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January 15, 2019 – Anna’s Bandages are Removed, Benny Leaves the Hospital, the Deck Goes Gold & Lullaby

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

The way they show the pictures in the new show opening, it’s like they’re flipping through cards.

At the hospital, Anna needs to know if it worked. Will she be able to see?

Elizabeth wants to buy something to bring to the bake sale, but Aiden says that’s cheating. They’re raising money to save the planet, and it should be all natural ingredients. Franco says if he wants to, they’ll bake from scratch. They need to check their supplies. He tells Elizabeth to go ahead. What could go wrong?

Josslyn finds Cameron in the chapel, sleeping and covered in flyers. She startles him, and he asks what she’s doing there. She says, waiting for Oscar. What’s he doing there? Is he on drugs?

At the hospital, Monica tells Michael that the service for Gail was meaningful. She was laid to rest next to Lee. They had many good years together, and loved each other very much. Michael says Monica has a lot on her plate, and needs to take time for herself. He suggests they take a day, and see a play in the city. Monica says he’s sweet, but she can’t leave with everything going on with Oscar. Michael says, sometimes we have to force ourselves to get away. You can’t help anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Monica says that’s something Gail used to say to her – a lot. She was lucky to have Gail by her by side, and she’s lucky to have him now. Gail made her realize it’s important to show up, even when it seems like the world has cut you off at the knees.

Willow comes into Charlie’s and tells Julian, before he asks, she didn’t pick the place. One of her student’s parent wanted to meet there. Julian says it’s not good for her to be there. She’s too close to the people connected to her son. She says, maybe, but it’s unavoidable. A lot of people there have ties to the baby she gave up.

Kim wants speak Terry alone before Oscar gets there. She tells Terry to be direct and as candid as possible. Oscar has some tough questions about what comes next. She and Drew discussed it, and they want complete transparency. If he’s brave enough to ask tough questions, they have to be brave enough to give him the truth.

Alexis sees Oscar, and says it’s good to see him out of the hospital bed. He says it’s good to be out. He tells her, nothing has changed since the last time. He wants to finish his will. She hugs him. She says she’s sorry the treatment didn’t work out. He says he’ll call her. He has an important meeting to go to right now.

Cameron tells Josslyn that he’s not doing drugs. He has to go to counseling sessions, and has a ridiculous amount of community service to do for his probation. She asks why he’s on probation, and he asks if she remembers when he was wearing a suit. He had to go to court because he got busted buying weed.

Julian thinks Willow should consider something. It might be easier for her to leave Port Charles; start somewhere else without the reminders. She says it’s not an out of sight out of mind situation. It won’t make her forget her son. Julian says he’s not hers son. He’s Lucas and Brad’s son. She says, legally, that’s true, but her heart says differently.

⚠There’s a mini-emergency here, so I miss the next part. It wasn’t that long, and I didn’t have time to fill it in later.⚠

Anna tells Chase to take his brother for coffee; he’s hovering. Griff seconds that, and when they’re gone, Anna tells him it was a good plan. He says it was her idea, but she says it was perfectly executed. If his career in medicine doesn’t work out, there’s a place for him in counter-intelligence can tell her how much damage to eyes

Oscar asks if he’s late, but Kim says she wanted to talk to Terry first. He asks, what about? and she says, no agenda. She wanted to make sure Oscar’s questions were answered directly, no matter how difficult they are. Terry says she’ll do her best, and Oscar says he’s ready. Terry asks where he wants to begin. He asks what it will be like when he’s dying.

Chase tells Finn, slow down. When Anna sent them for coffee, she didn’t mean a thirty-second dash to the vending machine. Finn wants to be by her side, but Chase says that’s what he wants; not Anna. She wants space and to know she’s being taken care of. She’s worried about him, and this is her way of taking care of him. Finn says it’s thoughtful – and annoying. How did Chase get dragged in? Chase says someone Finn cares about is sick, and she thought he could use some support.

Griff tells Anna the surgery went well. She’s stopped hemorrhaging, but he can’t predict when and if her sight will be fully restored. He’s going to remove the bandages, and she can check with the optic surgeon when he comes in. She understands. She’s glad Finn went out; he was hovering all over. He tells her, stop pretending she doesn’t enjoy it, but she says, it’s not fair. Griff says she’s a force of nature. She’s lucky to have someone like Finn to fuss over her. She asks if Griff is okay. It has to be hard for him too. He’s right. She’s lucky she has Finn. He’s used to taking charge, but how does he know this isn’t more than bargained for? He’s very particular. Griff says that’s her fear talking. Finn is totally in love with her, and unflinchingly by her side. She’s the one who got more than she bargained for.

Willow tells Elizabeth there’s been no recent evidence of bullying. Elizabeth asks if she thinks it’s over. Willow says Aiden still prefers to avoid the other kids. He might not want to be around them for some time. Elizabeth asks if she thinks other kids might be bullying him. Willow says, it’s possible. Kids will bully out of teacher range. Elizabeth doesn’t understand why the kids would turn on Aiden. She wonders if there’s something making him a target.

Alexis needs to talk to Julian. He asks what he did now. She tells him to put aside his misguided nobility, and see Kim.

Cameron tells Josslyn how he got arrested. She asks why he didn’t call her. Sonny’s lawyer could have gotten him off in five minutes. She doesn’t know how many times Diane has gotten charges dropped. He wishes he’d known that. His mom got Alexis, and they had an unfriendly judge. He got probation. Garbage pick-up, hospital work, and drug counseling. He doesn’t do drugs, but doesn’t want blow his future with the soccer team. He tells her to stop laughing. She says he cared enough to do that for Oscar; it’s awesome. He says now that Oscar is feeling better, he’ll never live it down. She says she knows Oscar didn’t want tell him, and she’s sorry that it was kept secret, especially since he got arrested. Oscar is never getting better.

Oscar says If he understands what’s coming, he won’t be so afraid. He can prepare as much as possible. He asks if his headaches will be more painful. Terry says they’ll manage the pain with medication, but they will get more severe. He asks about his balance. Will he start falling over? She says, eventually he may have difficulty maintaining his balance. He asks, what about having a stroke? Losing the ability to walk and talk. She says, they’re all possibilities. The symptoms differ in each patient. He might feel normal for a long time. She can’t give a definite answer. He gets up, and Kim asks, what’s the longest a someone with a similar prognosis has survived? Terry says, seven to eight months, and Kim says, the shortest? Terry says, six weeks. Oscar’s water bottle falls out of his hands. Kim goes to him, and hugs him.

Willow tells Elizabeth that kids can form a pack mentality, singling out one child. Aiden is a sweet kid. He takes care of the class Guinea pig, he likes to read, and he’s not into games. He’s taking steps to discover his own identity, and needs the freedom to do that. Elizabeth says they’ve been trying to give that to him. He lives in a non-traditional family. They’re very open, but still want to protect him. Willow says Elizabeth is a caring, involved mother, and Elizabeth says, it’s hard to watch. Willow wants Elizabeth to be assured that she’s monitoring the situation. She tells Elizabeth, remember it’s just one chapter in his life. This too shall pass. Elizabeth hopes it’s soon. She just wants him to be happy.

Aiden explains baking to Franco as he sifts flour. Franco is impressed, and asks where he learn to bake; TV? Aiden says, some. There are books in the library too. He asks if next time, they can make a three-layer chocolate cake. Franco is blown away, and asks why he didn’t tell them he liked baking so much. Aiden puts down the sifter. Franco says at Aiden’s age, he was into drawing. He didn’t tell anyone because he thought it was his special thing. Why he didn’t Aiden tell? Aiden says he didn’t want be laughed at again.

Alexis tells Julian that she ran into Oscar. He asks how Oscar is doing, and she says he needs to call Kim. He asks if the trial’s not working. Oscar is dying? Alexi says Kim needs him. He says she has Drew, but Alexis repeats that she needs Julian. Of all the times for him to back away, this is not a good time.

Josslyn tells Cameron the trial didn’t work. There’s nothing else the doctors can do for Oscar. Cameron sits down. He calls himself an idiot. He went on and on, saying Oscar was an inspiration because he beat cancer. Josslyn thinks Oscar didn’t want to tell him because Cameron had thought he won, and for a moment, Oscar wanted to pretend like he did. Cameron thought Oscar would never die; they’d be able to save him. Josslyn did too. He puts his arm around her, and asks if there’s anything he can do for her or Oscar. She says, just be a friend. He says always he’s there for them both, and she tells him, just stay out of jail.

Kim tells Oscar that he forgot something, and gives him the journal. He says at best, he has six months, probably less, but she tells him, don’t put a clock on it. Cross as many things off the list as possible. She’ll help him do it. She tells him, go be with Josslyn; have fun. He says he loves her. She says she loves him too, and hugs him. He leaves, and I think, this is depressing.

Finn asks if Chase has heard from the schoolteacher, and Chase says she was his date for New Year’s Eve. Finn says he’s totally blushing; he must really like her. Chase thinks so, but Finn never told him what made Anna go blind. Finn says, smooth topic change. Chase says he still wants to know, and Finn says, probably a virus. He’s waiting to get the results back. Griff comes out, and says he’s taking the bandages off. Anna wants Finn with her.

Elizabeth thanks Willow for meeting with her. Aiden is lucky to have such a thoughtful teacher. She has a gift for children. Elizabeth leaves, and gets a text when she’s outside. She says, bio what?

Franco and Aiden sit in front of the television. Aiden asks if they can watch the video where they make breakfast. He asks if Franco wants to watch with him, and Franco says, you better believe it.

Josslyn tells Cameron that she had plans to go to Mexico, New Zealand, and Kansas, where there’s a surgeon who works on inoperable tumors. While she was looking at cures, she got a weird familiar feeling. She asks if he remembers a tournament where they were losing badly. She wasn’t in the game because she’d hurt her ankle. She was on the sidelines, and imagining plays in her head where they would score points. She scored twenty-one points all by herself. It was unrealistic, wishful thinking to avoid the fact they lost. So when she was looking for cures online, she realized what she was doing. She was avoiding facing the fact that this is it. Oscar is going to die. Cameron asks if she stopped looking. She says they decided not to waste the time Oscar has left. They’re just going to make the best out of every day. Cameron gets a text, and says he’s late. If he doesn’t get home, his mom will kill him. He doesn’t want to leave her, but she says, Oscar is coming. He tells her that he’s there for the both of them, and leaves.

Monica sees Kim, and says she heard about Oscar. She’s so sorry. Kim thanks her for being so welcoming. Being part of the Quartermaine family meant the world to Oscar. Monica says it’s been a joy getting to know her grandson, and thanks Kim for sharing him with her. She’ll treasure the times they’ve spent together always. She asks how Kim is, but Kim doesn’t know what to do. Monica understands. There’s no guide book for parents on how to deal with a child’s death. Kim asks, how does she let go of her son?

Griff tells Anna, try and be patient, and takes the bandages off. She can see, but it’s blurry. Finn says, give it a moment; keep breathing. Her vision clears, and she tells him he has beautiful eyes. She cries, and thanks Griff.

Elizabeth walks in the door, and says, it smells yummy. Franco asks Aiden if he’s ready to unveil his creations. He lifts the napkins on the plates, and says, chocolate chip, oatmeal, and sugar cookies with sprinkles. Franco says, he’s a kitchen prodigy. Now she understands the text. Franco says, sorry about the mess. Cameron comes in, and asks if Elizabeth baked. She says, not her, his brother. She asks how counseling was, and he says, okay. Aiden gives him a cookie. He tastes it, and says, dude, this is really good.

Michael sees willow at Charlie’s. He says he’s missed her at meetings, and she tells him that she hasn’t been going as much. He says, that’s good right? That means she’s found peace?

Kim looks in the window, and almost runs into Julian. He says he was out getting marshmallows. There’s been a run on hot chocolate. He heard about Oscar, and he’s so sorry. She is too, and he says Oscar is a good kid. He loves her so much. Maybe she can take comfort in that. She says, for the jerk who slept with someone else, he sure is a good guy. He invites her in for a hot chocolate.

Chase tells Finn that he’s glad Anna is better, but he has to get going. He’s meeting someone. He asks Finn to tell Anna that he’s happy for her. Finn says he hopes Chase and someone have fun. Chase is glad he was there, and Finn says, him too.

Griff says Anna is looking good; no permanent trauma. He looks at her chart, and says it’s strange. He doesn’t recognize some of the markers. He says maybe Finn will have better luck.

Oscar apologizes for making Josslyn wait, but she doesn’t mind. He’s sorry they haven’t had much time lately. She says a lot of people want time with him. He starts to tell her something about what Terry said, but she interrupts. She says, not to be rude, but they’re on her time now, and there’s only one thing she wants to know. They have the whole afternoon ahead; what does he want to do?

Finn looks at Anna’s chart, and she asks him, what is it? He says, a virus he’s never seen North America. She wonders how she got it, but he doesn’t know. She asks if he thinks someone gave it to her intentionally, but he wonders, what would be the point? She asks if he doesn’t know what caused it at all, and he admits he doesn’t.

Elizabeth can’t believe how happy Aiden is. Franco says she should have seen him baking. He was so excited and chatty; full of tips and facts. He’s ready for his own cooking show. Elizabeth doesn’t know how she missed this. Franco thinks Aiden was keeping to himself. He thinks they need to stop worrying about Aiden fitting in, and let Aiden be Aiden. Elizabeth tells him that’s kind of what his teacher said too. Cameron asks Aiden the tablet password. Aiden tells him it’s donut, but the O is a zero and D is capitalized. Cameron logs on, but says he changed his mind. It’s a stupid game. Aiden shows him a cookbook, and Cameron asks about making macaroons. Aiden says it’s a lot of steps. Cameron seems distracted.

Chase meets Willow outside of Charlie’s. He tells her he’s sorry he’s late, but she says she finished her meeting; he’s right on time. From inside, Michael sees them through the window.

Julian sits with Kim, and the sip hot chocolate. He asks if it’s better than a cortado, but she’s not sure. She thinks maybe this is the secret; just staying in the moment, and not thinking about the future.

Josslyn and Oscar go through the journal. She sees he snuck in the dog show, but he’s willing to forego it, if they can take make own pottery class off. Why doesn’t she want to go to the dog show? He definitely wants to do power boating under the stars, and she says she’ll check the dates. He says this one is non-negotiable, pointing to the 16th. It says be with Joss, and she says, totally non-negotiable. Is he ready to get started? Oscar says, let’s do this.

Tomorrow, Peter tells Lulu if the PCPD won’t talk, find someone who will; Laura declines not-Doc’s request; Ava tells Scotty that he’s not going to see her anymore; and Mike tells Sonny, if he sees Mike coming, walk the other way.

The Haves and The Have Nots

Candace asks how Benny is. Mitch says, that’s the president, but Charles says, not yet. Candace wants to see the doctor, but Hanna says he’s in surgery; don’t bother that man. Charles introduces himself. He’s sorry for the circumstances. Hanna asks how Candace met him, and he tells her, through a mutual friend. He’s pretty fond of her. Hanna says, is that right? Charles says Candace told him a lot about he; good things. Hanna says she voted for him because she thought he was honest and decent. Now she knows he’s a politician. Candace tells her that she said Hanna was a wonderful grandmother and protected Candace’s son with her own life.

They wait. Candace says Hanna was an amazing grandmother. Her son would be alive if Hanna wasn’t so amazing. Hanna is like, what? She says she’s still Candace’s mother, and will still slap the piss out of her. Candace says Hanna has no respect for class. Hanna says Candace sent that man to her house, and Candace says she has no idea what Hanna is talking about. Hanna asks Charles if he has any idea who he’s sitting next to. He says he thinks he does, and Hanna says he has people do background checks and knows everything there is to know? He says he does, and she says, and he’s still sitting there? He says, yeah. She tells him, it will be an interesting four years. He says they’re open for eight, but Hanna says he’s sitting with Candace. He’ll get four. If he’s lucky, two. Landon thinks it’s a good time to go to the children’s ward. Charles wants to stay with Candace, and Candace asks if there’s anything else Hanna wants to tell him. Hanna says, he’ll find out what there is to know.

Charles says when he was in law school, there was a fascinating case. A mother and daughter were locked in a battle over the father’s ashes. They spent tons of money and hours going at each other, and missed great moments in each other’s lives. After eighteen years, the mother got tired, and gave the daughter the ashes. The daughter put them on a shelf, and cried for days. Not over the ashes. She realized they’d been fighting over something dead and gone; over. She’d wasted the best years of her life; they both did, fighting over the past

Veronica’s doorbell rings. We see the elusive Alice! Veronica asks if she heard the damn door, and she also wants another drink. Whoever is at the door can wait. Alice starts fixing her drink, and Veronica asks if she washed her hands. Alice says she did, but Veronica wants to check. She says Alice’s nails are filthy; go clean them. She’ll get the door. She grumbles the whole way, and gets herself a drink.

RK walks in, and asks what’s wrong with her? She says she’s fine. She wants him to help her get her son. She asks if he saw Jeffrey at the hospital, and he says, it was crawling with secret service; he doesn’t know why. She says he was supposed to get her son. He takes her drink out of her hand, and tells her that he’ll take her ass in a minute. She says she’s not in the mood, and tells him, get out. He says he’s famished, and knows the fridge is full. Veronica says she’s not playing. Alice comes back, and RK asks her to please get him something to eat. He suggests they go to the kitchen together. Veronica says Alice doesn’t wash her hands. He says they’ll take care of that. Veronica says, little boy thinks he’s a man.

Jim tells one of the hotel staff to open the door, but the guy says Mrs. Cryer is already in there. Jim walks in on Kathryn’s threesome and asks if she’s serious. She says, hello, Jim. Jim tells Roderick and Rocky to get their asses out of bed right now. Kathryn says they’re not going anywhere, but Jim says if they don’t get out, he’ll burn the building to the ground with their sorry butts in it. They jet, and Kathryn tells them, same time next week. Jim asks what the hell is the matter with her? She says, him. He tells her that she’s lost her mind, but she says she’s just keeping up. He says they don’t want her, but she doesn’t care; her body wanted them. He says they have a problem, and she says they always do. That’s why she needed a break. She understands why he does this now; it took her mind off of everything. He tells her that Sarah was at their house; his informant. Kathryn says, another one of his whores? She thinks that’s fourteen now. She’s only had five or six, and has a lot of catching up. He says Sarah was wearing a wire, and knows about the bullets. Kathryn says, her word against his, but he says, someone is going to jail. He can guarantee it. Maybe he should let them haul her ass to prison. She says, it might be a welcome relief. She says she doesn’t care. If she goes, they all go. She tells him to figure it out. They wore her out and she loved it. She wasted a lot of time, and should have gotten young boys a long time ago. As Jim walks out, she tells him to send them back.

Roderick tells Rocky that he has a plan. If he plays it right… Rocky says that woman is going to use him. Roderick says, not if he uses her first. Jim comes up behind Roderick, and punches him. He says he needs to talk to him, and tells Rocky to get his scrawny, tattooed ass back there. He tells the other patrons to finish their drinks; they’re just having a conversation. He tells them if they go near his wife again, they won’t have her to worry about. They’ll have him. She barks; he bites. Do they understand? He thinks Roderick is giving attitude, and he doesn’t have Roderick’s undivided attention. He punches Roderick in the balls, and says if he goes near her again, he’ll have no more need of those. Jim has unsavory friends in low places, who would consider it a personal favor to him to cut Roderick. It’s like a vasectomy. They say it doesn’t hurt, but they’re full of sh*t. He tells Roderick to get out of his sight, and tells Rocky, don’t just stand there; get him a drink – and some hand sanitizer, neat.

Justin shows up at the hospital, and sees Jeffrey in the hallway with Madison. He says he’s been calling Jeffrey, and Jeffrey says, apparently he has Madison’s number too. Justin asks where’s he been; out with him? Madison tries to pass Justin, and he grabs at Madison, but Madison shakes him off. Justin says he’s getting sick of this, then asks how Jeffrey is. Jeffrey says, good, and he asks if he’s going to see Jeffrey later. Jeffrey says he’s looking after his dad, and doesn’t want to do this now. He’s busy. Justin starts punching Jeffrey, and they tussle. Justin gets Jeffrey down on the floor, twisting Jeffrey’s arm behind his back. Madison flies out, along with security. Justin threatens the guard. Madison tells the other employees, there’s nothing to see, and asks if Jeffrey is okay. He tells Jeffrey that he needs to get away from that guy; he’s serious. Jeffrey knows, and Madison says he’s not the enemy. He tells Jeffrey that he needs to get checked out.

Candace wonders what’s taking so long. Hanna says, they’re in surgery, and Landon says he’ll see what he can find out. Hanna protests, but Charles says, he can ask the nurse. Hanna says, they won’t tell him anything, and Charles says, they might. Mitch says, he’ll go too, and introduces himself to Landon. Landon says he’s tall, and Mitch says, every damn day, my man. Charles asks if Hanna or Candace want coffee, but it’s just him.

Landon tells the doctor that they’ve come to check on Benny. He recognizes Mitch, who’s like, don’t even. He leads them to Benny’s room. The doctor tells Benny to lie down, but Benny says he’s getting out. He asks who Landon is. Landon suggests he go with the doctor to talk to Hanna. They leave, and Mitch tells Benny that he knows Benny wants to be Superman, but he needs to get better; he was shot. Benny says he was stabbed. He was on the porch, and there was a boy circling around while Benny was messing with his phone. The next thing he knew, the kid was on top of him, talking about his family. Mitch says, not his family. The don’t come on a bike sticking people. Benny asks who did it, but Mitch doesn’t know. Benny asks if he called it off, but he says he can’t find his grandmother. Benny says he’s getting out, and Mitch agrees it’s not a bad idea. His Uncle Vinnie is there, and his family is hanging around. Mitch helps Benny up.

Charles says his team has to check out the kitchen. He thinks it’s overkill, but Derrick says he’s an important man. He congratulates Charles, and Hanna asks what he’s doing with her daughter. Dating her? Candace says they’re just having sex. Charles tells her to show respect to her mother. Candace says Hanna doesn’t know anything about it.

Landon comes back with the doctor, who wants to talk to them. He tells Charles this would be a good time to see the kids. Candace stays in the waiting room. Derrick asks if Hanna is okay. She says she’s fine, tells Candace that she’s going to end up in jail. Candace says she just came to see her brother; be quiet. The doctor says, there’s a problem. Benny is out of surgery, but he won’t stay. Benny and Mitch join them. Hanna says he was shot, but Benny says, stabbed. He just wants to go home. If he can’t get a ride, he’ll take the bus. The doctor says he can’t keep Benny. Mitch says maybe he should stay. The doctor says his wound should be watched, and Benny is like, yeah, yeah, and walks out. Everyone follows.

Madison cleans up Jeffrey’s face. He doesn’t think Jeffrey’s jaw is broken. He asks why Jeffrey stays, and Jeffrey says Justin won’t leave him alone. Madison suggests a restraining order. Jeffrey asks if Madison thinks it’s that serious, and I question Jeffrey’s intelligence. Madison says Jeffrey studied this; doesn’t he see it? Jeffrey he thinks he can control Justin, but Madison thought that too. He had a guy who was crazy like that. Jeffrey asks what happened, and Madison says he moved away, and never saw him again. Jeffrey says he can’t move away, and Madison says, so get a restraining order. Jeffrey says Justin has lost a lot – his wife, his family. Madison asks what that means. Jeffrey said it himself, Justin has nothing to lose. Jeffrey says he needs to see his dad.

Wyatt is surprised to find Sarah still in the kitchen. She asks if he’s heard from Jim; he said he was calling someone. Wyatt says he’s not picking up. She needs to talk to him, and Wyatt offers to call again, but he needs something from her. He wants her to pick up a package. She asks what kind, and the guard says one that will get her arrested. She says she can’t do that. She’s not waiting any longer. Wyatt swears Jim will be there in ten minutes.

Jeffrey says David looks better; he’s dressed. David explains about the vest he’s wearing, and says, it’s painful at times, but he hopes he’s going home today. He wonders if Jeffrey found what he asked for, and Jeffrey says, no. Mom was at the house. David asks what happened, and Jeffrey says, she fell off the balcony. David asks if he pushed her, and Jeffrey says he wanted to. She was taunting him, but it gets worse. She’s all right. She’s fine; she won’t die. David says she’s still his mother, and it’s inappropriate. Jeffrey says, she’s inappropriate. There’s something else, and David says, of course there is. Jeffrey tells him that Erica was working with Candace and Veronica. He’s sorry to be the one to tell him. He saw a text on Erica’s phone from Candace, and when he saw her picture, he remembered her from Candace’s house. David says, so Erica was playing him. Jeffrey is sorry. David says, it’s okay, but Jeffrey says, it’s not. David says Jeffrey’s mother was in on setting him up? Jeffrey thinks so, but David says, they don’t get along. Jeffrey thinks they teamed up, but can’t be sure. He asks if Jeffrey’s on good speaking terms with Candace, and Jeffrey says, somewhat. David tells him to call now and ask her. He needs to be certain. Jeffrey calls, but gets voicemail. He doesn’t leave a message. Davis tells him to see what he can find out. He wants to go home; he’s not staying another day. He tells Jeffrey to call his doctor. Jeffrey calls Madison in. David says he wants to go home now, but Madison says his wounds need professional care. David says Madison is a nurse; he can tend to David’s burns at home. He knows the hospital director. Jeffrey will be there, so Madison can see him more often. Madison tells Jeffrey that his parents are stubborn. Jeffrey says, as hell, and Madison says, he shouldn’t leave. Jeffrey says, you tell him.

Wyatt lies down on his bed, and the guard goes into the hallway. Wyatt pulls something out from under his pillow, and slips out to the balcony. Hadn’t Jim posted guards out there? What happened to them? Wyatt drops down a line of sheets he’s tied together. I laugh because it’s so cliché. He climbs down and runs.

In the parking garage, Madison calls Jeffrey, and says he’s on his way. His dad has pull. He tells Jeffrey that he’s in the parking lot, and Jeffrey says, that’s not good. Madison gets to his car, which has bullet holes in it, and is messed up in general. Madison says, damn; his car. It’s destroyed. Jeffrey says, Justin. Madison says he’ll call Jeffrey back. He has to hang up to call security. Jeffrey doesn’t want him to hang up – for the record, neither do I – and tells him to walk back first.

Madison doesn’t listen, hangs up, and gets whacked with a tire iron. He lies in the parking lot, unconscious.

Next time, Jeffrey finds Erica’s book, Sarah tells Jim she’ll do anything to not go to jail – and she means anything, Veronica tells RK to get out and he says it’s not going to happen, Wyatt disappears, Candace asks Landon if she’s a beard, and David tells Veronica that he’s going to kill her. Wow. That’s a lot.

Below Deck

Everyone stumbles out the morning after. Rhylee asks if Tyler remembers making out with a chick. He doesn’t, but says he came back home to her. They make out.

In his interview, Ashton says it’s never fun picking up the pieces the morning after. You don’t know what you did or said. He has some investigating to do. Laura asks if he recalls how drunk he was. He thinks she was mad at him, but she says she wasn’t. Kate irons, saying, this is her sad, pathetic life. Ross asks how Rhylee’s night was, and she says she went to bed like they did. The crew swabs the deck. In Ross’s interview, he says since Tyler joined the boat, Rhylee’s mood has improved. He’s a great addition to the team.

Kate says Laura has fallen in line since Captain Lee talked to her. Laura tells Kate about Ashton being with another girl at the bar, and how she told him that she wasn’t coming home to cuddle with him. Kate says she’s not his backup lady. Ross callas Ashton a slut. Laura isn’t pursuing the situation, but Kate has the feeling he’ll come to Laura.

Ross talks to Ashton about his son. He says his baby mama is a great mother; she always puts their son first. He’s embarrassed about how he was during their time together. He was trying to be cool. She’s a part of his life, and his best friend. He hopes they can eventually work something out. Ashton thinks it takes strong character to move ahead and improve.

Charley Walters is a return guest, but he wasn’t the primary last time. Kate says he had a primary personality. They were stuck at the dock because of the weather. On his preference sheet, Charley indicates that he’s looking forward to pushing off the dock. Captain Lee laughs. Charley wants to make unforgettable memories with his friends. They want to have an all gold party, and a wig party. They train for fitness events, so they want healthy foods. The captain says, no sugar is going to be a tough one.

Rhylee and Laura watch the sunset. Rhylee tells Laura that she and Tyler did it five times. She elaborates, and I don’t know if Laura feels it’s TMI, but I definitely do. In her interview, Rhylee says her plan is to keep getting laid. She tells Laura that they fit together quite nicely.

The crew gets some sleep. In the morning, provisions come in. Laura and Josiah make beds. She can tell by the photos the guests are going to expect them to be all, yas queen. In his interview, Josiah talks about being picked on when he was younger. The guests are going to be eight gay guys who look like the ones who used to bully him, and he’s not looking forward to the charter.

Tyler likes Rhylee. They flirt all day, have sex, and he can kiss other girls, but she still doesn’t hate him. He’s marrying her. In Kate’s interview, she says Laura told her the gossip. She has to stake her claim. Ashton tells Adrian that he doesn’t know how to read Laura. Adrian says, off the bat, she wanted to be with Ashton, but didn’t want to be another number. In his interview, Adrian says he knows what Laura likes, and if this is a competition, bring it on. He won’t get pissed because it would be a show of weakness. Adrian says at the club, he saw Ashton with a hundred other women.

The crew gets in their whites. Ashton puts on cologne. The champagne is poured. The guests arrive. Kate presents flower crowns. Captain Lee says they’ll get off the dock asap. Kate gives the tour, and the luggage is loaded. Charley says the master bathroom is the nicest yacht bathroom he’s ever seen. Kate takes drink orders; eight tequila shots. Bleh. The guests go up to the bar. Josiah plays bartender, and they toast to him. He just wants out of there.

The guests cheer when the boat starts to move. We see some fabulous scenery, and Rhylee says, when you’re working, sometimes you forget you’re in the most romantic place on earth. Josiah tells Kate about being bullied for wearing a tank top, and being called fat. Everyone always looked better then he did, and he’s feeling insecure right now. Ashton thinks they should keep the guests busy. Charley tells the others that he thinks Josiah is gay, but they’re not sure. Really? Charley says he has good ‘dar. Yeah, me too, but this one was a no ‘dar-er.

The wind picks up, and the captain tells everyone to hang on. The crew brings some stuff inside. Suddenly, furniture starts to slide, pans fall out of cupboards, and wine bottles are rolling around. Josiah says the boat went sideways. Wine is everywhere, and it’s a sh*t show. Captain Lee says, it’s going to be a rough ride. He wants things battened down more. Kate asks how long before they can serve lunch, and he tells her twenty minutes. She asks the guests if she can get them anything, and one of them sarcastically says, lunch. Har-har-hardy-har-har. In lieu of that, she gets them tequila shots.

Laura tells the guys to fetch their boxers from the laundry room. There’s a bunch, and she doesn’t know what belongs to whom. The guests pronounce Tahiti more gorgeous than Hawaii. The captain asks the deckhands for four shots, referring to the boat, and I misunderstand, thinking, wow. Even he’s drinking now?  They drop anchor, and the water toys are produced. Adrian says they’re all about being fit, and requested a light lunch. With the first meal, he likes to stick with the preference sheet. If it’s exactly what they’ve asked for, and they don’t like it, he knows they have a problem.

Kate wants to like them. Lunch is served. Adrian presents baby lobster and local fresh water shrimp, along with curried zucchini. I’m dying. Charley says it’s awesome and incredible. Kate tells Josiah, my name’s Kate, and I hate my life right now. One of the guests asks when they’re getting the main course, and Kate asks if they’re still hungry. They’re thinking pizza and mozzarella sticks, which doesn’t sound all that healthy, or light, to me. They make a lot of hand gestures, and in her interview, Kate says she doesn’t need a puppet show. Ask like an adult. She tells Adrian, and he says, light lunch. He gets out a slab of beef, and Kate tells them that Adrian is cooking up steak. They want to jump in the water in the meantime, and Kate says she’ll call them back when the food is ready. They jump off the boat and onto floaties. Kate tells Adrian not to feel rushed.

The guests come back, demanding steak. One whines that he thought they were eating at 2:30 it’s 3:30, apparently forgetting that they already ate baby lobster and shrimp. And zucchini. He says the chef underestimated their appetites. A guest comes to the galley, and says they’re starving. In Kate’s interview, she says, you’re not funny; you’re not charming. There are too many d*cks on one boat. Lunch is served one more time. A guest grips that their steak is more medium than rare. In her interview, Kate says, these guests are just a-holes. Adrian says the steak was perfectly cooked. Give him an effing break. It’s going to be a long two days. Kate brings back another steak. In her interview, she says, go bother the deckhands.

The guests see the slide and trampoline, and run upstairs. They play some more on the toys. In his interview, Josiah says, they came on the boat just to be difficult, and they’re doing a good job of it. He asks if Ashton is going out with those twats. Ashton asks why he’s so stressed, and Josiah says they’re being annoying. Laura offers go down. In Laura’s interview, she says since she told Kate to check herself, she has been. She’s been getting to know Laura now. Aston tells Ross that Rhylee hasn’t been this happy all season, and Ross tells him about Tyler, who’s making a Skippy peanut butter sandwich. Rhylee asks Adrian if he needs anything, and he says, just a life.

Kate announces the gold party will be tonight. Adrian is re-strategizing. He’s making double quantities until they can’t handle it anymore. Charley has brought along a gold Speedo, and they want Josiah to ear it tonight. Josiah says he’s too fat. Ashton was a stripper. He’s used to skimpy outfits. He doesn’t want be anyone’s clown. Can’t say I blame him. Laura says he has a cute bum. He tries on the Speedo, and thinks it’s small.

Dinner is delayed because two guys are passed out. Adrian says, cracking guests. He doesn’t know how much more he can take. Josiah wears the Speedo, along with the matching shirt, under his uniform. Guest Billy is unaccounted for, and Laura finds him passed out on the toilet. She calls Josiah, who cracks up. Adrian tells Ashton the guests have been drinking since they got there. Josiah tells Kate about Billy, and Kate joins them. She doesn’t want him to hit his head. They have to take him to bed. In her interview, Kate says there’s no good answer for what she’s seeing.

Billy makes a noise, startling everyone. Josiah suggests helping him to bed, and he says he was just using the bathroom. He’s fine. The guests gather for dinner, one wearing a tutu. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. All the décor is gold. Billy emerges, and at 10 pm, Adrian is plating the first course; a ginger carrot stew, with Alaskan king crab in a golden chariot. I don’t know what the hell a golden chariot is, but I want to eat one. Charley says the food is A+. Josiah says he’s never worn anything like this; it’s crushingly tight. His voice is getting higher by the second. Rhylee asks why Tyler moved to his own bunk, and he says they’re working. He’s trying to be professional.

Just thinking about tomorrow, Kate is exhausted. Charley bitches that the next course is slow in coming. Adrian comes with it. Charley says they’ve been waiting a while; tell them all about it. In his interview, Adrian says he just wants to go to bed. Adrian tells them it’s lobster and sweet corn gnocchi, but adds several more adjectives. Charley says it’s good. One of the guests says they were scared for a second. Of what? Charley? The gnocchi?

Ashton finds Laura on deck. He tells her that he feels foolish about how he acted, and apologizes. He likes her, and wonders if they can pick up where they were before he was a bit of a hooligan. She thinks he’s super cool, honest, and genuine, so it’s not an issue. He says they’re making progress. In Laura’s interview, she thinks it says a lot about Ashton to apologize. She wants to see how things go, and have them organically happen.

Kate tells Adrian the guests loved the food. The captain breezes through, and asks Josiah, what’s up, Goldfinger? Adrian, who’s made a complicated-sounding dessert, asks the captain if he’d like some white chocolate grass. The captain takes a pass. The guests find the dessert gross; there’s too much sugar. Charley admits it’s his fault, and says there’s no taste. In her interview, Kate says she doesn’t think her pulling out Prince Harry in a twink costume would make them happy. Josiah volunteers to bring out shots in the gold lame outfit. Kate tells the guests she has a mini surprise. Josiah makes up some shots that involve Chambord, and takes off his uniform. Kate says, holy sh*t, and asks, is it real? Damn! She says, of course he’s gay. She can’t not look. The guests get in the hot tub. Laura tells Adrian that her sixth sense told her that Josiah had a big d*ck.

Josiah feels extremely exposed. The guests all have good bodies. They’re comfortable and flirty, while he’s an introvert and uncomfortable. Kate tells him, go; they’ll love it. They applaud when they see Josiah. He tells them about a shot in England called the Jammy Dodger. Rhylee takes a picture of everyone. Josiah thinks it was a huge step out of his comfort zone. He needs to stop caring so much what people think, and enjoy the moment. Everyone turns in.

Tyler kisses Rhylee, and they end up in the same bunk. The next morning, anchor is locked, and the yacht is off. A chai latte on ice sounds really good, but it is like 3 degrees where I am right now. Kate begs the Tahitian gods not to make the guests as hideous as last night. The table is laden with flowers.

Kate thanks Laura. In her interview, Kate says she appreciates that it clicked in Laura’s brain that she’s just here to help. It’s all they ever wanted, and finally taking initiative. Laura tells Rhylee that Adrian’s general comments all day are a huge turn-off. We see clips of him making suggestive remarks to her. She says she’s trying be chill and laugh it off, but it’s awkward. Rhylee says Adrian is crazy as **** (not sure what the word was). Charley wears bunny ears to breakfast. Kate loves it when crew members have sex with each other. It makes them cheerful. A guest asks for a vodka tonic, and it’s already in Kate’s hand. She’s my kind of bartender. Laura asks Aston for cigarette, and he says it will cost her. In Ashton’s interview, he says they’re in the beginning stages, and he’s going to steal as many kisses as he can. Laura kisses him.

It’s jet ski time. Ross goes over the parameters, telling them where they can go, and something about a kill cord. It looks like fun. Uh-oh. Two guests fall off a jet ski, and it’s still in motion. The jet ski is going crazy. Captain Lee says it’s a 900-pound vehicle with no driver or brakes. WTF is going on? This is not funny. 

Next time, a birthday guest, Adrian won’t leave Laura alone, Tyler doesn’t want to be part of Rhylee’s life, a guest gets angry when woken up on deck, and Kate didn’t get into yachting to watch spoiled princesses sleep.

🌇 Night Night…

It’s time for bye-byes.

January 8, 2019 – Oscar is Released, Kathryn Calls the Shots, Loving Date, Captain Lee Checks Laura & Amalfi

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

One day, I’ll be in my desk chair exactly at 3 pm. So after the opening…

In her office, Kim calls to see if Oscar can get in on an experimental polio treatment that’s been known to work on inoperable tumors. She says her son doesn’t have two months to wait for the next trial. She slams the laptop shut, and cries. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Alexis. Kim asks what she wants. She wants to set the record straight.

Carly tells Josslyn that she voted. The lines are long, and she thinks it’s great that both candidates inspired such a turnout. Josslyn asks if Sonny can do her and Oscar a favor. Carly asks what they need, and Josslyn says they need Sonny’s jet, money, and connections. Me too.

Drew tells Sam that he met Hank, but doesn’t know anything about Shiloh. Sam says she’ll try to explain. Jason was at The Floating Rib, when a guy approached who supposedly mistook him for Drew. Anyone who lives in Port Charles knows that Drew owns Aurora Media and Jason works for Sonny. Hank has been in town long enough to buy a house. She doesn’t think he mistook Jason for Drew. She thinks it’s his way in. Drew asks, for what? She’s hoping he can tell her. He says she doesn’t believe a word Hank said. She tells him that she doesn’t. It’s partly true, but every con has a sliver of truth. She doesn’t believe he is who he says he is. He’s trouble.

Alexis tells Kim that she heard she and Julian broke up, and thinks it’s a mistake. She says, it didn’t happen; they weren’t together on New Year’s Eve. They talked briefly, and she convinced him to go to the hospital. He did, but then came back. They barely had a conversation, but whatever his motives are, they didn’t break up because of her. Maybe Kim should cut him some slack. Kim doesn’t give a damn who Julian slept with, and tells Alexis, get out.

Elizabeth tells Franco, it’s unthinkable. Drew and Kim put all their faith into the trial. They knew it might not work, but were hoping it would at least buy more time. Franco says he texted Drew, letting him know he’s there, but he hasn’t responded. Elizabeth says they have at least a little time with Oscar to make memories, and find a way to say goodbye. It’s not like it came out of nowhere. Elizabeth knows what she went through with Jake, trying to find a way to let him go, but she never lost hope. The ache in her heart never stopped, but she had a miracle. Franco says, maybe Oscar will too, but she says, Jake didn’t die. Helena took him. A disease is claiming Oscar. Franco says, it’s unfair. He can’t believe this is happening. Elizabeth says, she can’t believe so many things happened that did. They have to be in the present moment. She’s grateful he’s there.

Cameron tells Oscar that he thinks it’s the best news he ever heard. Oscar could have texted; he likes good news too. He’s glad it’s over. He needed a positive moment for what’s ahead when he faces the judge. He can say it’s cake compared to Oscar’s trial. The trial worked, right?

Carly asks what Josslyn thinks she can do for Oscar? Josslyn says there’s a clinic in Mexico offering alternative treatment, and they’ve had amazing results. There’s also a drug in England that’s illegal in the US. And Kim talked about a Brazilian doctor. Maybe Sonny could talk to some of his people about drugs unavailable. Carly says she’s done an amazing amount research. What did Oscar’s doctor say? Shouldn’t he finish the trial he’s in? Josslyn says, it’s over and done. It didn’t work, so it’s up to them to save Oscar’s life now.

Carly says she’s sorry, but Josslyn says, it’s okay. They’ll find other options. The internet is full of hope; you just need to know where to look. Carly asks if Josslyn has talked with Kim and Drew. Josslyn means no disrespect, but says, Kim is a doctor, and they don’t have the time to go through regulations. Carly asks if she doesn’t think Kim already looked into alternative methods, but Josslyn says Kim doesn’t know her way around the internet like she does. There are tons of stories about patients like Oscar. Carly asks if clinic ads come with the stories, and if they’re asking for money. Josslyn says, yes, but there are legitimate options for hopeless cases. Carly asks if they survived, and Josslyn says, not all, but a lot. Doesn’t she think it’s worth a try? Josslyn knows in her heart that if she gets him to a place, he can get better, but she needs help. She begs Carly to help her keep Oscar alive.

Cameron says they wouldn’t let Oscar out if he wasn’t okay, right? He’s relieved, and glad for everyone’s sake that it’s over. Things can go back to normal. Oscar says, speaking of normal, why is Cameron dressed like that? Cameron says he has to go to court. Oscar asks if it’s about his shoplifting. Cameron says he wishes. He got busted buying weed. Oscar asks if Cameron smokes, but Cameron says, no. He was trying to buy it.

Drew tells Sam that Hank told him about how Drew saved him in Afghanistan, but he hasn’t had a chance to check further. Sam says he changed his name from Hank to Shiloh after the rescue experience changed his life. Drew says Hank told him, no more hard living. He assumes the name change had something to do with that. She says he runs an organization made up of volunteers, mostly kids who work out of a community called Dawn of Day. He’s also written a self-help book with the same name. She thinks he’s using Kristina to get to her. She married Hank’s father, Henry, under an assumed name, cleaned out his bank account, and disappeared. She needed to help her brother. Drew tells her, it’s okay; she doesn’t have to explain her motives. Sam says she stole from Hank’s dad, so she stole from him. It can’t be an accident. He’s in Kristina’s life; she’s living there. Sam feels like she’s being set up.

Kim ask Alexis why she should be the one to smooth things over. She’s taking a pass. As Alexis said, she has a lot on plate, and doesn’t give a damn about Alexis’s noxious relationship with Julian. Alexis says it’s not about her and Julian; that’s what she’s trying to tell her. Kim says, how noble. Alexis is principled to a fault, except when she’s lying. Whatever is between her and Julian still exists. Kim says she’s tried to ignore it, but it’s still there. If Alexis wants to write another chapter with her ex, have at it, and leave her out of it. Alexis says she’s wrong. She’s just trying help things make sense. Kim says she can’t. Nothing makes sense, and it has nothing to do with her or Julian.

Drew asks if Sam is sure it’s the same place. Sam says Kristina told her Oscar was living there. When Hank was telling Drew how he saved his life, he forgot to mention Drew’s son was living there? Drew says, in all fairness, Hank might not have realized. He was shocked Drew had a kid. Sam asks if he used Oscar’s name, but Drew doesn’t know; he’s distracted. Sam says, it was a long shot. Maybe Drew’s records might have something about saving someone. Drew says, they don’t say much, and more than half is redacted. He’s sorry he can’t help. Sam says she’ll keep him posted. All these coincidences; Hank/Shiloh shows up, and Kristina is struggling. It doesn’t sit well with her. Drew says he’ll call if he hears anything. Sam says she just told him the guy who thanked him for saving his life happens be the son of a man she conned, and he seems to have no reaction. Is something else going on?

Kim tells Alexis, the amino treatment failed; the tumor didn’t shrink. The growth in his brain is entangled in the blood vessels, and there’s no way to remove it. Alexis is so sorry. She asks if Oscar knows, and Kim says they told him last night. He and Josslyn were stoic about it, but she doesn’t know how he’s processing it. She doesn’t know how or what to do. She’s been calling anyone and everyone to find another trial. She’s sent Oscar’s records to any clinic or hospital willing to help. She’s gotten referrals, but they all tell her that they don’t see another outcome. She’s even been looking at quack procedures, knowing they’re a scam. Alexis says she’s fighting any way she can. Kim says she made a mess, not telling Oscar his diagnosis, and forcing him into treatment. Oscar was right to hire Alexis to get away. That’s not the way Alexis sees it. Kim says she dangled hope in front of him, and made him believe he had a future. If she’d let him deal with it his way, he wouldn’t have been cooped up sick and weak. They could have gone skiing for Christmas, instead of spending it at the hospital. She took away precious weeks, and for what? For nothing. Alexis says they knew it might not work, and she’s not the only one who pushed. Drew wanted it, and Alexis did too. She’d hoped Oscar would choose treatment. Maybe he chose it for Josslyn, but he chose hope willingly and freely. Kim says, and it failed him.

Cameron tells Oscar it wasn’t for himself, but a friend. Oscar says, Josslyn? but Cameron says he has other friends. Oscar wonders why he’d do something so risky and stupid. Cameron says maybe it was worth the risk. His friend had no appetite, and needed strength to get out of the hospital. Oscar says Cameron did for him? and calls him an idiot. Cameron says the brownies he was going to make weren’t for the drama club, but he got caught in the middle of the deal. Oscar says, no good deed goes unpunished. Cameron says he was feeling sorry for himself, but Oscar getting better and getting out is a sign everything is going to be okay. Oscar hopes so. Cameron tells him not to forget the journal.

Carly tells Josslyn that she’d do anything for them, but she can’t without his parents’ permission. Josslyn says they’ve already given up. Last night, she could see it in their faces, and hear it in their voices. They’ve given up and think it’s over. Carly says, it sounds like it was about telling the truth. It’s what she and Oscar wanted, right? They’re Oscar’s parents, and can’t offer him another option because maybe one doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up. She tells Josslyn to look at how she and Sonny handled Morgan’s bipolar illness. They were discouraged, but even after he was killed, never gave up. They searched for answers until they found them. Josslyn says, this is different, and Carly says, it is and it isn’t. They get to decide what’s best. Maybe what’s best is giving the time Oscar has left meaning. Maybe they want to be a family while they’re still a family. Maybe they don’t want to chase after cures. Josslyn says her point is that if they don’t do anything now, Oscar will die. It’s up to her to be the strong one. Carly says she is, but so is Carly. Let her take some of the burden. She’ll offer Oscar’s parents whatever they need. She’s there for them.

Cameron read the journal; another alt dance without an earthquake. He sees water skiing, and asks if Oscar knows how. Oscar says, no, and he doesn’t know how to surf or paddleboard either. Cameron says Josslyn is really into him; Oscar’s a lucky guy. He tells Oscar, don’t forget it, and Oscar says he won’t, and he knows he’s lucky. Cameron asks him not to tell Josslyn about the weed. He doesn’t want her to know how crazy he got. He says his mom is blowing up his phone, and he can’t be late. Wish him luck. Josslyn comes in, and says Cameron looks like one of Sonny’s guards. What’s the occasion? He tells her that his mom is having a victory party when Laura wins the election. He leaves, and Josslyn says Oscar didn’t tell him. She asks how he’s feeling, and Oscar says, better, now that she’s there. She hugs him and asks, where else would she be?

Kim tells Alexis that she’s a woman of science, but she’s had countless conversations with God. Prayer, condemnation, pleas, demands; she’s made them all. She doesn’t know if they were heard or felt, but she doesn’t count anything out. She’s seen miracles happen. Miracles with babies who beat the odds, and with mothers who can’t conceive, yet carried healthy babies to term. She’s preached positivity to patients. Alexis asks if she’s preached it to herself, and Kim says, especially herself. If she believes strongly enough, she’ll get a miracle. Her boy will grow up a happy, healthy young man, with a long life. The thing about miracles is, they’re unpredictable. Alexis says she’s truly sorry this is happening. Oscar is a great kid, and she wants him to be around a long time. She’s there for Kim, no matter what. They hug, and when Alexis is gone, Kim cries.

Sam tells Drew that she’s sorry. She assumes what’s going on is none of her business. He says he wants her to know – but Carly interrupts. She says Josslyn is upset, and she was hoping she and Drew could talk. Drew asks Sam to stay; she needs to know this. They’ve wasted so much time keeping secrets, so he’ll get to the point. The treatment failed. Oscar is terminal.

Alexis arrives at court. She explains she’s going to ask for an adjournment; a contemplation of dismissal. If Cameron stays out of trouble for six months to a year, the charges will be dropped. They need to ensure that, although misguided, Cameron was making a sincere attempt to help a friend, and they don’t want it to derail his future. Cameron runs in, saying, let’s do this. Elizabeth says, this morning, Cameron was scared to death. He says he was just with Oscar, and if Oscar can stand up to cancer, he can stand up to a judge. At least he knows Oscar is going to be okay.

Sam tells Drew that she’s so sorry. Drew says Terry was clear; nothing can be done. Not medically anyway. It’s ironic. Yesterday, Oscar was having a great day. He had energy and an appetite, and was making plans for the future. He looks healthy and perfectly normal. He guesses it’s a blessing that the rest of Oscar’s life won’t be spent in a hospital bed. Carly asks, how much time? and Drew says, a few weeks, a few months; less than a year. He tells Carly that she should be proud. Her daughter is supportive and mature. He doesn’t think the news has sunk in with Oscar. He seemed stunned. Carly  says one reason she’s there, is she promised Josslyn that she’d offer Sonny’s jet to them if they want to take Oscar out of the country for treatment.

Josslyn tells Oscar, one good thing is that he’s getting out. Oscar wants to do what they’d planned, and Josslyn asks if he’s sure he’s up for it. He says, no, but the weird part is, he feels great. After all the weeks of not knowing, he knows he’s dying – but not today. Today he’s with her and feels alive. Josslyn says, her too. She spent last night worrying about what comes next, but today, she’s not worrying. It’s a waste of time, so she’s going to spend every second with him. They kiss. She asks if he’s sure he can handle an entire Kelly’s cheeseburger after weeks of hospital food. He tells her that he wants fries too. They leave, and the journal gets left behind.

Carly tells Drew that Josslyn was up all night on the internet. Drew says he was doing the same thing until 3 am, when he realized it was just another form of denial. Sam says Oscar might think differently. If anyone can get him to change his mind, it’s Josslyn. Drew says if Oscar wants explore other options, he’ll do whatever Oscar wants, but it’s his choice. It’s his time that’s running out, so he gets to decide how he lives the rest of his life. Carly says she’ll talk to Josslyn if necessary, but she thinks Josslyn will get there on her own. Her first instinct is to fight. Drew wonders where she gets that from. Carly says, Josslyn is wise enough to know it’s not the quantity of time, but what you do with the time left.

On the phone, Kim says, see you later tonight. For a moment, we think she might be talking to Julian, but she says, have fun with Josslyn, and be careful. She loves him. She sits on Oscar’s hospital bed, and sees the journal. She looks through it

Elizabeth tells Cameron, remember to speak clearly and respectfully, take responsibility for his actions, and show remorse. Cameron says he absolutely will. He should have gone with his first instinct, canceled the deal, and never shown up. He wishes he could get a do-over. Alexis says he might be able to; it’s what she’s going for. In the meantime, listen and be the contrite, upstanding young man who knows he made a mistake. Franco wonders if Cameron should explain why, but Alexis says, it depends on who the judge is. If it’s Judge Carson, it could be a problem. She’s a real hardnose. The bailiff says, all rise. Naomi Carson presiding. They all look at each other, while Cameron stares straight ahead.

Tomorrow, Ned says it’s out of his hands, Judge Carson reaches a decision, Laura tells Sonny that she has nothing to hide, and Margaux tells Lulu something off the record.

The Haves and the Have Nots

When we last left, Veronica had fallen over the railing at David’s house, and Benny was shot on the front stoop where Hanna is living.

Hanna tells Benny, hang on; they’re coming. She can still smell the baby’s breath from when he was little. She tells God, no. We hear sirens, and she says, they’re closer. He’s going to be all right, in the name of Jesus.

Veronica lies among the packing boxes. Madison tells Jeffrey to call an ambulance, but he’s not in any hurry. Veronica tells Madison to get his homosexual hands off of her, but he says he’s trying to help her. He asks Jeffrey what the address is. Veronica says Jeffrey did this. Madison tells her to relax and stop moving. Jeffrey says if she doesn’t want his help, don’t touch her. Madison says, she could die, but Jeffrey says, she’s like a cockroach. You can’t kill her. He goes back upstairs.

The nurse tells Hanna, relax, or at least try. Derrick arrives, and asks, what happened? She says she doesn’t know who shot him, but knows who does. Derrick asks if Benny is all right, but she doesn’t know. He stopped breathing on the porch and in the ambulance. They say he lost a lot of blood. Derrick says, it will be all right; she’ll be all right. She says she didn’t hear gunshots, and asks, what would make someone do that? Mitch shows up, and says he’s sorry. Hanna wonders why he called her, and he stumbles over his words. He says he knew someone was after Benny – it was his family. Hanna says, it was because of the damn money. Mitch says, and his uncle getting shot. She says Benny didn’t do that, and Mitch says he told them. He’ll talk to his grandmother and she’ll straighten it out. Hanna can’t do this right now. She doesn’t want him here. He says he was trying to stop it, but she doesn’t want to hear it. He’s so sorry. Benny is his friend, and he wants to know he’s okay. Hanna wonders how she knows he’s telling the truth, and not just here to get information. He says she knows him; he’d never do that. Derrick suggests giving him the number and he’ll call. Mitch begs to stay for Benny. Derrick thinks he should leave, but Mitch says it’s a public hospital, and he just wants to know what happened. He sits near the wall.

Madison asks if Jeffrey is sure he doesn’t want to go to the hospital. He doesn’t. Madison doesn’t know how she treats him. Madison tells Jeffrey that he can’t let her make him bitter. He gets the psychology, and is just trying to help. Jeffrey says he didn’t mean to snap. He just gets crazy thinking about her. Madison thinks Jeffrey should take his mind off of it, and they decide to go out to eat. Madison suggests seeing his mom afterward, but Jeffrey tells him not to push his luck.

At the hotel, Candace sits on the bathroom floor, crying. Charles wakes up, and calls to her. She says she’ll be out in a moment. He joins her, and tells her to let it out. He holds her as she cries over her son. He’s dead, and she’s the reason. He didn’t have a chance. She brought him to this town. Charles tells her, it’s okay, but she says, it’s too much. He says she has to let it out. She suddenly pulls herself together, and says, okay. She goes into the other room, and gets her bag. He asks what the shift was. One minute she’s breaking down; the next, she’s leaving. She’s not doing this. She’s not crying and blaming herself anymore. Candace says she has to get out of this place. He wants her to come with him. She says she’s in no shape, but he says she is. She’s like him; the weight of the world is on her shoulders, and she can’t hold it together. She’s human. She says, this human is leaving, but he doesn’t want her to go. How many ways does he have to say it? He wants her to come with him. She says, to the White House? Isn’t that for the President Elect and future First Lady? There must be protocol. He thinks they can rewrite some protocol. Her phone rings. Charles says, whoever it is can wait, but she answers. It’s Mitch. He tells her, Benny has been shot; he’s in the hospital. She says she’s on her way. She tells Charles her brother has been shot. Charles asks if he’s okay, but she doesn’t know. He says he’s coming with her. She says he can’t, and he says he is. He calls Landon. Landon runs in with the Secret Service guys, and Charles tells them they’re going to the hospital. Landon asks what to tell the press, but Charles doesn’t care. They have to move.

FBI Dude asks Dr. Rothschild how Veronica is. The doctor says they need a warrant for that information. FBI Dude goes into Veronica’s room. She says she was just in a terrible fall, and can’t talk. He says they know, and she says, of course; they were following her. She tells him that she fell off a ladder, and he says, it’s not that simple. She yells that she’s in pain. FBI Dude says the doctor claimed she had no broken bones. Veronica says it’s illegal to tell him medical information, and FBI Dude says the doctor didn’t tell him; she just did. He looks at her chart, and says she just has tight muscles. She says he shouldn’t be reading her chart, but he says she’s under federal investigation with the FBI and Homeland Security. She no longer enjoys the privileges of being a public citizen after the car bomb. She tells him that he needs to brush up on the law. She’s a damn good lawyer. He says, locally, and she tells him take his best shot. He says he’ll be throwing his best bomb, and she tells him, get busy. He asks if she’s not cooperating, and she wonders if his ignorant, sweaty ass is hard of hearing. She asks how long he’s been on coke. She knows he needs it. She runs a rehab, and can see an addict a mile away. She’ll tear his ass up on the stand. She tells him that he’d better go get his fix. He’s leaving a puddle on her floor. The FBI guys leave. In the hallway FBI Dude tells Silent Guy, he’s nailing her ass to the wall. Put pressure on everyone in her circle until someone breaks.

Kathryn tells Roderick, don’t make her have to come in there, as he dawdles in the bathroom, finally coming out in his skivvies. She wonders if he thought she’d let him get away with the whole ring thing. She wants it shut down now. He asks what if he refuses? and she asks if he was born there. He says, in Brooklyn, and she says, that’s a lie. He was born in Guadalajara. His passport is fake, and his social security number is fake. He asks how she knows, and she says, that’s the question he should be asking himself. He asks how long she’s known, and she says, since he first flashed his sexy Latin eyes at her. He asks if she’s having him deported, but she says, no. She’ll have him whenever she wants to. She tells him not to be shy. She wants that girl – Candace Young. She wants everything he has on the ring, and Candace’s ass in jail. She doesn’t want to hear one kind word about that whore. She asks what Roderick has on her, and he says, a bartender is upset with her. He knows things. Kathryn asks his name, and Roderick says, Rocky. She asks if he’s there today, and tells Roderick to call and have him come up. Roderick starts getting dressed, but she tells him, no. Get him on the phone now.

The phone at the bar rings. Roderick tells Rocky to come up to the room. Kathryn wants champagne. Roderick tells him to bring it; just come.

Landon speaks to the chief of staff at the hospital, asking about Benny. He also needs the names of sick children and their families. The President Elect is visiting, and the hospital is going to look good on the news.

Wyatt calls the guards over. We find out their names are Leo and Max. Wyatt asks Leo how much his father is paying to keep an eye on him. Leo says that’s between him and Wyatt’s father, but sometimes it’s not enough. Wyatt says it can’t be too much. There’s a knock at the door. Max gets it, and it’s Sarah looking for Jim. Wyatt says, she’s the one. She says she needs to talk to Jim, and he’s not answering his phone. Wyatt doesn’t think he’ll be gone long, and tells her sit, saying Max and Leo are his shadows. He offers her a drink, but Leo says, there’s no alcohol in the house. Sarah just wants water, and they all go to the kitchen.

Wyatt asks, what happened? and Sarah repeats she needs to talk to Jim. He asks if she’s into his father. She says, no, and he asks if she’s sleeping with him. She says, no, and he says she’d be the first. She wants to leave, but he tells her to stay. He’ll call a friend, and see if he can find out where Jim is. He says he’s going to the bathroom, and asks if Leo wants to shake it for him. Leo says, no sir, but still follows.

Rocky comes to Kathryn’s room. Roderick lets him in. Roderick asks if she’s Kathryn Cryer, and Kathryn says, wrong. She’s the woman who has him by the balls. She tells him, he’s a bartender, and that’s champagne, and he pours it. He asks Roderick, what’s going on? Kathryn says, cut the crap. She knows about the prostitution ring. Rocky acts ignorant, and she says just give her the damn champagne. She tells Roderick to tell Rocky what else she knows. Roderick says she has him the way she has Rocky. Kathryn says she’ll have him arrested. Rocky says it wasn’t his idea, and Roderick says, she knows. Rocky says he was just supposed to look out for Candace. Kathryn says she heard he took a beating, and asks if he wants to get even. Rocky says Candace will go to the police, and he’ll get in trouble, but Kathryn says, not if he blames her. She can’t believe he has loyalty to that whore. Rocky says he doesn’t want to get in trouble, and Kathryn says if he doesn’t do it, she will. She asks how long he’s been in the states, and he says he’s legal. She says she has friends in the State Department who might say different. Rocky says, all right; he’ll do it. There’s no need to threaten him. She asks if he’s involved, but he says, no. She looks him over, and tells him to stand up. She’s horny. Roderick says, just do what she says, and Kathryn tells him to take his clothes off. Rocky says, no way. Kathryn says she hasn’t had a threesome in a long time, and it’s going to be fun. Roderick pats Rocky on the back, and gets into bed. Yuk. With those two?

David gets a vest to help his wounds heal. He tells the intern, it hurts like hell, but she tells him that he can take medication. He doesn’t have to be a hero. She cautions him against infection, and says he’s doing really well. He says, it doesn’t feel like it, but she thinks he is, and so does the doctor. He’s healing fast. David says he wants out, but she says they’ll see.

Jim visits David. He tells David that he had a hard time getting up to the room. The hospital has a special guest; the President Elect. David says, Charles? Jim says David acts like he knows him, and David says he does. The intern tries to interrupt, but Jim hustles her out. David asks, what’s going on? and Jim says he has an informant at the DA’s office; some bimbo who got caught. She gave him evidence. David is like, damn, and Jim says she came to the house wearing a wire. That’s why he didn’t want to say anything on the phone. David asks if Jim said anything incriminating. Jim says, no, but if she tells everything she knows… He’s not sure he can control this woman. David asks what Jim has on her. Jim says, just her past, but he’s sure the DA already knows about it. David says, not good, and Jim says, ya think? They have to come up with something else. Jim tells David about Kathryn’s rendezvous, and David asks, what’s going on with these women and young men? Veronica is with a boy Jeffrey’s age. Jim says, they’ve lost their minds, and asks, how old was Erica? David says, that was different, and Jim says, he forgot; they’re different. David asks how old Candace is. Jim thinks 114, and I laugh. Jim pats David on the back, and David cringes. Jim asks if that hurt.

At the hospital, a Secret Service guy says Hanna can stay. He asks if she knows Derrick and Mitch. She says she does, and he says, they can stay. He pats Derrick down. Mitch wonders how they know his name, and the guy says, this is a matter of national security, and pats him down. Derrick asks Hanna, what’s going on? but she doesn’t know. Mitch asks again how they knew their names. Candace comes in with Charles, and Hanna says, oh my God.

Next time, Hanna thinks it will be an interesting four years, Justin asks where Jeffrey has been, Wyatt asks Sarah for a favor, and Jim punches Roderick. Like he cares. This season looks promising. The main takeaway points I got from the preview were, Jim is taking everybody down, and God hears Hanna.

💔 At last! If Loving You is Wrong returns on Wednesday, February 27th at 10 pm. I’d almost given up.

Below Deck

When we last left, Laura was telling Kate she needed to check herself.

We rewind a little. Kate leads Laura away from the guests and down the stairs. Laura says Kate needs to seriously figure her sh*t out, and have some appreciation. There are other ways to approach her. She didn’t have to go through the cabins at the end of her shift. She needs to check herself. In her interview, Kate says rule number one is, don’t scream at your boss in front of the guests, and rule number two, don’t scream at your boss period. And rule number three, check your own self. Kate goes to see Captain Lee, telling him they have an issue. Laura had a temper tantrum, and screamed at her within earshot of the charter guests. The problem started when she asked Laura to do turndowns, and saw towels on the floor. She’d like the captain to give her a gentle reminder of the boat hierarchy, fire her, or Kate can quit. There are three options. In his interview, the captain says he can’t just pull stews off fig trees. He tells Kate that he doesn’t think a chat tonight will do any good, so he’ll talk to her in the morning. Laura will have to get it together.

Kate tells Josiah about what happened. He thinks they should fire Laura, since the two of them can do two jobs. Adrian and Ashton laugh about checking yourself. Helen declares dinner a palate aphrodisiac. Josiah loves it. He thinks Helen is in love with  Adrian.

Tyler tells Rhylee that emotions are out there. Laura was screaming and yelling at Kate. Ashton asks if Laura feels better. She is, but doesn’t want them laughing at her expense. In Laura’s interview, she says she’s felt walked on and humiliated. Sorry not sorry. Omg, the dessert would be worth being screamed at. It involves dark chocolate, almonds, and sponge cake. Helen wants Adrian to watch them bite into it. In his interview, Josiah suggests the just get a room already. Helen requests that Adrian witness the first bite, and pronounces it outstanding. Adrian relays the scene to Ashton, who thinks Helen is completely thirsty. The guests go to bed. For alleged mafioso, they’re not very exciting.

Laura asks Rhylee to check the dryer in a half hour, since she wants to go to bed. Rhylee tells Laura about Tyler. Laura tells her about Kate showing her what’s wrong with her turndown. She says Kate is the fakest, most horrible woman she’s ever met, and she can’t appreciate her workers. Rhylee says there’s only two weeks left, and Kate can run Laura ragged. She needs to rise above it. In Rhylee’s interview, she says she’s kind of proud of Laura. Kate says she doesn’t love sass, or a stew who can’t do their job. A combo of the two is the worst.

Lots of bacon in the morning, and beautiful scenery. Laura asks Kate where the bread plates are, and Kate ignores her, going slowly up the stairs in front of Laura, who’s carrying something heavy. <snort!> Kate points out where the plates are, saying they’ve been there the whole time. Captain Lee calls for Laura to come to the wheelhouse. He understands they had an issue last night. He tells her all she needs to do is her job, and no confrontation with the chief stew in front of the guests. He doesn’t care who started it. Laura says she was upset about something, and it came out in a less than eloquent way. She agrees with everything he said, and he says he wants nothing less. She leaves with a smile, and in the captain’s interview, he says Laura let her mouth write a check her ass couldn’t cash. She has to suck it up, and do the right thing.

Ross instructs the deckhands about what to get ready. In her interview, Rhylee says, it’s frustrating. She’s never on anchor. She keeps bringing it up, but she’s usually shut down. We flash back to Ross telling her to lose the attitude. On deck, Ross thinks there’s rain in distance. Laura tells Ashton that she’s taking so much sh*t. She complains a lot, but no one seems super sympathetic. Probably because it’s your job, dude. Breakfast is served. In Kate’s interview, she says all she can tell about the guests, are that two are mafia, and they’re not too high maintenance. Helen would never tell Richard to check himself.

Anchor is up, and they move out. In his interview, Ross says Tyler catches on fast, and Rhylee is in a great mood, so it’s a breath of fresh air. Wairoa Cove, where the guests are staying the night, is indescribably beautiful and blue. In her interview, Rhylee is tired of being overlooked, and wonders at what point it ends. Richard asks the captain to join them for dinner. Kate says she’s giving Laura a checklist. She doesn’t care if Laura is lying about her experience, but cares if the guests have towels and toilet paper.

Helen is getting heart palpitations from the height of the slide. It is pretty high up. Tyler says he’s big on active guests, and these guests are super lame. In Ross’s interview, he thinks Rhylee wants to prove something. She’s hauling some equipment around the beach club, and he tells her to let him know when she needs help; she’s doing too much. She wonders why he’d say that, and he says he can see it. Let me insert my opinion of their problem here. She is huffing and puffing, and no doubt this stuff is heavy. He sees this, and thinks he’s being a good guy by telling her that he’s there if she needs help. She takes it as him thinking she can’t handle the simple, menial tasks she’s being given, and maybe that’s why he’s not giving her something more important. They’re looking at it from two totally different perspectives, but because they’re not communicating that, this is what happens – she says, she’s got it. He’s like, cool, but if you need help… She says again, she’s got it, but he doesn’t like her tone. If he wants to handle the sh*t, do it. Or let her effing do it, but quit asking her. He wonders what the hell is going on? He can’t keep up. She says she’s told him five times, and he keeps asking her the same questions. He tells her, got it, isn’t a response. Josiah walks in, and immediately realizes he doesn’t want to be there. In Rhylee’s interview, she says Ross doesn’t listen. Ross thinks she doesn’t listen, and tells her that he can talk to someone else, who will listen. In his interview, Ross says he’s over it. Rhylee has had seven charters to learn her place and trust him. She’s got to go. Guest Linda snoozes on deck, clutching a glass of rosé.

Tyler feels like he’s out of the loop. Laura says she does too. In his interview, Tyler says he loves watching people lose their sh*t. It’s the best entertainment, as long as he’s not in the middle.

Ross says if Rhylee won’t listen to reason, he needs to find someone who will listen. In his interview, Ashton says one day, Rhylee is happy, and the next, she’s miserable. It’s so annoying. Laura asks if Rhylee is okay, and Rhylee says she’s good right now. Kate radios Laura to the check the cabins for toilet paper and towels. Laura says Kate is trying to screw with her on purpose. Tyler just keeps eating, and doesn’t say a word.

Lunch is duck confit. I have no idea what that is, but even though I’m not a fan of duck, it looks delicious. Helen says she’ll see Adrian in kitchen at six. In his interview, Adrian says she obviously has a crush on him, and she’s married to Tony Soprano. So awkward.

The captain says the weather is going south quickly. He wants everything nailed down, and doesn’t want to lose any covers. The deck crew brings everything in. Tyler ropes a flamingo floatie. Laura asks Adrian if they still have to dance, and he tells her to get her ancient dance routine together. Rhylee is over it. Even Tyler, with no experience, is above her. Not one of them has treated her with any respect.

Adrian asks if there can be dinner without drama, and Kate says there can be. She tells him, sometimes it’s better to go to the captain right away. Laura was acting big and bad with her, but not saying the same things to the captain. She holds up a couple of palm fronds, and says she’s found Ashton’s costume. He asks, why not pick on the new guy? Helen puts her heels on for the kitchen. He’s preparing some kind of cauliflower dish, and she watches him cook, asking an occasional question. Ashton peeks in, and asks if Adrian has a new sous chef. In Adrian’s interview, he says Helen reminds him of his first girlfriend, but he’s worried husband will put him in a body of water. Helen helps do some of the cooking. She says, the anticipation of what’s to come is almost as good as the experience. Ashton, Laura, and Tyler practice their dance routine.

Rhylee tells Kate that Ross is threatening to get rid of her, but Kate says she’s not going anywhere. She’s good at her job, but isn’t getting the respect she deserves. Kate tells her to let them worry and stress. In her interview, Kate says she doesn’t think Ross is serious about getting rid of Rhylee. At least Rhylee is serious about her work. She tells Rhylee to be the bigger person, and don’t get sassy. Rhylee radios Ross, asking him to meet her in the beach club. When he arrives, she tells him that she enjoys working with him, but feels like she misses out on the big things. She wants more respect. She needs to feel like she’s doing more. Ross says what she’s doing is important. There are things he can’t trust Tyler with because he has no experience. And he doesn’t like that she doesn’t respect him. Rhylee says she feels like she’s underneath everyone, doing menial jobs. In Ross’s interview, he says if she’d stop questioning him, she’d realize what he’s asking her to do is important. He tells her that he’s letting this conversation go. He doesn’t want her to leave, but she can’t just argue and disagree with him.

Kate gives Laura her list, and tells her, checklist yourself. Laura laughs, and in her interview, admits her turndowns weren’t the best, but Kate needed to let her know how she does things. In her interview, Rhylee says she has a temper. She gets it from her father. It’s hard to admit, but obviously she’s the issue.

Dinner is served. The main components being seared tuna and snow peas. Mmm… Helen says, it’s like eating a painting. Captain Lee says Adrian has mad skills. Tyler is stoked for dancing while half-naked. Ashton thinks they look brilliant. Kate says Laura is doing a great job, now that she has a checklist. She announces to the guests that local performers are there to finish off their meal. Aston reads from his ancient Tahitian ancestral storybook, that’s been passed down for generations, and narrates as the others dance. Everyone applauds. Helen says they have quite the crew. The captain bids them goodnight.

Laura tells Ashton that she’s exhausted. At least she and Kate are being nice again. She’s excited for tomorrow, and Ashton asks if she’s sleeping in the crow’s nest again. In Laura’s interview, she says Ashton has a good heart. She doesn’t know him well, but what she knows, she likes.

Anchor is pulled, and the guests get ready for departure. Rhylee and Ross hug it out. In his interview, Ross hopes he got through to her, so they can end the season on a good note. Rhylee wants to explore on land. In her interview, she says she’s been herself more with Tyler. Maybe because they had sex right away. The boat docks, and Captain Lee asks for the crew in their whites, asap. The tip is presented, and co-primary Craig says they’re fabulous. The captain tells the crew to be in the crew mess in five.

Captain Lee tells them that he loved the skit, but he’s concerned they’re starting to lose focus. It’s not a democracy. They don’t get a vote. He’s not asking them to love everyone, but if everyone is doing their job, no one should have complaints. There’s no reason they can’t pull together for a strong finish. The tip is $20K, which, by my calculation, is almost three grand each. Some of the crew take power naps; then everyone gets ready to go out. Adrian tells Laura that Ashton is a creeper. She says she’s not the kind of girl who’s another notch in a belt.

Ashton puts his arm around Laura in the taxi. She hopes he proves Adrian wrong. They go to a restaurant/club that has a DJ. Major drinking happens. Tyler dances with Rhylee. Ashton looks around, beginning his creep dance. Josiah thinks Tyler and Rhylee are perfect. Laura blows off Ashton. He’s confused, saying they were on a good vibe, but now she’s cold. It’s not stopping him from having a good time though. In Tyler’s interview, he says he’s 200% when he goes out. He wants good stories for when he sits in the rocker. He starts getting down and dirty with a stranger. In Rhylee’s interview, she says she and Tyler aren’t in a relationship, so she can’t hold him to any standards. Josiah tells Laura to show Ashton what he’s missing, but she says Ashton can go have fun. Ashton tries get close to Laura, and sits on her purse. She says he’s rude. The crew gets ready to leave.

The cheese Ashton sits alone in the taxi back. Tyler falls out on Rhylee’s lap. When they get back to the boat, Ashton asks Laura to chat. She asks if he’s drunk. Rhylee and Tyler get in the same bunk. In her interview, Rhylee says this doesn’t mean she forgives Tyler, she’s just in the mood for sex. We see yet another stray dog on the dock. Ashton asks Laura what’s upset her. She says she’s not upset but… nothing. In Laura’s interview, she says she thought Ashton respected her, and they’d established a connection. He asks, what changed? She says she didn’t see him all night, and he danced with other girls. That’s fine, but she’s not going to be a tally on a checklist. Ashton says he didn’t hook up. She was his priority. Yeah. I can’t figure that out either. Laura says, it’s all good, but he made his bed, so go sleep in it. Adrian said he was a player. Since he’s totally distracted, Laura says, if he’s not listening, she’s walking away. Ashton says, cool; let’s end it. She says he’s wasted, so there’s no point.

Next time, an all gold party, Rhylee and Tyler do it five times, Kate says the guests are extra extra, and a guest falls off a jet ski.

🚤 More Amalfi…

 

 

December 10, 2018 – Kiki’s Funeral, Vanderpump Pride, HAHN Beginnings, a Little OC & Another Week

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Julian tells Ava it’s time, but she says she can’t. She can’t let Kiki go.

Not-Doc sees Jordan at the church. He didn’t realize she was close to Kiki, but she says she’s here for her son who was. It’s also a gesture of respect; Kiki stood up for her beliefs. She also thinks, given the nature of the murder, the killer might come out to enjoy the results of their handiwork.

Sunflowers are everywhere, and Nina tells Franco that it’s beautiful. He says it doesn’t compare to the beauty Kiki brought to world. She says it’s a testament to Kiki, but he wishes he could give Kiki her life back.

Drew tells Margaux that he has no time for games. She says she’s offering his life back; his true self. Just take it. He says, you don’t get something for nothing, and asks exactly what she’s offering. She tells him that his memories are on there; just take it. He wants more than his past. Oscar’s future is looking bleak. Unless she has a cure for cancer in her back pocket, back off.

Jason visits Oscar. He says Alexis talked to him about Oscar’s will. He’s honored, but he can’t do it.

Marcus tells Sonny and Carly that he knows it’s not polite to just show up, but he doesn’t want to mince words. He wants Sonny to keep his father away from Yvonne. He hope he can make them both understand that his father is endangering his wife’s health.

Alexis sees Griff at the church. He says he shouldn’t be here, but Alexis says she saw the way Kiki looked when she talked about him. He made her happy. He says none of them should be there. It shouldn’t have happened. How can she be gone?

Julian tells Ava that she needs to get ready. He knows she doesn’t want to, but thinks she’ll regret not going to the service. She says if she steps into the church, it will be real. Her daughter in a box, and every dream buried with her, and nothing left for Ava. There’s a knock at the door, but Ava says the only person she wants to see is her daughter. Julian answers, and it’s Michael with Avery, who runs to Ava. She’s in high school now. Just kidding.

Michael says Avery needs to know what happened, and they thought Ava should be the one tell her. Julian says he’ll call Scotty, and tell him that they’re delayed. Avery asks where Kiki is. Michael says Avery must have heard Sonny talking, and thought she was coming to see both of them. Avery asks if Kiki will be there soon. Ava says Kiki loves Avery very much. Her favorite thing in the world is be with her, and if she could, she be would be there. Ava wishes she could be there too, but there was a terrible accident, and Kiki was hurt very badly. Avery asks if she’s okay, and Ava says, no. She was hurt so badly, no one was able to make her better, so she can’t be with them today. She can’t be with them anymore. Avery wants her, and Ava says she does too. She cries, and hugs Avery.

Oscar says, Jason doesn’t want to executor? Jason says he understands Oscar is mad at his parents, but he doesn’t want to add to their pain. Oscar says he’s doing it for the same reason he brought the lawsuit; he wants to make his own choices. He needs to be ready if the medical trial doesn’t work. If he asks his parents, it will destroy them. Jason says it sounds like he doesn’t believe there’s much hope, and he’s expecting to die.

Margaux asks Drew to please believe she’s genuinely sorry his son is sick. He tells her, knock it off. She’s not giving him something unless she wants something back. Margaux asks if he really thinks she’s incapable of making a meaningful gesture. He says he wants nothing from her. She says everything he wants is on there. His entire past. Why is he afraid to take it?

Carly asks if she can get something for Marcus, but he says he’s on his way back to the facility; Yvonne is expecting him. Sonny understands that his time with his wife is precious. Marcus says he means no disrespect, but he and Yvonne have been married thirty years. They weren’t blessed with children, but their love made up for it. Despite what Sonny’s father believes, Yvonne is still his wife. Alzheimer’s didn’t invalidate their vows. Carly says, no one is suggesting otherwise, and Marcus says, except Mike.

Jordan tells not-Doc that she’s putting the pieces together, and would like his take on it. He says he’s concerned about the emotional well-being of the community, and she says she’ll be in touch.

Alexis hugs TJ and Molly. Jordan joins them, and asks how TJ is. He says, terrible. He can’t wrap his head around it. Who would want to kill Kiki? Jordan promises she’ll find out.

TJ asks Lulu when not-Doc became Ava’s go-to guy? Lulu says she thought he loved her mom, but she doesn’t even recognize him anymore.

Sasha approaches Griff. She says she’s so sorry. They haven’t really spoken since the stunt Ava pulled. She’s sorry Ava used her to hurt them. Griff says Kiki had nothing but empathy for how Ava manipulated Sasha. She was looking forward to them becoming friends as well as sisters. Sasha says she would have liked getting know Kiki, and Griff says, it was impossible not to love her.

Elizabeth hugs Franco, and asks if she can do anything. Franco says she’s doing it now. She tells him to remember she’s here, and he’s not alone. He want to stay by the casket until everyone is there.

Ava thanks Avery for coming, and says she loves her very much. Michael tells Avery to go with Uncle Julian to wait outside. Ava thanks Michael for bringing her. Michael says Kiki would want them to put their differences aside to take care of Avery. He’s sorry for her loss. He leaves, and Ava looks in the mirror. Julian comes back. He says he’s sorry she has to go through this. Ava tells him that she knows what she needs to do.

Drew tells Margaux that he’s at peace with how things are; he’s not chasing the past. Margaux says his past is right there. What he does with it is up to him. She has the feeling one day he’ll want to know. Now he knows where they are. She gives him the flashdrive and walks away.

Oscar tells Jason that he wants to live, but needs someone to talk to in case he doesn’t. Someone who won’t fall apart. He knows Jason will be honest. Jason asks Oscar to tell him what it is he wants, and he’ll see if he can do it.

Molly tells Alexis, it feels wrong; Kiki taken like that. It’s unfair. Alexis always taught them to fight for injustice, but there’s nothing she can do. She hates feeling useless. Alexis does too.

Scotty says not-Doc has been busy, and asks if the PCPD gave him a badge now that he’s a detective. Not-Doc says he’s been asked to assist. Jordan feels with his expertise, he might have insight into the mind of the killer. He says, she’s right. He does know how they think.

Oscar tells Jason that he hasn’t been a Quartermaine for long, but he was automatically given stock in ELQ. If he dies, he wants to family tradition, and establish something for kids who are sick. Those are all the assets he has. As for the personal stuff, he wants to pick out a few things for the people closest to him, and have his mom get rid of everything else. Jason will have to help her with that. He doesn’t want his room turned into a shrine. Jason says Oscar is responsible for his own choices, like the stock, but shouldn’t his mom grieve the way she wants? Oscar says he doesn’t want to die, but if he does, his parents will need serious help in picking up the pieces. Will he do it? Jason agrees to honor Oscar’s wishes on one condition. When he beats this, he gets Alexis to draw up a new will with a new executor. Oscar says, deal, and they shake.

Sonny tells Marcus that he thinks they’re getting ahead of themselves. Mike and Yvonne just enjoy playing cards. His father is dealing with a lot, worrying about the memories he’s lost, and grieving the ones he’s missing. Is it so wrong for him to spend two hours a day not thinking like that? Carly says Yvonne and Mike are good company for each other; there’s no harm in that. Marcus hopes she’s right. He leaves, and Sonny says, it gets hard; struggling to hold onto love that is being forgotten. Carly thinks Mike and Yvonne’s friendship is a good thing, but wonders if Mike thinks she’s more than a friend. Sonny says it’s not like they can be alone. Mike lights up when sees Yvonne. He doesn’t know if it’s him being selfish, or if it’s Kiki’s death weighing on him, but he’s so grateful that his dad can have one bit of happiness, no matter how he finds it.

TJ tells Lulu that the med students and nurses set up a GoFundMe for a sexual harassment curriculum for med students. Lulu thinks Kiki would love it, and would like to do a follow-up story in Kiki’s honor. Epiphany says Kiki was a member of the GH family.

Sasha thinks she’s intruding, but Nina says she was Kiki’s sister. She missed a lifetime of knowing her. Sasha says Kiki was good to her in the short time they knew each other. Nina tells her to stay. The stories might make her feel like she knows Kiki better. Nina also likes having her daughter by her side.

Elizabeth approaches Griff. He says, Kiki deserved more. Elizabeth says, not long ago, Kiki told her how hopeful she was about the two of them. Griff made her really happy. Griff says she was beautiful and full of life. If only he didn’t leave that day. Elizabeth tells him, don’t do that. Kiki didn’t die because he wasn’t there, but because some sick person chose take her. Speaking of which, not-Doc walks in.

Ava enters with Julian. Not-Doc tells her that he’ll always be there if she needs him. She doesn’t know if she can do this, and he tells her to lean on him. They sit.

Drew sees Jason at the hospital, and says, funny running into him. He says, Jason might as well see it, and shows him the flashdrive. Jason asks if it’s Andre’s, and Drew says Margaux had it. She found it, and decided to give it to him. Jason says she was holding it the whole time, and Drew says she was using it as leverage. She wanted to get Jason through his memories, but he didn’t do it, and she gave it to him out of the goodness of her heart. Jason says, if she was the bigger person, she would have given it to him when she found it. Drew says, the question is, what to do with it now.

The pastor tells everyone to be seated. He says they’re her to celebrate Kiki’s life, and thinks it’s appropriate that she be memorialized by someone who knew her best. He calls Franco to come up. Franco says family isn’t just who you’re related to. You can choose family, and he and Kiki chose one another. He wasn’t her biological father. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but Kiki didn’t care. She continued to choose him, and insisted he remain a father figure in her life. He loved Kiki very much. He’s certain she had no idea how much. Maybe that’s the lesson. They all take things for granted. You think you’ll tell someone you love them next time. Kiki didn’t do that. She had a voice and spoke her truth, and he believes she drew people together. Who but Kiki could get a group of misfits like them to get together. She’s smile and be proud. She’d be grateful they put aside their differences, and for just one moment, grow a little kinder. He says, Kiki loved sunflowers, and it’s fitting. They’re resilient seekers, coming up out of cracks; anything to turn their face to the sun. Kiki wasn’t perfect, but she was resilient. She hated lies and hypocrisy, and took on Dr. Bensch and won. She had a wicked sense of humor, but couldn’t tell a joke to save her life. She put ketchup on her eggs, which from a culinary standpoint, is just wrong, but she wouldn’t listen to him. She was stubborn, and never once gave up on him. He starts to cry, and says, not just him; all of them. He’s a better person because of her. They’re all better, because she was the best.

Griff gets up. Ava asks not-Doc, how dare he? Stop him, but he just puts his arm around her. Griff says it’s a good thing it’s not a Catholic service, since he was stripped of the privilege to administer the sacraments. Kiki was furious, asking how dare they take his faith away. He promised her that he’d never lose it, but that was when he lived in a world with Kiki. Now he doesn’t know if he can have faith in a world without her. He wants to honor her, but his soul is empty, and he can’t find the words. He can say that she loved them all very much. Epiphany sings (Live On?), and we see everyone’s bummed out faces.

Drew tells Jason, assuming it’s real, he doesn’t know what to do with the flashdrive. Jason says it’s his decision. Drew says he doesn’t want Jason’s memories, but can’t risk losing the ones that aren’t his; his kids and his son. Jason says, no one knows what’s going to happen with Oscar, but Drew has the flashdrive now. Maybe one day he’ll use it without losing anything.

At the chapel, Carly tells Sonny that she’s going to visit Morgan. Sonny is going to stay, and she asks him to say a prayer for her.

Ava stands at Kiki’s grave. She tells the others that she knows what they’re thinking. How could she produce a daughter so kind and good? Franco says, no one is thinking that, but she says, don’t lie to her. She can see it on their faces. She didn’t deserve Kiki, and they think she wanted Kiki to die. Say it.

Alexis asks if Molly and TJ want to stay with her, but Molly says with TJ’s schedule so busy, their apartment is closer to the hospital and the campus. TJ suggests they come by for dinner tomorrow. Alexis like the idea, and tells them that she loves them both. They leave, and Alexis hugs Epiphany. Jason asks if Alexis is okay. She says, tough day. He tells her that he agreed be Oscar’s executor. She says it must be comforting to Oscar, but hopes he doesn’t have to step up. Burying a child is hell.

Drew looks at the flashdrive while he sits at Oscar’s bedside.

Sonny lights a candle. He says, please, God, grant Kiki easy passage, give peace to Morgan, and grant them comfort knowing they’re together. Every time he thinks of Morgan’s death or the senseless crime of Kiki’s passing, or his father reaching for his last bits of life that are leaving him, his faith falls short. Help him to trust God’s mercy. Grant him the grace to believe again.

Margaux tells Jordan that no one was lurking. Jordan can’t see any of them committing such a vicious murder. Margaux says unless she doesn’t know them as well as she thinks, and the killer is among them.

Ava says Franco was so eloquent. He has no words for her? Not one of them has the courage to say what they’re actually thinking. She knows they blame her for Kiki’s death. Admit it. In their heart of hearts, they think it was what Ava deserved. Julian says, no one blames her; please stop. She says, only him. Seeing Carly standing there, she says, right Carly?

Tomorrow, Obrecht wants to go to GH immediately, Ava says she paid for Morgan’s death with her daughter’s blood, and not-Doc thinks he’s found his true calling. (Murderer?)

Vanderpump Rules

Jax and Brittany are officially engaged. The party waits. Stassi says, impromptu engagement parties don’t just happen. She, Tom, and Schwartz took care of the necessities, and Stassi had to take everyone to a bar, then redirect them back to the apartment after the announcement. She also had to make sure there were likes and comments on the ring photo. And accommodate their VIP guest, LVP – and Giggy!

The happy couple arrives. Brittany is shocked that Lisa is in her apartment. Lisa thinks Jax has changed, and he’s honest and sincere. However, he’s still Jax, so she might want to get the ring checked out. Champagne flows. Lisa urges Schwartz to hurry up on the cocktails for TomTom.

Brittany yells she’s engaged from the terrace. How long before she’s yelling, I want a divorce, and considering a jump from the same terrace?

Meanwhile at SUR, James DJs. Billie, totally blonde now, tells him Jax proposed to Brittany. He says, old man Jax is getting married. He thinks Jax will be a great first husband for Brittany.

Jax says this is a pre-engagement arty, and wants to have a bigger one. In his interview, he says he used to be close to his mom. Everyone loves her, but they haven’t communicated since his father passed. Their marriage was on the rocks, and she was going to leave before he was diagnosed. She was cagey about what was going on. Jax understands it was to protect him and his sister, but wishes he could have said goodbye to his dad.

Kristen tells Lala that James treats everyone like they’re disposable humans; it’s disgusting. Lala says he thinks he’s better than everyone else, and has to stop doing what he’s doing. She was over him, but then he purposely mortified Brittany. Kristin is tired of him getting away with doing things to people in her circle. He’s on her sh*t list. Brittany and Jax thank everyone for coming, and run upstairs. Katie thinks it’s time for everyone to go home.

Lala, Scheana, Tom, and Ariana go shopping for Pride. This year, it’s an 80s theme. Tom is looking for something reminiscent of the aerobics classes his mom went to. Jax and Brittan call. Jax thanks Tom, and Brittany says she loves them all. Tom asks how it feels waking up fiancés. Brittany puts her ring hand in front of her face, and says she walks around like that now.

In her interview, Lala thinks Jax’s dad was a wake-up call. She knows what it’s like to lose a father, and you don’t come back from that; it changes you. She doesn’t think any of them are being Jaxed. Tom thinks Jax is on a dad kick now, and emotional, but what about when it wears off? Ariana thinks it’s real, but she’s cautious. In Jax’s mind, he’s changed, but it remains to be seen if he’s capable of a lifetime commitment. She feels tepid about it.

Kristen’s dog, Gibson, humps a toy, and Kristen says he’s just like his dad. In Stassi’s interview, she ays she and Kristen are maturing. They don’t need to go to bars in the middle of day any more. They drink at home. She tells Kristen there’s been a shift in Jax. Kristen says he treats all of them differently now. They discuss James, and Kristen says she’s coming after him like a MF.

Ariana says she and Tom are going to James and Raquel’s for dinner. Lala say when she and Randall were at Coachella, James was taunting her dude. He told Randall, lighten up. We all know each other inside and out, if you know what I mean. In her interview, Lala says James is coming after people who she loves and cares about. She has to draw the line. Fool her once, shame on you; fool her twice, shame on her; but fool her three times, he’s dead to her.

Kristen tells Stassi, James has done terrible things to too many people. One by one, they’re coming out of the woodwork. She met with Hope, who told her that she, James, and Raquel all stayed at the same house when they went to Coachella. We see a clip of Hope telling Kristen that she and James hooked up while Raquel was sleeping. Kristen tells Stassi that Hope has been coming back and forth for years, and they’ve been banging the entire time. In the clip, Hope says James thinks he’s entitled to every girl. No one ever held him accountable. Kristen asks Hope to come to Pride with her. Kristen tells Stassi that she wants to speak for everyone he’s silenced, and she’s showing up with Hope at Pride. In her interview, Stassi says that the way Kristen talks is like a villain in a softcore porno. She’s going to take James down. Stassi calls Kristen a psycho, and says she loves her.

Jax visits Lisa, who congratulates him. She likes his car, and he says it was his dad’s car. In his interview, Jax says he and his father bonded over muscle cars and hockey. He was the most selfless and kind human being Jax has ever met. He asks Lisa how long her engagement was, and she says she’s not a good example; it was only three months. He tells her it meant a lot, her coming to the engagement party. Most of them have no family there, and consider her family. He has less family than before, so it means a lot. In Jax’s interview, he says his father left him a car and some money. He used a big chunk of the money for Brittany’s ring, and it’s running low. He asks is Lisa needs extra help at SUR. He was possibly hoping to get his job back. She asks if they haven’t they moved on from that, and says, professionalism is paramount. He knows he got into trouble, and she tells him not to minimize it. He’s also been confrontational with James. Jax says he’s fine with James, but Lisa thinks he’s not. She wouldn’t be either, but he’s not dealing with it at SUR. He says there’s nothing explosive going on. She asks what the upside would be in hiring him back. He says he hates to use his father’s death, but it was a wake-up call, and he’s made a transition. He asks her to let him prove it. He understands he’s on thin ice, but asks if she can find it in her heart to let him work for her again. In Lisa’s interview, she says Jax has a different energy; a vulnerability she hasn’t seen before. She tells him, Pride is tomorrow, and he can do the little bar in the garden. He appreciates it, and she says don’t let her down. He says he doesn’t want to let anybody down, and she says it will take more than one shift to prove he’s a good worker.

In James’s interview, he says he couldn’t be living a better life. He has a supermodel girlfriend, a puppy, a two-bedroom studio (um… which is it?), and he’s DJing. Life is good. Tom and Ariana arrive for dinner. Tom is impressed with the place, even more so when a washer and dryer is revealed. Ariana says the last time she used a washer and dryer that wasn’t coin operated, she was living with her parents. Tom asks, how’s living together? and Raquel says, great, for the most part. James asks what’s wrong with it, and Ariana says, it’s an adjustment for sure. James says when they have a tiff, they hug or kiss it out. Tom says he annoys the sh*t out of Ariana. The only thing he has to worry about is getting smothered to death in his sleep.

Tom asks James how everything is going with Jax. James feels badly; he didn’t know Brittany was in the building. Tom says that shouldn’t matter. He is literally being white Kanye. Kanye says effed up sh*t, apologizes, then does it again. James doesn’t want bad juju, and Tom suggests getting them an engagement gift. In his interview, James says Tom is like an older brother. Tom’s done stuff that people don’t normally come back from, but he came back. He asks Tom and Ariana if they feel obligated to get engaged now. Tom says he’s had the ring for four years, and Ariana looks sick. He’s joking. In his interview, he says if he did have it, it would be completely designed by scientists and gemologists, and unlike anything the world has ever seen. Alrighty then. James says it’s the best first dinner party ever. They clink glasses.

Scheana loves the 80s, and says walking into SUR on Pride Day, is like walking into an 80s sitcom. We see them arriving and getting set up in sitcom form – OverSURved – with credits and a laugh track. Scheana says the 80s were the best, and we should have stopped there. Possibly for the first time ever, I tend to agree. Lala wonders where Katie is. She’s on camel-toe watch. In Katie’s interview, she says everyone is in costumes and it’s Pride. There was a time when she didn’t like her body, but she’s accepted that she’s not going to look like Lala or Ariana, but she’s happier than she’s ever been.

SUR is jumping. In Jax’s interview, he says it’s nice to see some things never change. They’re so busy, he can still open a beer, and Tom is wearing something feminine. It’s good to be home. Scheana sings Good As Gold, or whatever the hell the name of the song is she sings. James gets on the bar, and raps. He’s not going to sing about Jax again, is he?

Kristen and Hope sneak in the back. Kristen says they could go in the front, but James wouldn’t be blindsided, which is no fun. Hope says, happy Pride. Peter toasts to Jax coming back. Kristen finds Raquel, and the three of them go into the ladies room. Kristen wants to know if Raquel is aware or doesn’t care. Hope says James is committing infidelity all the time, and Raquel asks if Hope is going to say James had sex with her too. Hope says, at Coachella when Raquel was sleeping. She’s not saying this to hurt Raquel. Kristen says she doesn’t know if Raquel knows the person she’s dating. When Raquel was at school, he was screwing everything he could stick it into. She’s dating the most manipulative POS on the planet. Raquel says, this is coming from her? In Raquel’s interview, she says she knows Kristen is a little deranged. She’s hung up on her past with James, and taken things she resents, and blown them up in her brain. Kristen says if she wants to stay, that’s her business. Raquel wonders why Hope is telling her now, and if it’s because she’s with Kristen, who’s encouraging her. Hope says James manipulated her for years; she had his back. Kristen tells Raquel that it’s not easy to admit you had sex with someone’s boyfriend. We flash back to Kristen telling Stassi about Jax. Hope knows it makes her look bad, and Raquel says, it’s a horrible thing to do. Hope says she’s aware of that, and Raquel says she thought they were friends. She walks out.

Lisa is gorgeous as ever, in pink frills and a giant hat. In her interview, she says every Pride Day, she’s torn in two, running between SUR and PUMP, and next year, there will also be TomTom. Stassi introduces Beau to Lisa, and we find out his real name is Bogey. Lisa says she has to interrogate him, and Stassi says she told him it would be like meeting her dad. Lisa asks how they met, and Stassi says, through Kristen. When Lisa arches an eyebrow, Stassi says, she set Katie and Schwartz up. Lisa says Beau hasn’t mentioned her ass yet, and we flash back to creepy Patrick, who wouldn’t shut up about it. Beau promises he’s not that guy, and he’ll never talk about her ass. His mom said he should thank God for Stassi’s ex. He made Beau look better. Stassi say she’s happy, and Lisa says that’s how it should b. Stassi says she didn’t see it from the outside, and Lisa says, everyone else did. In her interview, Lisa says this is a guy who embraces who Stassi is, rather than suppressing her. She deserves a great relationship.

Raquel hunts for James. James congratulates Jax, who tells him to make sure he’s ready when he does it. James tells Jax that he’s announcing him, so be prepared for a wave. He apologies to Brittany, and she tells him what he said was unwarranted, and hurt her feeling bad [sic]; she was so embarrassed. He promises to never do it again, and says Raquel told him off too. He presents them with a gigantic Patron gift basket. In Brittany’s interview, she says James seems sincere, but she doesn’t know if she’s ready to forgive him yet. She will drink the tequila though.

Raquel asks to talk to James. She pulls him aside, and says she was just ambushed by Kristen and Hope, who said she had sex with him at Coachella. She doesn’t want be idiot. James calls Kristen a slut. In his interview, he insists she’s still obsessed with him, and she’s showing up where he works. Her two main topics are how she pays for everything for Carter, and James Kennedy is an a-hole. He tells Raquel that Kristen is lying through her teeth. Everyone is obsessed with him. He wants to ask Raquel to marry him one day; he wants her forever. This happened multiple times to Jax too, and he and Brittany are engaged now. In his interview, Jax says he’s been accused of cheating a lot. And it’s all true. Raquel starts crying, and says she’s let it go every time someone has told her. He asks what more can he do, but she doesn’t know. They walk through the back of the restaurant, and James says, of all people. The stalkers and the bitches wish they were in his position. He he works hard for his sh*t. Raquel says she’s tired of defending him. He’s insulting people, and she’s trying to tell everyone that he’s a good person. He says, who the eff cares? Let’s go.

Scheana dances on the bar. Schwartz drinks leftover beer from a patron’s table. Lala tells Raquel she was there when James cheated on her. James tries to intervene. Lala asks if she can talk to Raquel, and he says, no, you can’t, and walks away. Raquel asks who she’s hearing this from, and Lala repeats that she was there. When Raquel was at school, he was cheating on her. Raquel doesn’t trust Hope, and Lala says she can’t be that stupid. Raquel says she’s not stupid. Lala wishes she’d wake up. In Lala’s interview, she wonders what’s hard to understand? When Raquel was getting her degree, her boyfriend was getting his, in screwing people who aren’t her. Raquel says Lala claims to support women, but Lala says she doesn’t support Raquel sitting back while James assassinated her with his words. Raquel says is sorry James hurt Lala’s feelings, and Lala says he affected her life. He affected a lot of people’s lives, but they’re good.

James whines to Tom that people are throwing allegations at him. Tom asks if none of them are true, and James swears on his mother’s life. At that moment, somewhere, a lightning bolt strikes her. In Tom’s interview, he says there are a lot of smoking guns. They have Ellie, who had pictures of them in bed, and Gigi, who had his clothes. James has probably cheated. James asks if Tom thinks he’s screwed around on Raquel, and Tom says, at some point. James says Tom should have his back.

Kristen and Hope say James needs to go, and Tom says he works there. He says James is very triggered right now. The other girls show up, and James says, if anyone should be triggered, it’s Lala, but she’s killing it like always. Lala tells him that people aren’t cool with him. He needs to stop screwing up. She says he needs intense help, and he’s like, no, you. Katie asks what’s up with James’s pants, which are belted with a fanny-pack. He tells her that her shorts aren’t flattering. Lose some effing weight. (Yeah. She’s probably a size four.) In her interview, Katie says James points out people’s insecurities, and uses it against them. It’s a sh*tty quality. He should come up with something more inspired than calling her fat.

Still going back and forth, Lisa wants to see how James is doing. He’s walking down the street, high-fiving people and taking selfies with them. He says, no one can replace James Kennedy. He’s the star. That whore can go screw herself.

Next time, a girls’ night without Scheana, Stassi tells Scheana that she has no loyalty and it bites her in the ass, and Katie gives Lisa an old tomato ultimatum.

🎭 OWN has started rerunning The Haves and the Have Nots from the beginning. If you’ve never seen this show, and are a fan of Tyler Perry, and/or nighttime drama, give it a look. The short version is, a savvy prostitute blackmails a married judge out of millions. The prostitute’s mother is also the cleaning lady of the judge’s wife, and they have a relationship much like Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in The Family That Preys, also a Tyler Perry effort. The acting is fabulous, and the story intense, with lots of twists and turns. I was hooked from the beginning, and I guess a lot of other people were too, since it’s still going strong years later. The big surprise for me was John Schneider, star of the old Dukes of Hazzard, playing the smarmy judge. Who knew he could ooze such evil?

🙉 Drama in the OC…

Still working on watching the OC Reunion. I caught some of Part Three. Shannon being psychoanalyzed. Shannon and Gina yelling at each other. Shannon telling Gina not to put words in her mouth. Everyone moaning over their regrets – Shannon’s being losing her sh*t in Jamaica. And ending with a shot of tequila

Some highlights:

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/12/rhoc-reunion-recap-shannon-beador-breaks-down-fight/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/12/lala-kent-ready-to-quit-vanderpump-rules-again/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

Andy, clearly wanting to stir the pot some more…

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/12/rhoc-reunion-emily-simpson-fight-kelly-dodd-shannon-beador-video/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

⛅ Today is the First Day…

Of the rest of your week.

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Excellent point!

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

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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.

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

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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:

http://www.oprah.com/app/ready-to-love.html

👓 Who Is He?

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

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/geoffrey-owens-joins-tyler-perrys-haves-have-nots-1140816

🙏 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEYN5w4T_aM

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

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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.

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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…?

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

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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…