It’s time for yet another finale. Even though it took awhile to get used to this new bunch, I believe we were all starting to come around just a little bit. I feel like Brandon sort of makes up for Catherine a bit. Everyone needs a GBF with a closet full of polished silver and an endless supply of Veuve in the champagne cooler. I am not impressed with his choice of champagne glasses though.
Meanwhile, the other half of the awkward couple, Lyle is at Catherine’s daddy’s house to ask for her hand in marriage. Her daddy makes him squirm a bit before saying yes.
Hannah and Louis have to talk about the conversations they each had with her father on Saint Simons. It was literally one of the worst things I’ve ever seen divulged on reality TV. But first Hannah has to go all Naomie on Louis’ ass. Some of these girls are just so critical of their partners. If Hannah can’t handle the risks involved with Louis starting his own business, then she is with the wrong guy.
The guys, minus Nelson, get together for some guy talk. Daniel says he is getting lonely in Savannah. He is ready for a new chapter. Daniel tries to get Louis to propose to Hannah. Lyle hints he is getting ready to buy a ring.
Ashley has decided to leave Dennis. But first she has to get through the Masquerade Ball at the Georgia State Train Museum. I somehow missed that tourist spot when I was down there.
Lyle is having a mini-event prior to the ball. He’s inviting some of the crew to be there for his proposal. Lyle is super nervous. It sounds like they are going to take a boat to The Wyld, which is a tie up bar and grill sort of place. He and Catherine are walking toward the boat when Lyle says he needs to talk to her about something serious. Catherine oddly just keeps saying “No Lyle!” over and over and runs away in her ball gown like some sort of runaway bride. Catherine demands to talk to him off camera. He proposes and she says no. SHE SAID NO! Several times. OMG. It’s every guy’s worst nightmare. She says this is not the right time. He is heard sobbing crying saying,”I want to fucking marry you!”
Catherine is sobbing now. She says she can’t believe they haven’t even sat down to talk about finances and life. She asks in between sobs, “How could you do that to me?” Wow this is the most dramatic engagement gone wrong I’ve ever seen. They very unhappy couple has a very intense boat ride to The Wyld. Lyle is visibly distraught. Catherine says in her talking head that he’s only been back in Savannah for two months (aka since filming began) and he has skipped a lot of steps with her. Lyle, in his confessional says that Catherine’s priority is how they are going to pay for their five unborn children to go to Country Day School. Dear God, surely they all get a free year of tuition for every time they say the stupid name. That would surely cover it.
Meanwhile, back at the masquerade ball that apparently has an end time of 9 pm, Nelson arrives with a female date because he is not gay. He does bring his poodle with him as well. That doesn’t mean a thing. Tickets to this black tie fundraising event are $10-15 dollars. I mean, I don’t even know what to say about that. It’s 8 pm and the crew that is waiting on Lyle and Catherine to show up is getting antsy. Daniel in particular wants to support Ashley’s event that he committed to. About that time, the unhappy couple arrives in a dingy. Louis screams out “Show me the ring!” Lyle plays it off as a belated birthday party for Catherine. But everyone surmises the actual state of events pretty quickly. Lyle goes off to be alone.
Everyone else shows up at 9 pm. to find a highly enraged Ashley. She takes out all of her anger on Happy. Ashley has no idea what has happened over the last four hours. She tells everyone to fuck off and leave.
A week later, we see Ashley preparing to break up with Dennis. The cameras are there and she is miked but she dumps him behind closed doors. The last words of the season were from Dennis, “Divorce me then.”
In happier news..
Today, when I opened my inbox I had an email with a screengrab of a conversation (un)Happy had with a reader. un(Happy) admits that she is leaving the show, “Nope, reality tv isnt for every1- myself included. I dont enjoy drinking heavily, cussing, talking abt people etc. I gave it a go…my priorities are in growing my business and my marriage which can be hard to do with cameras!”
On Instagram she says, “Whew! This wild journey of reality tv comes to an end tonight. There have been many ups and downs, and being on tv has showed our weaknesses, been embarrassing at times, and opened us up to a lot of criticism. But I consider myself lucky to have had this opportunity, albeit tough to watch at times. I have met some incredible people and created lasting friendships.” It was pretty clear she wasn’t enjoying the show that much. It’s nice to see someone choose happiness over money. She seems very happy in her wedding photos. Wise choice, Happy. Wise choice.