By Atlanta D
The episode opens up with Quad calling Simone to discuss exactly what she feels she wants in a marriage/partner that she isn’t getting. In essence, she wants to be adored. Don’t we all? However, for these reality TV ladies, I can’t help but “adore” takes on a whole new meaning. There is a difference between being a partner, and being worshipped, and I’m not certain that any Bravolebrity recognizes that line. Some of these women definitely feel entitled! Simone discloses that their men are speaking a different language. Ain’t that the truth? .
Dr. Heavenly meets with her spiritual advisor, and seeks validation that she feels as though people see her on her journey and come at her to test her. Welcome to real life, Heavenly! The session is boring and I’m distracted by Heavenly’s wig. I’m not sure it’s a good distraction, either.
Simone gets a visit from from her sister, and confesses that her marriage is on its last legs. They’re arguing over basic things, and practically living in two seperate houses. Her sister advises kindness, without striking back at Cecil’s occasional tantrums, but poor Simone is uncertain that the love is even still there.
I’m trying not to yawn, and hoping this episode picks up the pace. Mariah introduces her friend Jamie to her new assistant, and wants to show her sincerity to newfound relationships with the ladies by inviting them to a party. Ooh, I have been given a bone!! My dog even perked up his ears when I squealed.
Jackie meets with Cecile to discuss Curtis, due to the men’s long standing friendship. Jackie admits that she is in a better place and more willing to listen to what Curtis has to say. I’m not sure what to think. She states that she has moved on a bit past her anger (you go girl, I’d be nursing that grudge till 2040 and beyond!) and is willing to listen and discuss coming back, but that her tolerance for this is only one occurrence.
The conversation moves to Simone and Cecil, and I’m baffled that Cecil admits that he does love Simone. I’m intrigued that the best chemistry on the show right now appears to be with Jackie and Cecil.
Quad and Toya are going to look at a new house, and Quad hints that this house might simply be for herself. I think she is protecting herself by getting a bolthole! Gregory calls and Quad instantly gets a dig in by stating that it will be difficult for her to make dinner, and Gregory claps back that he knew better. That’s never a good sign. Quad ends the call quickly and claims that Gregory was taking it to a bad place so she ended it before they could argue, with no self awareness of her part in that conversation. Ho hum.
After a day of looking at real estate, Quad takes Toya to go look at a new Mercedes SUV to treat herself for her birthday and promptly writes a check for 170k Must be nice! She has made this money for herself, and she can afford it, although I probably would at least tell my husband that I was doing it even if it wasn’t asking permission. It’s another example of non communication.
Heavenly wants her son to come intern with her. My attention is slipping again.
Toya’s mom comes to visit for Mother’s Day. Toya is worried that out of 365 days in a year, she and her husband are having sex 12 of them. The man is working two jobs to help them get out of debt, I might cut him some slack! I’m yawning. Seriously.
The day of the party arrives. PLEASE, can I beg for some drama at this point? Mariah tells her mom that she is the Queen of the Castle for the day. Most of the ladies are apprehensive but hopeful about Mariah’s intentions. I love that Contessa brings her nanny, whom she views in a motherly role after the loss of her own mother. Miss Renee tells it like it is! Whoo! Everyone wants to know why Mariah told them to wear yellow and white while she wears blue to stand out.
I love the decor for Mariah’s party. Yellow and white create a springtime, sunny atmosphere with butterflies. Miss Renee might have imbibed a bit much and I’m cringing. “I’m just a nanny…a nanny that tells it like it is!” Quad’s place at the table is empty. Toya shares that Quad took a trip to Miami for herself and Mariah will probably get the memo next week. Miss Renee brings attention to herself and Mariah gives her a little side eye (literally!) and Contessa looks more than slightly mortified.
Heavenly prepares to make amends to Mariah’s mom, Lucy, and expresses nervousness. She’s not sure how she will take it and hopes no brawls break out. Apparently, Miss Lucy has not been adverse to brawling in the past. Heavenly’s apology is heartfelt and Miss Lucy states that she is not in a place to forgive her. As Simone states gleefully, “Bye Felicia!” I’m amused that despite Heavenly being on her journey, her talking head reveals her making catty comments about Miss Lucy’s lack of forgiveness. She might need to meet with her spiritual advisor after the advisor watches this week’s episode.
Mariah’s speech at the end IS beautiful and brought a tear to my eye as they released the butterflies. Jackie recognizes that Mariah’s current journey is similar to that of a butterfly, so when they show the butterfly that Mariah crushes beneath her feet–is that a possible foreshadowing? One can live in hope.