Tonight, everyone is back in Savannah after the hurricane evacuation; but, despite what we thought was a resolution of the situation between Ashley and Hannah it seems Ashley is not done churning up the water. Nelson has found himself in hot water by expressing his racism in Yiddish.
It’s terribly sad to see the damage that Hurricane Matthew did to Savannah. And we see quite of lot of it. But the show must go on.
Hannah’s sisters are all in town to
be on the show throw a party for Louis. It’s going to be an oyster roast. We get a bit of family history. Their father abruptly divorced their mother and started making up for lost time with lots of ladies then two years later he got engaged to someone the girls had never met and didn’t bother to tell the girls himself. So their relationship is a bit strained.
I don’t think I ever got around to eating at The Wilkes House when I lived in Savannah. It’s sort of a tourist trap and there are always lines out the door. It’s basically a place for yankees to try “Southern Cuisine.” It is either buffet or one of those family style places where you are shuttled into long tables with strangers and pass bowls of food around. But the long line makes for a great time for Nelson and his Mama to film a scene about his issues with Daniel and the other guys.
I didn’t think we would go inside or I would have waited to describe the place. It is family style it looks like tables of eight or ten all sharing dishes. Nelson thinks the locals love it. Nelson’s mother suggests that Nelson have a Halloween party. He brings up his situation with Daniel saying that Daniel must have misheard him when he used a racist term. On multiple occasions. His mother says that he needs to own what comes out of his mouth. I get the feeling that this lovely woman has had this conversation with Nelson on multiple occasions. And yet he still has problems owning the issue. First Daniel misheard. Then Nelson didn’t know the word was offensive. Then Daniel does bad things too. Sigh. Like a true southern mama, Linda passes on blueberry pie and Banana Pudding (!!!!!!) to have biscuits and honey for dessert. Every week I wish this show was about the parents. I also wish I had one of those sweet teas.
We got a glimpse of Ashley working at Delta baggage claim. While Ashley has a real job, Catherine is pretending to be an interior designer. A job for which she has no education, training or experience. The guy that works at the lighting store is totally stealing the scene with Catherine and Brandon. I need more of him. He can be on my dream show with the parents.
Louis and Daniel go out for chicken wing to meet up with Hannah and her sisters. Daniel says one of the sister’s Hattie has a great ass. I had such hopes for Daniel.
Catherine and Lyle have a hot date at the mini golf course. Catherine is trying to reassure Lyle she is not screwing other guys. I am not buying it and Lyle really doesn’t care either way.
Later, Catherine and Daniel boat over to Louis’s party. But Catherine seems to be afraid to dock the boat, and Daniel lost his boating license. Apparently, Lyle will be arriving by land. The party is being held at a friend’s house that is right on the river and it is gorgeous. It also managed not to receive any damage from the hurricane. Lyle is already at the party ogling a girl in a completely see through one piece except for a few well placed stars.
Much like Catherine doesn’t know how to drive the boat, Hannah is having an oyster roast without knowing how to make oysters. Nelson feels super awkward around the guys and is dreading his apology. Man up Nelson! Ashley beelines for the pool. I hope she plans on wearing a suit. She does! And a tasteful one at that!
Nelson awkwardly begins an apology to Daniel when Lyle butts in to interrupt. Nelson says he wants to thank Daniel for making him aware that the Yiddish Word he used was offensive, because he had no idea. He’s totally not racist. He is terribly sorry. Please forgive him. Daniel graciously accepts the apology. Lyle surprises me by apologizing to Nelson.
Ashley suggests to Catherine and Hannah that they do a fundraiser to help with hurricane clean-up. Ashley says that her parents have done a lot of medical missions especially in Haiti. She pronounces Haiti in an odd dialect that may or may not be genuine. I think in an authentic pronunciation the H is actually silent. Catherine and Hannah both find her pronunciation hysterical.
Catherine, Hannah and Big Cat take the boat out for a bottle of wine at sunset. Catherine wants to teach the girls to play bridge. After a commercial we cut right to the bridge party. Finally the Wild Turkey mint julep’s make the show. I should buy some Wild Turkey, I have an abundance of mint this season.I never could get the hang of bridge.
Ashley takes Hannah outside during a break. Ashley is furious that Hannah is not consulting with her on her dress line. Hannah points out that it is not really her concern. Ashley says that fashion is her industry and Hannah says that she just can’t wake up one day and be her competition. She’s such a bitch. Hannah said what happened to her whole female empowerment platform. Ashley screams at her and then storms off without allowing Hannah a response. Then she turns around and comes back to scream some more.
I would eat every single cheese straw in that house.
Next Week: More stupidity.