1st Week of July 2008 Daily Summaries
All Summaries Written and Copyrighted by SheKnowsLLC
(unless otherwise indicated)
Please LINK to summaries. Do not cut-n-paste
them to other sites. Thanks!
June 30, 2008
The Advantage is in our Court
the sand run halfway through the Hourglass of Destruction, Tabby is losing her
patience over her daughter's invisibility act. She begs Endora to show herself
so they can skip town before it's too late. When Jua-melia shows up instead,
Tabby asks her to keep an eye out for "anything moving that shouldn't be
moving." Then she gets back to searching, leaving Jua-melia to unload and caress
her plastic explosives, while cackling about her plan. Her lackey shows up with
bomb parts from a home improvement store. He marvels over finding it so easily
in this day and age, but Jua-melia shrugs "the gringo's homeland security"
doesn't worry about internal threats. "Nothing will stop us," she cheers just as
Tabby returns. The witch is quick to ask what won't be stopped, not to mention
the identity of her sidekick. He's more than annoyed when he realizes Jua-melia
doesn't even know his name, but Jua-melia quickly explains that her friend
"Hench" is there to help her get settled in. Hench jumps in to add that she
caught them talking about remodeling the house, which Tabby doesn't like
hearing. Then she laughs it off and says they can do what they want. She leans
in for a look at the explosives and starts playing with it, thinking it's gum
used to protect delicates. She even takes some to use in her packing. Tabby
suddenly realizes that if Jua-melai does any landscaping, she'll uncover more
bodies than you can find in Harmony's graveyard, but then she shrugs the idea
off, since she'll be gone already and Jua-melia won't likely survive the coming
destruction. "Blow it up, if you like," she offers the new owner before walking
out again. Left alone, Jua-melia and Hench start going through the boxes. When
she sees there's no timing device yet, she slaps him across the face. He
explains that to keep the feds from getting suspicious, he's going to buy it
from another store the next day. Jua-melia understands, but there's of course no
apology. After he outlines how he'll plant the bomb during the wedding rehearsal
at the church, she sets out to take a walk to clear her head, but not before
warning there can be
no mistakes in her vengeance.
When Tabby returns, the pair is gone, so she checks the
sand again and calls for her daughter, who tells her to "Get a grip!" She also
refuses to leave town. Tabby orders her daughter to cut it out, insisting she's
old enough to know what's at stake, but Enodra doesn't want to leave her friends
to die. "Can't we help?" she asks. Tabby reminds her they tried everything in
the book and that they too will die for good if they don't leave.
gets in Pretty's face, charging her with choosing to stay miserable and bitter.
"It's over," she cries and peels Pretty's scar right off her! Pretty grabs for
it, and then grabs for her face, crying that it hurts. "Is there blood?" she
asks desperately, while Luis and Fancy try to take in the big news that Pretty's
scar is fake. "I want it back," Pretty cries. When Sheridan says no, she charges
at her, but Luis catches her. Fancy says her face is lovely, but Pretty starts
crying that she's ugly and she needs her scar. Not even Luis saying she's
beautiful can get through to her. Sheridan reveals Pretty's face heeled years
ago and she's been using it as "an excuse to be a total failure in love, in
life, as a human being." Luis asks her how she knew, so she explains that she
was curious about why no doctor could fix Pretty's face, so she did the research
and called all her old doctors, who were shocked to hear she still had the scar.
"She wanted to be ugly," Sheridan says and they all turn to look at Pretty. "I'm
not presentable. I have to put my face on," Pretty says, dropping to the floor
and devolving into unhinged mutterings about her "beautiful scar." After calling
the hospital for help, Fancy tries to calm her sister. She caresses Pretty's
arm, but Pretty doesn't seem to hear her and continues muttering.
the same time, Luis thanks Sheridan, who quickly goes from anger over her
niece's deceit to heartbreak. Watching Pretty reminds Sheridan of her
grandmother, who "went mad" and was confined in a room by the attic for decades.
She had to be watched 24/7. "Like the wife in Jane Eyre," Luis notes. Sheridan
agrees, continuing that while the stories of grandma seemed thrilling and spooky
to her as a child, seeing Pretty descend into madness makes them all too real.
"It's horrible," she shudders, before going on about her sleepless "clever"
grandma who, if not watched, "would run through the house bloodshot eyes, wild
hair, barely dressed." Luis is stunned, but Sheridan notes that every family has
its secrets. "She was so paranoid and filled with hate," she continues. "She
tried to kill her husband, cut the throats out of her own children." She fears
all the Cranes - especially the women - are susceptible to the crazy in their
genes. Luis tells her she's not going to go mad, but she can't help but think of
all the crazy things she's already done to get him back. "Is there any chance
for me?" she asks, teary. "Can we ever have what we once had?" He wonders at the
timing of her question, but says, "Sheridan, I love you... but..." He references
all their past lives and how each of them have ended with them apart, which is
what happened this time. "It's my fault," she says, recalling how she pushed him
away over Marty's presumed death and everything else. He apologizes, but she
won't hear it. "I want you to be happy Luis. It's just going to be so hard to be
without you," she says, mourning the hope she had for them and saying that it
will have to "be enough" to see him so happy with Fancy. Luis counters that
she's let chances for happiness pass, but he is sure there's a guy waiting for
her. She doesn't want to hear it.
conversation is tabled when the phone starts ringing. After Luis answers, he and
Fancy tell Pretty some "nice people" are going to take her away to get help.
"They'll make me beautiful again?" she asks happily, but when Fancy says they'll
help her with her pain, Pretty demands to know what kind of people they are.
"It's for your own good," Sheridan says, at which Pretty jumps up, backs away
and refuses to go to the crazy house. Fancy says wearing a fake scar wasn't
normal, but Pretty counters, "It isn't fake. It's just invisible. Fancy, you put
a scar on my heart." Fancy again insists that the whole thing was an accident,
but Pretty pulls a gun and threatens to kill her. Then she explains she's going
to keep Fancy at gunpoint while they order her a getaway car and get the Crane
jet ready for takeoff. "Oh honey," Sheridan tries, but Fancy's sure her sister
means her threat. Luis makes the call, while Pretty cries that Fancy is her
"ticket out of here". Then she starts cackling about shooting Fancy's face to
give her a scar. Fancy gives Luis a look and then loses her patience again,
screaming at her sister for faking it and calling her a freak. As Pretty answers
back, Luis knocks the gun from her hand and gets her in a virtual headlock.
After he gets her into a straight jacket, he leads Pretty out. She screams the
whole way, spewing her hatred for Fancy and swearing she'll kill her.
Beccs asks Gert-resa what she knows about Theresa, the "nanny" is sure her
nemeses are onto her about something, but still unsure of just what they know.
She buys time by playing dumb, while Gwen smiles happily. Ethan steps in to ask
why Beccs would ask Gertie about Theresa and why they were taking about "dealing
with Theresa" in the first place. Beccs laughs at the idea that Gert-resa has
had a makeover, considering she has the worst teeth in the county, so Ethan
reprimands her for her cruelty, but Gwen cannot wait for her mother to drop the
last bomb and reveal Gert-resa's identity... that is, until she remembers Ethan
loves Theresa more than he loves her! Beccs winds up for her big moment,
building it up as her daughter tries to send her messages with her eyes. She
rants about Ethan getting so close to this "little, conniving Ugly Betty," but
before she can say her final bit, Gwen punches her out! "That'll shut her up,"
Gwen shrugs to herself, while Gert-resa thinks of all the times she's wanted to
do that. Ethan asks for an explanation as he leans over Beccs. He can't wake
her, but she does grab him, call him Pablo and plant a good kiss on him. Gwen
then shrugs that she hit her mom because she was drunk and acting up. Gert-resa
asks what kind of example Gwen's violence would set if the kids saw her. Gwen
counters that her mom wasn't talking sense, but her eyes tell Gert-resa
something else. "Your mother's drunk all the time. Her blood is like 70
proof," Ethan gawks in disbelief, so she explains that she picked it up from her
dad, who used to knock Beccs out with a rubber mallet when she got drunk.
Gert-resa and Ethan again ask Gwen why all the questions about Theresa and
Gert-resa. Gwen is thrilled to realize Gert-resa is staying quiet for fear of
Juanita, which means she can torture the "nanny" endlessly. Ethan again pushes
for why they were talking Theresa, so she explains that she knows Ethan wouldn't
marry her if Theresa were alive and Beccs was upset that Gwen still feels second
place to Theresa. Ethan professes his love, hugs her and tells her not to think
about Theresa. "Theresa's a distant memory, and she's fading more and more," he
coos. After he talks about how he's loved Gwen since boarding school, he swears
she'll "never never know Theresa existed." A quiet Gert-resa is horrified by it
Beccs comes to, Gwen asks Ethan to go upstairs and do some wedding prep while
she and her mom have a moment. Gert-resa follows, leaving Gwen to explain why
they have to be quiet about Gert-resa's identity. "The advantage is on our court
and we need to keep it that way," she says, noting Ethan would have been
thrilled to hear Theresa's alive. They can't wait to torture Gert-resa, but
Beccs warns her daughter that Gert-resa can't be part of the wedding planning
this time. That sends Gwen running upstairs, while Beccs sets out for a drink
and runs into Jua-melia - literally. When Jua-melia asks if she's okay, Beccs
opens up, asking, "Have you ever hated someone so much you wanted to kill 'em?"
Jua-melia certainly understands! Beccs enjoys talking to someone who knows what
it is to hate - not like these wishy washy kids today - but she's a bit confused
when her new friend promises, "There will be death in Harmony."
Ethan takes out Gwen's To Do list for the ceremony and says he wants the day to
go perfectly, because Gwen needs to know they're a couple. Gert-resa smiles that
he "did say" he loves Theresa. Ethan nods, shrugging he'll have to keep those
feelings locked up. Then he calls to get airplane traffic rerouted around
Harmony during the ceremony, to avoid jet noise interference. Gert-resa sighs to
herself that there's no way to stop the ceremony, which means she'll have to
watch Ethan marry a woman she hates and then leave him forever with her family.
Teary Gert-resa takes a breath and turns back, ready to take it all with a stiff
upper lip, "because there is no other way out." When Gwen comes up, she takes
the To Do list from Gertie and tells her to stay away from anything to do with
the wedding. Both Ethan and Gert-resa think that's odd, but Gwen shrugs, "Just
call me a control freak." Gert-resa's suspicions are rekindled, but she still
isn't sure what's up. When Gwen gets everything finished, Ethan and Gertie again
note they could have helped, but she simply shrugs, "If you want something done
right, do it yourself."
July 1, 2008
Don't Dilly-Dally Dolly
begin showing up for the big Luis/Fancy, Miguel/Kay, Paloma/Noah and Gwen/Ethan
wedding rehearsal at the church, which has a fantastic view of the harbor,
incidentally. The caterers, Vincent and Viki, are disgusted by all the
happiness. Dressed as a mature woman in a grey wig, Vincent puts on a faux
accent and stirs their deadly mushroom sauce. When Esme shows up, Viki
introduces Vincent as "Dolly" the caterer. Esme raves the food will surely be
memorable, but after she leaves, Vincent chuckles, "Only those left in Harmony
will remember this dinner, because the rest will be dead." That includes his
parents and anyone who might take Esme from Viki.
the church, Fancy gushes to Luis about the big day, which gives way to kissing.
Sam and Ivy leave them to canoodle, but Sheridan shows up and watches
dejectedly. "Look at them," she sighs to herself, comparing the couples' evident
joy to her and Luis' not-so-real wedding in Mexico. She quietly wishes them
luck, before admitting she can't give up Luis. When Ivy joins Sheridan, she
asks, "Where did I go wrong?" But she stops Sher from answering, sighing that
she has one child dead and one in the mental hospital. Sheridan reminds her she
still has Fancy and Ethan, insisting Pretty's downfall was Alistair's doing, but
also Pretty's fault for reveling in hatred instead of asking for help. Ivy
reveals she's ordered flowers to be delivered anonymously everyday. When Fancy
waves her over, she almost manages a smile. "At least one of my daughters is
happy," she says as she goes to join her and Luis. Sheridan wonders if she's any
better than Pretty, noting, "It's hard not to get bitter when thwarted love is
involved." When Ivy returns, she sighs that she hopes Pretty gets the help she
needs. She empathizes with what a scene the breakdown must have been for
Sheridan. Sheridan admits it was, especially as it made her think of the stories
about Great Grandmother. "She was mad as a hatter," Ivy sighs. When Sheridan
responds all Crane women fear the insanity gene, Ivy says she kept the stories
away from her daughters. Sheridan wonders if that was the best idea and Ivy
can't argue that it was. She does however note, "The Crane women went crazy when
someone they loved was taken from them. I'm certainly glad you didn't go mad
when you lost Luis."
After Beccs meets Gwen, Ethan and Gertie near the altar, Ethan
heads off to drop the garment bags in the changing rooms and Gwen sends
Gert-resa on "a very special errand". When her mom asks what she has in store
for Gert-resa, Gwen smiles, "She is all taken care of."
is thrilled to be just a day from marrying Noah, but her mother is too
distracted by her fears over Juanita. Paloma begs Pilar to enjoy the special
day. Pilar just wants the weddings over and done with, so they can hit the road
and be safe. Paloma warns she can't protect them forever, but Pilar is intent on
staying alert. When she joins Luis and Fancy, she overhears Ivy as she
"entrusts" Luis to take care of "one of my greatest treasures". The two old
friends embrace over the twist of fate that has their children tying the knot and
Ivy hopes their status as in-laws will help rekindle their friendship. Pilar is
"open to that possibility," but not till after the trip. Sam and Ivy are very
curious, maybe even suspicious, about how the whole family managed to schedule
their vacations together on such short notice. Pilar shrugs that she can't wait
to be with the family.
Gert-resa gives her baby sis a pep talk and a hug over her big day, Paloma
empathizes with how hard it must be for Gertie to watch Ethan and Gwen. Gert-resa
shrugs that she's over it, so Paloma laughs that she's lying. When Gwen walks up
to find them in an emotional embrace, she marvels pointedly at their surprising
closeness. Then she asks Gert-resa to go get a gift for Ethan that's in the
basement. Gert-resa heads straight down and spots the box for Ethan, but then
she hears the door shut. When she goes to open it, it's locked. She knocks and
calls for help. No one answers and in her desperate search for keys, she
accidentally knocks over a stack of boxes. She goes back to knocking on the
door, not knowing the boxes have opened the gas line! Soon, she starts coughing
and realizes something's wrong. She calls for help as she drops to her knees.
Back upstairs, Ethan wonders where Gert-resa is and Gwen tells him she's taking
care of something. He hopes she gets back soon, but Gwen is smiling at the
thought that she won't.
and Eve are excited for the big day too, but Eve has some news for him and it's
weighing on her. Julian has high hopes about what "the best penis man in town"
had to say, but before Eve can tell him anything, Esme joins them. She picks up
on the tone, so Julian catches her up on his seeing the specialist. Esme gets
sidetracked by thinking Julian means a gay man and then suggesting the penis doc
is still likely gay, before asking what the doc said about fixing (and
re-enlarging!) Julian's penis. He looks horrified as she empathizes over his
"great American tragedy". She hopes they find the culprit... Viki overhears and
smiles that she'll do anything to anyone who tries to take Esme from her. Esme,
however, is not smiling when Julian asks her to leave him to talk with Eve
alone. She stutters her assumption that the couple has reunited and fights tears
as she cries, "Am I being abandoned again?!" Julian tries to explain, but she
gives him the hand and sighs, "The end of a dream... but it was a lovely dream,
wasn't it? The sex goddess and the billionaire." She notes how Ginger always
loved the professor on Gilligan's Island and then asks Eve to take care of
Julian. Eve says Esme's misunderstood, but Julian says the "episode" with his
penis has changed his priorities. Esme fights tears as she waxes on about being
an independent woman and her new career in catering. As she leaves, she notes
the new career may even land her another moneyman. She walks straight in to Viki
and "Dolly" and starts barking orders, insisting she's the boss. "Don't dilly
dally Dolly," she says, sending the kids to get the rest of the food from the
truck. Intent on getting started on her new career, she leans in to try the
alone, Eve asks Julian what he meant about those new priorities. "All I care
about now is love and the woman I love. And the woman I love has always been
you," he says. She's surprised he wants to "rehash" their relationship at this
moment and Julian reverts to asking about the doctor. "There's nothing he can do.
The penis can't be turned around," she apologizes. He doesn't blame her, knowing
it was Vincent who got her hopped up on pills and then orchestrated the surgical
disaster. They fall into a sad embrace, but then Julian jumps back, remembering
an erection will kill him. Muttering about dead kittens, nuns and such un-sexual
nonsense, he goes on a desperate hunt for ice, just happening to pass Esme.
She's intrigued by Julian's odd behavior, but goes back to taking a taste of the
sauce. As it gets to her lips, Viki intercepts it. Esme, intent on learning the
ropes to being the caterer to the stars, demands to know why she can't taste the
sauce. Viki and "Dolly" tell her it's not at the right temperature to be tasted,
so she leaves. When Viki frets that they almost killed Aunt Esme, Vincent
doesn't respond out loud, but it's clear he wouldn't mind her going down with
everyone else. Then Viki asks how she can count on the poison sauce working, so
Vincent suggests she try it out on a cat. Viki is horrified that he'd suggest
something so repugnant, so Vincent pours some into a Gerber plant and it quickly
keels over. With Vincent's prodding, she admits, "You are an evil genius."
to them, a suspicious Sheridan is watching, trying to figure out what is so odd
about that old woman. She figures it out when she hears Viki worry that if
everyone doesn't eat the sauce at once, those served first will "start dying and
we won't get everyone." Vincent says the filet sauce will be served at the last
minute and that no one will start eating until the brides and grooms do. Viki is
satisfied, giddy over how much more satisfying mass murder will be than her
other murders. Sheridan gasps over what she's stumbled upon and spies Sam. She's
about to run to tell him, but then it occurs to her that if the Vicious Vs go
through with their plan, Fancy will die too!
nervous Pilar starts to come undone, so Paloma asks her to cheer up, reminding
her that three of her kids are getting hitched. Luis is trying to cheer her up
too when Fancy arrives with news that Father Lonigan won't make the rehearsal.
Sam steps in and offers his services, promising he already knows the plan. Then
he wonders after Julian, who should walk Fancy down the aisle. He's still off
searching for ice. When Eve finds him, he won't let her near, for fear he'll get
a killer erection. He can't even look at her face without getting excited, so he
holds a cup of ice to his groin. Relieved that it works, he desperately asks if
there's any chance another doctor could help him. She says they can look, but
may have to wait for science to catch up to his predicament. He can't imagine
there's a ton of research on correcting his ailment. When Ivy finds them, she's
stunned by the ice on his groin, but when he barks at her, she responds that
he's needed for the rehearsal. He says he'll follow and sends her off. Eve again
apologizes for the bad news. He's ready to accept it, but asks if she can be
with a man who cannot make love to her. "Maybe you can't make love to me
physically anymore, but intellectually and emotionally, I feel that we're
constantly making love. Just the thought of you is electric," she coos. They
kiss, until Julian is forced to stave off his fatal erection with a cup of ice
down his pants.
When Eve and Julian join the party, they ask Sam for any word of
Vincent. The chief wonders if perhaps they have heard from their son and then
notes that "with his talent for disguises and the fact that he can appear as
either sex, he can be anywhere." After that uplifting chat, everyone sits down
except for Luis, Julian and Fancy, who take their places. Luis smiles down the
aisle and Paloma and Pilar are touched by the love in his eyes. Pilar also notes
that, sitting with Gwen, there is no love in Ethan's eyes. She wishes her
daughter could be with him. Throughout Luis and Fancy's run-through, Sheridan
battles over whether to turn the V's in and make sure no one eats the poisoned
sauce or just make sure only Fancy eats it. "I'd have Luis all to myself and
Marty needs his father," she says, calmly deciding to stay quiet.
After the first
rehearsal is done, Sam says it reminds him of when
he and Ivy were "young and that in love". She counters that she's still that
much in love. Julian is touched by the scene, while Eve is touched to see how
Julian has changed. "Happiness seems to be very popular in Harmony today," Eve
smiles. "For some," Julian sighs, but Eve suggests he may find his happy today
too. Ethan wonders after Gert-resa, so Gwen sends him to get her bag, reminding
him their rehearsal is next. Beccs is impressed with her daughter for getting
rid of Theresa - who has just collapsed in the basement!
and Viki are walking protectively with their perfected sauce, when Esme spots
them and asks for that taste. Vincent distracts her by announcing that the bar
is open, which sends her running. Vincent spies his parents' body language and
tells Viki he can't wait for dinner. "Death will reign supreme in Harmony," he
smiles, but Viki just shrugs that she hopes there isn't a lot of "icky"
at Tabby's, Jua-melia and Hench are getting the bomb ready. He worries Tabby
might catch them, but she shrugs that the house will be hers soon enough and
with Tabby out doing errands, they have it to themselves for now. When Hench
opens the case, she exhales and has one of her usual rants about blowing the
Lopez-Fitzgerald's to smithereens. The impatient wacko hurries him, so he warns,
"These things can't be rushed. This is how accidents happen." She rolls her eyes
in response, spewing, "Don't teach a grandmother how to suck eggs. I know how to
build a bomb as well as you do." Then she pushes him aside and brags as she
finishes it off herself... but it turns out she's armed it! "Say your prayers," Henchy gasps and when she won't let him run, he drops to his knees. To his
relief, Juam-melia disarms the bomb. Then she demands he finish it for the
wedding. He finishes it off, adding both a timer mechanism and a remote
activation system, in case she can't wait. She can taste her revenge and wants
the bomb ready to blow. He worries they should hold off for the final touches
until the last minute, for safety reasons, but she counters he be "more
concerned with keeping me happy." He activates the alarm, but not the countdown,
which means Juanita can set it off with the remote at any moment.
July 2, 2008
What a way to go!
is still trying to convince Endora to pop out of hiding when her caldron
starts bubbling. When a salty splash shoots out of it, she forecasts, "The
prophecy is coming true. Disaster is almost upon us. Oh, the sea's going to
reclaim everything that was taken from it, including Harmony!" More freaked
out than ever, Tabby calls out that she and Endora must run for their lives.
Endora pops a bubble message that she has a plan: They should just zap
everyone from Harmony to Precious' house when they go there! Tabby notes her
daughter's sweetness, but warns the coming evil will hunt down Harmony
locals, wherever they go.
worries he and Eve should have stayed at the rehearsal dinner instead of
skipping back to the manse, but is quickly distracted by the romantic dinner
set up in the living room. Affected by his earlier profession of love, Eve
has set up a surprise for him! He grumbles there's no point, since the doc
can't repair his penis, which means he can't survive getting an erection.
Suddenly, he turns and asks, "Were you trying to kill me?" She denies the
notion, but again apologizes for the penis thing. He gives in, again
admitting it was Vincent's doing, not hers. She talks of wanting a little
romance as she fumbles for a syringe from her purse. He turns from her,
fearing romance will kill him. "Romance will not kill you, Julian. I will
make sure of that," she says, injecting him with some mystery meds. As he
gasps in panic, she coos, "If anything's going to kill Julian, it's going to
be me." He starts to catch his breath once she explains the surprise
injection will keep him from getting an erection. When she references their
earlier chat, he grumbles that he just doesn't understand how she plans to
"make love to [him] emotionally and intellectually". In answer, she turns on
some slow jazz and drags him to dance. Julian worries he'll get excited
being so close to her, but she promises the shot will protect him. She begs
him to "give into this" and talks about "moving to the rhythm with our
bodies". She asks him what his most powerful desire is. All he wants is to
hold her in his arms forever.
When they sit down to eat, she wonders what happened to them
and wishes she'd been stronger when they were young. He counters that he was
weak, so she reminds him she was the one who gave into drugs and alcohol. He
sighs that he gave into his father and then waxes poetic about love being
wasted on the youth as he rehashes how he folded to his father's will and
money. "I should have trusted in our love," he sighs and after all those
years wasted apart, they both know now that the love they shared would have
sustained them. They argue apologetically over blame, going through the
"what ifs" for a while, until Eve suggests they look to their future
together. She wonders if they have what it takes. "Can you promise me that
if you're in pain, you won't seek someone else's arms?" she challenges. "And
can I promise you that I'll have the strength to find strength in you,
rather than a bottle or a pill." He assures her, "In times of trouble, I
will turn to you," but she fears, "We're the masters of self sabotage."
Julian thinks this is their chance, even joking that it's rather convenient
that turning to another woman might actually kill him. She in turn promises
to trust in their love. It sounds very much like an exchange of vows. They
wonder what other things Alistair has done to keep them apart, which leads
Eve to hope Vincent isn't hurting anyone. Then Julian asks to read her a
poem, but she wants to hear from his heart. This time, he actually calls his
promises a "vow". She accepts his offer. She caresses his face, noting how
time, loss and strength has affected the boy she loved. He thanks her for
the strength and then they kiss. Of course, no injection can keep down
Little J! Fighting his growing problem, Julian grabs the ice and dumps it in
his lap. "This intellectual lovemaking is hotter than I thought," he sighs.
at the rehearsal dinner, Vincent gets caught up in his Dotty costume and
loftily hopes his poison mushroom sauce is "both deadly and delicious." Viki
tells him to focus and goes to check the church. Vincent smells the sauce
and anticipates serving it to his parents, but then Viki comes in and tells
him they've left. He throws a tantrum and accidentally knocks over the
sauce. Gwen and Ethan come in and offer their help, but Viki just appeases
them and sends them on their way. They scoop what they can back into the
pot, but it's no use. Viki demands to know what they're going to do now.
Vincent says they'll have to start from scratch and get new mushrooms from
the pier. In the rush out, they unknowingly leave the poisonous saucepan
When they get to the wharf, they see the wood pile is gone.
Vincent is at a loss. At that same moment, Tabby notices the sands have
stopped running through the Hourglass of Destruction. She wonders if the
coming disaster has been swayed. Ah, but then Vincent spots the woodpile and
they start picking mushrooms. More calm now, he realizes if mom and dad
don't return for the deadly dinner, he can bring them leftovers. Needless to
say, the Sands of Doom at Tabby's start running again as the V's get back to
prepares to run his second rehearsal, this one for Paloma and Noah. As the
couple enjoys joking with dad, Pilar watches on with her old pal Ivy. Pilar
sighs that she had a love like that once, or so she'd thought. Ivy insists
she did find it, but was just unlucky that it didn't last. Spying Gwen and
Beccs, Pilar hopes Theresa will have better luck than she did. After the
couple is done, Pilar asks Paloma if she's seen Gert-resa. After she tells
her mom Gwen sent her on an errand, Noah asks why they need a nanny, anyway.
Paloma and Pilar shrug that Gertie is helpful and a friend. Then, with a
look to Beccs, Ethan and Gwen, Pilar suggests they go downstairs to look for
With Ethan and Gwen's rehearsal up next, Beccs happily notices
Theresa is nowhere to be found. Having locked "the nanny" downstairs, Gwen
grins, "There is no way I'm going to let Theresa stop my recommitment
ceremony." Before they go up for their run-through, Ethan suggests they make
tomorrow their official anniversary, to mark their new beginning. Gwen loves
the idea. Believing she's beaten Theresa forever, she is over the moon when
Ethan calls her for their turn at the altar.
Gert-resa is half-unconscious from a gas leak. She opens her eyes to see a
rat has died next to her. She fights to get up, weakly calling for Ethan,
but can't get anywhere. Luckily, her mother hears her! Of course, they can't
get the door open and Noah soon smells the gas. He breaks the door open, but
Gert-resa is not breathing. Paloma turns off the gas and turns on the fan,
while Noah starts mouth to mouth. He stops cold when Pilar screams, "Save my
daughter!" Once he gets Gert-resa breathing, he says he gets what's going
a fast paced Jua-melia, Henchy offers to carry the heavy, delicate bomb,
which is encased in a silver suitcase. "I like to keep death close. It gives
me comfort," Jua-melia shrugs. Henchy rolls his eyes, but lets her prattle
on about blowing up the Lopez-Fitzgeralds. Her mood changes after they find
the church basement door locked and fail at picking it, but they find
another way in. As they come in, they almost hear heroic Noah say, "Theresa
is alive!" It's clear they've missed the big reveal even as Pilar
backpedals, telling Noah calling the nanny "daughter" was just a slip. While
Noah throws out the dead rat, Gert-resa says Gwen locked her in. She thanks
Noah for saving her life and they head back upstairs, where Gert-resa sees
Ethan kissing his soon to be (again) bride. She wonders how things have
gotten there and her mother answers, "It's Juanita. It's always Juanita."
With all the run-throughs done, Gwen and Beccs don't mind
seeing Gert-resa has escaped, though Gwen figures she may have to kill her
to keep her away from the actual ceremony. Vincent and Viki are thrilled as
they watch everyone gather for dinner. Beccs gets called away for a ride on
Pablo, but Vincent serves the sauce to Ivy and Sam. When Sam notes steak is
bad for you, Ivy sighs, "But what a way to go."
Tabby warns her daughter that if she stays invisible too long,
she might stay that way. Then the caldron starts bubbling red and green. It
takes a minute, but Tabby realizes it means there are two different evils in
town. The idea raises more questions than answers for her. With the bomb in
place and the new batch of poison being served up, it may be a matter of who
gets there first, but Tabby is just struggling to figure out the basics.
Feel free to leave comments about today's show update on
our message boards!
If you're not yet a member, remember that it's free to join and will allow you
to post your comments and join in any chatter with others in our community!
All photographs are courtesy of Soapoperafan.com