I am so excited! It is time for Sheree to make a fool of herself on national TV again! The first thing I noticed is that they put the accent in the right place on her name. Does this mean Sheree has finally learned how to spell her name? Was the Speak and Spell Andy Cohen gave her a factor in this vast intellectual growth?
In the car on the way to Chateau Sheree, Sheree says she did not have a marriage from day one. That as soon as the got home from their destination wedding in the Caymans, he spent the first night back somewhere else. Sheree is a really bad fake crier. I know, I’ve seen her try to force out tears in person. And now the hilarity begins. They pull into a driveway to visit Chateau Sheree. But Chateau Sheree doesn’t have a driveway. They have managed to get the neighbors right behind them to allow them to film in their driveway, outside where they will interview in winter sitting in little chairs. Because, Sheree can’t have Iyana seeing her apartment with the blow up mattresses especially on TV. Sheree seems to think this show is the bash Bob program. She is very defense and has “the face” already. That, why are you not agreeing with my bullshit face.
Sitting in the cold metal chairs in the neighbor’s driveway, Iylana asks what Sheree was looking for in her marriage, she suggests “I man to love you?” Sheree realizing that is the correct answer says yes, she was looking for love. Rather than admit she was looking for a meal ticket. Sheree says she didn’t have anyone to talk to. No one to tell that she was sad. Iyanla asks her why if she can afford to build and edifice lack that, points to Chateau Sheree did you have to sue your children’s father for child support? Why didn’t that money go to your children. (Not to take Sheree’s side or anything but she did not sue Bob for child support, ever. Bob sued her for her shady misappropriations of funds. Sheree did not want to go to court because she owed Bob money.) Sheree says the house is for my children. She has said this since filming in court with me on multiple occasions so I can tell you right now Sheree doesn’t get the point to this day. Iyanla says that Sheree does not want to accept some things about herself because she is bitter and angry and the bitter, angry Sheree rears up on her hind legs and says she is NOT bitter and angry.
It’s Bobs turn with Iyanla. He basically says they were an off and on thing and after the kids he felt like if he could do one thing right it would be to raise the kids in their home. So he married her. Iyanla asks if he was ever committed to her and he hemmed and hawed and Iyanla said that is a no. She was never in your heart, Bob. Bob said Sheree would always be late to the games and this began to set up the resentments. Bob would isolate himself in the house.
Bob says that there are control issues. Sheree thinks she gets to designate what happens with the children, and he has to ask her for permission see them. Bob says he doesn’t trust Sheree. She had a vendetta against him and was trying to ruin his reputation in the public. Bob talks about his parenting philosophy which is based on having fun to teach the kids life lessons. Word on the curb is that Bob is a prankster. For example, in the infamous court scene where Bob is laughing and sticking out his tongue, that was a playful interaction with production. He was being the big kid that makes faces when the mom is trying to take a serious family picture.
Iyanla talks about Bob’s son being fatherless for the past 16 years. You can see Bob’s jaw get tense. Is this storyline? Because I know Bob sees his son. Bob relates a story about working out with his son when he was 14 (see? he sees his kid) and he got so angry with him because he could not keep up. Oh my goodness. Bob just made a football analogy about his love for Cairo and how he will be his blocker and open up a hole for him to get to the goal line, and if he needs him too, he will carry him on his back. He ends the story with “I love that kid.” Oh, Bob. My allergies are trying to act up. Cairo is in his heart. Now what about his baby girl?
Iyanla brings them together for her relationship autopsy. But first Sheree has complained to the producers about her interview with Iyanla yesterday. Iyanla asks her about it and she says that she was caught off guard and she felt like she was being attacked. OH GAWD Y’ALL SHE IS IN FEAR FOR HER LIFE AGAIN! Look out Iyanla! She’s going to get a protection order! She says she thought the show was about co-parenting and she doesn’t think the fact that her “finances aren’t up to par” has anything to do with her being a good person or a good parent! DELUSION PARTY OF ONE! DELUSION! YOUR TABLE IS READY! Sheree spits out the word finances like a kid being force-fed spinach. Now I shall watch Iyanla for tips on how to deal with Sheree’s particular form of delusion. Let’s watch. While one can assume that Iyanla at this point two days in to knowing Sheree would like to shake her by her tired weave, Iyanla points out that she has 30 years as a champion of women and she has a good understanding as to what gets us to where we are. Sheree claims to have read all that. Maybe that is what Sheree is doing when she tells the judge she spends five or six days a week on the construction site! Maybe she is there readin’ in her lieberry! Now we know. When I say to you. “Sister woman you are out of order! That as not an attack on you. I know what I am looking at. I am looking at your life and I see what is there.” Iyanla says that what impacts you and your relationship with Bob and the kids is you. The reason Bob is not in the space is not because of the kids, it’s because of YOU. BAM! Dayum I want to see this whole scene unedited. Sheree is pissed, ya’ll. She goes off on Bob and asks if she is the reason that Bob would go off and leave for months at a time, and all the people said YES! to the TV at the same time Iyanla did. And all the people said AMEN. Iyanla says a man can’t get in the space where there is feminine rage and bitterness. He can’t get in the space because he doesn’t know how to navigate it. You may think you are not angry Sheree but your way of being with Bob, your way of being with me is angry. Iyanla says what if you are and you are just not aware of it. Sheree says what if I am? What if I am angry about the way he has treated my kids.
Iyanla meets with Bob and asked how his homework went. He said he really struggled with it because the first part of his assignment was to have a clear and complete conversation with Sheree in order to create a new relationship. Bob says he can have a clear and complete conversation but that the words would not lead to a new relationship. He’s done with her. Iyanla says that is okay. (commercial) I must apologize for this recap taking so long. I keep rewinding this is fascinating stuff.
Iyanla asks how they are feeling being in the same space. Sheree is all “Oh I am so fine with it.” and Bob is trying to get real. He says basically he is just over trying to have any sort of relationship with her because he just doesn’t like her. Bob says that he will respect her as the mother of her children, but I think it is best we don’t have a relationship. Iyanla asks how she feels and she says I don’t feel one way or another. Bob talks about Sheree telling the world on RHOA that he was a dead beat Dad. This is something that he brings up over and over. It seems to really bother him. He says that her whole storyline was to use the stereotypes to make her look good and make them look bad. He says that they were just accessories to her. He was her handbag and the kids were her shoes. Things to make her look good on TV. And she did it without any thought for her kids.
Iyana is telling them that they can’t co-parent if they don’t like each other. It will be a charade and they will be teaching their children to lie. Iyanla says that Sheree needs to take her hands off Cairo and let him be his father. Iyanla says that Sheree needs to make it clear that Cairo can talk to his father and see him whenever he wants. Iyanla says so when he comes to the door…and Sheree says he needs to call first, he can’t just come to the door. Iyanla says to Bob, “Notice I just said when he comes to the door, I didn’t give no instructions about how he was going to get there. and immediately the rock came up.” Sheree says basically that he can see Cairo when she doesn’t have anything else going on with them. Iyanla is going in on Sheree. It would not funny if it were not so very sad. This is about those CHILDREN that she loves to lie on, and she just doesn’t get it. Sheree wants to have something to whine about, “He never sees the kids!” And then won’t let him see them.
Back from commercial and Iyanla turns to Bob. How dare you not like your children’s mother. You picked her. You don’t have that privilege anymore. She turns to Sheree and says the same thing. You had not one but two babies with him. You don’t have the privilege. Iyanla whips out some papers and says my attention was to have you commit to this parental agreement. Iyanla tells Bob to bring his son to the finishline. What about baby girl, Iyanla? Why do you keep leaving her out? Oh she seems to add her as an afterthought. Bob gives a sincere thank you to Iyanla. Sheree says thanks for “attempting” to help us. Iylana grab their hands again. At the beginning she put their hands in each others hands. Iyanla says she is not going to do that again. Bob reaches out and takes Sheree’s hand. She lets him Awww. That was a sweet moment. If only Sheree could be sincere. Iyanla praises Bob. Iyanla says for the first time in the history of her show, her work is not done. But she is worn out and she is going home. She tells both of them as she hugs them that they can call her.
There are endnotes. “Since the taping, Bob says his is working on building a stronger relationship with Kairo and Kaleigh…but says his relationship with Sheree has not improved. Sheree chose not to provide an update. I guess she is still bitter and angry…