I am kind of surprised that Bravo is airing this episode tonight since it is Emmys Night. I am glad they are thought because it’s been a slow news week for the most part and it gives me something to post about. I am taping the Emmys and will be starting an hour late on my DVR where I can catch up by the end and miss a full hour of commercials.
Sidenote: It never fails that the moment it’s time to recap, I get a visit from that redhead in the IBS commercial that looks like Kathy Griffin. It happens every time. #Oversharing #sorry
On a show that is bullying the pregnant woman for not being an open book, tonight we find out that Mike’s divorce is not final. I mean isn’t that something he should share with friends? I also don’t believe that Mike isn’t having sex. He had affairs throughout his marriage and now suddenly we are to believe he is keeping his dool in his pants? Nope!
When I received the photos for this episode from The Lady Cocotte, the subject line was “at least it’s not vaginas.” Now that I see that what GG and Adam were up was a blow job lesson, I get it. This is ridiculous. But at least it is new ridiculous.
But before the blowjob lesson, GG decides to bash Asa to Adam. Adam is probably Asa’s best friend on the show. During the lessson when the instructor suggest that they listen to their partner’s breathing to determine their favorite blowjob technique, Adam points out that GG is half deaf and won’t be able to hear any of that. Thankfully my DVR has a major hiccup and I miss the rest of this nonsense.
Reza and MJ head down to the LA Mission to feed the homeless the day before Thanksgiving. My DVR is being ridiculous. The whole gang shows up to help make crab salad. Reza makes inappropriate jokes. It is sad to see so many people in this country that are homeless and hungry. Why can’t we fix this problem. Destiney asks Asa if her mother has been pushing her during her six years with Jermaine to get married and have babies. When she answers the question, MJ acts like all she talks about is the baby. If if she does, that is what pregnant women do. I once was confided in by one of my pregnant via IVF teaching collegues that she was have a selective reduction. I did not need to know that.
On Thanksgiving, there will be two competing dinners, one at Shervin’s house and one at Asa’s. GG and her family including her sister that she is currently feuding with will be at Sherv’s place.
Mike asks Asa how she is feeling. She answers and production makes it look like all that she is talking about. Asa is emotional and tells Mike she feels like she is being attacked by her friends. Mike is not her friend. Neither is Reza. Reza told everyone that Asa was having IVF at the same time MJ was freezing her eggs. Asa says that her relationship with Jermaine is off limits, and his decisions on whether or not she discusses their conception on the show are just how it is going to be.
GG got her hearing aids. Her comment about talking on a phone makes me wonder if my own hearing loss is part of why I hate the phone.
Asa’s Thanksgiving dinner at her parents house has Mike and Adam. Everyone else it seems is going to Sherv’s Thanksgiving. Before dinner even starts Asa pulls Reza aside to talk to him about why he betrayed her trust to the other fools. Reza sort of says that MJ made up the IVF story and he just agreed with her. Of course he throws MJ under the bus. Then he says that he is caught between two women that he adores. It’s all about him. Asa will forgive this, but she will never forget it.
Meanwhile at Sherv’s house the objective appears to be to keep Annalise, Sherv’s
beard girlfriend, from finding out about the Tara rumors. Even Vida is there…God help them. Vida is irritated that MJ didn’t wear the full coverage bra she asked her to. GG tells Annalise she is in love for the first time. GG wants to tell Annalise that Sherv is cheating on her. Maybe Annalise does know about? It’s kind of hard to follow.
GG’s father brings the turkey. GG’s sister does not arrive with them and sends regrets. Then she shows up out of nowhere. Shalom is also there. Everyone is shocked and GG is pissed. They reach the moment where each person says what they are thankful for. GG is highly emotional when it is her turn and says that she is thankful that Leila came because it is their father’s favorite holiday and having his kids going through shit has been hard on him so it is great they can all be together. Leila rolls her eyes. The food looks amazing. She goes out on the balcony during dinner, Sherv and Mike go to check on her and she says that GG is not in her right mind and everything she said was a show for her parents. They both stick up for GG. Mike in particular lays in to Leila.
At Asa’s things are more laid back. The most dramatic moment there was that when Reza was cutting the turkey the little plastic thing that tells you when the turkey is done pops off and flies across the room. Reza knows he is busted. So it is time for him to turn on Asa.
GG walks up on Leila playing the “Text receipts” card proving that GG did not thank her for picking her up from chemo until eleven day later. Who the hell chastises their sick sister for not saying thank you for a car ride that could have been handled by Uber? Wait apparently this is when she went to pick GG up from rehab with her son. Her son asked GG where her boo boo was because he can’t see it. Leila told her kid that you can’t see it because it’s in her head. GG responded to the kid that his mom has the same boo boo in her head. Leila claims this traumatized her child. She started it! It ends in tears for both of them and their mother.
Shalom is not very comforting to GG. Sherv is a bit kinder. Shalom plays backgammon with GG’s father and wins. Leila plays Shalom and suddenly the family is back together.
That was a lot, but at least it was not about vaginas.
Next week: GG is off to Broadway to work on her play. MJ tells Annalise right in front of Sherv thathe cheated on her. Everyone chips in to fix up MJ’s apartment and it causes a huge fight between MJ and Tommy.