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January 16, 2020 – Nikolas Apologizes, Heritage Runway, Too Much, Looking Good, New Laughs, Gina In the OC, Creepy Snacks & Closed

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Michael tells Tracy that she thinks she’ll have a say in Leo and Olivia’s shares, but Olivia has her own mind, and he trusts her judgement. Brook says Michael is either naïve or masterful at sucking up. Pascal says, yay or nay on giving Olivia and Leo the shares, and Brook tells him, hold on, Fish and Chips. He says she’s delightful, and Tracy says, she’s all Ned’s. Nelle comes in and says there must be a mistake. There’s no way they started the meeting without her. Michael says he couldn’t stop her from having a memorial for Shiloh, but now she’s trespassing, and violating her parole. One call to the police… Martin joins her, and says she has every legal right to be there. Tracy asks, who are these people, and how do they keep getting in? Did they adopt an open door policy while she was away? Olivia says the door leads out too. Nelle says the housekeeper let them in, and introduces Martin, who was parking the car. Martin says Nelle inherited Shiloh’s ELQ shares. Ned says if he was Nelle, he would take his smooth talking lawyer and turn around. This will not end well.

Jason tells Carly, there were two wills. One bequeathed Oscar’s shares to start a foundation. Carly says she heard it was up and running, and Jason says that’s because it was funded by the Quartermaines, and the shares should be returned to the family. The other will left the shares to Shiloh. My dogs start a ruckus, so I have to get up, and miss what Carly says about Nelle, but it’s not complementary. She says she wishes someone would run Nelle over with a truck, and Jason says, maybe somebody will.

Alexis finds Sam at the MetroCourt, and Sam tells Alexis to brace herself. Nelle is out of prison, but wait, there’s more. Nelle is Shiloh’s widow.

Lulu opens the door, and Nikolas asks if he can come in. He knows it’s late, but he owes her an apology. She steps aside, and he walks in. She says he does, but he owes a bigger one to Charlotte. He says he understands, but she says, he doesn’t. He told Charlotte that he was her secret bodyguard. He says, Charlotte found him searching Windymere, and he didn’t want to alarm Valentin. Lulu says he told Charlotte that he’d always protect her. She believed him, and trusted he’d keep her safe. When Rocco doubted her, Charlotte jumped into the harbor to prove it. She could have drowned or died from hypothermia, and it’s his fault.

Someone is banging like crazy on Brad’s door. The apartment is in total disarray, and Brad stumbles over all the toys and baby supplies, opening the door to Julian. Julian says, good. Brad’s alive. He’s not answering Julian’s calls or texts. Brad says he’s stretched little bit, and Julian tells him, shut the hell up and stop whining. He says Brad is losing it, and if he’s not more careful, Sonny will figure out why.

Carly tells Jason, she can’t let Nelle drive her crazy. There’s too much going on. She arranged for Stella to fly in. Sonny had no idea, but she believes Stella is the best, most objective person to talk to. Jason says she’s right, and Carly says she’s not hoping Stella will sway Sonny, but she doesn’t want him to make things worse. Jason says they’ll do everything they can, but his best advice in the end is that Mike is Sonny’s father, and Sonny has to decide. Sonny walks in, and says he’s come to a decision about his dad.

Nelle asks if Ned just threatened her, but Brook says he’s too smart to do that in a room full of people and two lawyers. Martin says, they’re not people? Ned says, no threat. The family company owns the stock, and the underhanded way Nelle’s murdering husband got his hands on it is still an issue. Olivia says they’ll tie her up with court fees and appearances until she’s old and grey. They’ll make her life a living hell. If she jaywalks, they’ll revoke her parole. Nelle says the stock is hers, and everyone tells her, shut up, in unison. Martin says, there’s no need for hostility. There’s a temporary injunction while the will is in probate, and Nelle gets to vote. Tracy tells Pascal to earn his keep, and  tell them why the injunction doesn’t apply.

Alexis tells Sam, the hits keep on coming from Shiloh. Talk about not resting in peace. Does Sam want to talk about what it means for her? Sam says, it’s nothing they can’t handle. Michael is another story. Nelle was her cellmate. She knew Nelle had something up her sleeve, but she wasn’t there long enough to figure out what. Alexis says, marrying Shiloh for starters, but Sam bets she’s still after Michael. Alexis says she knows Sam has handled worse, but please be careful.

Sonny says he’s decided to get the evaluation. He knows it’s not what they want to hear, but he’d appreciate support. Carly says she’ll tell him what she just told Jason. She brought Stella, not to talk to Sonny about what she wants, but to help Sonny with what he’s going through, and do what she does best. She’s objective, and can be a sounding board. If Sonny feels this is the best option after talking to Stella, she’ll absolutely support him. Sonny says, that means everything, and Carly says she wants what’s best for him and Mike. He thanks her, and says he knows Jason has a lot going on, but if he’s up for it, Sonny needs his help.

Julian tells Brad that Sonny heard their conversation on the docks. Brad wonders how, and Julian says, hell if he knows. Maybe he was having Carly tailed. They need to be more careful. Brad asks what Sonny knows, and Julian says, nothing yet, but he just needs one push to investigate. He explained to Sonny that he was warning Brad to keep Wiley away so he could finagle time with his grandson. Brad needs to keep Carly at arm’s length, and make an excuse as to why Julian is spending time with Wiley. Brad says, no, and Julian asks, what does he mean, no? Brad says he’s out of excuses. He can barely take care of himself, and has no interest in taking care of Julian.

Sam thinks Neil getting his license revoked is extreme, and Alexis says, those are the rules. You have to wait two years before seeing a former patient socially. Sam says she’s sorry, and Alexis says, typical. She finally meets a smart, thoughtful, funny, intriguing guy, who’s not a criminal, and he’s being punished for a relationship that barely exists. It’s absurd. That’s why she needs a meeting. She tells Sam, she’s sorry to cut this short, but Sam says, it’s okay. Sam tells Alexis to take care of herself, and Alexis says, if Sam does. Sam says, deal, and Alexis heads out.

Sonny tells Jason that they’ll stay the night. While Mike is in the clinic, he’s going to call a meeting. He’ll let everyone know the situation is stable. Everyone is doing business, and  getting along with their neighbors. Get what he’s saying? Carly says Sonny is planning a business trip? Mike is having a hard time, and he needs the energy to focus. How is Sonny going to do business? Sonny asks what the alternative is, and she suggests he not go to the clinic. She or Stella could go. She knows he wants to do this for his dad, but he has a lot on his plate, and has other people who can do this for him.

Nikolas tells Lulu, he’s sorry. He saw Charlotte the night Cassandra tried to kidnap her, and couldn’t afford for Valentin to find out. She says, so he lied, like he lied to everyone. Then he showed up at the wedding, and took away everything that matters to Charlotte; her home, and her security. Nikolas says, like Valentin did to Spencer, and Lulu says, is that what they’re doing now? Comparing him to Valentin? Charlotte is family, and family is supposed to protect each other, not rip each other’s lives apart. He’s not sorry. He has everything he wants, including a bizarro marriage to Ava. Obviously, it’s about money. He was never like the other Cassadines, greedy and selfish. That wasn’t him. What happened? Nikolas says she told him all that mattered was that he was alive, and they’d figure out the rest later. She says, welcome to later. He says his goal is to make things right, starting with Spencer. She asks how he thinks Spencer is going to react. He says he doesn’t know, and she says she prays that after the dust settles, Spencer fares better than her daughter.

Pascal says, Edward Quartermaine made provision for all of his heirs. When it was determined that Oscar was Alan’s grandson, he was given shares. Tracy says, get to the good part, and Pascal says, Oscar suffered from a brain tumor, compromising his judgement. Tracy says, that’s the good part? Pascal says, Oscar left conflicting wills. One done with Alexis, where he bequeathed the shares to Shiloh. Nelle says, which belong to her, and again everyone tells her, shut up, in unison. Pascal says, prior to Oscar’s death, he made a handwritten will bequeathing the shares to a non-profit of his own creation. Nelle says, what? and Pascal says it’s for disadvantaged travelers to climb a mountain Oscar always dreamed of doing. The two wills are at odds with each other, but the foundation was already funded by the Quartermaines, in expectation that the shares would revert to them to divide as they saw fit; hence the transfer to the ELQ board. Martin says, the former will claims the shares go to Shiloh, and should now be transferred to his widow – Nelle says, that’s her – until the final determination. Which bequest takes precedence might be premature. He’s obtained a temporary injunction which allows his client to vote the shares. Tracy asks if that’s legal, and Pascal says, it appears to be. Unless it’s a forgery… Nelle says, they belong her. She told them so.

Lulu tells Nikolas, she watched their mom grieve for three years. Lulu was devastated, but Nikolas is Laura’s son. It’s different when a parent loses a child. He put her through that. He says he hated every second, and she says he didn’t hate it enough or needed revenge more. He knows his mother battles mental illness, and could have reached out, but he didn’t. She doesn’t care how awful Valentin is – and she knows how evil he is. Nikolas could have handled it a hundred different ways. She’ll never understand why he chose the one that caused his family so much pain.

Brad tells Julian, he’s overwhelmed. His husband is in a coma, and taking care of their son is all on him. Julian says he gets it. However, if Sonny gets wind of what they did, they’re toast. Brad says he’ll go along with Julian’s cover story, and Julian says, their cover story. Julian asks, what about Nelle? and Brad says he can’t think about that right now. Julian asks, what if she reaches out? and suggests Brad ignore her. Brad says, Nelle doesn’t like to be ignored. Julian doesn’t care, and tells Brad to let him know if it happens. It’s coming in from all sides. They have no more room for error, and need to do this for as long as they need to. Brad says he just wants it to go away. He wants Lucas to wake up. He wants to see his husband’s face, and hear his laugh. If he thought telling Sonny would bring Lucas back, he’d march over now, and spill the whole damn story.

Ned tells Martin that it’s helpful they understand the situation, since they’re all shareholders, but Martin isn’t, and this is private. He asks Pascal to show Martin to the den, and they leave. Tracy asks who wants to do the honors, and Michael says he started this mess, so he will. He’ll pay Nelle to go away. He’ll send a wire transfer to the bank of her choice. He writes a figure down, and gives it to her, saying, take it or leave it.

Sonny says he gets what Carly is saying, and she has the right to be concerned, but the reason he wants to go to Brooklyn, is because it’s where Mike lived. It’s where he grew up, and where his father fell in love with his mother. Carly says, not all the memories are happy ones, but Sonny says Bensonhurst was a big part of his father’s life. He wants Mike to be calm and focused when he goes for the evaluation. They said familiar surroundings are helpful, and he’s bringing Jason as back-up, so he can focus on his dad. Carly asks what Jason thinks. Jason says he thinks they all agree it’s a long shot, but it’s Mike’s last shot, and Sonny has the right to take it.

Nelle crumples the paper, and says she’s not taking it. It’s spare change for them. Ned looks at it, and says, it’s a very generous offer. Nelle says that’s what they think of her; they can pay her off and she’ll go away. She tells Michael, she had his baby. They created a life together. He crashed the car and their baby died. Does he think she’ll just take the money, and they can retreat into their family fortune while she says thank you and drops a curtsy? Hell no. She has a say. Do they think she wanted to marry skeezy Shiloh? She worked hard to get what she wanted, and they need to get used to it. She’s not going anywhere. Brook says Nelle is as dumb as she looks, and the worst kind of gold-digger. A waif who shows up with a sad story. She got herself pregnant – points for that – but the baby is gone. She thinks she can get her hands on their money, but she should take the offer. If she doesn’t, she’ll end up with nothing. Nelle says Michael wouldn’t let that happen, and Brook tells her to enjoy her pretend power while it lasts. Soon, her greed is going to get the best of her. She’s going to mess up, and get caught, and it’s goodbye Nelle, back to Pentenville. Nelle grabs Brook’s arm, and Brook shakes her off, saying, that’s a parole violation. Nelle calls for Martin, who says, she bellowed? She tells him, this is no longer a safe space, and Olivia says, she has no idea. Martin says, play time is over; they’ll be in touch. When they’re gone, Tracy says Brook’s great-grandfather would be proud.

Nikolas tells Lulu that she wasn’t in his shoes, but she says she thinks she’s capable of putting herself in his position. Nikolas says she can’t imagine what it was like to get shot, fall out the window, and watch Valentin walk away with everything. She says she watched that too, but he says it wasn’t hers. She can’t know what it felt like. Valentin took his home, fortune, and family legacy. It was like he never existed. Is he supposed to be okay with that? She says, of course (🍷) not, but there were other ways. He says, what ways? and she says she doesn’t know, but he could have come home and they could have fought Valentin together. He says, and give Valentin the opportunity to kill him again, and maybe take one of them as a bonus? He’s seen good intentions smack into the real world. His only chance to stop Valentin is to play by his rules. He regrets hurting his family, but he won. He got his life back; how can he regret that?

Carly asks if Sonny has to call a meeting. What if something goes wrong? Sonny says he and Jason can handle it. Jason says, the best thing that can happen is, Mike will be his old self again. Carly says they know there are no guarantees, but maybe she’s been looking at it wrong. She’s been trying so hard to protect her family. Maybe she needs to accept that it’s a difficult situation, and there are no good choices. Whatever choice Sonny makes is the right one for him.

Sonny says he’s going to call Turning Woods, and check on his dad. He tells Jason, it will be good to take Mike back to where he grew up; the old neighborhood is half Cerullos and half Falconaris. Sonny goes to make the call, and Carly asks how Jason is dealing with the separation from Sam. He says he’s okay, but she says that’s not enough for her; talk to her. He says, it’s hardest on the kids. They’re not able to see each other all that much, but he calls a lot and they video chat before bed. Carly is surprised Jason video chats, and he says, whatever it takes. She says she’s sorry. She thought the nightmare was over, now this. How long do they have to be apart? Jason says, two years, unless… until they find a way around it. She asks if there are any possibilities, and he says they’re working on it. She tells him, be honest, and asks if the trip is bad timing, but he says he thinks it’s a good distraction. She tells him that if he has to go home, go. Sonny comes back in, and Carly ask how his dad is. Gladys appears, and says, not so great. She just came from visiting him. Sonny says, it sounds like Mike is having a bad day, and Gladys says, he was agitated, and more out of it. Sonny says, the clinical trial is tomorrow, and Gladys asks if it’s the one she told him about. Carly says, that’s the one, and Gladys says, good. She’s glad they’re going. It sounded promising. She tells Sonny, if she can be of any help, she’d be happy to tag along.

Julian sits in the chapel. He says he messed up, and nearly killed his own son. What if his son doesn’t survive? What if he… He hears someone come in, and sees it’s Alexis. Julian asks what she’s doing there, and she says she had an AA meeting. She guesses she doesn’t need to ask who he’s praying for. Julian says, not that God is going to listen to him. She says, she would listen, and he says he doesn’t know where to turn anymore. He doesn’t know how to fix this. Alexis says the meeting isn’t starting for a while, and asks if he wants to talk.

Michael apologizes, but Olivia says it’s not his fault. Tracy says, it is, a little bit. What was he thinking, getting involved with a murderous psychopath? The others list all the men Tracy has been involved with, and Olivia says, it’s quite a roster. Tracy points out this is coming from the woman who got knocked up by Julian, but Olivia says, it was a one-night stand; Tracy married them. Ned tells Tracy, admit it. She doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to lousy spouses. She says, enough. They’re not talking about her past; they’re talking about the present. Michael says, she’s right. He appreciates them defending him, but he screwed up. He brought Nelle into their lives, and he’s going to do everything he can to get her out. Tracy asks, how? She sits down, and says, she’s waiting.

Jason calls to let Sam know he’s going out of town for a couple of days. He’s going to the city with Mike and Sonny, and thinks it might make it easier to stay apart. She wishes she could see him before he leaves, and he says he does too. She says she misses him, and he says he misses her. He’ll call when he gets there. She tells him, be safe, and he says they’re going to figure the Peter thing out. She says she knows.

Pascal says he’ll notify the other shareholders of the recent developments, and Tracy says, be sure to say they’re temporary. Pascal says, of course (🍷). As he’s leaving, they find Sam on the porch, and Pascal says he was about to call her. She asks, why? and Tracy says they have a lot to catch up on. She’ll fill Sam in.

Sonny says he thought Gladys went back to Bridgeport. She says it’s a long drive, even in her new fancy car, and she stayed so late at Turning Woods, she was hoping he’d let her stay another night. Sonny says he knows she’s working this to get every penny. He doesn’t like it, but he’s not really judging her because she’s done so much for his dad. He appreciates it, and he’s grateful. Gladys says Mike is a sweetheart, and she loves spending time with him. Sonny says he’ll let her stay until they figure out what’s wrong with his father (um… isn’t it Alzheimer’s?), assuming his wife is okay with it. Carly wants everything in the open, and says the way Gladys is leveraging being Dev’s fake grandma is obvious and despicable. She’s not going to pretend she’s putting up with it. For Mike’s sake, Gladys can stay, but if she steps out of line, she’s gone. Sonny says, and the second they don’t need her… Carly says she’s out of there. I honestly don’t understand why they’re so hostile toward Gladys.

Nikolas tells Lulu that he’ll find a way to make it up to everyone. He hopes she never has to see the people she loves pay for her choices, and ask herself if it’s worth it. She asks if it was, and he says the truth is, he doesn’t know. All he knows is, he couldn’t let Valentin walk away with everything. He had to get back and show Valentin that he’s the true Cassadine heir, and Valentin is nothing. Lulu says she’s glad he’s alive, but she hopes he comes to his senses, and she gets her real brother back.

Olivia asks if Ned thinks this is a good thing or a bad thing, and he says, it could go either way. Oscar’s last request was made in their favor. Olivia says, but it was when he wasn’t mentally competent. Michael says, there’s no way in hell they’re handing the shares over to Nelle. Sam has come in, and she says, what? Michael says Nelle married Shiloh, and now that he’s dead, the 5% of ELQ Oscar left him goes to her. Brook says, it’s temporary, and Tracy says she hopes so. Tracy thanks Brook for what she did, saying, she was amazing. Ned says he thinks it’s his proudest moment as her father. Brook says, it was her pleasure. She might not always agree with them, but she can recognize a gold-digging crazy person trying to get her mitts on their money. Michael says, too bad she wasn’t there when he got involved with Nelle. Brook says, the bottom line is, they’re Quartermaines, and when push comes to shove, they protect their own.

Alexis looks at her phone, and says she should have seen this coming. She tells Julian that Lucas is more important than anything, but she has to talk to Ned. She’ll be back. He asks if everything is okay, and she says, Nelle was released from Pentenville, and she’s wasting no time in wreaking havoc on Port Charles again.

Again there’s mad banging on Brad’s door. He flings it open, saying, what? and Nelle asks if that’s any way to treat his baby’s mother. She comes in, lugging her suitcase and vision board. She tells him not to worry; she didn’t escape. Brad says she can’t stay there, but she says, of course (🍷) she can. It’s only temporary. She has oodles of assets, and after her legal hassles have been cleared up, she’ll find her own place. She sets up her vision board, and says she has a beautiful home, a glorious life, and people who love her. She’s finally going to have everything she’s ever wanted.

Tomorrow, Michael asks Sasha to move in, Cameron tells Trina that he has feelings, Willow discovers Nelle at Brad’s, and Sonny asks why Taggert is back.

👘 Tonight on Project Runway, Victoria said she felt guilty, and hoped nobody was mad because she’s been on top so many times. I translated this to mean she doesn’t really feel guilty, but doesn’t want anyone to sabotage her, so she’s saying she does. The challenge was to incorporate their personal history and cultural heritage in a design of their choosing. They were to create any look they wanted to, using their heritage and unique background. You’d think this would be fun, but it was like when I had to buy all new furniture after Hurricane Sandy. It sounds like heaven, unless you’re being forced to do it. Delvin said it probably sounded like freedom to the others, but he preferred direction, since he’s all over the place. It was a one-day challenge, and Christian said the makeup and hair would be an important factor in the look. Not to miss an opportunity for produce placement, he added, Maybelline believes beauty comes from diversity and individuality.

Everyone got FaceTime calls from a family member, mostly parents, but for Victoria, it was her husband, and Nancy, her sister. Delvin found out his paternal grandfather was Mexican, which was a big surprise, and didn’t help his mental block, but he started to envision his French Creole side mixing with French couture. The designers got $300 and 30 minutes at Mood. Being a seamstress isn’t in my wheelhouse, aside from a few costumes I whipped up for high school plays, but I love this store. It’s on my list of places to visit the next time I’m in NYC.

Christian’s advice was to make it about then, but what girls want to wear now. Sergio refused to show Christian his design because it was so personal. In his interview, Sergio said he knew the struggle, while Christian didn’t, and he felt it wasn’t something he could explain to everyone. Christian told everyone he loved surprises, and had one for them. This would also be a flash sale challenge, and the fan and judge favorites would be sold on Bravo’s site. I’ve noticed I get very tense when it gets close to time and the designers don’t have enough done. Shavi was using some kind of lamé material that he didn’t realize was so sheer. He had to make do with what he had as a lining, and felt it was doable in the two hours they had left the next day. He made me a nervous wreck, since he obviously was not accounting for something unexpected. Chelsey came up with an awesome varsity jacket, celebrating her mom and grandmother. Sergio did a red and white design, with the names of children who had died in custody at the border embroidered on it. He enlisted the help of any model available to do the embroidery, and I wondered why this wasn’t considered cheating.

My personal favorites were Dayoung, with an Asian-inspired jacket and long skirt – Brandon thought the skirt and jacket would have two different kinds of customers – Nancy’s pants and top ensemble that included an awesome coat; Chelsey’s varsity jacket; and Brittany’s flouncy skirted take on Western wear. While Delvin turned himself inside out, hating his own dress, he’d added some handwriting on the bodice that was actually pretty cool. Sadly, the zipper buckled, as did Shavi’s entire garment.

Karlie said the show was compelling. Brandon gave the advice that a bold color will draw attention to imperfections. Guest judge Fernando Garcia, co-creative director for Oscar de la Renta (one of my favorites!), said the designer should listen to the fabric. Everyone agreed that Chelsey was on challenge, and the lamé wasn’t Shavi’s best work. Sergio got pretty emotional when he told his creation’s backstory, but Nina said despite his moving narrative, at the end of the day, it was about the fashion, and for one thing, they couldn’t read the names, so the message got lost. Elaine said the usage of cotton cheapened the garment. Dayoung’s design was pronounced polished and sleek, and Brandon said any and all women would wear her jacket. In another pearl of wisdom, he told her that a good designer speaks across ages.

The top three were Victoria, who’d had an incredible fitted jumpsuit, Chelsey, and Dayoung. At the bottom were Shavi, Delvin, and Sergio. Everyone got accolades for taking big risks. Chelsey was the big winner. I’d definitely buy that, although I’m sure it’s going to be out of my price range. Sergio squeaked by, and Shavi was out. Brandon said he’d done exceptional work, and it was just a small part of his greater story. Christian said that Shavi had passion and worked hard, and not everybody had those qualities. In his exit interview, Shavi said that he came there to be him and show his talents, but he didn’t think he accomplished that. He still hoped he made his grandmother proud.

Next time, a collab with Ashley Longshore, and another medical emergency for Dayoung.

🎓 Yep, I Was Right…

I had to find out. Chelsey’s varsity jacket is out of my price range at $385. If it’s within yours, here you go:

https://nineteenthamendment.com/products/mills-guy-letterman-jacket

🍸 Noted: Kristen (Vanderpump Rules) was on Watch What Happens Live this week, and she looked the best I’ve ever seen her. Positively glowing, along with some nice hair extensions. Apparently, she and Carter have called it quits for real, so it must be all that extra weight she lost.

🗽 Nora from Queens with Awkwafina looks hilarious! It’s on Wednesdays at 10:30 pm on Comedy Central.

🌴 Is She Or Isn’t She…?

Divorced, still on the show, Matt’s side piece? But most of all, we want to know what Gina’s done with her hair lately.

She’s mad at Matt.

https://radaronline.com/photos/rhoc-gina-kirschenheiter-court-ex-husband-matt-drug-alcohol-testing-deposition-criminal-case/

Her Housewife status is shaky.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/rhoc-season-15-is-gina-kirschenheiter-out-after-just-2-seasons.html/

She’s mad at Matt.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2020/01/rhoc-gina-kirschenheiter-slams-ex-hubby-divorce/

🐟 Is anyone else creeped out by Goldfish crackers? I don’t want a snack that smiles back, and goes on vacation, and has a family. It’s right up there with Charlie begging you to eat his mother.

🎉 Alert the Media…

It’s before 3 am. Meet you at the hospital tomorrow.

December 19, 2019 – See Yesterday’s GH, GH Holiday Schedule, Christmas On the Runway, Somebody Stop This, Inevitable, Sailing Preview, Vacay Andy, a Prank & Santa Beached

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

In the US, today’s GH was the same one I magically saw yesterday that had been preempted. Because the video ended so abruptly, I wondered if it had cut off a few seconds early, but no, the end was the end. If you didn’t read yesterday, and want to check it out, go here:

https://tvwiththeresa.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/december-18-2019-early-gh-for-you-kameron-comes-clean-the-oc-reunites-easter-in-jersey-north-pole-catch/

Tomorrow, Franco asks Elizabeth about Drew, Anna talks to Finn about Peter, and Brad says it’s all Nelle’s fault.

🏥 News You Can Use…

Next week’s holiday schedule, and a bit of what’s happening next week on GH. A Christmas Carol starring Finn as Scrooge? I can’t wait!

https://www.abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/general-hospital-not-on-today-preemted-134558?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7855&recip_id=5057&list_id=9

Project Runway

Tonight, the designers awoke to the sound of jingle bells and, as one contestant put it, Christmas having thrown up in their living room, which was wall-to-wall decorations. Christian was there with news of glad tidings. They were having an unconventional materials challenge, and had to make a fabulous holiday cocktail party dress using whatever they could grab in ten minutes from the décor. This time, the challenge itself was two days. As everyone went into Tasmanian Devil mode and seized whatever they could lay their hands on, Alan said it was crazier than a Kmart on Black Friday in Ohio. Delvin said he didn’t want this, but didn’t know what he did want, and I felt his pain. I didn’t sympathize so much with him saying he didn’t like the challenge, and felt like he was in arts and crafts. He ended up scrapping his first design, and whining that he’d wasted his time.

For the most part, the designs were impressive. Serio made a masterpiece, using part of a giant basket as a hoop skirt, and magically crafting wrapping paper – which I can barely get around a box – around it to make an incredible strapless piece. Guest judge Kiernan Shipka said she’d definitely wear it, and if I was thinner, I would too. I definitely noticed Tyler this week, but for all the wrong reasons. I’m not sure what happened (okay, I was writing out cards while watching), but he ended up creating something that was both terrible, and terribly short. I wish I’d been paying more attention, because he actually started off strong, having made a beautiful bodice out of silver snowflakes. When that changed to some gold snowflakes that blended into the neckline, and a dress that barely covered his model’s who-ha, I have no idea. Poor Brittany got a nosebleed during the mad dash for materials, and ended up with wrapping paper and some leftover faux cranberries. She was unhappy with her design, which looked more like how I wrap packages, with the skirt showing a lot of crinkles, and being obviously uncomfortable. The cascade of cranberries on one side was a bone of contention between the judges, who either loved it or hated it, although everyone hated the dress. Karlie said she thought Brittany’s mentality of being defeated with the challenge might have factored in.

Along with Brittany and Tyler, Alan was also in the bottom three, being told, unfortunately, Burning Man wasn’t in December. I don’t know what he was doing, but it looked more like it belonged to Christmas in space. Nina also thought he made a lot of excuses. On the winning side, along with Sergio, was Victoria, who’d put a cranberry wreath and lots of faux jewel ornaments to good use, and Shavi, who made a garland into a gorgeous 3-D floral number, and another dress Kiernan said she would wear. The top three were told they’d embraced the holidays, and Sergio walked away the big winner. Alan was out, but Brandon thought with his bold persona and work, they’d be seeing more of him. He admitted to coming in super confident, with the belief that he was ready, even though he wasn’t. He felt the competition had changed him for the better, and he was a good designer, but had more to learn and needed more time to learn it. In my words, he got the wind knocked out of his sails, and found out he’s not too cool for school.

Next time, the designers use Goodwill to create the perfect event look for Karlie.

👠  I Just Can’t…

Gee, maybe Brandi will smack somebody again. She’s already talking about wanting to hit someone in the article. No. Just no. Especially with LVP gone. Although it’s like when someone passes away. You miss them, but you’re glad they’re not around to see some things.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1101796/brandi-glanville-teases-juicy-and-violent-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-return?source=email&medium=emn-content-2&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

👋  We All Saw It Coming…

I doubt Teresa will remarry anytime soon, but it might be fun to see her go on a date.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1033932/joe-and-teresa-giudice-split-after-20-years-of-marriage?source=email&medium=emn-cta-1&cmpid=breaking&content=emn-full-details

⛵  Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle Of Deck…

A look at the latest in the franchise. Chef Adam is the familiar face in the crew.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1104213/get-to-know-bravo-s-below-deck-sailing-yacht-crew-in-this-drama-filled-first-look?source=email&medium=emn-content-6&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

🌴  Watch What Happens Live is going on hiatus until January 5th, 2020. When isn’t Andy Cohen on vacation? He’ll also be hosting New Year’s Eve again with the effervescent Anderson Cooper.

🃏 Best I’ve Seen All Day…

I love how Ellen is having the best time during this prank.

🎅 Keeping In the Spirit…

And because I’m feeling beachy.

December 12, 2019 – Mike Has Visitors, Cats Inspired Runway, Andy’s Bunch, Another Chapter Done, NYC Wants a Raise, Tinsley Opts Out, Unsure & an Early Gift

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jason visits Sam at Pentenville. She tells Jason they have to focus on two things for her parole hearing. One is her good behavior. Jason asks if there’s been any problems, and Sam says, not really, but there is her cellmate. The other thing is, they want her to take responsibility for her crimes.

On the phone, Sonny asks how long it will take the doctor to determine if Mike is right for the study. He says, the sooner the better. He’ll be waiting to hear. Michael comes down, and Sonny says he’s enrolling his dad in a clinical trial. It’s not a cure, but it might help. He asks if Michael doesn’t think it’s a good idea, and Michael says, sorry; he doesn’t. Does Sonny really think taking Mike halfway around the world is the right thing to do?

At Turning Woods, Mike stares into space. Josslyn comes in, and sees Dev is there. He says, she made it. Mike tells her, keep it down. This kid is breaking him out.

Willow tells Brad that she doesn’t want to intrude, but she’s there for him. Whatever he and Wiley need.

Monica says she wanted to give Bobbie a moment to rest, and Bobbie thanks her for keeping a close eye on Lucas. It’s a comfort, and important to her family, and her.

Carly asks if Julian and Brook know each other. Brook says they met briefly. Julian thought she was a hooker.

At Pentenville, Chase hears a scream. He runs into the infirmary, and finds Nelle on the floor, with Ryan standing over her, holding a bloody scalpel. Ryan says, this isn’t what it looks like.

Michael tells Sonny that he loves his grandpa, and wants the best for him. Sonny says that means he doesn’t give up. There are breakthroughs all the time. It can’t cure the disease, but it can stop it from getting worse. Michael says he’s done some reading, and Sonny says he forgot who he was talking to. Michael says the results are promising, but Sonny should ask himself if hanging on is what Mike would want.

Josslyn says Dev is breaking Mike out? and Dev says, that was the plan, but the busses have stopped running. Mike says he needs to get to the track. He needs to pick up a quick fifty for his son’s birthday. Dev says if he’s looking for action, there are checkers on the table. Mika laughs, and says he needs to get to the track. Josslyn says, does he? Or is he just afraid Dev will beat him? Mike says, set ‘em up. He’s going to show Dev what’s what.

Sam tells Jason that she basically told the judge the same thing. She killed Shiloh because she felt there was no other choice. If circumstances were the same, she’d do the same thing again. She came close to getting on the table, and screaming that she wanted to be home with her kids. He says he doesn’t know if it will help, but she focuses better than most people, and she’s got to stay focused on what’s in front of her. Make it through today, then make it through tomorrow. She says, it sounds like a 12-step program, and he says every day she’s one day closer to coming home. When that day is there, he, Scout, and Danny will be waiting for her. They touch palms against the glass between them.

Nelle wails, why did Ryan stab her, and he says he was trying to help. The guard says, the inmate is secure, and Nelle calls him a psycho freak. Chase tells the nurse that Nelle has one kidney. Nelle asks why Ryan did this to her? She tells Chase, don’t let her die, and Chase says he won’t. Ryan says, you two. So cute together. I’m kind of liking his unshaven Miami Vice look.

Sonny tells Michael that his dad isn’t dead. He still has good days ahead. Michael says, he’s not himself. He’s not grandpa anymore. Mike used to live there, and on Thanksgiving, he didn’t know the house. It was like he’d never been there. At what point is a familiar place not safe? What will it be like in a strange country, giving treatment to someone whose disease is past the point of no return? Sonny says, that’s for doctors to decide. If he’s gone too far, they won’t take him. If they do, there’s hope. Michael says he sees Sonny has made his mind up, and Sonny asks what Michael wants him to do. Michael says, next time he’s with Mike, ask himself if the person he’s hanging onto is the man Mike wanted to be.

Dev tells Mike that he’s killing him, and jumps his own checkers with Mike’s. He tells Mike it’s his turn, and Mike asks if Josslyn is there to see him. She says, of course (🍷), and he says a pretty girl there to see him; that’s something. He tells Dev that he asked for it, and jumps the rest of Dev’s checkers. Dev says Mike trounced him, and Mike says it must be his night. What say they up the stakes and play some craps?

Jason goes to the Quartermaine mansion, and asks if Ned heard anything about Sam’s parole hearing. Ned says the first thing Jason needs to understand is, the board is incorruptible. There are no leaks, and it will take as long as it takes. Jason asks if Ned can talk to someone; no pressure, just a conversation. Ned says he’s a prominent citizen, and used to be mayor. If he asks a favor, there’s no quid pro quo. He can’t try to influence the outcome. It all has to stay above board.

Alexis visits Sam, who says she just missed Jason. Alexis asks if he’s been visiting regularly, and Sam says he has. Alexis asks how Sam is, and she says, frustrated. She wants to be home with the people she loves. Alexis asks how the hearing went, and Sam says it’s the same thing she told Jason. The judge just wants her to take responsibility for her crimes. She’s been a model prisoner, and that’s saying a lot since Cassandra is there. It’s lucky Sam hasn’t attacked her. She thinks the board took into consideration that she saved a guard, but that can only get her so far. Alexis tells her, try to be patient. Sam says she knows. What other choice does she have?

The nurse tells Chase, the ambulance is on its way from GH. He asks what Nelle was doing there, and the guard says, she’s on laundry duty. She was bringing in towels. Ryan says he can’t resist a pretty girl. It was the perfect storm; desire, bloodlust, and linens. Chase says Ryan is serving consecutive lifetimes, and Ryan says Chase is smarter than he looks. Chase says, goodbye, Mr. Chamberlain, and Ryan says, it’s Dr. Chamberlain. Chase is pretty sure Ryan lost his license, but Ryan says, while the MP is out, the PhD is forever. Give Nelle his best when he sees her.

Monica tells everyone that they’re going to try again to wean Lucas off the ventilator so he’s breathing on his own. They’re also going to taper off his medication, in hopes he comes out of it. Brook says, that’s good, right? and Monica says, it’s part of the process. The next few hours will be an indication of responsiveness, since he’ll have no sedation. Julian says, what if he’s not responsive? and Monica says, one step at a time. She’ll keep them posted. Brook says she’s going to find Bobbie, and Carly says she’ll get some food for her. Willow sits with Brad, and asks if he’s okay. It’s very promising. Brad says if he had a do-over, he’d make better choices. She says, about what? and he says he wishes he could take back everything that landed them in the car in the first place. She says, it was horrible, but it was an accident. What happened isn’t his fault. Julian listens in.

Brook finds Bobbie, and they hug. Bobbie says she came. It will be so nice for Lucas to have someone around that he grew up with. Brook says, Lucas grew up. Her, on the other hand… Bobbie says, wait until he wakes up. He’ll be so happy to see her. Brook says, her too.

Sonny says he doesn’t love what Michael is saying, but respects him saying it. Michael says, other people’s problems are easier to deal with than your own, and Sonny says, any problem in particular? Michael says, between the two of them, he’s been stalling deals at ELQ. They think he’s playing hardball, but he really hasn’t had enough time to prep. The few moments he has at his computer, he can hardly stay awake. Sonny says that’s because he’s trying to be all things to all people all at once. He can’t take care of everybody. He needs to take care of himself. Michael says, Wiley comes first, and Sonny says, Wiley is taken care of. Michael needs rest and sleep. He asks if Michael wants to stay there, but Michael says he’ll just get up when he hears Wiley. Sonny says it’s up to Michael, but he appreciates the straight talk about his dad. Sonny knows he doesn’t always make it easier, and Michael says, it helps that he’s not afraid of Sonny. Sonny asks, why would anyone be afraid of him? Michael says he can’t imagine. He tells Sonny that he loves him, and apologizes for being so hard on him. They hug, and Sonny says, it’s a lot harder on his dad.

Jason tells Ned that he’s not asking for a favor, and Ned says, good. That’s the quickest way to torpedo any chance of Sam getting out. Jason asks if there’s any way at all Ned can help, and Ned says if the board finds Sam worth of release, he can suggest they expedite it, if appropriate. Jason asks what the time frame is, but Ned says, the deliberation will take as long as it takes. If Jason wants to risk calling in his own favor to someone who owes him a debt, it’s his decision. Otherwise, he suggests being patient. Let it happen the way it’s supposed to happen.

Willow asks if there’s anything she can get Julian. He says, no, but he appreciates her being there. She says she needed to do something, and hopes she’s not in the way. He thinks Lucas would be touched at how well she’s taking care of his crazy family. Willow says there’s no place she’d rather be. Maybe he  can give her some advice. He says he’ll try, and she says, Brad is holding himself responsible. It doesn’t matter what anyone says; he thinks it’s his fault, and she can’t reason with him. What she’s asking is, would Julian speak to him? Knowing Julian doesn’t blame him might help. Julian says he’ll talk to Brad, and try to make him understand why it happened.

Sonny goes to Turning Woods. Mike is ready to throw the dice, and says, papa needs a new pair of shoes. He gets a seven, and Sonny asks if it’s a private game, or can anybody play? Mike jumps up, and yells, stay away from my son, you SOB.

Nelle is wheeled into GH on a gurney. The nurse says she has a single stab wound to the abdomen and possible kidney damage. Nelle says please don’t let her die. Carly watches, and she’s like, whaaat?

Sam tells Alexis, the most aggravating thing is, Shiloh is dead, but they’re still fighting him. Alexis says, it’s unfair, and Sam says she keeps thinking about how it began. It started with her.

Jason tells Ned that he’ll stay the course. Ned was hoping Jason would see it that way. He’s really glad Jason came to see him. Grandfather used to say, family first, then business. Jason says, especially in business. He asks Ned to let him know if he hears anything. Michael arrives, and asks if everything is okay. Jason says, it’s fine, and asks how Lucas is. Michael says, there’s been no change, and Jason says he’s going to the hospital to check in. Michael asks him to let Carly know he’ll be there soon. He has ELQ business to finish. Jason leaves, and Ned says, forgive him, but Michael is looking ragged. Michael says he has a lot on his plate, and Ned says, the family is a rock, and business is a hard place, and there Michael is being crushed in between. Michael says, Ned speaks from experience, and Ned says he’s been where Michael is. ELQ, Lucas, and Wiley; it’s a lot. Let him help. Michael asks in what way, and Ned says since he lost the election, he’s had nothing but time on his hands. If Michael needs him to pick up the slack at ELQ, he’s available. Michael asks if Ned wants to take over ELQ.

Carly tries to go into the room where Nelle is, but a guard says she can’t. She says the woman in there used to be her daughter-in-law. Can he tell her what happened?

The doctor tells Nelle that he’s going to do an ultrasound to see how extreme the injury is. She tells him to hurry.

Carly tells the guard that she knows what confidentiality is. She sees Chase, and he asks how her brother is. She says, they’re cautiously optimistic, and asks what Nelle is doing there. He says, Ryan stabbed her, and she asks how he got access to her. Who thought it would be a good idea to put them together? He says, Ryan might have nicked her kidney. If he did, it’s a big deal; if not, they’ll stitch her up, and it’s back to Pentenville. Carly says, the sooner, the better. Chase goes in, and asks, how bad is it? 

Mike tells Sonny, he doesn’t want him around there. Sonny says he doesn’t have to play; he’ll go. Josslyn tells Sonny not to leave. She says, he’s just a friend, and Mike says she’s new around there. Stay away from this guy; he’s filth. He tells Sonny, stay away from his son. His son could lose his life working for him – Joe Skully.

Josslyn tells Mike, good news; there’s been a mistake. He’s not Skully. Mike says, he is. He knows Skully when he sees him. Josslyn says he looks like Skully, but he’s not. She didn’t realize it when she invited him. Mike says she invited him? and Josslyn says, she and Dev both did. They wanted more players for craps. Dev says their friend’s name is Sonny, and Josslyn says, he’s a good guy. That’s why they decided to invite him. They thought he and Mike might hit it off. Mike tells Sonny, come sit with them. He’s sorry he got a little rough. He thought Sonny was someone else. Mike asks if Sonny knows Skully; he’s garbage. Sonny says he thought Mike was being too nice, and he and Mike laugh. Mike says he likes their friend. He was just looking out for his guy. He puts his arm around Dev. He asks if Sonny has kids, and Sonny says he does. Mike says, then he knows. They’re just playing for pennies; nothing serious. Sonny says, pennies work. Dev and Mike set up the game, and Josslyn asks if Sonny is okay. Sonny says, it’s just the disease talking.

The doctor tells Nelle, good news. There’s been no damage to her kidney. Chase asks, what’s next? and the doctor says he’ll patch up the wound, and she’s all his. Chase says he can’t wait. Nelle thanks the doctor, and he leaves. She says she knows things between her and Chase aren’t great. He says he doesn’t know what she means. Sure, she killed her fiancé, trashed his career, and almost killed one of his best friends, but it’s water under the bridge, right? She says he can be as standoffish as he wants, but he wouldn’t be there if he didn’t care. He says he does care; he needs her statement. She asks if he’s sure that’s all it is, and he says, pretty sure. The guard at Pentenville said she was delivering towels. Is that why she was in the infirmary? She says that’s her job. She’s proving she’s a good citizen, and has changed her ways. He says, yes or no, and she says, yes. She has two jobs, in the kitchen and in the laundry. He asks her to describe the attack, and she says she came in to restock towels, and Ryan was there by himself. When she dropped the towels off, and tried to get past him, he grabbed her. He ordered her to try and help him escape. He was going on about Ava, and Nelle was supposed to wheel him out in a laundry bin to the loading dock or he’d hurt her. Chase says, then what? and she says she obviously couldn’t let that happen, so she tried to get away and alert the guard, when he stabbed her. If Chase hadn’t come in when he did, she wouldn’t be there. He saved her life. He walks out, and Nelle doesn’t look happy.

Ned tells Michael that he was offering to pinch hit, not take over, and Michael says he was just kidding. Ned says Michael has a lot of plates in the air, and they’re all full. Once Lucas is in recovery, and things with Wiley are normalized, he’ll hand back the reigns. Michael says what Ned is suggesting is exactly what he was going to ask. He can’t do right by his family or ELQ if he overextends himself. He appreciates Ned picking up some of the work load. Ned says it’s his pleasure, and they shake hands. Ned tells Michael to have his office forward the necessary documents, and he’ll schedule a briefing to bring him up to speed. There is one issue they need to take care of sooner than later. The disposition of Oscar’s shares of ELQ. 

Willow tries to hand Brad a protein bar, and says, eat this, but he says he can’t think of food right now. She says he has to keep up his strength. Lucas would want him to. He asks how she knows what Lucas would want, and she says, he’s right. Lucas wants him to pass out from hunger and lack of sleep when he wakes up. Brad says he knows she’s trying to help, and she says she knows they were going through a rough patch. He says that’s none of her business, and she asks if that’s where this is coming from. She wouldn’t have trusted them with Wiley if she didn’t think they’d be good parents. He tells her, stop being so damn nice to him. She doesn’t know the truth. He sees Julian standing there. Chase comes over, and Willow asks why he’s there. He says he was taking a statement from Nelle.

Mike says he had the luckiest streak ever, but Josslyn says, it was more than luck. It was his lethal combination of skills and expertise. Mike says he hates to play and run, and Sonny says Mike cleaned them out. Mike tells Dev to be a gentleman, and see Josslyn home. She can come back whenever she feels like it. She says she’ll do that. Mike says he’s tired, and tells Sonny, it was nice to meet him. Sonny says it was nice to meet Mike too. Mike goes to the desk, and Sonny asks Josslyn and Dev if they could wait outside. Josslyn tells Dev, that was kind of amazing; changing the craps rules so Mike would win every time. Dev says he was just following her lead. She’s amazing. They smile at each other. Mike tells Sonny, this where he gets off, and Sonny says he’ll walk Mike the rest of the way. Mike says his kid was right. Sonny is okay. If he wants to come back, he can do that.

Ned tells Michael, the lawyers think they’re close to solving the probate issues. Michael says, Shiloh is dead, and Oscar wanted the shares to go to the Kilimanjaro Foundation; it seems pretty straightforward. Ned says, the foundation will be funded, with or without the shares. The family will make sure of that. He’d like to acquire the shares for Olivia and Leo, and Michael asks if Ned wants to buy the shares, and Ned says, that’s the idea. Michael says there’s another scenario they haven’t considered. Shiloh was Wiley’s biological father. If probate decides that the shares were legitimately Shiloh’s, Wiley is his next of kin. If they go to the foundation, the family can reacquire them. Ned says he doesn’t think his grandfather’s stipulation was meant to go on in perpetuity. They’re not Shiloh’s shares anymore. Michael says that points back to the question of Ned buying them for Olivia and Leo. He’s too tired to think right now; let him sleep on it. Besides, the shares are still tied up in probate, so there’s no reason to rush. They’ll talk soon. Ned tells Michael, get some sleep.

Monica says, good news. Lucas is off the ventilator, and breathing on his own. Bobbie asks if he’s responding to stimuli, but Monica says, not yet. Although it’s not uncommon in cases like his. Julian asks, how long until Lucas wakes up? and Monica says they’re keeping a close eye on him. The next 24 hours are critical. Julian asks, why? and Bobbie says, the longer he stays in a coma, the less chance he has of waking up. 

Alexis tells Sam not to blame herself. None of it is her fault. Sam says she’s been on Shiloh’s radar. DoD wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t drained his father’s bank account. Alexis says Shiloh would have been a predator no matter what, but Sam says she put it in motion, and her kids are suffering for what she did.

Brad asks what Chase means; Nelle is there. Chase says, Ryan stabbed her, and Brad asks if it’s life threatening. Chase says, he regrets to inform Brad, she’s going to recover. Brad says she belongs back behind bars, and Chase says, she will be, as soon as he can get her back. Brook watches them.

Carly tells Jason, it’s not fair. He says he knows, but there’s nothing they can do. She says, it’s wrong. Nelle killed her fiancé, almost killed Michael, and made her family’s life a living hell. Now her brother is fighting for his life because of another psycho. It’s wrong.

Nelle makes a call, and tells the guard that her family is going to be relieved to hear from her. She says, voicemail, and asks if he minds giving her privacy. He goes out to the hallway, and she says, Marty. It’s your favorite client. He’ll never guess where she is.

Tomorrow, Charlotte recognizes someone, Curtis tells Laura that it’s time to look closer to home, Peter says he did what he had to, and Sonny says Carly and Jax have been lying to him for weeks.

👠 On Project Runway, the designers were met with a giant door. Karlie Kloss popped out, and explained that their challenge was going to be inspired by the reimagined world of Cats. She told them that the latest perspective was that animal prints were the new neutral. I don’t think so, but okay. The contestants’ task was to create a chic street style look that was a fresh take on animal prints. Dayoung became ill, and was carted off, but she rallied the next day. Apparently, it was exhaustion and stress, that I’m sure was added to by her two-day challenge becoming a one-day challenge. Surprisingly, the other designers who had extra time, came to Dayoung’s aid and helped her finish. Except for Delvin, who just danced around. I thought most of the designs were pretty interesting, as well as wearable. Veronica, who hadn’t counted on some of the problems she grappled with, ended up making a romper that I thought was kind of cute, but Brandon said it was like an exotic diaper he didn’t want to see anyone wearing. Victoria continued to call faux leather fox leather, so I guess no one is going to correct that. I wasn’t crazy about her design, which had some kind of crisscross mess going on. Brandon said it looked like a snake had crawled into the garment. Victoria and Veronica both ended up the bottom two. One of the judges remarked that Marquise’s design was the only one they could actually see women wearing on the street. It was a sort of skort/blouse combo that definitely worked, except I don’t like when a garment has an uneven hem. I don’t mean a high/low or a handkerchief hem – love those – but this was like a sharp four inch difference on one side of the skirt, skort, or whatever it was – like a half shorts, half skirt is the best I can describe it. So, not for me. Maybe Delvin made the right choice by being selfish, since he ended up in the top two, along with Marquise, presenting a gorgeous peacock feather print coat dress. During the deliberation, Brandon suggested, rather than having been inspired by Cats, Veronica’s outfit was for the woman who has a cat. Meow! What’s interesting – although it might apply to a lot of competition shows – is that some of the designers have a definite presence. Like I (almost) know their names already. Yet some of the others seem invisible. When writing, I often refer to the photo list for the season (I’ve said it before, I suck with names, and think everyone should always wear a nametag), and I wonder where they were on the show. Tyler was a good example. Even though he was a low scorer, he got through, and I think it’s because of his power to wear the cloak of invisibility. Marquis was the big winner. One perk of winning is having the design manufactured, and sold on Bravo’s site, which I could see with this design and also last week’s jumpsuit. I’d even buy the jumpsuit, but I’m pretty sure it’s out of my Old Navy price range. Veronica was out, the judges feeling her garment was unfinished and not street enough, but it was a double-edged sword for her. She wanted to get home to her kid, but wishes she’d made it all worthwhile. I thought, she made it onto the show, and got her name out there. Isn’t that worthwhile? She did add, if you can walk away with being proud of who you are, you really did your best. So isn’t that worthwhile? Next time, the designers have an unconventional materials challenge, using Christmas decorations and wrapping.

🏡 Watch What Happens Live was a blast, the guests being the original case of The Brady Bunch, who have a gig going on HGTV. They began with the theme song, changing it to The Shady Bunch, and I literally lol’d. Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) gave a wonderfully insightful quote, when Andy asked if the show jumped the shark by introducing another child. A show is already in the toilet when you add a new cute kid. They just flush.

💃 Moving On…

I’m kind of surprised the court hasn’t politely asked Larissa to leave the country. Not that I think she should. I don’t think Coltie and his mommy treated her very well, and she should get a do-over. I’m just thinking, Juicy Joe committed a white collar crime, and has to put an ocean between himself and his family. It doesn’t seem very fair.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/90-day-fiance-larissa-dos-santos-lima-wraps-up-criminal-assault-case/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💸 Will Cabaret For Food…

I can’t blame them asking for a raise, if they have to buy a two-drink minimum every time the go to one of the Countess’s shows.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/12/real-housewives-new-york-cioty-stars-demand-more-money/?utm_source=email&em_hash=72048a93bc8188334dc1071a32fe8f3b

💍 Let Her Enjoy It…

Tinsley just got engaged for God’s sake. Get off her back. She’s been waiting all her life for this. Or at least since the divorce was final.

https://pagesix.com/2019/12/07/tinsley-mortimer-skips-rhony-trip-amid-rumors-shes-leaving-the-show/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pagesixdaily&utm_content=20191208&tpcc=pagesix_daily&mpweb=755-8444560-711673032

🚧 Due to pre-Christmas obligations, I’m not sure when Friday’s GH recap, et al, will be posted. I’ll try for Friday night (really the wee hours of Saturday morning), but it might have to wait until Saturday, depending.

🎁 Can’t Return This Present…

I don’t know if this would be considered a holiday song, but it’s certainly a gift. Warning: Inappropriate in every way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 18, 2019 – Sam’s Hearing Concludes, Fraternity On Deck, WWHL Presents Bravocon, Blind Date Bore & More Pirates

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

I missed the first few minutes, and hope this isn’t indicative of the week.

Kim asks if Franco is ready start their new life. He says he’s very sorry, but he can’t leave Port Charles with her after all. Yes-yes-yes-yes-yes!!!

Alexis asks if TJ is saying that she somehow ingested rat poison. There’s an antidote, right? Elizabeth comes in with Finn, and asks how Alexis is feeling. Finn says her blood pressure has dropped to its lowest point, and Alexis says it probably shot up after she heard TJ’s theory. TJ says her symptoms are consistent with thallium poisoning. Finn says, it’s been banned for decades, but TJ suggests they run tests to be on the safe side, and Finn agrees.

Kim tells Franco that she doesn’t understand, and asks if it’s about slowing down. He says, that’s not it, and she asks, why stay in Port Charles? She saw Monica, and Monica understands. He says, it has nothing to do with Monica, and she asks if it’s about Elizabeth and the boys. He says, it’s about Franco, and what Franco did for him when they were kids.

Julian flashes back to Kim saying he was never her Charlie. That man never existed. It was him pretending to be someone he’ll never be. A woman (let’s just say it, Brook Lynn) asks if he’s working today. She wants a black Russian. He says he’ll get someone to help, and she says, or he could pour it himself. Unless he has something better to do.

Brad says he didn’t know Lucas spoke to Julian, and Lucas says, yesterday. He was with Julian when Brad called. Once Brad said Charlotte had been abducted by Cassandra, it slipped his mind. Julian just made excuses about how he was protecting him and Wiley from Brad’s shady dealings. Brad says he was set up, and Lucas says, in reality, the only person they needed protection from Julian. Julian is nothing to him. If they see him when they’re out somewhere, they’re going to turn the other way. He’s sorry Brad got set up. It seemed like he and Julian were getting close, and he knows how that hurts. Brad says, it hurt Lucas too; he’ll miss his father. Lucas says he misses the father who raised him. He doesn’t miss Julian. Lucas’s phone dings, and he says he has to get back to work. Brad says he and Wiley will be waiting.

Diane tells Jason and Sam that they don’t need to debate the evidence. It’s already on record, and Judge Madrigal has a reputation for fairness. The judge comes in, and the bailiff says, court is now in session; the United States vs Sam McCall. The judge asks if they’re ready, and Diane introduces herself as council for the defense. She says they’re ready, but the US attorney seems to have something better to do. Judge Madrigal asks the bailiff if there’s been any word, but he says not that he knows of. Diane says, in light of the no show, she’s asking that all charges be dismissed immediately. Jason makes a face like one of my dogs makes when I have food in my hand.

Diane says, her honor is of course (🍷) familiar with the spurious charge of murder against Sam. She doesn’t use the term spurious lightly. At the time of Shiloh’s death, Jason was definitely unarmed and in imminent danger. The charges against her client were hyper-inflated, and are now outright lies. They say Sam arranged Shiloh’s escape for the sole purpose to kill him herself. Phone records show Sam answered a call from Dev Corbin, who was on the Haunted Star. She went unprepared and unarmed, which is illogical. If she arranged to kill Shiloh, why go unarmed? It makes no sense. Sam never should have been charged and taken from her home, where her two children need her, to spend even one hour to clear her name. It’s a clear-cut case of self-defense. She asks that the charges be dismissed. A man – who looks a lot like Anderson Cooper – runs in, and introduces himself as Gabriel Burke. He apologizes for being late, but he was interviewing the victim’s friends and supporters. They were once homeless and down on their luck, and they’re now thriving. They all tell the same story. If not for Shiloh, they’d be on the street. The man Sam shot in the back and erased from the world was a healer, helper, and hero. We all gag.

Obrecht asks Lucas how Wiley is, and he says she doesn’t even have a vague interest in his son. Brad is finished with her. She says she’s sorry to hear that. He’s been in contact with Britt, and she has an update. He tells her, give it a rest. She’s been blackmailing Brad. She took advantage of him being an anxious new father, and wrote a prescription for him. She took advantage of it, and used Brad to tamper with Sasha’s tests. Obrecht says she doesn’t know if he’s naïve or being deliberately ignorant, but in his eagerness to put the blame on her shoulders, he conveniently ignores what he knows about his own husband. Brad is a liar, and capable of lying to him.

On the phone, Julian tells Lucy that he has the right to keep Olivia’s deposit (he still hasn’t mentioned in what world), and to get her client under control. Brad asks if he’s having a bad day, and Julian tells him, get out. Brad says Julian might want to hear his deal first. Julian says Brad got the best of him this time, but he still has a story to tell, so don’t get cocky. He’s not done. Brad tells Julian, never mention how Wiley fell into his arms again, or Sonny will be over to visit so fast, it will make Julian’s head spin. But he has a more positive reason for visiting. Something that should make Julian happy.

Alexis says she’s sorry she doubted TJ, and TJ says he doubted himself too. Maybe he’s wrong, but her symptoms are specific. He wonders how she might have come in contact with the poison.

Franco tells Kim, Franco sacrificed himself, and his life was damaged irreparably. Despite monumental challenges, Franco rebuilt his life. Franco had a relationship, a family, and a home, until he showed up and took them away. Kim says, Shiloh and that crazy doctor did that. He had no choice. Franco says, Franco sacrificed himself for Cameron, and years before, did the same for him. Kim says if he feels obligated to visit Elizabeth’s family and be a friend to the boys, she’ll accept it. It won’t be easy, but they can stay. She just wants to be with him. He says he wants be with her too, but he can’t. He has nothing but love for her, but he’s going to have the procedure reversed. I say, thank God, and God laughs because these people aren’t real.

TJ says, maybe a local exterminator is using the poison, and Finn asks if Alexis has eaten any take-out. She says, only the usual; Kelly’s, Charlie’s, the Floating Rib, the MetroCourt. None of them would use something like that. Finn says it’s possible an employee had it on their hands. TJ says there would be other cases if that happened. Elizabeth brings back the test results, and Finn says, TJ is right. It’s thallium. Alexis says, now that they know what it is, tell her there’s a cure.

Franco says he’s not trying to hurt Kim, but he has to do right by Franco. He was never meant to be there. Kim says, but he is there. She can touch him and feel him. He says his memories are in another man’s body. A man who saved him when he was too little to save himself. Kim says he can’t. It’s too dangerous, and he could end up in a permanent coma. He says, the last thing Franco said to Cameron was, tell Elizabeth that he’d be back. Kim says, Elizabeth is handling this. Please. She can’t lose him. He says he has to try. He’s no good to her, himself, or anyone else if he doesn’t.

Brad tells Julian that he’s willing to let bygones be bygones. What Julian did was despicable, but not unforgiveable, especially since they were starting to be one big happy family. Julian asks what Brad wants now, and Brad says he’ll ask Lucas to give Julian another chance. Julian asks how he’ll mange that, and Brad says, he’ll have to take it slow; wear Lucas down over time. But Julian has to play his part. Keep his distance, and Brad will make sure he and Lucas are close again. As long as Julian doesn’t even think about exposing the secret about Wiley.

Lucas tells Obrecht to stop playing her twisted mind games. They don’t work; not with him or Brad. He doesn’t trust her, and if she ever tries to blackmail Brad again, he’ll go to the authorities. Obrecht says then she has no choice but to reveal the cold hard facts about Lucas’s husband, and why she was involved.

Judge Madrigal says Gabriel was late, and now he’s grandstanding. It’s a bench trial, not the theater. The only important thing she’ll pay adherence to is a productive argument and the charges. Prior to his death, Shiloh had been charged with sexual assault, attempted murder, murder, blackmail, and money laundering. He was a complex man who had a complex death, and it’s her job to judge whether there was malice aforethought or not. Diane calls Jason to the stand.

Jason says when he got the Haunted Star, Shiloh was standing over Sam, who was lying on the ground with broken glass all around her. Shiloh was attacking Sam, and he told Shiloh to stop.

Sam says, once she was alone on the boat, she knew she had to plan her escape, so she kept Shiloh talking. She went to the bar to pour a drink. That’s when he told her that he was responsible for his father’s death; that he tampered with the breaks on his father’s car. Gabriel objects, saying Shiloh isn’t on trial for his father’s death. Diane says it shows the state of her client’s mind; she was clearly in fear for her life, and it shows intent. Shiloh – the hero – admitted to murdering his own father. The judge says, continue, and Sam says Shiloh was closing in on her. She took the bottle to use as a weapon, but Shiloh got it out of her hand, and threw it on the ground. Then he threw her to the ground on top of the glass. He forced her legs open, and started to unbuckle his pants.

Jason says he shot Shiloh. He hit Shiloh in the chest, and thought he was dead. He didn’t check Shiloh’s pulse, and went directly to Sam. Diane asks how Shiloh survived, and Jason says, he had a bulletproof vest he took from a guard when he escaped. Jason didn’t realize, and was on deck when Shiloh came at him with a gaffing stick.

Sam says, Shiloh was going to kill Jason. She had no time, so she just reacted, shooting him in the back with a flare gun. He stumbled, and fell overboard. Gabriel says what she described sounds terrifying. Was she terrified? Sam says, of course (🍷). Gabriel says, then why did Sheri say in her sworn statement that Sam knew Jason didn’t need help, and could deal with Shiloh on his own? She shot Shiloh because of what he’d done to her sister and her. Diane says, hearsay, but Gabriel says Sam wanted Shiloh dead, didn’t she?

Finn tells Alexis the antidote is in paint, like the kind in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It’s also used in blueprints. It binds to the metals in the body, and flushes them out safely. Alexis wonders how someone came up with it. They licked a paintbrush? (That sounds like something I’d ask. I know. Let’s try drinking paint!). Finn says she’s going to be okay. TJ comes back, and says there’s no report of anyone else being poisoned in or around Port Charles. Finn says the symptoms are unique to Alexis, which brings them back to why.

Sam says she won’t apologize for wanting Shiloh away from her sister or the other young women he preyed on. But no matter what, she took a shot to protect Jason. Gabriel says, so she was mistaken. She didn’t think he could handle it himself. Diane says, hearsay, which the prosecution should understand. He’s using backdoor maneuvers to get the statement on record. The judge says, sustained. Move along.

Gabriel suggests that Sam and Jason set up a sting operation, but Diane objects, saying that’s a speculative premise. The judge sustains her objection, and Gabriel asks if Jason ever physically assaulted Shiloh. Jason says they fought, and Gabriel asks, how many times? Did he ever throw Shiloh down the stairs?  Diane objects again. She says Gabriel had ample opportunity to present the evidence of Jason allegedly throwing Shiloh down the stairs, but none was presented. There’s no way to prove it happened. Her objection is sustained. Gabriel says there are numerous counts of assault, and Diane objects again. Judge Madrigal says, sustained. She warned Gabriel about grandstanding, and next time, she’s going to cite him. Gabriel asks if Jason was so inexplicably defenseless, that if Sam hadn’t shot Shiloh, he wouldn’t have been able to defend himself. Diane says, that calls for speculation, and Gabriel says, withdrawn. Diane brings out the gaffing stick, and asks Jason what it is, for the record. He says it looks like the gaffing stick Shiloh was going to hit him with, and Diane says, Shiloh’s fingerprints were all over it. Gabriel – who’s really reaching now – says Sam could have placed it in Shiloh’s hands after he died. Diane says, false narrative, but Gabriel says, Sam, Jason, and Shiloh were alone on the water, with no witnesses to give history. The only life in danger that night was Shiloh’s. I wonder why they’re not making more of Dev’s phone call.

Julian says Brad loves throwing Sonny’s name around. Maybe he should tell Sonny his grandson is still alive. He’ll be so grateful, he’ll shake Julian’s hand. Brad says he came to Julian in good faith with a peace offering, but Julian says, how about extortion? Brad says Julian can get his son back if he lets them keep theirs, but he’ll have to agree to the terms. Julian tells Brad that he’d better not screw up. Brad holds out his hand, but Julian doesn’t shake it. Brad leaves, and Julian announces there’s a problem in the kitchen, and they’re closing. Their charges are covered, but they have to get out. Brook Lynn continues to drink.

Kim says, so he’s giving up his life, but Franco says it’s not his life to have; it’s Franco’s. If he holds on to it, he’s no better than the men who did the procedure in the first place.

On the phone at Charlie’s, Brook Lynn says, they owe her. O-W-E, owe, not own. They can find someone else if they want someone to push around. Go to hell. She hangs up, and tells Julian, black Russian, take two. He says, the bar is closed; she has to leave. She says she’ll get where she’s going eventually. In the meantime, she’s comfortable. Is he going to pick her up and toss her out, or call the cops? It would be simpler to just get her the damn drink.

Franco asks what Kim will do now, but she says she doesn’t know. All she knows is, she can’t stay and watch, hoping it doesn’t work out. However it turns out, he’s no longer hers. Franco says she doesn’t need to leave because of him. She says she needs to leave because of her. Without him and Oscar, there’s nothing left for her in Port Charles. Franco says, she’s an amazing woman. He wishes he could love her the way she deserves. She says he did once; they both did. She guesses this is goodbye. She cries, and says, goodbye, Chief Andrew Cane. He holds her, and says he loves her. She says she loves him too. He walks to the door, and walks out without turning back. She cries, and says, she always will.

Alexis tells Finn that she’s careful with her diet, and she’s working out with Kendra. Finn asks if she’s gotten any herbs or teas from the internet. She says, the only other thing is the supplement she’s been taking, and she had her doctor check it out. Finn asks if she’d mind if he took a look at it, and TJ says he has a key to the house; he can pick it up. Alexis says, that’s not necessary. She can have Kendra drop some off. Why? Why did she say that? Elizabeth comes in with Alexis’s first dose, and Finn says she’ll feel better in a couple days. She drinks it, and says, tastes like paint, but if it saves her life, she won’t complain. TJ says they still need to uncover how Alexis got exposed. He thinks she probably got it from a restaurant. Finn says he has a hard question. Is there any chance someone poisoned her intentionally?

Lucas tells Obrecht that she has no right to blow up their life. She says that’s not what she wants. She’s never subscribed to the philosophy that the truth will set you free, but he seems like he was raised on that principle. He should thank her for full disclosure. Lucas says her manipulation no longer works. She has nothing to tell him that he doesn’t already know. She says, is that so? His husband has a colorful past. So many highs and lows. She has something to tell him. Brad blows in, and asks, what’s going on? Obrecht says Lucas was lauding Brad’s honesty and disparaging her in the same breath. If his manners don’t improve, he’ll live to regret it, and so will Brad. She walks off, and Lucas asks if that’s a threat. Brad tells him, forget it. She won’t say anything or she’ll be implicated too. It’s over. Lucas says he doesn’t think it is.

Gabriel says Sam paid Brice to arrange Shiloh’s escape, but Diane says the defense admitted an affidavit from Brice’s lawyer. He was in the process of cutting a deal and amending his statement, when he was brutally murdered. The judge says the court has read it, and the statements offset each other. Neither will be counted to weigh more than the other. Gabriel says they only have the testimonies of Sam and Jason. Shiloh can’t give one, and conveniently, there were no security cameras. Perhaps Sam arranged that so she could kill him, and fabricate a story of attempted assault. Diane says, seriously? Hearsay and speculation. Gabriel says they haven’t offered once ounce of tangible proof, and the judge says, point taken, but she’s warned him. Gabriel says Sam shot Shiloh in the back, not to save Jason, but to snuff out a man she despised. Shiloh deserves his day in court. She took his life, and should be held accountable. Jason’s arrest record proves he was anything but defenseless. Judge Madrigal says she’s heard what she needs to hear. There will be a short recess before she gives her ruling. Spinelli tells Sam and Jason, everyone is in good health, but he has an emergency, and has to leave. His heart is with Sam. Sam asks Jason what he thinks. Is it going to go in her favor?

Alexis says she can’t think of anyone who would want to poison her except Helena, and she’s dead. She supposes Helena could have left posthumous instructions. TJ wonders if it could be a disgruntled client, or the family member of someone Alexis had put away. Finn tells Alexis to rest and let the medicine do its job. They’ll deal with the rest later. He leaves, and TJ starts to go, but Alexis says, not so fast, you. He saved her life. She thanks him, and he says he’s glad she’s okay. He’ll call Molly and let her know. She tells him to make sure to tell Molly about his role in it, or she will. He says he’ll check on her later. When he’s gone, she gets a text from Kendra asking how she is. She texts back, great news. I’m going to recover.

Kim looks around the empty apartment.

Elizabeth is at the reception desk, when Franco walks in. She asks what he’s doing there, and he says he needs to talk to her.

Julian asks the woman, why stay in a place that’s closed? She asks, why did he close it? What’s up with that guy he was talking to? It seemed heated. He says it’s none of her business, but she says she’s a total stranger, and they can be the best listeners. What not take advantage of that?

Brad tells Lucas, back to normal, but Lucas says, every time he turns around, there’s another secret. Brad asks what he means, and Lucas says Obrecht told him she knows the cold, hard facts about Brad and Wiley’s father. What else is Brad hiding?

Sam asks Diane how she thinks it went, but Diane tells her, it’s difficult to say. Sam and Jason were both compelling and straightforward, which works in their favor, but it’s hard to imagine Jason being defenseless. That shouldn’t count, but it can cast doubt. She asks Jason, how many fights he had with Shiloh. Jason says, real fights? Four. Diane asks, what’s a real fight? and Jason says where one of them almost killed the other.

The judge comes back in. She says, after careful consideration of the evidence and testimonies, she’s prepared to make a ruling. Will the defense rise?

Tomorrow, Kim hopes Hayden is as happy there as she was, Lucas asks Brad why everyone is after him, Olivia suggests she and Sonny open something together, and the verdict is read.

Below Deck

27 hours before charter. Brian says he kissed Courtney last night, and Ashton says, sh*t went down. Kate tells Ashton, good morning, lover boy. He asks how they hooked up, but Kate says he put his tongue in her mouth. That’s all that happened, so stop saying that. She loves him, but not that way. In Ashton’s interview, he doesn’t know how that happened, but it wasn’t him; it was Smashton. That’s the way Smashton operates. Kate tells him, get out of here. In Kate’s interview, she says she looks at Ashton as a brother, and she’s not that kind of family. Tanner feels better, like a new person, and says sleep was what he needed. Kate tells Tanner about Ashton kissing her, and he asks how that was. She says, disgusting. Tanner asks Courtney about Brian kissing her, and she says, that never happened. It was a peck. Ashton says they were so cute together, and she says, never going to happen. In Courtney’s interview, she doesn’t know how she feels. She’s a bit picky. Did she cringe, or does she want to kiss him again? Those are the two options. Tasks are given out. Tanner swills water.

Tanner watches Cortney and Simone fold clothes, and jets before he’s asked to help. Simone tells Courtney that she has to stop breathing when Tanner is around. Kate tells Simone that she’ll be on late, so she’ll be helping more with service. She asks what part of service Simone wants to work on, and Simone asks what Kate thinks she needs to work on. Kate asks how she is at opening wine, and Simone goes, uhhh… In Kate’s interview, she says it’s like on a sports team when someone is saying, put me in coach, but she doesn’t want to rush Simone either. Kevin makes up songs in the galley. Kate hands Simone a bottle of wine, and tells her to show her skills. Simon fumbles around. Kate tells her to do it without using the counter. In her interview, Kate says, that Simone doesn’t know how to open a bottle is a little troubling. She said she worked for a year on yachts. No one drank on that boat? Kate shows her how to open the bottle, and they move on to pouring.

Time for the preference sheet meeting. In Simone’s interview, she says most of her experience has been on laundry and housekeeping. She wishes she could get full service instruction. Captain Lee says their new primary is Michael Blackton, who owns a helicopter charter business. He and his closest friends went to Florida State. Kate says she knows people who went there, and the only major is drinking beer. In her interview, she says, no employer goes, wow, when they see Florida State on a resumé. The captain tells them that Michael says the crew isn’t prepared for what’s going to transpire on board. Kate says all they’ll need is red Solo cups. The captain says they want a beach lunch, a college style party with garnet and gold decorations, a pirate day, and they want the crew to come up with another theme dinner of their own creation. It’s going to be full-on. He asks how Tanner is, and Ashton says, he’s 100%. Captain Lee says they need him back. In Ashton’s interview, he says he has a calm exterior, even though inside, he’s pretty nervous. Kate makes a call to get a bunch of pirate stuff. Brian slips on deck, and hurts his knee. Tanner asks Ashton if they’re going to have hats and eye patches and sh*t, and Ashton nods.

Captain Lee watches as Simone irons. She tells him the iron is malfunctioning, and he shows her how to use it. Kate says it’s an honor and a privilege to watch him iron. I actually think it’s sexy. Tanner tells Kate about Brian whacking his knee, and asks how her tongue is doing after the attack. She says it recoiled to the back of her throat.

Ashton wants the boat looking nice and sharp, and the deckhands take care of last minute details. In Brian’s interview, he says he’s not sure what’s happening with his knee; it’s swollen. He can still do his job, but he can’t focus 100%. He hopes the pain goes away soon; he doesn’t need this on deck. The provisions come in, and Courtney says, yay Florida. Brian says his knee is hurting, and everyone gets changed to their whites. Tanner says he’s dripping sweat, and the captain says, four minutes to show time.

Kate brings out gold and garnet leis. As the guests come up to the boat, one says they’re going to get ripped every night, and Michael says, they have no idea what’s coming for them. Captain Lee says he’s not ready for these guys. In his interview, Ashton thinks the girls are beautiful, and it’s going to be a distracting charter. I’m a good bosun. I am a good bosun. The captain tells the guests they have a fun few days planned. Kate will give them a tour of the boat, and they’ll get this party started. Kate does the tour, and anchor is pulled up. One of the female guests wonders when Ashton’s shirt is coming off. Kate describes Michael to Kevin as still being in the fraternity and having a Republican haircut. She puts Courtney on laundry duty. Michael wants to see pirates. I don’t think Captain Sandy would agree that’s a good idea. Kate tells Simone to check on the guests. In Kate’s interview, she says if Simone wants to improve in service, when she says, check on the guests, that doesn’t mean wander around. She didn’t speak to one of them. A guest comes to the galley, and asks for a vodka/Sprite. Kate tells Simone, look at every guest, and ask if she can get them anything. You never want them to have to ask.

Michael is already making all kinds of inappropriate remarks to Simone. Courtney suggests Brian get an actual bandage on his knee, and tells him to stop touching it with dirty fingers. Simone says she wants the guests to be super happy and drinking. Kevin makes ribs, and says, Michael is fantasized [sic] by an American type steakhouse. Tanner asks if Brian is going to text Courtney to marry him. Kevin sings, love is in the air. Kate says Courtney has a glow, and Courtney says that’s because she got some sun. Kate says, he’s the son of someone. Michael says, let’s get loose, and asks when Simone gets to drink. He tells her that he was going to bring his girlfriend, but they broke up before the trip when he found out she was a hooker. He thinks this is pretty funny, while the rest of us just look at him blankly. He grabs Simone’s hand, asking about her ring finger, and guessing her size, telling her, he’s good at that. They arrive in Koh Roi. Simone tells Kevin, the main guy is ugh. In her interview, she says she’s trying to be professional, and Michael is being creepy. Get her out of there.

Kevin tells Kate that he wants to go over to the beach with the food. Ashton explains that he’ll make the initial run with the crew, and while they set out the food, he’ll go back for the guests. In Kevin’s interview, he says he wishes he could trust Kate with the beach picnic, but she’s checked out. We flash back to Kevin looking for Kate the last time. He says she needs to manage better, and he doesn’t trust her with any of the aspects of a beach picnic. I dub Kevin officially insane. He tells Kate that he’s going along because he doesn’t want to make more work for her. Ashton has a meeting with the deckhands, and the tender is put in the water. Captain Lee asks Ashton what Brian did to his leg, and Ashton says, that’s how hard he fell for Courtney the other night. We all laugh. Tanner asks Brian how his knee is, and Brian says, effed up.

Kate gets ready for the picnic, and says, the gang’s all here; Tito, Jack, and Jim. Ashton thinks it’s the hottest day so far. They leave to set up, and one guest asks for a banana daquiri. Simone says she can do it, and then looks it up on her phone. Courtney says, it’s just a daiquiri with bananas in it. Kevin sets up, making Ashton and Tanner change things around from what Kate told them. Ashton says they’ll just do what Kevin wants to do, and Kate says, welcome to her life. In Kate’s interview, she says, usually, she’d like the chef to show up and participate, but Kevin is very OCD, and it makes everything more difficult. Simone conquers the daquiri, and the guest pronounces it delicious. Kevin starts talking about dinner, but Kate wants to deal with lunch first. The guests arrive, and Kate tells them, welcome to lunch. Kevin tells Kate not to forget the salt and pepper, and she says it’s on the table already. In her interview, Kate says, whenever Kevin jumps into the service realm, he’s doing it to overpower her. Kevin needs to stay in his lane, or take over the job fully, and she’ll take a vacation. She tells Simone, practice makes perfect, and to serve the guests so they don’t have to get up.

Courtney doesn’t understand ironing. It just rewrinkles. Tanner tells Courtney, it’s going to be a chill charter for her – until the laundry starts coming in. In Courtney’s interview, she says, it’s like a frat party, but they’re forty. It’s chill, but it’s pretty sad. I think it’s just pretty sad. The guests play in the water. Simone stays to pack up, and the guests return to the boat. Brian tells Simone that guest Kim is hot, and Simone says, Kim is a scorcher. He asks if she has any comments on the guys, and she says, Tanner makes her… and she fans herself. Brian says, he makes her flustered

Kate tells Courtney, tonight it’s garnet and gold forever. And beer pong. In Kate’s interview, she says the guests are having a college-themed party because the college years were the best years of their lives. Anyone still talking about college, peaked in college. It’s embarrassing. She makes Courtney the creative director of Jell-O shots. Ashton gets the slide ready by himself. The guests jump into the water from the side of the boat. Brian says his knee is worse; the pain is intense on the sides. Ashton says Brian’s knee isn’t looking good. In his interview, he says, there’s a massive difference between being one man and two men down. He hasn’t had a full-strength team all season. He’s exhausted. He asks to talk to the captain.

Ashton tells Captain Lee that Brian banged his knee, and it’s swelling. In his interview, the captain says he has to come up with a backup plan in case Brian can’t work. He feels like a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest. Kevin goes over dinner with Kate. Tanner tells Simone that he thinks he found the coolest spot on the yacht. Simone agrees, and they catch a breeze. One of the guests says she’s trying to get a buzz. She’s way too sober. Tanner tells Simone about Brian’s knee. Michael goes to the galley, and asks Kate where the group shots are. Tanner asks if Simone misses home. She says she misses her grandma, and talks about her all the time. Tanner says his grandpa is his best friend. They have to treat each experience like they don’t want it to be the last one. In Simone’s interview, she says, not only does Tanner have his symmetrical God-given face, he appreciates his grandparents. He asks how old her grandmother is, and she says, ninety-five. In Kate’s interview, she says, Simone is exhibiting all the telltale signs of being a yachty with no experience. If she can hear Simone, the guests can hear her. It’s not Simone’s cruise. She tells Kevin, Simone is having a conversation on the sundeck, and the guests are listening to her life story. Kevin says Simone talks too much. Kate says she’s like a puppy you want to train, but don’t want to break its spirit. Kevin says you need to give it house rules. Everyone looks at the sunset. Kate tells Simone to change into her blacks. The guests get dressed for dinner. Kevin prepares a New York cheesecake.

Kate tells Simone to get the glasses for dinner. Ashton tells Tanner that Simone likes him, and asks if Tanner likes her. Tanner says, that’s dangerous. Kate tells Simone that the guests could hear her talking to Tanner. She was busy making drinks, and didn’t hear what it was about. Should she ask the guests, or does Simone want to tell her? Simone says they were just talking. In Kate’s interview, she says she’s annoyed that Simone is playing that she wants to learn. If she wants to learn, a little less this – she makes a hand gesture for talking – and more of this – she gestures like she’s cleaning something. She tells Simone, if guests are around, be careful.

I just have to interject here. I’m always surprised at how brazen the guests are, like with asking a deckhand to take their shirt off or being forward with a stew. It’s never once crossed my mind to make a pass at any kind of waitstaff or server when they’re technically in my employ. It’s outrageously inappropriate. Does money make people stupid? I had money for five minutes once, but the only inappropriate thing I ever did was take a limo to a Spice Girls concert, and it wasn’t even my idea.

Ashton tells Kate that he’s another man down, and Kate asks, how down is he? Ashton says he needs to rest. As usual, Kate makes a gorgeous centerpiece, using green/gold netting and fairy lights. Kate tells Simone, during service, keep conversation to a minimum. The guests hear everything. A guest says there’s finally a breeze, and Michael says he hasn’t had a BJ this good in years, causing all of us to collectively roll our eyes, and push him off the boat. Okay, I made up that last part. In Kevin’s interview, he says he hasn’t really been around college students before. They’re toasted, and he thinks they’ll be impressed with dinner. Michael talks about playing the drinking game, Never Have I Ever, but never have I ever played that game, nor have I ever been interested in playing. In his bunk, Brian puts a towel over his face.

Tanner and Ashton continue working. Ashton wishes he could go to bed. The captain looks at Brian’s leg, and says it’s going to be a pain in his ass. He’ll probably have to get a doctor. He tells Brian to put ice on it. The guests ask for green tea shots with Red Bull (bleh), and they need them quickly. Simone tells Kate, and Courtney brings some cheesecake to Brian. He asks if she’ll get him some ice, and promises to take her for champagne when the crew goes out. Kate downs one of the shots, and declares it good.

Kevin delivers the cheesecake, singing, once, twice, three times a cheesecake, on the way. Michael toasts to waking up and not getting pissed on. A guest says it’s the best cheesecake they’ve ever had. Michael tells them, it’s college night tonight, and Kate says they have beer pong, and a two-story beer bong. The guests change, and then play beer pong. Simone watches and laughs. Kate tells Courtney the laundry is looking good. Courtney says, it’s a nice change, but it’s boring. Kate asks her to help Simone for a while. These people really are acting like they’re in college. I’m embarrassed. Michael messes with the kayak that’s hanging on the side of the boat.

Ashton tells Michael, no. Please don’t do that. In his interview, Ashton says, what the hell does Michael think he’s doing? He’s beyond drunk, and he’ll snap the kayak, and himself. Michael says Ashton is effing up his kayak experience, but commends Ashton on saying it properly. He puts his arm around Ashton, and Ashton says at least he got the message. Simone tells Courtney that she’ll finish up. Ashton puts the slide away by himself. Brian tosses and turns in pain.

Kate asks Kevin to practice his pirate talk. He says, arghhh! Kate says, yay! Pirate day! It’s not the most  gentile, elegant thing, but she can play along. Shiver me timbers. Arghhh! In Brian’s interview, he says his knee is worse. He couldn’t sleep, but he’s not the type of person who can do nothing, especially since he’s lead deckhand. He feels guilty. Ashton looks at Brian’s knee, and in his interview, he says he tried having a positive mindset, but he needs to deal with the fact that he might lose Brian. One of the guests is stoked that it’s pirate day. Kate tells Kevin that she can only use one hand. When he asks, why? she says she only has one, and shows him the hook prop on her other one. I actually have one of those because we did Peter Pan one year for Halloween.

Kate tells Kevin that she’s a leprechaun pirate. Captain Lee tells Ashton, be ready to rock and roll at 8:30. Kate gives the captain a gentle reminder that it’s pirate day. He says, them’s that dies be the lucky ones, and she says, totally. They pull anchor. Kate tells Courtney, she looks like she’s a lame not-team player. She’s working with a hook. She says it’s Courtney’s last chance to choose her own outfit or she will. The captain asks about Brian, and says if he sees his ass up and around, he’ll have his ass. He gives Ashton the helm, and says he has a new deckhand coming. Brian is so close to being down, he wants to get her on board. In his interview, Captain Lee says, when you’re shorthanded, you run the risk of injury. It’s dangerous, and they can’t continue down this road. Ashton asks if he can look at a copy of the deckhand’s CD, and the captain says he already knows her. It’s Ryleigh. In Ashton’s interview, he says, you have to be effing kidding. Captain Lee says they’ll see if she learned anything.

This season, elephants; Captain Lee tells the crew that some of them aren’t getting his two rule message – don’t embarrass themselves or the boat; Ryleigh says she’s back, bitches; Ashton isn’t ready for this; Ryleigh says she’ll make Brian forget Courtney; Kevin says it’s getting heated; Alexis Bellino is a guest; a guest calls Kate a bitch; a nasty child; Kate hopes the boat sinks, and a cat in a snuggly.

📺 Tonight, I also watched a rerun of Watch What Happens Live, the Bravocon edition, aka WWHL at Bravocon. While I still wish I could have gone, holy! it was crowded. During the show, Andy basically trotted out all the Bravolebrities, so there was a massive amount of people on stage as well, but I can’t imagine even standing in an autograph line with this many people. You would have needed some kind of VIP ticket just to survive, and I’ve been to crowded conventions. I loved seeing LVP, joining the Vanderpump Rules cast, along with Puffy. She looked like the princess she is. I’ll never give up wishing she’d adopt me. Even with all my dogs, her house is so huge, she’d never even know I was there if she didn’t want to. And I’d treat her so much better than Cedric, or whatever the hell his name was. That POS from the first season of RHOBH. The highlight was Andy introducing Kim Zolciak, and not knowing the words to Tardy for the Party, but singing along anyway. You know. Like you do in the car. They played Squash That Beef, and Ramona had to go up quite a few times. Shep, Jax, and Vicki won the drawing for the shotski. The whole thing must have been insane.

👓 I also checked out Blind Date, and was not impressed. The premise is exactly what you’d think, watching a blind date, but stupid pop-ups are scattered throughout. Dating: No Filter (on E!) is a thousand times better. I think the narrator for Blind Date might have been the same person who narrates the Olive Garden commercials, since for a moment, I thought the couple went to Olive Garden when I was looking at an ad. I give it a D-.

🚣 Because It’s Stuck In My Head Now…

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October 24, 2019 – Scotty Drops a Bombshell, Focus On Brooklyn, Master of Deco, When He Was Ricky, Tyler Talks & His Way

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Martin questions Elizabeth. He says she loved Jake Doe, and withheld evidence of his identity to benefit herself. She tells him, the situation is different, but he says isn’t she doing something similar with his client in the name love? Isn’t it true she kept Drew’s identity a secret so she could have him all to herself? She says, that was Drew Cane, the man. This man isn’t Drew Cane.

Josslyn tells Sonny that Donna is resting in the nursery, and Avery is having a tea party with the nanny. She wonders where Michael is, and Sonny says he had something to do, and Jason was summoned to Franco’s hearing.

Ava is at the gallery. She hears something, and asks, who’s there? She reaches into her purse for her gun, but it’s Trina. She’s there to apply for the intern position.

Jax meets Curtis and Laura at Charlie’s. He asks if they have any more leads on the codicil, and Laura says they think the portrait holds the key, but Valentin threw it in the trash. Jax says, so they’re back to square one, but Curtis says, not necessarily. Laura says Doc analyzed the pattern in the portrait, and found a constellation in the jewel work around the neck of Helena’s jacket. They did research, and there is a constellation just like it, that points to Spoon Island, They think it’s the location of the codicil. Jax asks if Curtis has talked to Hayden, and Curtis says, that’s the next step, but there’s been radio silence. Hayden was supposed to have breakfast with Finn, and never showed up.

At the hospital. Hayden tells Finn, Violet is sleeping . Now would be a good time to talk. Finn says, since she ran out on him the morning of their wedding, there hasn’t been time to talk? Hayden says, just let her… Finn says, what? Leave another note? The last one said she’d lost the baby; is this one going to say, just kidding? No more lies. Why didn’t she tell him about their daughter?

Scotty says counsel is accusing Elizabeth of imposing one man’s identity onto another. Elizabeth says she’s not the one doing it; Kim is. Martin reproaches Elizabeth for finger pointing, and the judge says that’s what Martin has been doing at length. Ha-ha! Liking this judge. Martin says Elizabeth wanted to keep Jake Doe from knowing he was Jason, but Elizabeth says Kim knows this is her husband Franco, and wants to keep him from his own memories, family, and life. Scotty says Kim wanted to keep her claws in him, so to speak. She lost her son, and her son’s father, so it’s completely understandable that she’d want to hang onto the next best thing. He asks Elizabeth if she feels it was a mistake not to tell Jake Doe his true identity, and she says it was a terrible mistake, and she was wrong to do it. So is Kim. She tells Kim, do the right thing, and let Franco be Franco.

Finn asks why Hayden wrote the note telling him their baby was dead. She says it seemed like the cleanest way out. He asks her to define clean. She says Jared was blackmailing her because she’d hit a child. It was an accident, but she never paid. She was happy with Finn, ready to buy a house, and be a mother, and all she could think about was the girl she hit and the girl’s parents. How would she feel in their position? Finn says he could have helped her through it, but she says once you steal money from your place of work, putting it back doesn’t change what you did. She digresses, and tells him that he has pretty eyes, then continues. When Finn confronted her, she knew must have hated her. Finn says he never hated her, and she says she hated herself. Finn says he was angry and disappointed, but he still loved her. He went looking for her, but she was gone. Not a word, not a note; nothing but the stupid ring. Hayden says, it was a nice ring. Finn understands why she left, but he’ll never understand why she told him she lost the baby. Did she want to hurt him that much?

Jax says, one step forward, and two steps back, but Curtis says, not necessarily (which should be the new drinking phrase). He has a plan in the works. Jax asks if he’d like to share, and Curtis says he wants to iron out the details first. Jax says, in the meantime, he has personal business to take care of, and leaves. Laura asks if Curtis really has a plan, or did he just say that to appease Jax? Curtis says he’s got an idea.

Trina tells Ava that she saw the position online. Ava says her assistant must have posted it, explaining that she’s back from a leave of absence. Trina says the ad said she needs someone on Wednesday afternoons, and Ava says her applicants are usually art majors or graduate school students, but Trina says she’s extremely motivated, and has great grades. She hands Ava a copy of her resumé, and says there’s a digital copy available online. Ava appreciates Trina’s enthusiasm, but she’s looking for someone more experienced. Trina says she interned at the fine arts museum. Dev comes in, carrying something in a black garbage bag. He says he’s glad the gallery is open, and asks what Trina is doing there. Trina says she’s applying for an internship. Ava asks who he is, and what he’s doing there. He says, good afternoon, beautiful lady. His name is Dev Corbin, and he has a piece of rare artwork for her.

Martin tells the judge to Instruct the witness not to address his client, but she says he’s not the judge, and reminds him that she runs the courtroom, not him. Liking her even more. She tells Elizabeth to confine her answers to what’s asked, and Scotty says he has nothing further. Judge Lasser says the witness is dismissed, and they’re going to have a brief recess.

Monica sees Jason come in, and thanks him for being there. He says he was summoned an hour ago by Franco’s attorney. He’s not sure what Martin thinks he can do.

Scotty tells Elizabeth what happened with Jake Doe has no bearing on what’s going on, but she says, it felt like it did. He says, it doesn’t matter what went on with Drew. This is about what’s going on Franco. He still has another arrow in his quiver.

Martin apologizes to Franco and Kim, saying he didn’t think it would go like that. Franco says, Elizabeth told the truth, and Martin says, about being a liar. Kim says Elizabeth told her how terrible she felt about it. Martin says Elizabeth seems to have put a lid on her guilt, but Kim says, it doesn’t seem fair. Martin asks if she doesn’t want to make sure her boyfriend is there to stay. The stakes are high, and there’s no room for fair.

Jax goes to Sonny’s, and asks Josslyn if Donna is home. She says Donna made her big entrance, and it tired her out. Carly is with her upstairs. Sonny asks if Jax wants a drink or a snack; maybe something to go. Jax says he wanted to give Donna a gift. He gives Josslyn a small box, and tells her to open it. She says she guesses Donna is probably too little to do it herself. She looks inside, and says, he remembered. She hugs him.

Ava says Dev brought her a panting in a garbage bag. He says he passes by the gallery all the time, and they have such cool stuff. He thought it looked expensive. It’s the painting of Helena, and Ava says, that’s Helena Cassadine. Dev asks if she’s famous, and Trina says, he’s new. She’ll get him a copy of Lucy’s book; it will tell him everything. Dev says he saw it at a flea market, and thought it might be worth something, so he took a shot and bought it. Ava says she knows the man who owns the painting, and doubts Valentin would give it up and it found its way to a flea market.

Curtis says the painting is in a landfill somewhere, and Laura says, classic Valentin. Curtis says Helena was a discerning, deliberate woman. She wouldn’t hire just anyone to paint her portrait, so what’s special about the artist? He asks if Laura knows who painted it, and she says, no, but she has a picture of it on her tablet. Maybe they can see the signature. Maybe the answer isn’t in the art, but in the artist.

Hayden tells Finn that she didn’t want to hurt him more than he’d been hurt already. She was basically a fugitive. Monica could have sent the cops after her at any time, and she couldn’t risk her child being born in prison. Finn asks if it occurred to her that he would have stood by her. She says, of course (🍷) it did, but she’d made a mess of his life, and didn’t want to make it worse. He says, so she’s telling him this was one big selfless gesture. Hayden says, yes… and no.

Finn says, Hayden ran away and hid his child to protect him or her? She says she was a walking disaster, so she ran. She went to LA, where Curtis found the note. Finn says, she told him the baby was gone, and it broke him. He hears her words, but doesn’t understand why she told him the baby was gone.

Ava tells Dev that she’s not interested, and he asks if the frame isn’t worth something. She says, conventional portraits don’t sell, but Trina says, it’s not just some random old lady; Helena is a Port Charles legend, and the painting is creepy and off-putting. She points out the reflection in the teapot, and Ava says she’ll give Dev $100, take it or leave it. He says it’s a pleasure doing business with her. She goes into the back, and Trina asks where Dev really got it. He didn’t steal it, did he? He says he found it in the garbage, and asked the sanitation guys if he could take it. He has an errand to run, but says he’ll treat Trina to Kelly’s afterward. Ava comes back and gives Dev his money. Trina thanks her for her time, but Ava asks if Trina would mind staying.

Judge Lasser says she wants to hear both sides before the expert psychiatric testimony. Martin calls Monica to the stand. He asks who this man is to her, and she says he has the personality and memories of Drew, therefore he’s part of her family.

Scotty asks Monica if she gave birth to Drew, and she says, no. He says Drew was her late husband’s son with Susan Moore. Monica says they raised Jason, who was Alan’s son with Susan, and when she found out Jason had a twin, she welcomed him into the family. He asks if Alan ever met Drew, and she says, no. He says so there’s no blood relation to her with the original Drew, but the connection she had passed away. This so-called Drew has Franco’s DNA, but she says, DNA doesn’t define a person. He says she’s a physician not a philosopher, and she says she knows DNA doesn’t make a human being; it’s neurology that makes us who we are. This man has Franco’s DNA, but Drew’s neurology. That makes him Drew Cane.

Martin calls Jason to the stand.

Hayden says she lied about the baby being gone for Finn’s sake. He says the next time she wants to do him a favor, don’t do it by leaving the country. She says she wanted to have the baby overseas, and raise it on her own, and she did at first, in Finland. Violet was born on the coldest, longest night of the year. Their daughter was born fast, and came out smiling. The nurses called her valo, which means light, because she was a joy. Finn asks why she didn’t name their daughter that. She says she overheard him tell Roxie that he liked violets, and every smile, expression, even the shape of her face reminded Hayden of him. Finn says she still didn’t tell him, but she says she asked him to come to Rome and he didn’t show. She assumes he was already involved with Anna, and he says he had a lot going on at the time. Hayden says she’d hoped that somehow, against all odds and reason, they would fall back into each other arms, and she’d tell him, but it was too late.

Josslyn looks at a heart-shaped necklace in the box, and says it’s just like Lady Jane got for her when she was a baby. It’s upstairs in her jewelry box; she breaks it out on special occasions. Jax hopes this one is as special for Donna. Sonny says, Lady Jane was a class act. Josslyn tells Jax, on behalf of her baby sister, she thanks him. Dev walks in, carrying two big boxes. He says he didn’t expect everyone to be there, and Josslyn says, Donna is home. Sonny asks, what’s in the boxes?

Martin asks if Jason recently visited Drew. Jason says he visited that man, indicating Franco, in Shadybrook, where he’s registered as Franco Baldwin. Martin asks if he was there to speak to Franco or Drew, and Jason says he had a question for Drew about his time in Afghanistan. Martin says, so for all intents and purposes, that person is Drew Cane? Jason says he’s not qualified to say who he is. He can do that himself. It’s Scotty’s turn, and he says Jason doesn’t know or care who he is, as long as Franco is gone. Isn’t that right?

Laura tells Curtis, the artist is J. Garrin, and he’s known for burying clues in his paintings. Sometimes they’re fun Easter eggs, but sometimes they’re more meaningful. It would be just like Helena to hide the clues to the fortune in her portrait. Curtis asks if she thinks there’s more clues to find, and she says she thinks so.

Ava says Trina did her a favor, convincing her to buy the painting. It’s a J. Garrin. Trina says she could pretend and lie, saying she knows who that is and look it up later, but she’s opting for honesty, and hopes it works in her favor. Ava says, it may, and Trina asks who he is, and why he’s special. Ava tells her, his paintings are like puzzles. He hides his signature and clues, sometimes codes, and part of the fun is to figure out what he’s telling through the painting. Trina says, like the Davinci Code? and Ava says, kind of. She’s a Garrin aficionado. Her daughter enjoyed figuring it out as well. Trina says she heard about Kiki and what happened to Ava. Ava asks, from the Crimson article or town gossip? and Trina says, all of the above. She was worried when she stopped seeing Ava at the gallery. Ave says Trina was worried about her? Trina says she can’t imagine how Ava must feel, but she’s glad Ava came back. Ava says, so is she.

Scotty says, Jason values Drew’s life over Franco’s, right? Jason says, yeah, and Scotty says the same situation happened to Jason. His mind was changed and altered from a car accident when he was nineteen and a medical student, turning him into who he is now. Jason says, yes, and Scotty asks if he thinks the town would judge the old Jason as more valuable than the Jason he is now. Martin says, enough. It’s hearsay, and bordering on slander. When did the hearing become about Jason? Scotty says he’s done with Jason, and the judge tells them to take a short break.

Cameron and Elizabeth go into the hallway, and Cameron asks Jason why he did that? Why? He should have just said Franco was Franco. He gets Jason doesn’t like Franco. For the longest time, he couldn’t stand Franco either. But his mom was in love with him, and Jake and Aiden loved him. Jake is Jason’s son. Why couldn’t he suck it up, and say he was Franco, and give Jake back the stepdad he loves? Jason says, sorry. He was asked questions, and he answered honestly. Cameron says, of all people, Jason should understand. Elizabeth follows Cameron back inside without saying anything. Monica comes out, and thanks Jason for coming and saying what he did; that Drew should be able to speak for himself, and decide who he is.

Finn tells Hayden if he’d known they had a baby, he would have been on the next plane. She says she didn’t want him to come out of obligation, but because he wanted to see her. When she found out he was engaged, she was happy for him. She didn’t want to wreck his life all over again. He asks how she thinks a child would do that, and she says, if he thinks it wouldn’t change his and Anna’s lives, he’s uninformed or delusional. He asks why she didn’t let him decide if it’s something he could handle, and she says, you don’t get to test drive a child. What would Anna do, suddenly being a stepmother? So she left it. She and Violet were happy in Europe, and she could imagine meeting Finn in Rome, falling into each other’s arms, with Violet between them

Dev tells Sonny that he went to a box store, and got chocolate nutty bars. The school vending machine doesn’t have them, and he thought he could mark them up, and make some money. Jax asks if that isn’t illegal. The cosmopolitan business man doesn’t know the answer to that? Sonny says, it’s a free market, and Dev says he wants to pay his own way, and generate some income. Jax says, selling candy bars? Dev says, it’s amazing the things people throw away. Josslyn asks if he’s dumpster diving, but Dev says he asks if he can take them. People leave things on the curb all the time. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Josslyn looks on her phone, and says, in their state, it’s legal to sell small goods for a profit. Chocolate nutty bars are gluten free, and they’ll love them at school. Sonny says it’s a creative way to generate income, and Jax says, it could be worse. Sonny says it’s no different from what he does with coffee, or Jax does with corporations.

On the stand, Kim says he remembers so much; the little things, details of their time together. He even remembers things she forgot. She tried to remind the other Drew of them, but couldn’t… She knows the physical man she fell in love with years ago, Oscar’s father, is gone, but all of a sudden he’s here again. Her Drew. I have to note that Franco has rarely changed his expression throughout this whole hearing, and when he does, it’s very slight. Kim tells Elizabeth she’s so sorry. Somehow Drew’s life has overtaken Franco’s. Franco made the decision to save Cameron, and Elizabeth has to accept that Franco is gone, and Drew lives where Franco used to be. Scotty says Kim talked about sacrifice. What if Cameron’s memory had been put in Oscar’s brain? She says, that didn’t happen, and he asks if she would have fought to get him back, or just give up. Ho-hum; he’s gone. Kim doesn’t know, and he asks if she wouldn’t want her son back. Martin says he’s leading the witness. Scotty says she knows Franco is his son. From one parent to another, why is Drew’s life worth fighting for, and his son’s is not?

Finn says Hayden kept his daughter from him because he’d moved on, and she couldn’t have him back. Hayden says when he puts it that way, it sounds petty. That’s the downside of love. For what it’s worth, she never stopped loving him. She starts to touch his face, but Finn stops her. He says he wants to see Violet, not as a doctor, but as a father. She says, Violet is right in there. He says he wants to sit by her bedside and talk; tell her a story, or maybe have her tell one to him. She tells him, careful what you wish for; their kid has a weird imagination. He says, then they’ll get along fine. If she’s asleep, he just wants to look at her. Hayden says she’s just sorry for everything. She’ll go with him, since Violet doesn’t know him. He asks who’s fault that is, and she says it’s entirely hers. He says, come on. Let’s go see our daughter. Tears slide down both their faces as they walk together.

Curtis tells Laura, the clues might not be visible to the naked eye, and Laura says, agreed. What if the clues are underneath? Like how they take an x-ray, and there’s another image underneath. Picasso had one, and Van Gogh had one that was disturbing. (I’ll have to check that out.) Curtis says, if they’re going to get an x-ray, that means they actually have to find the physical painting. Laura says, if it hasn’t been found already. Any thoughts?

Ava tells Trina that she’s an impressive young lady; a scholar and an athlete. She must not have much free time. Trina says that’s why she just wanted one afternoon a week. Ava asks if Trina wouldn’t rather use the time to study or be with her friends. Trina says she thinks art is important. No matter how messed up you are, art makes you feel like you’re not alone. Artists are messed up; the good ones are anyway. She tells Ava that it was great talking to her. Ava says, likewise. She’s hired.

Jax asks if it doesn’t bother Sonny that Dev is in the house. Sonny says Dev lived on the street in Turkey. Survival instincts don’t go away, you just do a better job at hiding them. Jax is concerned it’s a short road from capitalist to con artist, but Sonny says he’s got his eye on Dev. Jax says, if the cops come around… Sony knows; Jax won’t lie for him. Jax says, just so they’re clear. Jax leaves, and Sonny asks if he can speak with Dev for a minute, but Dev says, Josslyn can stay. She’s going to be his consigliere – he got that from The Godfather. Sonny says he knows he defended Dev with Jax, but he doesn’t like Dev’s business endeavor. It could work if Dev was on the up and up, or was really from Bridgeport, but it might cause unwanted attention. Josslyn asks what he’s saying, and Sonny says he thinks Dev should rethink it.

Monica tells Jason, about what Scotty said, she doesn’t know how he would have evolved as a doctor. He asks if she would have liked him better, but she says it’s not his occupation that makes him her son. She tells him that she loves him, and they hug.

Scotty says they’ve established that Kim fell in love with Drew in San Diego, and had Drew’s son. She lost her biological child with Drew, but how far would she go to ease her grief over Oscar? Kim says she doesn’t understand, and he says, didn’t she want to have another baby? Martin says, it’s irrelevant, and the judge shoots him a look, but tells Scotty, get to the point. Scotty asks if it’s not true that Kim drugged Drew because she wanted to have another baby with him against his will. Everyone looks sick.

Tomorrow, Lucy says she’s going to make Sasha’s dreams come true, Doc takes the stand, and Diane says there’s one option that can speed up the process.

Million Dollar Listing New York

Ryan had scored a listing that had 100 feet of Central Park views, and his exclusive was about to expire. In a buyer’s market, the problem seemed to be the apartment was designed in Ruhlmann style, a designer that Ryan said epitomized art deco, and not what buyers are looking for in 2019. Like the ground floor loft, for the right person, it would be the right property, but that person needed to be found. Ryan explained that most buyers wouldn’t pay the price if they could find something newer. To make matters more of a pita, the seller was Ian Simpson Reisner, a blast from the show’s past. He might be a fabulous developer, but his personality leaves something to be desired. Ryan called him scary, but I think he’s weird, full of himself, and a bit creepy; the type that loves to laugh at someone else’s expense. Ian dangled the promise of also giving Ryan the downstairs duplex that he might be listing one day. Ryan talked him into extending the exclusive, as well as a price reduction, but Ian had a requirement – he wanted it to be a co-listing. Having heard Luis was back in town, that’s who he wanted on board. We saw clips of the last time Luis dealt with Ian, who insisted on calling him Ricky Ricardo, making rude passes at him under the guise of a joke, and requesting Luis do things like pick up his dry cleaning. In other words, he was pretty degrading. Ryan thought bringing in another broker would muddy the waters, but Ian insisted, so Ryan asked Luis to meet him for a drink. They showed each other pictures of their new babies, and Ryan pointed out how much baby Leela looked like Luis. In his interview, Ryan says he heard that girls often look like their fathers, but Zena looked nothing like him, adding that he was grateful she didn’t have grey hair. When he finally broached the subject of working with Ian, Luis said he loved Ryan, but absolutely not. He reminded Ryan that Ian had cut his commission last time, because Ian was also the owner of the apartment that Luis sold. He did finally agree to a meeting.

In his interview, Luis said, three years ago he definitely wouldn’t have met with Ian, but now that he had a baby, he didn’t want to say no to something that wasn’t going to cost him anything. Ryan was concerned about having both an unpredictable seller and co-lister. Right off the bat, although Ian complimented Luis on selling the unit at a record price, Ian began to call Luis Ricky. Luis made it clear that he did not take kindly to that, and also wasn’t picking up any laundry. Ian said it was all in fun, and Luis said he understood it was for Ian’s amusement, but Luis wasn’t there to amuse him. He was there to do business, and insisted on a one-year exclusive, even though Ryan was good with six months. In Ryan’s interview, he was worried that in having so much time, Ian would hold out for a better price even if they got offers. In Luis’s interview, he said he had the leverage because Ryan needed him and Ian wanted him. Ian wanted to think about it, but Luis wanted an answer now. Ian told Luis that he’d come a long way, and agreed to the year. He told Luis not to make him regret it, but also ended up addressing him as Mr. Ortiz.

Tyler was back searching for a property for Alex and Lyndi, since their budget had dropped by a million dollars. He showed them a gorgeous place in Brooklyn that had private rooftop space, and a pet washing station downstairs. In his interview, Tyler wasn’t sure they’d go for Brooklyn, since Alex had already been freaking out about moving from the lower east side to midtown. They liked the apartment, but wouldn’t budge from their $2.7 million offer, which was $500K under the asking price. Tyler got a break when his brother and sister-in-law swung by on their way to South America. Tyler thought the van they’d revamped into a mini-house was the most impressive renovation he’d ever seen. Miraculously, the Brooklyn seller ended up agreeing to the price drop, but Tyler wasn’t sure if Alex and Lyndi had move on mentally. Apparently, they really loved the place, since it was an immediate yes.

Steve was also focused on Brooklyn, and a Bedford Stuyvesant townhouse on Putman Avenue. In his interview, he said Bed Stuy was in throes of change, but there were still pockets of areas that weren’t there yet. He considered Putman good, but not great. The sellers were a former Vogue editor and a restaurateur. He said even though they had renovated, they hadn’t taken the history out of it, keeping the amazing moldings and exposed brick. A huge selling point was a backyard pool, but the sellers wanted 35% over the market’s comps. Since they’d been majorly screwed over by a contractor to the tune of $100K, Steve wanted to help them recoup, and agreed to their price. Steve’s broker Jess, who had soured a bit on the real estate game, was back in it, and he gave her the listing. He also figured her moving to Brooklyn didn’t hurt. Steve was a stickler on not pointing out any negatives to a potential buyer, but Jess wanted to be more authentic, preferring to show the apartment on her own without Steve standing over her, to which he agreed.

Fredrik was back in NYC, and got a listing for an apartment in Soho that had 11 foot ceilings and 10 foot windows. He was thrilled with the privacy, light, and open space. The seller, who’d done the renovation, wanted to move on to her next project, a triplex penthouse in the same building. She told Fredrik that if he did a good job, the penthouse would also be his to sell when she was done. She was concerned that Fredrik would pressure her into lowering the price, but in a rare moment, he told her he thought it was worth more than she was asking, which was fine by her. Fredrik had an open house, inviting 400 brokers, as well as people from the fashion world. Tyler brought a potential buyer, but said it was so crowded, the only thing he could see was Fredrik, since he was seven feet tall and in a silver suit. The buyer finally got a tour, but Fredrik didn’t think it was what she was looking for, and Tyler was not too pleased with the brush off.

Next week – the finale. Tyler has his biggest listing yet and is feeling the pressure from his bosses, and Ramona Singer comes on the scene.

Just wondering. Who talked Julie Andrews into being on Watch What Happens Live? For the second time, no less.

💠 It’s All About the Deco…

The world of Ruhlmann.

http://www.artnet.com/artists/emile-jacques-ruhlmann/

🎢 The Ian Experience…

A little background on why Luis was feeling the burn, and not in a good way.

https://www.bravotv.com/million-dollar-listing-new-york/season-3/blogs/luis-d-ortiz/luis-will-do-what-it-takes-for-ians

🗽 More Tyler…

A nice interview with an even nicer guy.

https://worldofwonder.net/getting-to-know-tyler-whitman-million-dollar-listing-new-yorks-newest-agent/

💻 To Post Or Not To Post…

That is the question. I’m not sure what’s going to be happening tomorrow, except for a Halloween soiree at my place, so it might just be GH highlights. In the meantime, my favorite version of this song. It should come as no surprise, one of my favorite films is Sid & Nancy, a horror film in its own right. It’s like my father once told me, it’s the live ones you have to worry about. And whatever happened to Chloe Webb anyway?

August 28, 2019 – Cassandra Must Be Found, a Reunion Ends With Charm, Posh World, Without Joe, Laverne’s Wisdom, Breaking Now, an Idea & Victoria’s Heart

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What I Watched Today

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

 

General Hospital

Jordan tells Curtis she’s clear. She’s gotten the go ahead to work full time. His baby is ready to roll. She asks, what’s wrong? and he wonders why she can’t work part time. She says she could, if she didn’t mind losing her sanity. She can only delegate so much for so long. She needs to get back to work.

Michael tells Sonny that he just came from the hospital. Sasha is sicker than they thought.

Monica thanks Jax for coming to the hospital. She’s called anyone who worked in close proximity to Sasha. They’ve identified her illness. It’s the Avian flu, a strain they haven’t even seen before. In the meantime, anyone who’s had contact with Sasha has to be tested, and have a round of anti-virals. He asks if the symptoms wouldn’t have shown up by now. She says, in all likelihood, but it’s a precautionary measure. They’re using an abundance of caution. He asks about the prognosis, but she says she can’t even speculate. They don’t even know if they caught it in time.

Valentin talks on the phone to Charlotte, who’s in the park with Lulu and Rocco. Charlotte tells him about her softball game. He says he’s sorry he can’t be there today, but she says her mom took a video. She gives Lulu the phone, and she asks how things are going. Valentin says, it’s all wait and see. She tells him, please give Nina her best, and tell her that she’s praying for Sasha. Don’t worry about Charlotte; she’s totally fine. He thanks her, and says he’ll be in touch. Valentin tells Nina that Charlotte successfully stole two bases. She gets it from her father. Nina says she needs something else from him. He says, anything, and she tells him that she wants Cassandra – alive or dead. Can he arrange it for her?

Jason sees Cameron at the hospital, and asks if he’s waiting for his mom. He says he’s here on his own. He wants to talk to Franco’s doctors.

Elizabeth says, hi, and Franco says if she’s on her way out, he can come back. She says, that’s okay. She was going out to look for him. He asks if she’s there by herself, and she says the boys aren’t there; just her. He says he figured that he owed them both a conversation. He can tell her a little bit about himself, and she can tell him about the man he used to be. She invites him in, and says, welcome home.

Robert shuffles through files, looking for one on Shiloh, and another on Cabot. Mac finds them for him, and asks why he won’t use the software. Robert says he likes the feel of paper, and he’d also have to learn it. He thanks Mac, even if he alluded to Robert being some kind of dinosaur. Mac says he didn’t,  and Robert says they work well together. Where else can he kick his little brother around? Mac says his days as Commissioner are over.

Jordan tells Curtis that congratulations would do. He congratulates her, and she thanks him. He says he’s really concerned that she’s pushing it, but she says she got clearance to work full time. She’ll be drawing full pay, and he can ditch his job with Valentin, or Jax, or both. He asks why he’d do that, and she says he’s bordering on corporate espionage. He says it’s helping them making bank, and they can knock out the medical bills and put away some for TJ’s college fund. She asks what he’s going to do if Jax finds out he’s taking money from Valentin? He says he’ll handle his business. She says, and she’ll handle hers, but he can escort her to the station first.

Elizabeth shows Franco a drawing Jake did. She says Jake is her middle child. He’s an artist like the both of them. He was instrumental in promoting Jake’s talent. She asks if it looks familiar. He just looks at her, and she says she knows he needs time. She ask if he’s hungry. Her youngest, Aiden, baked cookies. He’s the one who discovered Aiden was a gifted baker, and he’s Aiden’s sous chef. He says he already ate, but she says she’ll bring some out anyway. He must still have the same taste buds, and he loved Aiden’s cookies. He says he thinks it would make things easier if she didn’t refer to him as Franco. He’s Drew. Elizabeth says, sure. She didn’t mean to offend him. He says, nobody does. Except maybe that German woman, the doctor. Elizabeth says Obrecht considers herself a good friend of his… of Franco’s. She’s direct and intense. He says she also slapped him. She actually tried to slap some sense into him. Elizabeth says, sounds like her. What did she have to say? He says she told him the life he’s living doesn’t belong to him, and to get out of Franco’s way. He doesn’t understand. Why would anyone want that? Why would they want to be around a killer?

Cameron tells Jason that he tried to register for a class with a philosophy professor, but it was too early. He read that Descartes said, I think, therefore I am. If Franco started to think he was Franco, and really believe it, it might help. He thought he’d run it by Franco’s doctors. He asks if Jason thinks it’s dumb, but Jason says he can talk to Monica, and arrange it. Cameron thanks him, and says it’s just hard to understand how everyone is going along with this. How could Franco forget his family and loved ones? Jason knows what it’s like, doesn’t he?

Jax tells Monica, the flu is contagious. It’s strange how only one person contracted it. Monica says, especially since Sasha has never been to Asia. It’s a matter for law enforcement now. It’s no accident that Sasha came down with the flu.

Nina asks Valentin how they can make it happen. He says they do nothing. He’ll take care of it. Nina needs to know there are no more threats to her family. She can’t do this again. She feels helpless and out of control. Valentin says, those days are over, but she says that person is still inside of her. She knows the signs. He says he knows she’s a strong woman, and knows he loves her. He has those protective feelings too. He tells her to take care of Sasha, and he’ll take care of the rest.

Michael tells Sonny, as a precaution, he’s getting a round of anti-virals. Sonny asks what about Sasha? and Michael says they’re afraid they took too long to diagnose her. They’ve never even seen the strain in this hemisphere. Sonny wonders how Sasha contracted it, and Michael says it was on purpose by someone on the island – Sandy Lance. Sonny knows her by Cassandra Pierce.

Charlotte asks Lulu when they’re going home, but Lulu says Rocco’s game isn’t over. Charlotte wants to go to Windymere. It’s been forever, and she left her doll in the trophy room. Lulu knows Charlotte misses Nina and her papa, but they’re taking care of Sasha. Charlotte asks if Sasha will be better soon. Rocco runs over, and says he hates this game. He wants to go home. Lulu says he can’t quit, and Rocco says, it’s okay for his dad to quit, but not him? He asks if his dad is ever coming home. Dustin appears, and asks if someone lost their glove.

Mac tells Robert that he thinks Jordan is returning tomorrow; end of mission. Robert says, what if it doesn’t happen? What if Jordan gets kidnapped by pirates, and the mayor gives Mac the job? Mac says he’s not out to steal Jordan’s job. Robert says he’d rather sling drinks and keep cleaning up after drunks than admit he likes police work? Jordan comes in, and says she just got clearance to work. From the sound of it, it’s not a moment too soon.

Sonny tells Michael that Cassandra wanted him to help her import something, but he told her he wasn’t importing it into Port Charles. Maybe Sasha is collateral damage, and Cassandra was trying to get to him? Michael says, no. She sent a picture to Nina as a message. She wanted Nina to know it was payback. Sonny says, for what?

Elizabeth says, Franco’s not a killer. Franco says, kidnapping, assault, arson, murder. She asks where he got this, and he says, the internet. She tells him, Franco did bad things while he was sick. He found out he had a brain tumor, and when it was removed, he was cured. Franco says now he knows he’s not sick, but Elizabeth disagrees. He says she’s not the only one objecting, She says she’s lost a husband, and her children love him, and want him back. He says, wanting doesn’t make it so. She says if anyone can undo what happened it’s Andre, the man who perfected the procedure. Drew is bringing him back from Ethiopia.

Cameron says Jason used to be a Quartermaine until the accident; that’s what his mom told him. Jason says, that’s right. Cameron says he didn’t remember his old family, changed his name, and found a new one. Jason says it wasn’t as easy for him as it seemed. The Quartermaines wanted him to be someone he wasn’t. Cameron says, that’s what’s happening to Franco. Jason says he used to feel that way about the Quartermaines, but time passed, and he eventually found a new relationship with them. They got to know him as he is now. Cameron asks how long it took, and Jason says, years. Cameron says his mom and brothers don’t have years for Franco to figure out that they matter to him.

Curtis gets a text from Valentin – Must see you asap at GH. He tells Jordan that he has to go. Jordan tells Mac and Robert that she doesn’t officially return to full time until tomorrow. Sonny comes in with Michael, and says he’s there about Cassandra Pierce. Robert says they’re aware of the situation, and Mac says they’ve been pulling files. Sonny wants her found before someone else gets hurt, and Mac says, odds are, she’s not in Port Charles. Robert says they were on to her after she escaped. Mac says they know she’s flying under the radar. Sonny knows all about that.

Jax asks Nina how Sasha is, and she says she’s waiting. He says, alone? and she tells him that Valentin just left to take care of business. Jax says Monica filled him in a little; how can he help? Nina laughs, and says, him? He says he knows Finn has a good reputation, but he has connections. She says he can drop the phony concern. She knows he doesn’t care about Sasha or her. He says, that’s not true, and she says he wouldn’t know truth if he was shot up with the bird flu. He’s been lying to her since he came into her office. She knows about his secret file on Cassandra Pierce. That woman is the reason her daughter is sick. That psycho almost killed her daughter.

Jason tells Cameron, there’s no way to predict what will happen with Franco. They don’t even know if it’s reversable. Cameron asks what he should do, and Jason says, try not to pressure Franco. Cameron has to accept Franco is as confused as he is. Jason didn’t make allowance for how other people felt, and he regrets that. Cameron says Jason’s loved ones were older, and had perspective. His brothers are still young, and look up to Franco. Jason admires that Cameron wants to fix it, but he’ll have to wait. Cameron says his brothers need Franco. The more time he’s away, the more screwed up they are, and they’ve been through so much already. Franco needs to suck it up, and come home.

Franco tells Elizabeth that Drew was going to Afghanistan for him, but never mentioned Ethiopia. She says he just found out where Andre was yesterday, and diverted the plane. Franco says Drew didn’t mention it to him, and Elizabeth is sure Drew was in a hurry.  Franco thinks it’s part of a larger plan to keep him there, but Elizabeth says, Drew wouldn’t do that. Franco says, he’s wasting a trip. He’s not talking to any doctor. As soon as this bracelet is off, he’s gone. Elizabeth tells him not to do that to the people who love him. They can help him. He asks why he’d want help. Help means the end of him.

Monica asks Jason for a favor. He says, anything, but she tells him, don’t say that until he’s heard her out. Jason was with Franco when he got arrested; how did he seem? Jason says, angry and confused. He insists he’s Drew. Monica is afraid he might bolt. This might be her only chance to find out what Drew was like growing up; the son she and Alan never got to raise. She doesn’t want to let the opportunity slip through her fingers. Jason says she may have to. It might already be too late. I’m surprised at Monica being so selfish. She already went through this with Jason, and should know better than to push. I could understand if she wanted it for Drew, but for her own personal interest? Really?

Franco says the doctor will screw with his head, and chances are, it might not work. Or even worse, it does. She knows it’s incredibly selfish, but she’s asking anyway. The boys want her to fight for him. He says he doesn’t know them, and they don’t know who he is and who he loves. It’s his chance to get back the life he was robbed of. She says, that Drew was robbed of. He’s robbing her of her husband. He says, it’s not him. He doesn’t remember marrying her. The ring he’s wearing, a symbol of vows he doesn’t recall making. Wearing it is dishonest. He tries to hand it to her, but she doesn’t take it. He says he’s not trying to hurt her or her children, but he wants to get on with his life. He puts it on the table, and Cameron walks in.

Lulu introduces Dustin, saying, he’s a teacher. Rocco asks what he teaches, and Dustin says, including and not limited to, snake wrangling, jumping out of planes, a bunch of other crazy stuff, and baseball fielding. Lulu tells Rocco, if he’s nice, Dustin will give him some tips. Dustin says, only in exchange for a signed game ball, and gives a ball to Rocco.

Jordan tells Sonny, there’s only so much they can do in their jurisdiction. Robert says Michael and Sasha encountered Cassandra on Sonny’s island, and Sonny says he’s made some calls. If anything goes down, he’ll hear about it. Jordan asks if he’s going to share, and Sonny says, share and share alike. Nina said Cassandra is after her. Don’t they think her story might help give them a lead? Jordan says they know how to do their job. Sonny says, then they don’t need him, but Robert wants to ask Michael some questions. He wants to know more about their interaction with Cassandra. Michael tells Sonny to go. Michael goes into the interrogation room, and Jordan asks, what if Sonny finds Cassandra first? Mac says let him look. It will keep him out of their hair… her hair. Jordan says, about that…

Curtis tells Valentin if he wants another update on Jax… Valentin says, forget Jax. He needs help with something more important – protecting his family.

Jax asks Nina, how sick is Sasha? She says, Sasha and Michael crossed paths with Cassandra, and now Sasha has been diagnosed with a strain of bird fly never seen in this hemisphere. She shows him the picture, and says, then she got this text. Does he know where Cassandra is? Jax swears he doesn’t, and Nina says she feels so much better. Never mind about the angle he’s been working against her and Valentin since she caught him in her office unannounced. He has a file on Cassandra. Jax says he has nothing to do with her. She asks if she’s supposed to take his word, and he says he has nothing against her. He admires her. Valentin is another story. Nina says while he avoids answering her questions, her daughter could be dying. Spare her his false concerns and empty promises, and tell her the truth or get out. He says, it is the truth. What’s happening is horrible, and all he wants to do is help. He thinks there’s more to Cassandra’s relationship with Valentin than he’s letting on. She might want to protect herself. No matter what she thinks of him, he’s not her enemy. She says, if this is how he treats his friends, she doesn’t want to be his friend. He leaves, and she sits on the bench and sobs.

Jordan wants to clear the air. She knows Mac enjoyed himself. He says he has, and she says she understands he’s done a terrific job. Word is, her people wouldn’t mind keeping him around. Robert says he knows Mac wants to be in a leadership position, so he can affect change. Mac says he never considered this more than temporary, and Robert says it was his idea. Jordan says it was hers; he just agrees with her. She asks Mac, how does Chief of Detectives sound?

Curtis tells Valentin that protecting his family isn’t a one person job, but he can reach out to his contacts. Valentin says he can hire his own bodyguard. He needs Curtis as a detective. He needs Curtis’s problem solving skills. He needs him to find Cassandra before the WSB does, but Curtis doesn’t think she’ll be easy to find. Jax sees them talking.

Sonny approaches Nina, who tells him, go away. She already had enough with Jax. Sonny says she has a problem with Jax? Been there, done that. Nina says, and he’s overwhelmed with sympathy. He says she’s worried about her daughter, and he may be able to help. He tells her to round up Valentin, and tell him about their history with Cassandra.

Jason tells Monica, Drew knew Alan was his father. He figured it out in high school. He saw Jason’s picture in the paper, and knew Jason had to be his twin. He assumed they just wanted one twin. Monica says, nothing could be farther from the truth. He says, Franco did not want to listen, but she says she has to let him know. He doesn’t think Franco cares. Sorry, but his best advice is to let Franco be.

Cameron says Franco is home, but Franco says, it’s not like that. Elizabeth says, he just came by talk things out. Cameron asks why she looks upset, and she says, it’s been upsetting. Cameron says Franco can make it easier, but Elizabeth says. he’s doing the best he can. Franco says they haven’t met, and Cameron introduces himself. He knows Franco doesn’t remember, but those two freaks, Dr. Cabot and Shiloh, wanted to do a memory transfer on him. He was hooked to the machine, when Franco showed up and took his place. He owes Franco more than he can ever repay. Franco asks if he’s okay, and Elizabeth says they’re all okay. Cameron asks Franco to stay for dinner, but Franco asks if they can just agree to take things slow. He’s had his fill for tonight. He starts to leave, and Cameron stops him, saying, he doesn’t get to leave

Monica says she has to reach out. Drew should have been a Quartermaine from day one. Jason says she won’t get through on the first try, or probably the second or third. She says she’ll try as long as it takes for him tell her his story. So she can tell him hers. Jason is sorry, but she says, don’t be. He says, not for that. For the way he treated her and Alan. It took too long for him to see from their perspective. Monica says, he’s himself, and that’s all that matters to her.

Cameron says Franco has to stay. Franco says he’s not the guy Cameron wants him to be, but Cameron says he just needs Franco there. Franco had a life, and a family, and it’s on him to try and keep it going. Franco says, sorry. He can’t be something he’s not. He walks out, and Cameron slams the door. He asks, how anyone can be that selfish? Elizabeth says, he doesn’t mean to be. Cameron says, his wedding ring, and picks it up. He says, that’s why Franco was there,  to return the ring. What’s wrong with him? She says, it’s not his fault, but Cameron says he stole Franco’s life, and there’s nothing they can do to get it back. Elizabeth says, please, Cameron. He starts to cry, and slaps the ring into her hand. He runs upstairs, and Elizabeth looks for her phone. She makes a call, and says she needs a lawyer.

Lulu says she knew Rocco could do it. Dustin says, he just forget to close his glove. He has the same problem. Rocco whispers something to Lulu, and runs off. Dustin asks what he said, and Lulu tells him that he said, Dustin is cool. He says, best review ever.

Mac says Robert knew about this, and was pulling Mac’s chain. Robert says, it was a test, and he passed. Jordan says, her team respects him, and the squad could use his leadership skills. Say yes. He says he has to clear it with his lady, unless they told her in advance. Jordan says, with her approval, welcome back.

On the phone, Michael tells Diane he doesn’t need a lawyer. He tells Robert that Diane wanted him to remind them that it’s voluntary cooperation. Robert says, duly noted and appreciated. He read Michael’s account, but wants to hear it. He might remember something he’s not aware of. Michael says he’s been replaying it over and over, and thinks Robert is right. He may know how to find Cassandra.

Val knows Curtis cares about Nina, and will do what he can to protect her. He’s not asking lightly. Curtis says he’s not taking it lightly. If he finds Cassandra, he’ll turn her in to the WSB. Valentin says that does him no good. Find her, and walk away. And ask no questions.

Sonny tells Nina, something has to be done about Cassandra. The cops can’t find her, and she escaped from the WSB. He doesn’t want to see Nina hurt, and she’s a target. Nina says, please leave, but he says he’s not going anywhere. She says, fine, then she will. Sonny says he’s not through, and Jax says, yes he is. Is there a problem?

Tomorrow, Robert says they have their best lead, Valentin tells Curtis that he’ll get $5 million if he finds Cassandra, and Sasha asks Finn if she’s terminal.

Southern Charm – The Reunion – Part Two

Backstage, Madison is nervous. In another room, Danni says it was personal, and not a good example, especially for a mother to be saying.

Andy welcomes us back like we were the ones who left, and welcomes Danni, who’s joining the reunion. Andy starts with Kathryn’s sobriety. Austen says what she did on Watch What Happens Live was ridiculous. He couldn’t believe the things she said. We flash back to last week, where Austen said he was upset when he tweeted in, and Kathryn said don’t think for an effing second he can come after her sobriety. Back up. Naomie says she got aggressive with Austen just now, but someone saw her drinking when she was on the show. Kathryn asks, who? and Naomie says, a mutual friend. Kathryn says she’d tell them if she drank, because she can. Cameran says, no one is coming at her, but at the same time be honest. Craig says, no one knew if she was allowed to drink, so they just said she wasn’t, and covered for her for the last six months. Andy says there were several reunions where Kathryn felt they were coming against her, and they say the opposite. Shep says, what they’re  trying to say is, they protected Kathryn more than she knows.

Andy says Kathryn planned the treehouse trip, and then was MIA for the days before it. A viewer says, Danni isn’t Kathryn’s mom. If she seems testy, maybe it’s because Danni is crowding her. He asks what Danni meant when she said Kathryn was never held accountable? Danni says, Kathryn gets a lot of passes, especially from her. She wanted Kathryn to have valid reasons why she wasn’t responding. It can be perceived as obnoxious or irresponsible. Kathryn thinks she made a bigger deal about it than it was. Andy asks why she was defensive, and Kathryn says she’s used to her phone ringing, and it being Thomas, or her lawyer, or something else not good. Cameran says she can’t alienate other people who don’t have ill intentions. Kathryn says she talks to her actual friends, and Chelsea asks if they shouldn’t expect a  response since they’re not real friends? Just tell them she’s busy. Kathryn says just so they know, Thomas can bring this up in court. Danni rolls her eyes. Andy asks if that shouldn’t motivate her to be better, and Kathryn says she’s just trying to focus on her kids. Andy says she knows how that makes people feel, and Kathryn says when it’s more than one person, she gets overwhelmed with being ashamed, and portrayed as a terrible friend. Andy asks if she and Danni think it was an unfair representation of their friendship. Danni says they have a unique friendship. She can depend on Kathryn, but not all the time. She says Kathryn has been hanging out with Madison, and Kathryn says their kids play together. Austen says they didn’t hang out just one time, and Kathryn tells him, she didn’t say that. She needed someone for supervision with the kids. Austen thinks she’s playing both sides, and Kathryn says she has no one else, and Andy explains, Thomas approved Madison to supervise the kids. Kathryn says she thought it was okay with them, and she was being decent. Shep says she shouldn’t have to ask if it’s okay. She knows it’s not, because it bothers her friend. Danni has been there for her. Kathryn says she’s in the middle, and it’s a hard place to be. She loves Danni. Danni is her best friend, but it’s way more complicated in her mind. She doesn’t want Madison to feel like she did when no one talked to her. Cameran says, Madison put herself there. Craig says he thinks Madison is manipulative. It’s hard to see Kathryn with someone who caused problems. Andy says she didn’t realize it would go to that level. Naomie says Madison is manipulating Kathryn to hurt Danni, or Kathryn is afraid of her, and wants to keep her enemies closer. Austen says she’s not just asking Madison to watch the kids. If she likes Madison, admit it. Kathryn says she does. Madison makes her laugh. We take a break. Well, they take a break anyway.

Andy says, fresh off a family scandal, Eliza wasted no time getting back in the saddle of society. He asks if it was the hardest time after her father’s affair, and she says she doesn’t like to talk about it. She starts crying – that didn’t take long – and says they were so close. She felt uncomfortable and unwanted everywhere she went. Andy says he’ll change the subject, but she might not like this one either. After her debut at Patricia’s dinner party, viewers thought she was like a bull in a china shop. We flash back to her talking stupid at the party, ending with her saying Kathryn could be a surrogate. Andy assumes she meant no harm by the comment about Kathryn, and Shep says, Eliza is harmless, sweet, and docile, but her social awareness is lacking. Eliza says she’s only twenty-three; she’ll learn. Cameran says she talks too much, and Eliza says she does when she gets nervous. Andy asks if Eliza feels unfairly judged for her relationship with Thomas. Eliza says she’s used to people not liking her because of her family, but she can’t control that. Connie from Houston asks what she sees in Ashley that the rest of the world doesn’t? Eliza says she sees the good in everyone in her life. Ashley didn’t hurt her, so why be mean? Andy asks why she invited Ashley to the skeet shoot. Did she think Ashley would mend her relationships. Eliza says she knew Ashley said mean things to Kathryn, and she thought it was terrible, but she didn’t know Ashley had offended almost everyone there. We flash back to that fiasco. Chelsea says she’s all for forgiving, but Ashley goes about it all wrong. Eliza says Ashley made her look like an idiot for giving her a second chance. Andy asks if they’re still friends, and Eliza says they talk occasionally. He asks if her family is still friends with Thomas, and she says, absolutely. She can’t speak on his behalf, but she’s not leaving him hang out to dry for something that she has no involvement in.

Andy tells us that Chelsea has a brand new house, and brand new man. Dating a professional sailor means a long distance relationship, and it’s causing some to wonder how they keep it afloat. We find out no one has met Nick, and Chelsea says, when he’s in town, his time is short, and they’re trying to spend time together. A viewer asks why Chelsea is so trusting. For all she knows, he has a girl in every port. Andy says, it’s a fair question, and Chelsea says they communicate often and well. Andy asks how dangerous his job is, and Chelsea says, very. There were two fatalities in the last race. A viewer says Chelsea’s dad seems hesitant about her picking men who aren’t around. Chelsea thinks he’s afraid of her moving away, since she’s done it before. Andy asks what Austen thought about her dad calling him a housecat. Austen says she seems like more of a housecat, since she goes to work and goes straight home, but Chelsea says, a housecat is a gamer who hadn’t gotten out much, and her father shouldn’t have said that. A viewer asks if Chelsea feels like an anomaly among her privileged, trust fund friends. Chelsea says she doesn’t think about that, and Austen says no one has a trust fund except Shep. It’s a silly thing to say. Andy says the perception is that they don’t have jobs. Shep says it’s not like he’s raking in government money. Would he be more liked if he worked in a coal mine? Chelsea says she’s had a job since she was fourteen. Even if she won the lottery she’d have a job. If she wasn’t working, she’d feel worthless.

Andy switches gears. There’s been a new drama with Austen and Chelsea every year, and this year it was the screenshots Madison sent to Chelsea of Austen talking about her. Austen says he was venting to Madison, and guesses he was angry. Chelsea says when she first posted about Nick, there were comments about her finally finding a man, and getting rid of Austen. Austen was tagged, and she’s sure it made him angry. Andy says, it wasn’t flattering. Shep asks if Austen didn’t regret it, and Austen says he ate crow. Andy says Chelsea forgave Austen, and took him under her wing to reform his party ways. We flash back to her saying Shep and Craig are bad influences Shep says it bothered him, and made him angry. Chelsea says Austen asked for her advice, and he can take it or leave it. It won’t hurt her feelings. Kathryn says he respects Chelsea’s opinion; that’s why he asked. Andy says goodbye to Eliza, who we already forgot was there anyway.

Craig says if there was ever a time for him to take Adderall, it would be now. Madison comes out, and Andy asks what the status of her and Austen’s relationship is. Austen says they’re not together, and Andy says they’re not friends with benefits? Austen tells Andy, he didn’t say that. Madison says, they’re not together together. Danni asks when they last slept together, and Madison says, last night. Andy says, it’s complicated is the answer, and he promises not to play the video. He does want to talk about it though. Austen claimed he didn’t hook up with the women, and nothing happened. Austen says he’s as honest as a heart attack. Kathryn shakes her head, and says, he hooked up with the blonde one. Craig seconds that. Austen says he was so drunk, and Madison says he blacked out. Andy asks why the blonde’s panties were off, but Austen honestly doesn’t remember. A viewer doesn’t understand how Austen possibly cheated and it was recorded on video, but Madison hooked up with someone when they were temporarily broken up, and she’s the crazy one. Andy asks if Kathryn thinks it’s a  double standard, and Kathryn says, it’s definitely a pattern . It’s typical of the men to blame it on the girl. Shep says they’d tweeted they were together. Austen says he thought things were good between them. Madison says she saw Michelle at a party, and said, woman to woman, did she have sex with Austen? and she said, yes. She told Austen, eff this; she’s done, and they didn’t talk. Cameron says, that’s not a solid relationship. Shep says, it doesn’t matter. You can do anything to Austen. Madison thinks Shep should focus on his own relationships, and leave theirs alone. Craig says Austen calls him crying because she posted a picture, and she tells him to mind his own business. Andy asks what they fight about, and Madison says, mostly Shep and Craig. Craig says she blames them for the DM stuff. They didn’t send it, she did. We flash back to Danni telling Craig about a friend DM’ing Gentry about Madison. Craig says she deflects to everyone else. Austen says, it was made into a big deal, but what mattered is, she didn’t personally send it. Danni says she clearly communicated what happened. She didn’t say Madison sent it. Madison says, after the video, her clients were saying, girl, come on, get out there, and a friend wanted her to meet Gentry. Danni says she heard enough chit chat around town. She didn’t think it was a big deal because she thought Madison was single. She couldn’t keep track of their relationship. Craig knew their status, and did what he wanted with the information. Andy asks if Danny regrets telling Craig, and she says she does. Craig says, it’s Madison’s fault, and no one else’s. Danni says Madison started a bunch of sh*t, and reached out to her boyfriend. Chelsea says thinks it got blown out of proportion, and Madison took her anger out on Danni. Dannie says all she did was try to mitigate it. Madison is a bully and a psycho. Madison asks why she’s so upset, and Danni says, for many reasons. Andy says it’s a great spot to take a break.

Andy says, while the boys whisked Austin away on an RV trip to get over his breakup, Madison divulged to Chelsea that Shep called her white trash. He asks what the definition is, and Madison says, working class, not born into money, and he’s better than she is. Austen says Shep said it to him, and he wasn’t pleased. Shep says Austen told him she’d cheated, and he told Austen, good; get rid of her. He says you have country, who are the best folks, but also have redbacks. I guess those are like rednecks? Cameran tells him not to say white; just say trash. Kathryn says Shep called her white trash at the pillow party. Does he feel that way about her? He says she was acting trashy. It was crazy talk. She thinks it’s harsh to call someone trash. Andy says Shep had to know it was going to get him labeled elitist, which he’s already labeled all the time. Shep says Andy should see his Palm Beach friends, but Andy says it doesn’t sound like he wants to. Shep says it manifests when he sees someone not raised properly. Andy asks what he means? Is it good manners to call someone trash? Shep says, Eleanor Roosevelt said, if you can’t say something good about someone, sit next to me. (Not totally accurate, Shep, but close enough that I’ll let it pass.) The hoity toity aren’t exactly the bastion of being nice to one another. Andy says, Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady, not Brooke Astor. Shep thinks he means that etiquette lady (I assume he’s referring to Emily Post or Amy Vanderbilt), and Andy has to explain who she is (New York socialite and philanthropist). For Shep claiming to be so well-read, he’s not really. He knows some big words. A viewer thinks Madison turned Shep down at some point, and Shep says he’s never made a secret of that. He was whispering in a cheap blonds ear (ugh. he just can’t not insult people), and she wasn’t having it. We flash back to a barbecue where she told him, don’t even. Andy says, another theory is that, in Shep’s world, the one thing worse than losing a girl, is losing one to Austen. A viewer who works in couples therapy says she’s seen couples who hate each other, and as a professional, doesn’t think Shep hates Madison. In fact, he loves her. She asks if he’ll ever admit it to himself. Shep says, they’re both too strong willed. He would never admit defeat, and neither would she.

Changing topics. To help Cameran get her mojo back, the gang headed to Colorado, and Craig unloaded emotional baggage before they got to the baggage claim. We flash back to Craig losing it at the airport, ending with Chelsea telling him to check his pants for a vagina, because he’s being a p*ssy. Chelsea says she was mortified, and the feminists were on her ass, but she’d had enough. Craig says he was just trying to get them on the bus, but Andy says he was frothing at the mouth. Andy says, the weed dinner was fun to watch, and Shep says, it was awesome. In case everyone forgot, Andy says, Kathryn got upset. BadGuyAndrew tweeted, they’re hypocrites. They attacked Kathryn, treated her like an addict, and said her kids should be taken away, then got high the whole trip like there was nothing wrong. Andy says, Austen knew her history and never checked with her or thought about it? Austen says, she knew for weeks, but Kathryn says, that’s not true. She knew a week before, but don’t be dramatic. Austen says, she was silent until she finally asked who arranged the dinner. Kathryn says, on the after-show, he said she did it for attention. We see a clip of that. Andy says Cameran said she didn’t two f**ks. Kathryn say she thought she’d be fine. It was literally the first time she’d been around it. I have to add, it wasn’t like they just passed a joint either; it was everywhere and in her face. And these dudes are LOUD when they’re high. Andy asks what bothered her more, being around it, or no one asking if it was okay. Kathryn says what bothered her most was the guilt that she wasn’t with her kids for months. Austen genuinely apologizes, and Kathryn says, bullsh*t. He says she’s right, it is, and Danni is like, what? Shep says they’ll do a mushroom dinner next time Andy says, we’ll leave it there.

Andy asks if Madison thought she and Austen would get back together in Colorado. Madison says, yes, and Andy says she was obviously upset after talking to him in the hot springs. We flash back to that, and Andy says, after talking to Shep, it escalated, and she revealed something private. What made her go there? She says, at that point, she had so much rage, she blacked out and said something she shouldn’t have. She felt provoked, and felt like Shep was constantly coming after her. Danni asks why she got brought in. She knew both Madison and Austen had animosity toward her, but didn’t know to what extent. It was hurtful, humiliating, and not true. She starts  to cry, and says she doesn’t know how Madison came up with it. Andy asks if Austen made it up. We see a clip from eight hours earlier, where he’s telling Madison that he didn’t make it up. Austen says it could have been misconstrued; maybe he took it wrong. Kathryn asks if he’s sure he didn’t make it up for fun. Austen says he would never make it up for fun. Andy says, so Shep told Austen. Shep says he and Danni dated eight years ago. Practicing to be a future Housewife, Danni says she has her medical records with her. Andy says they called Dr. Jackie from Married to Medicine, who said it’s pretty common. Cameran says, it’s effed up. She would be mortified if someone said that about her. She thinks any of the women would be. Andy brings up Shep saying Austen should tell Madison STFU. Andy asks what Cameran thinks, and she says she kind of agreed. Austen asks if she’d want Jason to tell her STFU, and she says he has told her that when she’s been out of line. So she STFU. Andy asks who thought it was wrong for Shep to bring the girls from the threesome video to Patricia’s party. Austen says, it was a d*ck move. Shep says, it was salacious. See? Big word. Andy says it was messier than any of the Housewives. Andy says Shep has been espousing manners and upbringing; how well people are raised. Is that an example? Shep says he’s not fighting back with fists. It’s his little way of fighting back. Danni says it’s his way of saying Austen and Madison’s relationship is a joke. She says she’s not surprised at anything  hateful toward her from them. Andy asks if Shep enjoyed inflicting pain on them, and Shep says they bicker all the time; it was just another night. He and Chelsea have a history. Chelsea asks him to say her last name, so no one thinks it’s her. Shep says he might have taken her anyway. The other girl was manufactured be him, and approved by Craig. Naomie says they could hardly form words, and Kathryn does a Valley girl imitation. Andy asks if Shep has any regrets, and Shep says, not giving the proper amount of respect to Austen’s relationship, despite his protestations. Andy asks Austen and Madison what’s happening in regard to them sleeping together. Austen doubts tonight and Madison says, probably not. Andy is leaving it there.

Outside, Madison tells Danni that she feels sh*tty about what she did. Danni says, it’s a nightmare when the guys get together. Whenever they’ve had bad communication, the guys are involved. They agree to call each other directly from now on, and hug.

Martinis are passed out, with Kathryn opting for water. Andy thanks them for being there, and sharing their lives. He has one final question. Last year, Naomie was a strong voice for female empowerment, but this year, came off less strong. Naomie agrees, but says she was navigating a new relationship. It wasn’t just about her any more, and she was mindful of another person’s feelings. She thinks that’s normal, if not healthy. Andy asks if Craig is ready to put his angry outbursts in the past, and focus on his burgeoning pillow empire. Craig says he’s working toward being happy, enjoying every day, and finding someone. Andy asks what’s happening for Kathryn in the next year, and she says, hopefully, she’ll be settled in the house she’s renovating. Her kids will be happy and safe, and that will make her happy. He asks if Austen and Shep repaired their friendship, and Shep says, never better. Austen says they took time apart, now they’re better than ever. Andy says, even if Austen dates beneath him? and Shep says he’ll be supportive as possible. Andy asks if Cameran is positive she’s one and done, and she says one is all she can handle. He asks if Chelsea has any upcoming adventures with Nick, and she says, New Zealand. He’s going to be there for eight months. Andy wants to see him on the show, but Chelsea says, he’s not about it.

Andy gives Shep the last word of the season. Shep says, it’s been a tough one for a lot of them, but they’re going to keep doing it and have fun. They enjoy each other’s company, and he’s a better person for having known them. They’ll always be connected, for better or worse. They toast to that. Andy says, Patricia sent a toast via Dorothy Parker. I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table; after four I’m under my host. Shep says he had a toast, and Andy tells him, go ahead. He says, there are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be. Shep tells them, they earned this, and they drink.

Even though Shep infuriates me, I’ll miss them. <sniff>

✈ Spicy Vacay…

They invited me, but I couldn’t make it. I was washing my hair.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1067985/inside-david-and-victoria-beckham-s-luxurious-vacation-in-france-with-elton-john?source=email&medium=emn-content-1&cmpid=evening&content=emn-news

👙 While Juicy Joe Rots On ICE…

Teresa goes ringless in Greece.

https://hollywoodlife.com/2019/08/27/teresa-giudice-bikini-mykonos-photos-without-ring-joe-deportation/

🌈 A Lesson For Us All…

Laverne Cox tells it like it should be.

https://www.avclub.com/laverne-cox-on-the-importance-of-compassion-and-the-leg-1837579029?rev=1566850132989&utm_source=AV_Club_Daily_RSS&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=

💣 Break This…

A little tease.

https://ew.com/tv/2019/08/24/breaking-bad-movie-teaser-airdate/

Walter Jr. has grown up nicely.

https://ew.com/tv/breaking-bad-cast-reunion-photos/?slide=5957192#5957192

🎭 During an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Betty Gilpin (GLOW) suggested a remake of Streetcar Named Desire using the Vanderpump Rules cast. Jax as Stanley, Lala as Stella, and Stassi as Blanche. I thought about this for a hot second, and it actually might not be a bad idea, but I’d switch it to Stassi as Stella and Lala as Blanche. After all, Lala has always depended on the kindness of strangers. The ones with private jets.

💫 Sometimes It’s In My Head All Day…

A catchy tune from solo Posh.

July 11, 2019 – Shiloh Gets Some Surprises, NYC Reunites, Shady Andy, Farewell Favorite Blueberry & a Fountain

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What I Watched Today

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

 

😣 Apologizing in advance for any editing mistakes. Or brain farts. It’s been another one of them there long weeks. And the struggle is real with my technology…

General Hospital

Hayden goes to the hospital, carrying a big bakery box. Elizabeth says she’s popping up all over the place. She can’t believe Hayden is back in town. Hayden can’t believe Elizabeth is working the day after her reception. Elizabeth tells Hayden she might not be welcome, and Hayden says that’s why she brought treats from Kelly’s for her former colleagues. Elizabeth asks if she means anyone in particular.

Obrecht wakes up to Finn checking her vitals. Franco says, look who’s awake, and she ask why she’s there. He says she was on The Haunted Star, and fell overboard. Curtis and Jax pulled her out, and Finn was kind enough to do mouth to mouth. Obrecht tells Finn, you’re welcome.

Chase visits Willow in her cell. She asks how it’s going, and he says it’s not a great day for the justice system.

Alexis reads that Oscar is leaving his voting shares to someone who helped him out when he needed it, gave him a roof to sleep under, and who will use the shares to take care of many others. Shiloh walks in, saying, sorry he’s late. Did he miss anything? Ned asks how he got in, and Shiloh says he was invited. Ask Alexis. Monica says, Alexis didn’t know? and Alexis says her assistant made the arrangements. Olivia says, Oscar gave his shares to Shiloh? and Alexis says she’s afraid so.

At the station, Mac tells Jason there’s an APB out for him. He says he’s bringing them a witness who can bury Shiloh. She has firsthand knowledge of David Henry Archer and his crimes. Harmony is brought in. Sam says, Harmony? and she says she’s using her real name, Lorraine Miller; widow of the late Douglas Miller.

Obrecht asks why Finn is monitoring her, since he works with infectious diseases. Finn says she was in the murky waters, which hold a variety of issues, including viral infections. Not to worry. She’s welcome.

Hayden asks Elizabeth if she’d like to Indulge. Elizabeth wonders if the doughnuts are an excuse to see Finn. Hayden says they’re an excuse see her sister. Elizabeth says she missed Hayden, who’s totally evading her question. Finn hands Elizabeth an order of antibiotics for Obrecht. He sees Hayden, and she opens the box, saying, doughnut?

Obrecht tells Franco to make himself useful, and get a guard for outside her door. Some schweinhund tried to kill her. What if they come back to finish the job?

Willow asks Chase if Shiloh found out how to get his hands one Wiley. He tells her, nothing has changed, but he misses her. She says she’s easy to find. He says she’s amazing, how she stood her ground. She’s not in it alone. He’s there with her, and Sam and Michael are doing all they can to find evidence to bring down Shiloh for good. Unfortunately, while they’re looking, Shiloh is still looked at as innocent, and using it to his advantage.

Shiloh says it was shocking to him too, but Oscar’s bequest will help DOD accomplish a lot. Alexis says she doesn’t think the probate court will appreciate him using to money to drug and sexually assault women. Shiloh says he was exonerated. She needs to examine her bitterness, and anger addiction, and be proud of Oscar’s legacy. Drew says Oscar didn’t know who Shiloh was. The music is so loud, I miss some of the exchange between them. Shiloh wishes Drew could remember what they shared. Maybe Oscar’s gift will bring them back together. Drew tells him, think again, and knocks him down.

Lawyer Judith says Harmony is her client. She has a testimony, and has been given temporary relief to give her story in person. Robert thanks her, but says before they get into her statement, he wants to clear up a few items. Did Jason have anything to do with her being there? Harmony says he came to see her, and Robert says, whatever promises he made, Robert’s office isn’t bound by them. If he offered to pay her… She says he made no promises or gave her any pay. She contacted the public defender on her own; it was her idea. She perjured herself already, and knows she has has to pay for that, but being incarcerated gave her time to think. She realized Shiloh is responsible for her husband’s death, among many other crimes. Someone has to bring him to justice, and bring an end to DOD.

Finn tells Hayden, thanks, but he’s not in the mood for sweets. He does have a question though. She says he sounds like her sister. Sometimes a doughnut is just a doughnut. Finn puts the box on the reception desk, and tells Elizabeth to put a sign on it that says, help yourself. Elizabeth says, her pleasure, and Finn suggest he and Hayden to go for a walk, like they used to. He steers her toward the elevators. She tries to get Elizabeth to intervene, but Elizabeth says she’s very busy making the sign.

Franco tells Obrecht that he’s called the PCPD to take her statement. She says it’s kind of him to call, but he doesn’t believe her. He says he didn’t say that, but she says his attitude speaks volumes. He says maybe she stumbled and fell. She says she didn’t, and he suggest they at least revisit the sequence of events leading up to it. She says if he insists, and he says they were talking, and she said something about secrets. She says she was exaggerating; she has no secrets. He says she told him something cryptic about Wiley’s parents. She flashes back to talking to him, and says, poor Brad, Lucas, and Wiley’s poor real father. She laughs, and says she recalls the conversation. She’s ashamed; she had a moment of melancholy. She’s truly happy for him, even though his bride was never her favorite person. Knowing what he and Elizabeth have together, she felt left out, and decided to ramble. She implied she was keeping secrets she doesn’t actually possess.

Chase tells Willow, it’s wrong. It’s a literal miscarriage of justice. She’s being treated like a criminal when she’s only protecting her kid, while the real criminal is thumbing his nose at the cops. It makes him want to turn in his badge and work for Sonny. She says he doesn’t mean that, and he says, it’s an appealing fantasy. This isn’t over, and he’s getting her out of there.

Drew tells Shiloh, keep his son’s name out of his mouth. Don’t bring him up again. Shiloh understands. It’s a delicate situation, and everyone is emotional. He’s sorry. Monica says this house has seen more than its share of conflict, and more than its share of interlopers, and they never last. Neither will he. Shiloh admits he’s surprised and excited, but assures them there will be no personal gain. He’s going to use the shares to further compassion, and spread it to future generations. Alexis says he seems unclear on how probate works. Oscar’s father can dispute the will, and the family is well within their rights to object. Ned says, they will be. Shiloh says there’s one person they haven’t spoken to – Oscar’s mother. He knows the family is well-intentioned, but they were only around for Oscar’s final years. His mother was there from the beginning. She carried him, and raised him, and she knew his heart. He stands in front of Kim – who looks miserable – and asks if she really wants to second guess her son’s dying wish.

Mac says Harmony has lied before. Why should they believe her now? She says she has no incentive; no one to protect. She’s willing to tell the truth about everything, starting with Sam. Shiloh had been stalking her for years. Daisy took the blame for the emails he sent. She took the fall, like she took the blame for the drugged tea, and Carol took the blame for the drugs given to Douglas, but it was a lie. Carol had nothing to do with it. Shiloh is the one who killed him. Robert says, sounds convincing, but in the end, it’s still her word against Shiloh’s. Harmony says she has proof.

Hayden and Finn sit at the MetroCourt. Hayden asks why they couldn’t talk at the hospital, and he says he didn’t want to give a show to the nurses’ station. He thought they could sit a minute. She doesn’t have to talk, but there’s something he needs to say to her about the child they lost. She says, time heals all wounds. Should they leave at that, and move on? He asks if that’s the way she wants it. She nods, and he asks if she wants to hear from him. She says she’s knows he’s engaged to Anna. He asks how, and she says it’s all over social media, and her sister told her. He says funny how Elizabeth said they weren’t in touch. Why ask her to lie? Hayden says she wanted to keep up with the news in Port Charles without seeming to pry. Finn asks why she cares.

Elizabeth sees Lucas, and asks about Wiley. Lucas says he’s amazing, exhausting, and everywhere all at once. She tells him that Aiden won an award, and he says, good for her, standing up for her son. She protected him when he needed it. Elizabeth says every day is a new challenge. Wait until Wiley goes to school, and then becomes a teenager. Lucas says he can’t wait. She asks if Wiley is okay.

Obrecht tells Franco between the antibiotics and champagne, she’s out of sorts. Not that she didn’t enjoy it, but too much foolish talk. Forgive her. She was under the influence. He says she’s trying so hard to convince him, it can only mean what she said was true. What was she trying to tell him about Wiley’s real father? Chase comes in, and says he’s there to take her report. There was an attempt on her life?

Harmony says she had special knowledge of DOD. She was Shiloh’s closest associate, handling the finances, and helping to raise money. Not a dollar here and there; he targeted deep pockets. They would  skim cash off the top, and put it in tax free off-shore accounts, and use it for payoffs. Robert asks who they were paying off, and she says, the Beecher’s Corners PD and elected officials. Shiloh liked to have high level people in his pocket, and have friends in high places. She made copies of the books, and put them in a secure place. Robert says Shiloh can claim she doctored them. He needs something that more directly links Shiloh to the crime. Jason says, how about a prescription?

Kim tells Shiloh that she hasn’t forgotten how he helped Oscar when they thought they’d failed him. Oscar forgave them, and came to understand how much they loved him. She recently heard disgusting things about him and DOD. Now he wants to profit off Oscar’s goodness and naivete toward him. Shiloh is sorry how they all feel. Once again, he’s the only one listening to Oscar’s wishes. He asks where he signs, but Michael says he doesn’t. Oscar’s bequest is invalid.

Hayden tells Finn that her sister and family are there, as well as him and Curtis. He asks if she cares about him, and she says it seems like they both landed on their feet. She doesn’t want to talk right now, but would love to have dinner with him there. She needs to check Jax’s schedule, and asks Finn to give her dates he and Anna will be available. He says it’s a kind gesture, but unnecessary. Anna is out of town, and will be for a while.

Lucas tells Elizabeth, Wiley is fine, perfect, a blessing. It’s just that there may be an issue with his birth parents. Elizabeth thought the adoption was final, and he says so did they. There was an unexpected complication. She says, no wonder Brad was so sick. She tells him that she’s sorry, but don’t assume the worst. They have Alexis on their side. She’s a great attorney, and passionate about family and parents. He says he’s grateful for that. He’s usually rational with problem solving, but this time he can’t be. Wiley has completely changed his life, and Lucas doesn’t know what he’d do if he lost him.

Chase tells Obrecht that the PCPD takes a dim view of false alarms. Did someone push her or did she fall?

Jason says, on August 4th, Douglas Miller died of an OD. Robert says it’s a matter of public record, and Jason says on August 4th, Harmony’s daughter said she was going to meet her father. Did anyone else know? She says, Shiloh was with Kelly when her father called, and told Harmony that Kelly was to be initiated that same night. Robert asks her to review what initiated means. She says initiated to Shiloh’s Trust, his inner circle. Initiates were tattooed with his mark, then he’d have sex with them. Robert asks if she approved of this, and Harmony says completely. She pressured Kelly to cancel, so she could participate. Kelly was reluctant, but agreed. Jason asks when the initiation began, and Harmony says, 9 pm. He asks where Shiloh was, and she says he escorted the initiate to the ceremony, per tradition, and wished her a joyous transformation, telling her that he’d be with her after. Then he left. Jason asks for how long? and she says, until midnight, also tradition. Then he was left alone with the initiate. Mac says, a three hour window, and Harmony says, plenty of time to kill Douglas.

Michael tells Shiloh that Oscar made a separate provision for the Kilimanjaro Foundation. It sponsors teens who can’t reach the mountain on their own. Shiloh says, that’s not what his will said, and Michael says,it was written by hand, and given to Oscar’s executor. Shiloh says he’s making up some kind of fairytale. He can’t prove it. Michael says the original is on file with the court. Alexis says, excellent. She’ll coordinate with Diane. Shiloh says the shares were left to him, and Ned says he’ll need to make that argument before a judge. Alexis says, probate finds a handwritten request after a will is filed takes precedence. A final testament supersedes any previous documents. Shiloh says they’re delaying the inevitable. Oscar was of sound mind when he made the bequest. Why cause his mother undo pain? Grant Oscar’s dying wish. Monica says he doesn’t speak for her grandson. She tells him to get out of her house before she calls the police, and has him arrested for trespassing. Kim says, just go. Shiloh’s phone rings, and he answers on his way out the door. He says the test results are in? He’s on his way to the hospital. Things are only getting better. I laugh, and say, yeah, for everyone else.

Jason asks what Harmony did when Shiloh was arrested. She says she went to one of the faithful, Carol, and said Shiloh wanted to see her. She drove Carol to the jail herself, but Carol went in alone. When she came out, she confessed. Jason asks where Carol was that night, and Harmony says, at her daughter’s initiation with the rest of the Trust. He asks if she had access to the drug. Harmony says, no, and he asks if anyone else did. She says, Shiloh and herself. They put it in the tea meant to calm the initiates and lower their resistance. Jason asks how they got it, and she says, the pharmacy. Shiloh had a prescription under his real name, David Henry Archer. Judith shows Robert a copy of the prescription, saying it was on file at the pharmacy, in addition to all the times it was refilled. Sam says they needed a corroborating witness; now they’ve got it. Harmony has backed up what Carol said. Judith says Harmony is willing to testify in court. Robert asks what she wants in exchange. Judith starts talking about dropping the charges, but Harmony says she doesn’t want anything. She wronged her own daughter. She won’t stand by and let Shiloh get away with murder, and she won’t let him get near her grandson. Do what they want with her. Just stop Shiloh.

Hayden tells Finn that she should be going. She has a business meeting. Finn says the letter she left for Curtis to find. She wrote about the baby they lost, and not to look for her. She say she’s sorry for the way she handled it; it wasn’t fair. At the time, it seemed like the kindest alternative. Finn says a year later, she sent another letter asking him to meet her in Rome. She had something to share. What was it?

Obrecht tells Chase that she thinks she was pushed. Chase says, she thinks? She says she remembers standing by the rail, looking at the water. She heard footsteps, there was a hand banging in her back, and she fell into the harbor. Chase says he needs more specifics. Did she see a face? She says they came from behind. He wonders what their motive would be, and asks if she got in an argument. Obrecht says she has a big personality. It inspires awe and envy. He says he’ll go down the list of people on the ship at the time of the incident. Nina. Obrecht says, absolutely not. He says Franco and Elizabeth, and she says, don’t be ridiculous. Finn, Curtis, and Jax. She says they saved her life. Cameron, Josslyn, and Trina. She says she was told they went for help, after throwing her a life preserver. Bobbie, Felix, and Epiphany. She doubts they’d do anything so extreme. None of the others would have a reason to harm her, and he says that’s everyone except Hayden. Obrecht says, Hayden was there? It must have been her. Hayden hates her.

Elizabeth asks how Obrecht is, and Franco says she’s back to her usual self, spinning everything. She’s trying to downplay what she said about Wiley. Elizabeth says Lucas is worried about an issue with the birth parents. One wants Wiley back. Franco says Obrecht keeps hinting at a secret. She knows something about the real father, but what?

Harmony gets put in a cell opposite Willow, who asks what she’s doing there. Harmony says she’s being held until she can give her statement. Hopefully, Willow won’t be there much longer. Willow says Harmony is different. What changed? Harmony says she opened her eyes to who Shiloh is and what he’s done to Willow and her father. She’s so ashamed, but maybe she can begin to make amends before it’s too late. Before Shiloh gets his hands on her grandson. Willow doesn’t understand, and Harmony says she’d do anything to talk to Willow’s dad; tell him she’s sorry, and he was right. But it’s not too late to do what Willow wants, to stand up for her, and protect her grandson. She failed Willow her whole life. She promises she won’t do it again.

Robert says he’ll notify the state police to protect Carol. Mac says he’ll get out an arrest warrant for Shiloh. Sam says, what about Jason? and Robert says, the charges are dropped. Jason tells Sam she did good, and she says, no, he did. He sounded like a lawyer. He says he spent a lot of time with Diane. He hopes enough to put Shiloh in jail.

Shiloh sees Lucas, and says, it must be fate. Lucas asks what he wants, and Shiloh says, the same as Lucas – what’s best for Wiley. He’ll have to get rid of that name. He suggests they make the transfer easy. Lucas says there isn’t going to be one. He and Brad are Wiley’s fathers. Shiloh says the DNA test will tells a different story. Lucas asks how he had one run without permission. Shiloh says, Brad carelessly dropped a cloth he used to wipe Wiley’s mouth. He wants Lucas to get Wiley’s stuff together. Once he gets the results, he’s taking his son home. Lucas will probably be happy, but really confounded when he finds out the results.

Elizabeth tells Franco, it makes no sense for Obrecht to know anything about Wiley’s birth father. He says she has a talent for uncovering secrets, and a talent covering them by lying. Elizbeth says maybe she’s making it up because she feels bad. Her being involved with Brad and Lucas is a disaster waiting to happen.

Hayden tells Finn, she was surrounded by lovers in Rome, and admits she missed him. She wondered if he felt the same way, and thought if they met at the Trevi fountain, like in the movies, they could try again. He never came, so she threw in her coins, and went on her way. She met Jax. They worked together, and she heard about his engagement. Finn says, even after all this time… Chase interrupts. He introduces himself to Hayden, and says they need to talk.

Ned says the Kilimanjaro Foundation is a double gift. They’ll help the kids, and it will keep the ELQ shares out of Shiloh’s hands. Alexis says she and Diane can create postponements and delays, and keep it out of probate for at least a year. Kim says everyone is going on about the stock, and they don’t give a damn that Oscar is gone. She leaves the room. Michael tells Monica he can’t let Shiloh get his hands on his godson. He wants to claim Wiley.

Willow tells Harmony, maybe when this is over, they could start fresh. Harmony says she still has a sentence in Pentonville that she has to serve. Willow says, maybe she’ll get a deal, and Harmony says, maybe. It could be worse, she and her roommate Nelle get along. it helps the time go by. Willow says, did she say Nelle?

Michael calls Jason, who apologizes for not being there. He asks how it went. Michael says, Oscar gave his ELQ shares to Shiloh. Jason says, that’s got to be a mistake. He clearly endowed them to the Kilimanjaro Foundation. Diane already started the paperwork, and can tie him up for years. Michael says, unfortunately, he’s winning in other areas. He’s on his way to get DNA test results as they speak. Jason knows what that means. Jason says he’s one it. Sam asks, what? and Jason tells her, Shiloh’s other card came into play.

Lucas tells Shiloh to take his threats and go. Shiloh says it’s his legal right as a parent. Lucas says Wiley is already with his parents, and they’re never letting him go. Shiloh says they won’t have a choice. He gives the reception nurse his ID, and Lucas watches as she hands him the envelope with the results.

Tomorrow, Nina wonders what the deal is with Hayden, Willow has great news, and Chase asks how Finn knows Hayden.

The Real Housewives of New York City – The Reunion – Part One

Season 11? It’s really been on that long? The women get ready, and Andy makes the rounds to chat with them. Bethenny tells Andy that her lawyer says, anything can happen in a courtroom, and anything can happen at a reunion.

Andy welcomes us to put the final touches on a masterpiece of a season. Sonja is wearing her own design, and I’ll say it again, she makes nice clothing. Everyone looks fabulous – the earrings are exceptional – but I’m not loving Ramona’s neckline. She might as well be wearing only sleeves on top.

LuAnn is up first. Andy reminds her that she wasn’t at the last reunion, and says everyone had a lot of opinions about her this season. How’s her head? LuAnn says, her head is humble. We all stifle a laugh. She says she was totally self-absorbed this season, and she owns it. She was trying to take care of herself in the best way she could. She didn’t realize how different it would be. It’s hard to be around these women and not drink. She was in self-protection mode. Bethenny starts to say something, but Andy says they’re going to discuss the topic later. We find out Tinsley has a line of lashes, and Ramona got new teeth. Andy says people don’t realize that Dennis came to the last several reunions. Bethenny says he liked minutiae. Andy asks if she thought of him when she came in, and she says he’s always on her mind. LuAnn says he adored Bethenny, and Bethenny says she misses that. Andy says it’s been a big year for everyone, and they have a lot to discuss.

Andy tells us, home where heart is, but it can also be where the heartache is. Half the women pulled up roots, and planted themselves in new ground. We see clips of Sonja’s new apartment. We flash back to Ramona saying she needs something fresh, and Dorinda says she needs a fresh start. We revisit Dorinda saying her new place is the first thing in twenty-five years that’s all hers, and telling John to hold off on bringing in any stuff. Last is LuAnn, saying she has photographers in the bushes in the Hamptons, and she loves it upstate. We see her new house as well. Andy asks what was LuAnn’s reaction to Ramona saying Kingston was the poor side of town? LuAnn says it’s what Ramona does. When they went to Marrakesh, she thought it wasn’t upscale enough. She’s always putting everything down. That’s Ramona. Ramona tells LuAnn that her real estate friend said he won’t look at Kingston for another fifteen years, so LuAnn is ahead of the curve. Tinsley is reminded that she said living there would drive her to drink. Tinsley says she just likes more action.

Andy says LuAnn talked about being too high profile in the Hamptons. Bethenny says she’s said before that LuAnn has a God complex, and delusions of grandeur. Bethenny walks around the Hamptons in her PJs, and there are plenty of high profile celebrities there, but LuAnn as photographers popping out of the bushes. It’s a reach. When Bethenny was there, LuAnn thought there were people going by in boats with cameras, when it was just people going by in boats. She was paranoid, and everyone would have seen those pictures by now. We see a few snaps of LuAnn going to her mailbox, but not from someone going by in a boat. Bethenny says, Madonna doesn’t seem to have a problem. LuAnn says, when you’re arrested, you become popular.

Andy asks Sonja how things with the townhouse are going, and she says she’s renting it for $36K. Dorinda asks how’s her new place? and Sonja says she’s happy. A viewer asks about Dorinda saying her new place is just for her. What does that mean for her relationship with John? Dorinda says, it works. They see each other two or three times a week, and he goes home. She’s been living with someone else most of her life, and it doesn’t mean they don’t have sex. Thanks for the visual. Ramon says that makes it more fresh. Andy asks about Ramona’s house, and she says she took an offer, but still needs the contract signed. She’s lowered the price, and could have held out, but it’s not life-changing. She blurts out her new potential address, which is bleeped, and Bethenny says, single men, come on by.

Andy says along with grappling with losing a soulmate, Bethenny has a booming business, and looming court case. And she’s leaned into life after death. We see clips of her talking about Dennis, including talking to a grief counselor. He tells her loving someone else is a testament to her love for Dennis. We also flash back to the different issues Bethenny has faced, like Suckerfish Hoppy, and wanting to sell the business. We see her telling Sonja that being near death was a wake-up call. She’s changing her life. The montage ends with her telling Albi about Dennis trying to pull her in. Andy says, wow. A lot of tears. He says it’s been almost a year since Dennis passed, and asks how she’s doing. Bethenny says she’s well. It comes in waves, and delayed reactions, but she’s moved away from it. She loved him deeply, but doesn’t know if she’d be in the place she is now if he was still there. Andy says they’d broken up, yet he was still a large presence in her life. Bethenny says they broke up many times, but he was always in her life. He’d say he’s change, and she’d get pulled back in. She says, when you’re older, you don’t know if you’ll ever get your fairytale, and you already have kids, and don’t know if you should be dating. He was a secure presence. She could always be with him, but she wasn’t giving herself what she deserved. Dennis loved her daughter, so she wondered if she could do the Dorinda and John program. Andy asks what Dennis needed to change, and Bethenny says he couldn’t be present; he would disappear. Ramona says he was undependable. Bethenny tells Andy about ending up alone on Mother’s Day after he’d made plans for them. It made things worse, and she thought she’d rather be alone than in a relationship feeling alone. Andy brings up their engagement, and Bethenny says he proposed, and she accepted the ring. Andy says Dorinda seemed to be the one most there for her, but also thought she needed space. Dorinda says grief is an individual thing, and you need to do what you have to for yourself. Bethenny says she was in shock for a long time. It was hard to come back to the show. Dorinda says she felt more comfortable saying, this is bad, rather than do whatever you’re supposed to according to the manual. Andy asks LuAnn if it sparked thoughts about her own recovery. LuAnn says, no, but she was saddened. Even though she didn’t know him well, but he really helped her. Andy asks how Dennis helped her, but she says she can’t talk a lot about it. She’s still in it.

Bethenny says Dennis got LuAnn a very powerful lawyer, one of the most powerful in the country. He looked into her case, and helped her out. LuAnn said he was able to do things her lawyer couldn’t. LuAnn admits she hit him up for six million dollars. Bethenny says Dennis had a financial services company. She was in the car, and her phone was blowing up. LuAnn said it was an emergency, and begged Bethenny to ask Dennis for the money. She was in a manic state, and obsessing over the house. She was calling a lot of people. Bethenny said she thought Dennis had helped enough, and LuAnn moved on to the next person. LuAnn says that was all true.

A viewer asks about Bethenny seeing two other guys when she was seeing Dennis. Bethenny says she and Dennis would break up, and she was seeing them intermittently. Bethenny talks about the catering guy, who I forgot about, and says there was an age difference, and she wasn’t ready for that relationship. He was. We see a picture of them on the beach – the guy is gorgeous – and Bethenny says it was a hard pill for Dennis to swallow, seeing the photo. Dorinda says it was a hard pill for all of them to swallow, and they all laugh. Andy says Bethenny was in the midst of grieving, and got hot and heavy with Paul. Bethenny says she had told Tinsley that she liked him. Around Christmas they went on a date, and she thought she was an idiot, thinking he could be the one. They went out a couple of times, but she was too needy. She wanted someone to give her a guarantee that she wouldn’t get hurt. He courted her after Dennis died. It was great, since they had a history. They’re still together. Tinsley says she met up with Bethenny, and they met his parents, and everyone was really nice. Andy wonders why he’s not on the show, and Bethenny says he’s private, conservative, and reserved. He’s calm and balanced, but the show’s not for him. A viewer asks what’s the deal with Bethenny’s relationships on the show being on her terms, when she called out Tinsley for not being forthcoming? Bethenny says she actually thought about it, and if it’s a double-standard, but Scott signed a release. He also sent Tinsley those Kentucky Derby Secretariat flowers. We flash back to the giant heart Scott sent, and Tinsley reading the card – 365 roses for 365 days together. Tinsley says it’s Scott’s way of being part of the show without being part of the show. Andy asks Bethenny if she’d call Paul on camera, and Bethenny says, maybe, if it’s not on speaker. Tinsley admits she wanted Scott on the show, Bethenny says she’d rather Paul not be on it. Andy asks if Bethenny has sold the company. Bethenny says she’s had offers, but she gets nervous at the last minute. She believes the company hasn’t reached its full potential, so she let some high-salaried people go. She doesn’t like managing that many. She doesn’t want an operation.

Bethenny talks about her near-death experience, telling Andy about Dennis puling at her when she was on the stretcher. She says it wasn’t an intellectual thought, but she felt it. It was very him. The same way he’d see a picture of her with someone, and suddenly want to be engaged or take a trip, and she’s get pulled back. It’s metaphorical, but true. Andy asks if she felt guilty about getting involved with Paul so soon after Dennis passed, but she says, no. She thought about it, but Paul is a loving person. He literally saved her life emotionally. He respects boundaries, and even wanted to make sure she’s not making some kind of transference because of Dennis. One door closed, and another one opened. Dorinda says Paul freed Bethenny’s spirit. Ramona says she’s on a merry-go-round, and Bethenny says it’s a different ride this time. Andy says, a happier ride. Bethenny says that’s why she wanted Tinsley off her ride. She knew it was a train to nowhere.

We move on to Dorinda and LuAnn butting heads. We see clips of their ongoing issue throughout the season, including Jovani and the fish room. Dorinda says, it’s half of LuAnn’s show, between the dresses and taking the piss out of her castmates. Andy asks if Dorinda feels unappreciated, but Dorinda says, no. She thought she and LuAnn were in a good place. LuAnn spun out control, and went back to rehab. LuAnn asks what that has to do with it. Bethenny says Dorinda feels like LuAnn is exploiting it. Dorinda says she’s given LuAnn a lot of help. LuAnn wouldn’t have a dress if not for her. Sonja says Dorinda has constantly been there. Dorinda says she was there the first time LuAnn went to jail. LuAnn says Dorinda makes her feel like sh*t. She whines that Dorinda didn’t call her when she was in the Hamptons. Dorinda says, it’s kiss the ring again. She was visiting another friend. Andy thinks part of their issue is that things brought up the season before weren’t resolved at the end. LuAnn wasn’t at the last reunion, so they didn’t hash it out in that forum (i.e. the reunion). Dorinda says she wanted to see LuAnn when she came out of rehab, but her friend of thirteen years did everything to avoid her. Andy says, in all fairness, it was Bethenny who suggested Dorinda not go to the clambake, Bethenny says she was worried about LuAnn’s sobriety. Dorinda says LuAnn hasn’t been nice to a lot of them. Even the comments, like they’re jealous. Dorinda doesn’t feel like LuAnn has any substance anymore.

Dorinda says LuAnn’s life has been one big Cabaret with the Countess. LuAnn says she’s the same old Lu, they’re just looking at her with different eyes. A viewer asks what LuAnn thought when she saw how upset Dorinda was. LuAnn says she was upset too, because everything’s all about her. Dorinda says she was arrogant, and LuAnn says she was slow to warm up because she was hurt. She’s sorry about how Dorinda felt, and misses their friendship. Andy mentions the Tyler Perry quote, and asks LuAnn if Tyler Perry isn’t capable of deep thought. LuAnn says, of course. She just thought it was funny. I have to agree with her here. The were expecting to see the quote was from the Dalai Lama or at least Confucius. Dorinda says LuAnn decided she can’t do anything right after she stood by LuAnn like a soldier. She starts to cry, and LuAnn say she did, but then Dorinda let her down. Dorinda says she gave LuAnn a prayer card that she’s had since her First Communion. LuAnn treated her like an animal, and broke her heart. LuAnn says Dorinda did the same to her. How does Dorinda think she felt when she heckled her?  Dorinda says by not inviting John to her show, she took another person Dorinda loved and pissed on them. LuAnn says she did invite John. She’d said he’s always welcome. Sonja confirms this, and LuAnn says she brought her phone, aka the receipts.

Andy says, while LuAnn looks for those texts, Leslie from Burbank gives the definition of heckle, interrupting with loud, unfriendly statements or questions. She wants to know why Dorinda claims she didn’t heckle LuAnn. Dorinda insists it wasn’t heckling; that she was joyous in her shouting Jovani! but everyone is like, no, except For Ramona, who just sits there smiling with her new teeth. They all talk at the same time, which I hate. LuAnn finds the text, and Andy reads out loud. In a nutshell, LuAnn did say he was invited, but was then invited by a third party, doesn’t want to go now, and is somehow pissed at Dorinda. LuAnn said, not her problem, and Dorinda said she was excited for the evening. Dorinda’s foot in pumping up and down like crazy, so you know she got caught. At the end, LuAnn said she wanted it to be a girls night anyway, and no one is bringing dates. Dorinda somehow thinks this vindicates her. Andy says the verdict is she did invite John, but said it’s not her problem. LuAnn says it was the day of her show, and she was nervous. Andy says that’s show biz.

Andy asks what was with the demands when LuAnn was in the Berkshires. A viewer wonders if LuAnn saw it as an opportunity for Dorinda to make things up to her. LuAnn says, no, but it looked that way when she watched it. Andy asks if LuAnn realizes Dorinda was bending over backward for her. LuAnn says Dorinda was a gracious hostess. Andy asks about her insensitive reaction to the fish room, and LuAnn says she was just trying to keep her sh*t together at that point, and overreacted. Bethenny thinks LuAnn was relishing Dorinda’s apology. She wanted Dorinda to bend down and really apologize.

LuAnn says she saw herself on TV, and she felt cold about her own behavior. She couldn’t cry, or feel any kind of emotion. She was kind of numb. She doesn’t want to say she had it rougher in the past year – they all have their sh*t – but it’s been a hard time for her. She’s not excusing her behavior, but just saying she felt cold. She hugs Dorinda, and they sound like they’re underwater for a moment, LuAnn says Dorinda was so angry. Dorinda says she wasn’t angry. She was confused. They had been so close. LuAnn say she misses it. Dorinda says they can put a period on it, and move on, even though their friendship might take a different form. Looking back, she thinks LuAnn was nervous. She was still making the transition after her recovery period. Dorinda thought it was brave of her to go at all. Maybe she was looking for a loophole to get out. Bethenny says it was very human.

Andy says since they’re good, he doesn’t want to go backward, He asks LuAnn if she thought giving Dorinda an award in her cabaret show was going to go over big. LuAnn says she was trying to find a way to shift the narrative. She wanted to make it funny. Andy asks if Dorinda really talked to a lawyer, and she says she did. She’s over the Jovani thing. Do they have shares in it or something? Andy, ever stirring the pot, says, hit LuAnn’s new track. The sounds of Feelin’ Jovani fill the air. While LuAnn keeps saying it should be louder, mercifully, it’s kept at a reasonable volume. It still goes on too long, and LuAnn sings along with herself. Dorinda says she likes it, and gets dressed to LuAnn’s tunes in the morning. LuAnn says cabaret is her cabernet. LuAnn says getting on stage is the diversion she needs, since she’s not drinking.  It’s helped her so much. She doesn’t know what she’d do without it.

Andy says everyone is happy and reconciled. It’s a long night, and he hopes they can keep it up.

Next time – Part Two – the fish room returns, Tinsley and Scott’s relationship is discussed, Ramona thinks LuAnn is still drinking, Barbara joins the women, and Andy feels like he’s at a Jersey Wives reunion.

😮 Oh No He… Did He?

I saw a clip of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion. I can’t be positive, since they show preview teases out of context, but it sure looked like Andy was throwing huge shade at Teddi. He said, for someone who is the queen of accountability, it’s amazing you had such a lapse. Oooh! Girl! I wonder if he’s pissed because LVP quit.

🏃 Another Escapee…

This is getting freaky. Is the new lifespan before 70 now? It all started with David Bowie, and now Violet Beauregarde? And is there anyone from the original Dark Shadows left?

https://deadline.com/2019/07/denise-nickerson-dies-willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-actress-was-62-1202644767/

⛲ In Honor of Hayden…

And because I can’t think of one more thing today.