We begin with Shannon and David getting ready to go to Mexico. Shannon is still freaked out by the email David sent her. But David is being extra affectionate with Shannon.
Every time they switch back and forth between Shannon and Heather I am struck by how similar they are. At Heather’s house she has hired a private chef to cook their dinners because Heather can’t cook. They guy is roasting a chicken. This is the easiest thing in the world to cook. Heather should be able to do this. There is basically five minutes of prep, pop the bird in the oven. Take a 1.5 hour nap and get up and eat it. The chef is cooking two meals a night. One for the kids and another afterward for whatever adults are around. Tonight, Terry is working late or something so she had rented a friend to gossip with about Shannon. Heather’s kids eat vegetables and love everything they were served.
Speaking of private chefs, Vicki has hired one to cook for her and Brooks and Shannon and David at her Mexican condo. She speaks to the chef in Spanglish and pantomime in a rather insulting fashion. There is a flashback to Tamra telling Vicki about the email. Have we seen that before? I don’t recall that phone call. It looks like Tamra blabbed to everyone. Countdown to Vicki having a few drinks and asking about the email. Vicki’s condo is gorgeous. Shannon and David are not used to sleeping together. They seem to be blaming the problem on the room being too small. Or the fact that Michael doesn’t have a room. Vicki refuses to let them leave.
Then there was the stupidity of a woman who has already raised a passel of kids and been “fixed” playing with the high school sex education baby, which is not worth discussing further.
Shannon got all the gossip about Brooks from…guess who? Tamra. Vicki’s brother Billy offers to give up his room to Shannon and David. Shannon is a wee bit entitled to not be able to deal with a double bed in a small room. Has she ever been to Europe?
Christian and Lizzie seem to be on the rocks. Yet, they are wanting a third kid? Christian is not that into helping out with the kids. How should I word this…. the boys don’t seem to have had much home training. The solution for temper tantrums appears to be taking them of ice cream.
In Mexico at the beach, everyone is having a great time, except for Shannon who is afraid of the ocean. Shannon says that Vicki and Brooks are seeing David in fun mode. What the heck are they drinking? I think it is straight tequila, in the heat of the day. I’m a drinker but I would be out like a light for the rest of the day and all night. David is not really present with Shannon. He is really into the tequila. Vicki was talking about them and how they usually bring the kids with them on vacation. She asked if they “like being together”, which is sort of an awkward question. Shannon says yes and David stuff his guacamole hole. Shannon forces him to answer the question. David says that he and Shannon have a bit of a challenge because he likes to work out and Shannon likes “not to work out.” Vicki and Shannon break off from the guys for a little girl time. David senses he has fucked up and tries to make amends. I just don’t think David has much emotional intelligence. I’m not sure he is deliberately being an aloof asshole. Still, he’s sort of an aloof asshole.
Heather comes over to gossip with Lizzie about the other girls. Wait. They didn’t do that. They talked about how to juggle family and career. WTF?
Vicki and Shannon do not go shopping like normal people. Because, Vicki. Vicki takes the germaphobe who is all organic everything to a cigar shop. That didn’t play well with Shannon. Then they go for drinks because it’s been at least an hour since all of that tequila and Shannon switches to her drink of choice, watered down vodka. I don’t see that going well for her. Then, Shannon launches into her version of Heather throwing her out of her house. It was a fairly accurate description. Vicki makes it all about her and launches into her story of how Tamra meddled in her relationship with Brooks. Vicki says, “Tell Tamra, Telephone.”
Back at Heather’s and Terry’s, Terry is finally hope for dinner with the chef and he LOVES it. There were French fries involved! After eating all together, there is a family viewing of Hawaii Five O. Terry jokes that she cooks for the serial killer but not her. Heather is pissed that he talked over her dialogue. Oh Heather, I’m trying so hard to like you but you make it so damn hard. Heather loves watching shows she is proud of with her kids. In this episode, she gets the shit beat out of her by a serial killer. Her youngest looks mortified. Sigh.
In Mexico, everyone goes out to dinner. Somehow, Shannon and David get into an argument about putting water in their drinks. Shannon goes to the bathroom for a bit. Vicki goes to check on Shannon in the bathroom and they butt heads a little bit. Shannon says to David, “maybe next time you can not make me look like a bitch.” David seems to be trying to keep things light but this dinner is going downhill fast. Brooks is HONGRY and Shannon is keeping him from ordering their dinner. Shannon says that when they argue, David just wants to pretend it doesn’t happen. No, Shannon, he is trying to make up with you right away, that’s a nice thing.
Next week: Team Mexico goes dancing on bars and lets loose. But later, Shannon and David argue again. Eddie and Ryan get into it over Cut Fitness business.