill Kathryn gave her and him, she felt safe. He says that’s how he wanted her to feel. He tells her that he looked in on her while she was sleeping, and she snores. She tells him not to mess with her, and he says he’s kidding. She sleeps beautifully, and smiles beautifully. She insists it was the happy pill, and prays over the food.

Austin tells Jim that bail is set. The desk sergeant says they don’t have the paperwork yet, and she says it was just filed. He sees that, but can’t let Wyatt out until it’s in the system, which updates every half hour.

Sal glares at Wyatt. He gets up and approaches Wyatt, who calls for the guard. Justin comes, and tells Sal, sit down. Wyatt comes to the bars, and asks if Justin has what he needs. Justin asks if Wyatt has thought about what he needs. People make trades all the time. He tells Wyatt, it’s pure, and Wyatt says, get him out. Justin cuffs him, and takes him away. Sal glares some more.

RK snoozes on Veronica’s couch, and she wakes him up. She needs him to call her son; he’s in the car driving home. RK wonders how she knows that, and she says, just call him. Tell Jeffrey that he wants to see him. She needs photos of RK with him, but RK says he doesn’t do men. She says she’s been thinking about the officer who harassed him, and she’ll have his badge. RK asks where he fits in with her evil plan. She says she wants Justin to think they’re an item, and he’ll get pissed off. RK laughs, and calls her twisted. She asks if he’s judging her, but he says he’s just saying. She tells him, then just say and do what she’s telling him. He says he needs to sleep, and she asks if he’s kidding. He says wake him again and find out, and she says she loves when kids try to play big daddy. She needs a man, a real man.

Wyatt tells Justin to give it to him. Justin says, take it, but Wyatt says he can’t; he’s cuffed. Wyatt says to give it to him before someone comes. Justin says he’s the only one coming, and I go, eww! Justin is the worst. Well, maybe Veronica is, but he’s a close second. Justin says he turned off the cameras for a reason. He’s going first. Wyatt just looks at him, and Justin says he guesses Wyatt doesn’t want it. He tells Wyatt to get on his knees. Wyatt says he’s not going to do that, and Justin says he can take him back. Wyatt knows he can’t go without it, so just get on his knees. It will be over soon, and he’ll get his fix. Wyatt says, no, and Justin says, let’s go. Don’t make him drag his ass out. It will be over quickly. Justin shows Wyatt the bag of smack, and says, come on. Wyatt calls Justin an SOB, and kneels. Justin says, no more talking, and gets out his phone. He wants to see how low a junkie will go for a fix.

Jim and Austin walk in.

Next time, Jim asks what Wyatt was doing, Kathryn tells Jim he’s being investigated for the prostitution ring, and Candace tells Hanna she wants her money.

🏊 Deckus Interruptus…

Tonight’s season premiere of the original Below Deck was everything I wanted and more. Not only was I thrilled to see Captain Lee again, along with his trusty chief stew, Kate, the first primary guest was Steve. Steve of the 90s foam party from several seasons ago. Already he’s drunk and demanding. I’ll be posting about it tomorrow though, as it’s been a hellacious week, and we’re only halfway through. There’s also a new boat and crew. In the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with them here:


😵 On tonight’s Flipping Out, it was Jeff’s week to work with Lea Black, as well as deal with an aggravating, and loud, neighbor. If you don’t know Lea, here are some facts:


😨 While reading some news from People, I stumbled on this horrifying tale, with a connection to The Real Housewives of Dallas.


✋ Enough Said…


September 4, 2018 – Wiley’s Custody is Decided, Veronica Gets a Shock, Ciao Mediterranean & a Scenic Route


What I Watched Today

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


General Hospital

Jason brings Oscar to the hospital. The doctor asks if he’s Oscar’s father, and Jason says, his uncle. His mother is on staff; Kim Nero.

In the park, Josslyn decorates a bench with balloons. She tells Cameron that she can’t believe she and Oscar have been going out for a year. He says that makes two of them. He can’t believe she picked such a romantic spot – a bench. She says it’s their bench. They come there to talk, watch people, and watch the sunset. Cameron doesn’t think watching the sunset is her style, but she says it’s exactly her style. Her dad says that no matter where you are, you can appreciate the sunset. She thinks he could learn from Oscar, but he wonders what Oscar is doing for her.

Jason tells Kim that Oscar collapsed. She runs to the ER room. She asks what happened, but Elizabeth asks her to wait outside. As soon as they know anything, they’ll let her know. She asks Jason what happened, and he tells her they were at Sonny’s, and Oscar just collapsed; it was more like a seizure. He asks if he should call Drew, but she says, no; she’ll do it. She leaves a message for someone to look for Terry, saying it’s urgent.

At the MetroCourt, Drew says he gets that Julian is trying to clean the slate, and he and Oscar’s mom hit it off. Julian says Kim is the best thing that’s happened to him since Alexis. Drew says she’s a great lady. Julian says he can’t argue that she deserves better, but give him chance. Oscar is important to her, so Oscar is important to him too. Drew wonders if Julian is asking him to make things cool between them.

Ryan stands over an unconscious Doc. He almost wants to say he can’t believe Doc let him do that. His problem has always been that’s he’s too trusting, but it’s almost over.

Diane tells the judge that her client won’t be appearing. The judge thought she wanted to regain custody; that’s why he’s there. Diane says upon further consideration, she’s chosen not to appear and cause further emotional distress. The judge wonders if she’s asking for a continuance, but Diane says she’s withdrawing her claim to the child. She’s freely and willingly relinquishing her parental rights to Brad and Lucas. Brad says, it’s over, and Lucas says, thank God, but Brad wonders what’s to stop her from changing mind again. Alexis says he has a valid point; she can still change her mind, making the stability of the baby’s home life in question. Diane says she’s officially relinquishing all parental rights, and giving them his birth certificate as well. Once the declaration is signed the decision is final and irrevocable. Lucas says Wiley will be theirs for good.

Julian tells Drew that Kim was straightforward that Oscar is her first priority. She made it clear that Oscar doesn’t dictate her personal life, but maybe Drew could persuade him to be more accepting. Drew says he can’t do that; it’s up to Oscar. Julian says Drew is the one man Oscar believes in, and it’s clear he would rather see his mother with Drew. Is that what Drew wants too?

Josslyn tells Cameron that Oscar is planning something special; a surprise. Grand gestures have never been a problem. Cameron asks what Oscar has done for her lately. She says she was having the worst day, and he sent her a text. It was complete nonsense, but he knew it would get her out of her mood. Cameron says it seems like knows her well. She says during the earthquake, she almost died and he saved her life. Cameron asks if she’s talking about the time Oscar lured into the freezer and he gave her his jacket? She says she thought Cameron liked him. He says, how could anyone not like him? He’s likeable and nice, like vanilla froyo. She gets that he’s baiting her to defend Oscar, but she’s not falling for it. She tells him to help her, and hands him some rolls of crepe paper. He asks if she’s so special to Oscar, why isn’t he here? She says he’s probably on his way; she texted him. He asks if Oscar texted her back, and she says, not yet, but she knows he didn’t forget.

Kim thanks Jason for getting Oscar there. He’s glad he was there when it happened. She stares at him and says it’s difficult to get used to. When she looks at him, she sees Oscar’s father. When she looks at Drew, she sees a nice stranger, and by some miracle, they have an amazing child. She tears up, and Jason says he’s sorry. She says he has nothing to be sorry for, and he tells her that she’s allowed to be scared. The doctor comes out, and says they’d like to run a CT scan and MRI. The sooner they do the tests, the sooner they can pin down what the problem is. Kim says she’s waiting for word from Oscar’s specialist, but he’d still like to run the tests. She’d like to speak with her son first, and he tells her not to wait too long.

Kim goes into Oscar’s room, and Elizabeth asks if the doctor told her about taking him for a CT scan and MRI. Kim says she doesn’t want to sign the form until she consults with his specialist. She asks if Elizabeth will do her a favor, and see if Terry is still at the hospital. She tells Kim that Terry is one of her oldest friends. She’s also a pediatric oncologist.

Jason asks Elizabeth how Oscar is. She wonders how he’s the one who got Oscar to the hospital. He says they were both at Sonny’s. Oscar was putting together a slideshow for his and Josslyn’s one-year anniversary. She asks if Jason was bonding with his nephew, and he guesses she could call it that. He seems like a nice kid.

Oscar wakes, and Kim asks how he’s feeling. He says, not great; what happened? He was with Jason one minute, then all of s sudden, he got a bad headache. Now he’s there. He says he guesses that’s what he gets for not eating all day, and she says that must be it. He asks how soon he can get out.

Drew tells Julian that he doesn’t even remember when he and Kim were together, and Julian says maybe he wants to get closer, and jog his faulty memory. Drew says, it’s not faulty; it’s gone. He enjoys co-parenting with Kim, but that’s where it ends. Julian is forgetting the most important thing – Kim isn’t interested in him. He has nothing to worry about. Julian says except Oscar wanting his parents back together. Drew says a lot kids want that, and learn to live with it.

Ryan tells Doc the place isn’t bad; three squares a day, and drugs people pay a lot to get on the street. The staff gets heartbroken when they realize they can’t hug the madness out of you though. He tells Doc not to worry about his patients; he’ll take good care of them. He puts Doc into the straitjacket. He says Doc’s patients won’t notice a thing – until they do. Gordon comes to the door and says, Dr. Collins? Ryan says, that’s his name.

Alexis tells Diane that she thinks this is for the best, and Diane concurs. He client didn’t make the decision lightly. Alexis says Brad and Lucas will be wonderful parents, and Diane says her client seems confident of that. Brad wonders what they’re talking about, and Lucas says, lawyer stuff. Brad wants Lucas to promise Wiley won’t be a lawyer, but Lucas can only promise so much. Alexis says after conferring with opposing counsel, they’re going to forgo another hearing to establish custody. Diane says her client has no problem with that. She’s secure in the decision. The judge signs the papers, and tells Brad and Lucas that they’re hereby and in perpetuity, the parents of Wiley Cooper Jones. Lucas says he’s theirs forever, and Alexis says, forever. Lucas and Brad hug.

Lucas wishes he could thank the birth mother. Brad is sure it’s hard enough. He can’t imagine what it’s been like for her. Alexis asks Diane how her client is, and Diane asks, why? Alexis says it’s not easy. To give up a child, demand them back, and give them up a second time hardly ever happens. All Diane knows is that she came into court expecting to fight, but her client said to draw up the permanent custody papers. She doesn’t know what changed her mind, but as her attorney, she respects her client’s decision. Brad and Lucas leave to celebrate at the MetroCourt. Alexis says she’ll meet them there. She asks Diane to please tell her client that the baby couldn’t be in better hands. Diane says if she didn’t think so, it would have been a different proceeding.

Drew says kids learn in life that if you don’t like it, you make the best of it. He just wants Kim and Oscar to be happy. Apparently, Kim is willing to take Julian’s word, but he knows Julian’s history. He made a show about turning his life around before, and they know how that turned out. Julian says he can’t change the past, but he’s committed. Drew says, for Kim’s sake, he hopes Julian is right.

The bench is completely decorated, and Josslyn says, perfect, and thanks Cameron. He says he can keep her company until Romeo gets there. She says he still hasn’t texted, and hopes he’s okay; it’s not like him to go radio silent. Cameron doubts he crashed hand gliding, and his mom a doctor, so he’s never sick. Maybe the day means more to her than it does to Oscar. She says they care about each other. They’ve been through come crazy stuff, and he’s been supportive. Cameron asks if he’s so nice and great and supports her, why isn’t he here? Josslyn says because of her.

Kim comes out, saying Oscar is awake and asking for Jason. Jason goes into Oscar’s room, and Elizabeth asks if Kim wants to talk about it. Kim says, talk about what? Oscar just forgot to eat. She can wish the scans come back clean. Part of her part wants to go through the motions in case there’s been a horrible mistake, and everything will be okay, but it’s not okay, and it’s not going to be. She starts to cry.

Oscar thanks Jason for getting him there, and Jason says Oscar would do the same for him. Oscar thanks him for what he said about Josslyn being with him because she wants to be. He suddenly realizes Josslyn is waiting for him, and he doesn’t want to text or email the video he made. He wants to be with her when she watches it.

Kim asks how Elizabeth knows Terry, and Elizabeth says Terry was her first kiss when she was a boy. Kim says, small world.  Elizabeth says maybe she can help.  Kim thanks her, but says they just need to get through this episode. It’s not the first one. He had them when he was a little boy, but it’s the first time in a long time. She knew this day would come, and needs to get him through this. Elizabeth thinks someone else needs to be there. She should call Drew.

Lucas and Brad order champagne. Alexis comes in, and tells Julian, it’s official; he’s a grandpa. Lucas thanks Alexis, but she says it’s nothing she did. She tells Julian the birth mother didn’t show. She decided Wiley was better off with Brad and Lucas, and relinquished her rights. Julian says that’s wonderful, and congratulates Wiley. On the side, Brad says he doesn’t know what Julian did – and doesn’t want to know – but thanks him. Alexis asks what they’re whispering about, and Brad says he was telling Julian to join in the celebration. Julian says he didn’t want to put Lucas on the spot. Lucas says he didn’t want to jeopardize their chances with the adoption, but now that it’s sorted out, Wiley belongs to all of them.

Ryan calls Gordon dedicated and compassionate, saying, until recently, that was in short supply around there. He was having a conversation with his patient, and knows Gordon means well. Everyone does. Until the new staff came in, it was a bit of a horror movie. Gordon says he heard stories, and Ryan says they’re all true; at least to some degree. Even though the staff changed, the patients are the same – criminally insane, and dangerous, especially this one. Gordon says, he seems so scared, but Ryan says. he’s not afraid of anything; he’s a master manipulator. Everything he does, every word he utters has one purpose – to trap and kill his prey without mercy. When he was a patient elsewhere, he had an occupational therapist who tried to help him. In return, he snapped her neck like a chicken bone. Forewarned is forearmed. He tells Gordon it’s for the safety of everyone. If he gets out, it will rest on Gordon’s shoulders; it’s a lot of responsibility. Gordon says he can handle it. Ryan tells him, whatever the patient says, he’s a natural born killer. Keep the jacket tight. He can’t be too careful.

Josslyn says she can’t say she blames Oscar, but Cameron tells her not to make excuses for him. She says, in the past, he’s made excuses for her. She pushed him away, and made him come back just so she could push him away again. She got mad because he was psychoanalyzing her. It was annoying, but at the same time, he was right. She was freaked out about everything going on with her mom, and took it out on him. Cameron says, and various local retailers. She thought they’d moved past it, but maybe it was wishful thinking. Maybe she can’t take it back. She screwed up. Cameron tells her not to say that. She’s the best.

Elizabeth tells Kim that she’s kept enough secrets from Drew to last two lifetimes. She asks Kim not to shut him out now. Jason returns, and says Oscar really wants out. He wants to see Josslyn. He asks if there’s anything he can do, but Kim says he’s done more than enough. Kim asks Elizabeth to page her if Terry is there, and goes in to see Oscar.

Oscar starts to get up, but Kim says he needs to rest. He says Josslyn is waiting for him; it’s their anniversary. Kim says he’s not walking out, and he thinks it’s unfair to keep him just because he forgot to eat; it’s no big deal. She says she’ll call Josslyn, and tells him to get some sleep. He says he’s not tired, and she tells him that’s what he used to say when he was little, but the next minute, he’d be… She doesn’t finish because Oscar is asleep.

Lucas says, one, two, three, and he and Brad say, our son. He says, it’s finally over. No more looking over their shoulders and waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s official. He’s all theirs, and nobody can take him away. Brad says, no one. They kiss. Alexis tells Julian that she couldn’t help noticing that he wasn’t all that surprised at the outcome; why is that? He says he didn’t lose hope.

Cameron tells Josslyn that she’s amazing. She says he’s just trying to make her feel better, and he asks if they’ve met. He means it. If this was their bench and it was their big day, he wouldn’t forget for one second. He kisses her.

Doc comes to, and I wonder if they wouldn’t be able to tell someone had hit him. He must have a lump on his head. He says, oh no. He sees Gordon, and says, thank God. He tells Gordon the patient escaped; he’s the real doctor. Gordon says Doc told him that he’d say that, and he said Gordon would have to do this. He takes out a syringe. Doc says, no, and Gordon says he’s just following the doctor’s orders. Doc says he can prove it, but Gordon says, fool me twice, shame on me, and gives Doc a shot.

Ryan walks into GH. A nurse gives him some folders, saying she thought he was at Ferncliff, but they’re glad he’s back. He says, so is he. He strolls down the hallway, and smiles.

On the phone, Drew says he’s on his way right now. Jason asks if Kim called, and Drew says, no; why? He tells Drew that Oscar is in the ER.

Kim tells Elizabeth that Oscar is sleeping. Elizabeth doesn’t want to intrude on whatever is going on, but Kim doesn’t have to handle it by herself. Kim can tell her or tell Drew. Kim asks how she can tell Drew that his son is dying?

Tomorrow, Alexis knows the perfect job for Kristina, Finn tells Chase to stick around, and Anna sees Peter.

The Haves and The Have Nots

When we last left, Hanna had just stabbed Malik.

Hanna runs out the door screaming. She runs to the neighbor’s house, and bangs on the door. Malik stumbles out, and gets in the van. RJ drives away.

Derick hears Hanna screaming. He runs toward the sound, and grabs her in mid-flight. She says a man is in her house. Derrick’s friend stays with Hanna while he goes inside. He sneaks around Hanna’s house, but Malik is long gone. He tells Hanna, who says they need to call the police. He calls and reports a break-in.

Jeffrey goes to the hospital desk, and asks if there’s anything they can give David. The nurse says, not for a few hours, and introduces himself as Madison. Jeffrey asks if it’s visiting hours, and if Madison saw anyone go in. Both are a no. Jeffrey goes back in to find Veronica looking at David. He tells her she needs to get her ass out; he’s not playing. She knows it. The only thing he wants to play with are penises. He tries to get her away from the bed, and she tells him to stop manhandling her. She’s there to see her husband. He says he’s calling security; she’s not supposed to be there. She says he’s her husband of twenty-five years, and asks if Jeffrey is going to stab her again. If he does, he’ll be laid up there too. She tells David that he ruined her life. Jeffrey says he’s asking nicely; please leave. Veronica says he walked out on her for a whore. She’s dead, and Veronica is praying she’s burning in hell. Jeffrey too; he’s a disappointment. He asks her to leave again, but she says she’s not going anywhere.

Veronica pokes David with her bag, and tells him, wake up. Jeffrey tells her to stop, but she whacks David with her bag. She shakes him, saying he ruined her life. Jeffrey picks up the defibrillator, and shocks her on the back. She drops to the floor, and I laugh.

Mitch calls Benny, whose still waiting on Candace at the hotel. Mitch asks if he can get a room. The family is after him. They think Benny did his uncle. He tried to tell them, but they can’t find the guy. Benny has to lay low. Benny thinks there’s someone there that he saw a while ago. He looks like one of them. Mitch tells Benny to ask if his name is Ken. Benny does, but dude says, no. Mitch tells him to get a room and stay in it, or stay in public; it’s that serious. And do not go home.

Veronica lies in a hospital bed, and the doctor asks if she can hear him. The test results are normal, and he asks what happened? She says her son shocked her with the defibrillator. The doctor asks if it was on purpose, and she says she wants him arrested. She tries to get up, but he tells her to lie back down. She repeats that she wants the police called. The doctor tells Madison to call. She says she wants him arrested, and the doctor tells her to stay calm. This is one interesting family dynamic.

Mitch goes to the bar. Don says they’re putting someone in jail, and Mitch says to keep calling. The kid is a good friend of his. Don says they’re working on it. Mitch says Benny isn’t a part of this; he didn’t do nothing. Don says he knows how it is. They call a guy who calls a guy who calls a guy to get to him. Tell his friend to lay low. He adds that Vinnie has a payment coming, and Mitch says Benny never got his truck. He was trying to give the money back when it went down. Don says, with interest. Mitch says, that’s the problem; he doesn’t have it. Don says that’s not going to work, and Mitch asks if they can’t just throw the kid a bone. Don says, it don’t work like that. Mitch knows, but can’t they do it for him? Don asks if Mitch likes the Blacks, and Mitch says Benny is a good guy. Don says Mitch does know he’s Black, right? Mitch repeats, he’s a good guy. Don doesn’t know if he’s seen that before, and Mitch suggests he open his eyes once in a while. Don tells him to watch who he’s talking to, or he’ll be in the same predicament. If Benny has the money and interest, he’ll let him go. If he doesn’t, Don will have to break his legs. Mitch knows how this goes. He shouldn’t have brought him in. Mitch says he’ll go to Grandma Rose (who I saw on a 2 Broke Girls rerun last week – everyone shows up on there eventually).

David asks Jeffrey how his mother is, but Jeffrey doesn’t care; he’s going to kill her. David tells him not to say that; he doesn’t want him to be like her. Jeffrey says he’s not; he’s like David. David doesn’t want him angry. She’s his mother. Jeffrey says she’s an evil sick person, but David says she’s still his mother. He wants Jeffrey to check on her, but he’s staying right there. Madison comes in, and David asks how his ex-wife is. Madison says she’s okay, and asks what happened. Jeffrey says he shot the bitch, but David says, it was an accident. Madison says Jeffrey could have killed her; it’s not a toy. He tells David that he’s giving him someone to help him sleep. David wants to be awake. Madison says he can be awake and in pain, or asleep and happy. David says he needs to be sure she’s not coming back, but Madison says she’s not going anywhere any time soon. He says if Jeffrey claims he did it, he’ll have to get the police involved. Jeffrey says, call them. Madison doesn’t want to, but Jeffrey doesn’t care.

Kathryn’s phone rings. It’s Derrick. He wanted her to know there’s been damage to her condo; just Hanna’s apartment. There was a break-in. Kathryn asks if Hanna is all right, and he says she didn’t want him to call, but she’s fine. Kathryn says she’ll be right there. Jim asks what that was about, and she asks what he’s doing in her bed. He tells her that he’s trying to get some sleep. She says she doesn’t want him near her, and he says that makes two of them. She says there are six bedrooms; find one. She gets up, and his phone rings. It’s Jeffrey. He needs some help. He needs someone to guard his dad. Jim says the FBI should take care of that, but Jeffrey says they can’t. Jim says he’ll make a call. He asks how David is doing, and Jeffrey says, the same. Jim tells him to stay at the hospital until he can get someone there.

Kathryn asks who it was, but Jim says she doesn’t want to know. She tells him to run to his damn whore, and he says he always does. She leaves the room, and he calls someone named Patrick. He knows it’s late, but he needs something done right now.

A big man – who looks amazingly like DJ Khaled, but I can’t find any info that it is him – stands in front of a townhouse. A cop stands nearby, and Justin pulls up. He says, only one? and the cop says he’s been standing in front of the place. He won’t leave or show his ID. The man’s hands are in his pockets, and Justin asks to see his hands. The man punches Justin in the jaw, then kneels with his hands behind his head. Justin says if he wants to go to jail, that’s where he’s going. Justin cuffs him, and puts him in the squad car – without even patting him down – and leaves.

RJ asks if Malik is dead. Yep, looks that way. RJ asks what the plan is, and Candace tells him to check Malik’s pockets. RJ takes out several stacks of bills, and Candace takes it from him. They get out of the van, and she rips a strip off the bottom of her skirt. She asks him for a match, and tells him to go. She sticks one end of the material in the gas tank, and lights it. She and RJ walk away.

Candace says she’s a survivor, and he didn’t see anything. RJ says he sees nothing, and knows nothing. She asks if Gia knew about this, and he says she only knew they were meeting. She says he’s learning, and he says, for real. The van burns behind them. RJ says he’s ready, and Candace says it’s all his; she’s leaving. It’s getting too hot – literally. She has to get away from there. He asks where she’s going, but she doesn’t know. He says he’ll hold it down while she’s gone, and she says he’d better. He wonders if her mother is all right, and Candace says she’s doing better than him, referring to Malik. RJ says, it’s crazy. What does she think happened? She tells him, just walk.

Back at Hannah’s place, she talks to a cop, who tells her that Malik got in through the back window. They’ll dust for prints, and get DNA in the morning. The cop asks if he said anything, and Hanna says he was looking for her daughter, Candace Young. He said she owed him money. The cop asks if she knows where to find her, and she gives him an address. He asks if she can tell him anything else. She says he was wearing a mask, and dressed in all black; that’s all she knows. The cop asks if she’s staying there tonight, and Derrick says he’ll stay with her. The cop tells them to stay out of the kitchen. They’ll be back in the daylight.

When he’s gone, Derrick asks if she’s okay. She says she will be. He’s sorry this happened, and she says, her too. There was only one other time she was scared like that. He asks what happened, and she says she was attacked when she was eighteen; she was raped. He starts to cry, and says he’s so sorry. I’m surprised to find I want to cry. He says she didn’t deserve that, and she says, no one does. He tells her that she doesn’t have to be strong. He’s there; let him help her carry this. She honestly doesn’t know how that’s possible, and he asks if she can try. She can, and thanks him. He says he’s there, and she says he doesn’t have to stay, but he wants to. She says her son will be there, but Derrick says, he’s not there now, and he wants to. She says okay, but she has to call Benny. Derrick says he’ll do it. He offers to call Candace too, but Hanna says, she don’t care nothin’ about nobody. She almost got Hanna and her son killed. The guy wanted his money, and she has no conscience. Hanna doesn’t know what else to do. Derrick says she can always pray, but she says she can’t; not for her. God told her stop praying for Candace. It broke her heart. She knows God honored her prayer, and protected Candace, but she kept doing more and more horrible things. Ever since she stopped, it got worse. Derrick wants to pray right now. Pray that God comes into her life and she repents, and gets a life again. It worked for him. His momma prayed for him. He starts to cy, and says, it was bad. He begins to pray, Heavenly Father, we come to you now, God of all things. We know you can do it all. He breaks down, and Hanna holds him while he cries. This is killing me.

Justin brings big dude into jail, and puts him in the cell with Wyatt. Wyatt says he thought Justin was bringing him something, and Justin says he told Wyatt that he’d do it when he can. Now he has a cellmate. Wyatt asks if big dude can’t be put somewhere else. Justin says he has a propensity for violence, and he thought Wyatt would enjoy him; they’ll make good friends. Wyatt begs Justin to help him, and Justin tells him not to say his name. What is Wyatt going to do for him? Wyatt says he won’t talk to Jeffrey anymore, but Justin doesn’t know if that’s enough. How bad does he want it? He doesn’t think Wyatt is desperate enough yet, but he’ll get there. He says, you like to fight, right? to big dude, and leaves. Wyatt sits and big dude stares at him.

Derrick brings Hanna some tea. She says they’re not supposed to go in the kitchen, but he says he was careful. It will help her calm down. She asks if there’s liquor in it, but he says, no. She’s not sure it can help, but she’ll be fine. She says she needs to call Benny, but Derrick says he’ll handle it; just relax. She asks him to tell Benny to be careful; don’t rush. There’s a knock at the door, and Derrick goes to answer it.

Kathryn comes in, asking if Hanna is okay; Derrick called. Hanna says she’s all right, and Derrick makes himself scarce. Kathryn asks what happened, and Hanna says, Candace. Somebody was looking for the money. They broke in through the window. Hanna says she’ll pay for it, and Kathryn tells her, don’t worry. She just wanted to make sure Hanna wasn’t hurt. Hanna says she’s okay, but she’s not sure what do with her daughter. Kathryn knows the feeling. Hanna says she didn’t have to come, and Kathryn asks if she’s kidding. She rushed right over. She asks what are the police saying?

At the Artisian, Benny gets a call from Mitch. Mitch tells him to stay where he is. They’re coming to get him. Two guys are staring at him from the bar. Benny calls Candace, gets voicemail, and tries again. She answers, still walking with RJ, and he asks where she is. She apologizes, saying she got held up, but she’s on her way; it’s going to take a while. He says he’s been waiting all this time, and they can talk tomorrow. She says she’ll come in the morning, and he tells her to come by mom’s house, and not send him on a wild goose chase.

Derrick goes outside, and calls Benny. Benny asks what he’s doing with Hanna’s phone, and Derrick explains that she wanted him to call; someone broke in. Derrick says she’s fine. She’s lying down, but it took a minute to calm her down. Just come home. Benny leaves the hotel, and the dudes from the bar follow him. This is messed up.

Benny starts to walk faster, then runs. One of the guys tackles him, and they fight, but it’s two against one. Benny puts one guy’s head through a car window, but the other draws a gun and shoots at Benny, who ducks behind a car.

Next time, Jim goes to David for a favor, Veronica tells RJ that she knows everything, Wyatt goes through withdrawal

Below Deck Mediterranean

The two creepiest people in the world, except for Jax, talk on deck. Kasey asks João if she would have been the one he kissed instead of Brooke, if she hadn’t gotten up. He says a million percent, but he doesn’t want to confuse things. She goes to squeeze limes. Which is what we all do in an awkward situation.

Hannah finally got her flights arranged, and tells Conrad it’s her most expensive holiday ever. It cost her $420 just to change them. Conrad says it’s not on him, but she says he canceled; it’s on him. He doesn’t think it should be that much to her, since she makes good money. She says if he was gentleman, he would have offered to pay half. He tells her, keep dreaming, moving him to the creepy team.

The guests have breakfast. The water toys are launched, Conrad tells João that he’ll be glad to get off the boat. João says he dodged a bullet by canceling the trip with Hannah. The guests jet ski and play in the water. Colin puts on a helmet and attempts a backflip, but it looks like how a cartoon character might do a backflip.

Wow (as opposed to João). It’s dinner already. I guess that’s because these guests are pretty boring. The table is done in beautiful blue satiny material with shells, sparkly blue butterflies, and candles. In her interview, Hannah says they’re quiet, but if she was looking at a woman her own age who was banging her dad, she might not have much to say either. Adam explains the appetizer, which is just tomatoes. João and Brooke kiss in the galley. In her interview, Kasey says she doesn’t think he’s changed at all. They’re lying to themselves and each other. She wouldn’t want to be that girl. Which makes her even creepier, since she won’t stop flirting with him.

Hannah calls Brooke to the pantry. Captain Sandy says this is the Hannah she likes. The entrée is swordfish (one of my favorites!) with dill (another favorite!), and tomatoes, which Adam says are the thing around there. The guests pronounce it delicious. The captain tells the crew that the guests are departing at 11 am. The table is cleared. Colin wears one of the butterflies on his head. The guests do the hot tub thing, and have drinks. In his interview, Colin says it kind of rips his heart out that he didn’t tell Brooke how he felt earlier, but she deserves everything she wants. With João, I’d say she deserves what she gets.

The primary’s daughter, Ashley, falls over and says, itsveryhurnmm, and passes out. The other daughter tells her they have to go to bed. Hannah tries to help get Ashley to her feet, and she says more things like, telsfnfhfofphft which loosely translates to, I’m so drunk, I can no longer form real words. In her interview, Hanna says she should feel embarrassed for her, but is actually jealous. She wants to be drunk, wasted, and falling all over the place. By some miracle, they manage to get this chick down the stairs and to bed.

In the morning, Colin asks Jamie if she’s glad it’s the last day. She says she’d like a bed bigger than her pinkie toe. Colin says he’s going to do bed angels.

It’s the last breakfast. Ashley claims she was just tired. Kasey hugs Hannah, and says they made it. Hannah says Kasey knows how to turn on a washing machine, and offers to give her a good reference. The boat heads to Sorrento, and they drop anchor. In her interview, Captain Sandy says the crew started off a two, but finished a ten. She’s proud to call them her crew.

The guests says they couldn’t have asked for better time. The crew does a happy dance as they wave goodbye. Captain Sandy wants to give the boat back in better condition than they received it. They’re heading to Naples. Hannah asks Brooke if she wants to have a glass of wine in the sunshine. They toast to a happy last day. Brooke tells Hannah that she really likes João. Hannah say she’d bet her entire season’s tips on João screwing her over. In her interview, Brooke wishes that Hannah would accept how she feels, and respect her decision. It’s not about her, and as a friend, she should be supportive.

The crew gathers in the mess for the last tip meeting. Adam says it feels like a stage in a break-up. Captain says they won. No one was fired – although a few came close – nobody killed each other – ditto. Some of them knew nothing at the start, but from the food to the table to the service and deck, she’s proud to say she’s their captain. They did an amazing job. Their total was $20K, and for the entire season, they made $143,500. The captain says dinner is on her tonight. In his interview, João says Brooke knows his flaws, and accepts them. It’s brought them closer, and he wants to see where goes.

Time to go out. The crew has champagne on deck, and Colin does a final rap. He raps about each of the crew members, and it’s really cute and clever. In her interview, Captain Sandy says she likes to take the crew out to dinner at the end of the season to show her appreciation, and they can relax together. Conrad wants a night of no arguments and no drama. He tries to sit at the far end of the table, with his buddies around him, but Hannah ends up next to him. Conrad says the last charter was the best one. The crew knew each other by then, and worked smoothly together. The captain asks what his plans are after this, and Brooke says, not Prague. While a few of them chuckle, Hannah doesn’t find it funny, and the table gets very silent. Actually, I don’t find it funny either. I’m not particularly fond of Hannah (I love Kate!), but she got the short end of the stick here, and as a fellow woman (ha-ha!), I support her in this one. And how rude of Brooke was that?

Conrad says he hasn’t decided. Captain Sandy tells them it’s been a pleasure. She says wherever life takes them, she hopes they follow their dreams. In his interview, Adam says Captain Sandy is a special person. He wants to stick with her as long as possible. João apologizes to Conrad. Conrad says he hates confrontation. João says he’ll have less of it now. They bro hug. In his interview, Conrad says he’s learned a lot. He knows his management skills need to grow; João showed him that, and he’s taking the positive from their interactions. Hannah and Jamie sit at a small table. Hannah can’t believe Brooke wants to bring up Prague, when she’s banging the most sexist guy around. Jamie says Hannah never has to see that girl again. Hannah says, it was mean. In her interview, Hannah says Brooke likes to play sweet and innocent, but she feels like she should be reaching for the knife in her back.

João tells Jamie that he enjoyed working with her. She says she feels same. Hannah, not so much. Hannah tries to make a comment about João to Brooke, who says don’t drag her in. Hannah calls João a sexist pig. The others get out to go back to the boat, and Hannah stays behind to talk to Brooke alone. Brooke says Hannah put her in a bad position. On the boat, Conrad grabs his bedding, and dashes off to find somewhere to sleep other than his own bunk. Brooke tells Hannah that everyone else is fine with João. No one else dislikes him. Hannah says Colin and Jamie do. Brooke says he’s intelligent, and he’s had a hard life. Hannah says she’s sick of hearing sh*t about someone who’s said the things he has to her. She tells Brooke, with all due respect, eff off. Brooke says she’s over this. It became a her against him, when that doesn’t have to be case, but Hannah wants it that way. She’s being a bitch.

Adam makes meatballs, and some other yummy looking stuff. Brooke refuses to fall out with Hannah over someone else’s problem. She tells Hannah the Prague comment was just a joke. Hannah says, cool; we’re good, in a tone that says they’re not. Brooke tells her, eff off, slams the door, and stomps off. Kasey and Jamie watch everyone on the monitors. Brooke says Hannah is effing wrong. Conrad sneaks around. His plan is to avoid an argument with Hannah and hide. Jamie and Kasey go to the galley.

Hannah looks for Conrad. Brooke goes to the galley, where everyone is feasting. She tells them about slamming the door, and says she won’t be part of whatever Hannah is dealing out. Kasey leaves. Conrad sets his bed up in the guest cabin. Hannah tries to find out where he is under the guise of wondering if he’s okay. She doesn’t get his location, but she hunts him down.

She asks if he’s not going to give her a hug. We don’t see them – it’s text on the screen while we look at the closed door. She asks if it would bother him if she went to see friend on his yacht after this, totally forgetting that they broke up. João tells Brooke, let’s go to sleep. Hannah asks Conrad, what if the friend wants to screw her? He’s like, what? He suggests they talk in the morning; he’s trying sleep. She asks if he’s really gone six weeks without any sex, and now he’s turning her down. Then she tells him to take her pants off. What the what? I have no clue how we got here.

Everyone tries to get it together and pack. Brooke doesn’t want to be in a sh*t mood with Hannah. She tells Hannah, sorry about the joke. Adam asks Colin if Conrad avoided the dragon, and Colin says the dragon found him. Conrad walks through, and Adam wonders if they ended up snuggling. Colin tells Conrad he needs to think with a different head. Adam and Colin do dragon impressions, although Colin’s is more like a raptor, and it’s too funny. In his interview, Colin says the season opened his eyes, and he learned a lot about the industry, but he still can’t say gnocchi.

Jamie tells João, sorry about the rough patches. Kasey doesn’t know if she likes him or the friendship. She’s the girl behind the seasickness; then the one who lied on her resume. Now she’s being recommended to work anywhere. João says no way he’s ending with Hannah on good terms. They pass each other in a very narrow hallway, and don’t even acknowledge one another.  He can relate to Captain Sandy, and she relates to him. She reminds him of his mom. They hug goodbye, and Captain Sandy says she loves him; he’s amazing. She’d like him to come back as her bosun. I assume she means in another season, and not another life. In his interview, João says he was a big fish in a small pond, who managed to work his way up. Brooke wants to make sure, on a personal level, she and Hannah are friends. Hannah says, sure, and she hopes things work out with João. In her interview, Brooke says she’s willing to try being friends if Hannah is. João says he never expected to leave for Florence with the potential girl of his dreams. Brooke broke down walls, and he was more vulnerable and open. He might not tell her how he feels, but hopes she knows. It might help if he stops flirting with other girls right in front of her. Not in front of her would be good too. Brooke knows he’s not perfect, but keeps hoping for the fairy tale. Good luck with that.

Adam thinks at thirty-three with ten years in the business, it’s easy to want to quit. This season made him love yachting again, and made him want to be a better chef. Captain Sandy is a badass captain, and he’s a badass chef. He went beyond.

Hannah and Conrad are the last ones left. She guesses they don’t work as a couple. He says, if it happens, it happens, but he’s not chasing it. She thinks she shouldn’t date someone she’s together with 24/7. In her interview, Hannah says she learns something every season. Last season, it was don’t play with the guests. This year, it was don’t play with the crew. She’ll have to learn something different next year – don’t play with herself. She can’t stop laughing at her own joke, although it is pretty funny. Conrad says he’s never dating on a yacht again. It was drama he never wanted and never wants again. In her interview, Captain Sandy says she saw glimpses of a great bosun, but he was lost in love. If he keeps his head in the game, he has the opportunity to advance. Conrad says he never wants to be that person who never sees their family, and needs to know when enough is enough. Hannah says she’s learned that maybe she should let her insecurities tarnish a potential good thing.

In her interview, Captain Sandy says she’d give Hannah every ounce of her energy if she stayed on track. But in the end, how can you complain, sitting on super yacht in the Mediterranean? Hannah thinks the captain saw that she worked as hard as she could. Now she’s taking her tips, and spending them on therapy.

Next time, the Reunion – the cheap type reunion in the Clubhouse. On Below Deck the original, the yacht is going to Tahiti. Kate tells us, fire dancing and flower crowns – we’re not in the Caribbean anymore. I can’t wait to see Kate and Captain Lee again!

🚤 Goodbye to the Med…