Caroline, Caroline, Caroline, Sophie, Adela, Caroline. Yep, it’s time for another exciting episode of Ladies of London. And guess what? Hating on Julie is so 2016. Now it’s all about Marissa and those awful rumors we just know she started. So get yourself cozy and let La Stanbury handle the rest. She’s got this situation covered. Trust that.
Marissa and Caroline Fleming have lunch. Naturally they discuss Caroline Stanbury. Caroline mentions the gossip that La Stanbury is running away to Dubai to escape legal problems. Marissa pounces. “Is she?” Realizing she just opened a huge can of worms, Caroline Fleming tries to distance herself from the conversation. Marissa plays it off like she could care less, she knows the rumors aren’t true. She seems pretty convincing but Caroline Stanbury doesn’t let a little truth get in the way of a terror campaign.
Juliet finally gets a segment! Her blog is super successful and she’s just the bestest business lady ever. She’s also a very involved mother, in case you were wondering.
Marissa is ready to have post-baby sex. Her husband is really ready. She tells him about lingerie shopping with Sophie. He stops and asks for so many details that she can’t get the story out. Unfortunately, boner time is over because she also wants to talk about Juliet. Marissa is over her drama. Matt is over the conversation entirely. This is supposed to be sexy time but Marissa is on a roll. Wah, Juliet sucks!
It’s the Queen’s birthday so super-successful blogger Juliet does a pub crawl for her blog. Since they’re going to the hipster area of London, she tries to dress “young.” She ends up looking like Madonna circa 1982. When Caroline Fleming arrives she can barely hide her chagrin. Juliet doesn’t notice. She can’t see beyond the end of her nose. She breaks the news that Caroline Stanbury is joining them. Caroline Fleming refuses to wait for her. She knows that waiting for Caroline Stanbury is a full time job. They agree to meet at the pub. She’s even late to that so Caroline Fleming gets pissy. La Stanbury calls her “fancy pants.” It’s not a compliment. They argue. Stanbury is always late. Fleming is bossy. Juliet tries to smooth it all over by making it all about her super-successful blog. It works for a moment.
At a competing event, Sophie, Adela and Marissa drink and play ping pong. Well, they drink. Sophie is smashed. She runs around the pub grabbing men to play with. Adela claims watching her helps her stay sober. On the way out, Sophie gets thrown over the bouncer’s shoulder. Adela is mortified and flees. Marissa finds herself trapped in a cab with a wasted Sophie. She’s drunk enough to not realize what a hot mess Sophie is. Until Sophie calls her soon-to-be ex-husband to get the number of a cute guy, that is. It only gets worse when she calls the guy and slurs into the phone in her “sexy” voice. Luckily for him, he’s in Italy. Sophie finds that annoying and hangs up on him. Marissa hides her head in her hands. Daytime drinking with a professional party girl gets ugly pretty quick, Marissa.
Caroline Stanbury is still upset at Caroline Fleming (how dare she hold me to the same standards as everyone else) but she’s willing to put that aside for a moment to complain about Sophie. Fleming tries to wring some compassion out of her. Yeah, not happening. So Fleming changes tack and tells Caroline what’s bothering her: the fancy pants jab. Caroline Stanbury is all, yeah, whatevs. Juliet asks them to kiss and make up. This is ruining her super-successful blog event. They do and all is right in Juliet’s world again.
Later, in slightly less ridiculous outfits (but only slightly), Caroline Stanbury and Juliet get together to roast the other ladies. Sophie: betrayal. Julie: rules. Caroline Fleming: bossy. Ugh. They’re all just the worst. But Cem wants to host everyone for a weekend in Scotland. Juliet isn’t so sure until Caroline Stanbury points out that the whole things is just a ruse to teach Julie a lesson about being a gracious hostess. Juliet is fully onboard with that!
Sophie and Caroline Fleming shop for hats for Royal Ascot. We get lots of posh hat porn. This is what I want from the Ladies of London.
Juliet visits Marissa to meet the baby. Although Marissa originally invited her, she’s not looking forward to spending time with the super-successful blogger. She must be jealous. The nanny is very rude to Juliet. She probably got an extra tip for that. Marissa confronts Juliet about mean comments she made about her Hamptons trip. Juliet doesn’t like being in the wrong. She tries to wriggle out of it by accusing Marissa of making up rumors about Caroline Stanbury running from the law. Marissa vehemently denies it while Juliet just smirks. She got what she wanted. They’re no longer talking about her blunder and that’s all that matters.
The Stanbury sister-in-laws meet for lunch. Caroline has her bitch face firmly in place before Sophie even arrives. Sophie starts off with an apology but Caroline wants to review each of her offenses before they make peace. While she takes responsibility for a lot of what she did, Sophie thinks Caroline punished her unfairly. La Stanbury doesn’t fight fair. Sophie asks about the birthday party. Caroline Stanbury claims it was all due to a miscommunication. She never meant to keep her children from their cousins. Sure. That doesn’t sound like something Caroline Stanbury would do. At all. Caroline decides to accept Sophie’s apology but reserves the option to get angry about it again. Family. Isn’t it the best?
Next week: Scotland. Caroline Stanbury has to rent a castle because she doesn’t have one of her own (Julie does). Caroline Fleming dresses casual in sequins. Marissa tells Caroline Stanbury she has nothing to do with the rumors. Adela tells her sad story.