It’s the finale of MDLLA and it feels like this season flew by. Perhaps because I didn’t recap all the episodes. But I can’t miss this one because it is Josh Flagg’s wedding! And beginning signs of Tracy’s divorce. But first…
Josh also has a listing appointment with a developer. Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey are neighbors. But the real reason Altman wants this property is that Flagg also wants it. Wait! It is not finished. Like not even close. Josh steals the listing from Flagg and lists it at $17 million.
Tracy and her husband Jason sit down for a glass of wine. She drinks white, he drinks red. That is a bad sign. They seem to bond over discussing one of his properties that he is developing. He does seem a bit nervous, most likely due to the cameras. Wow. It seems that Jason was the contractor on the Brits $45 million Bel Air listing. Jason is not exactly hurting for money. Tracy tells Jason that she wants to move into high-rise development. Jason says that he doesn’t see how she can sell all of those units and still have time for the family. Tracy tells him that this is something she really wants to do and that he works hard all day as well. He says when he comes home, he can put his phone down, and she can’t. Jason jokingly says he can quit his job and be a trophy husband and take care of the kids. He says she has worked hard to have these opportunities and she is worthy of them. They end with “I love yous.” and smooches. He tells her, “go get the money.” This is a complete 180 from his initial thoughts which was basically what is the point of making tons of money if you never have time to enjoy it or your family.
David and James have a listing appointment in Bel-Air that they are really excited about. I’m not that into it. It’s way too modern for me. But it would be great for a bachelor who throws lots of parties. It’s ginormous. It has its own wellness center. That’s not just a fancy name for a gym there is all the gym equipment and also mutliple pools and showers and places to do yoga with a view. There is limestone everywhere, the floors, the stairs and the walls. It’s a developers project that he has been working on for years. The Brits are the guys who sold him the property originally. It is very indoor outdoor with retractable glass walls everywhere. It’s a masterpiece. It’s completely staged. I wonder they are going to sell the furniture with it as a turnkey. Wow it is 15,000 square feet. The Brits suggest $45 million.
The Brits are having a very exclusive dinner with limited edition champagnes, hundred year old cognacs, and a private chef doing a paired five course menu for a sit down dinner. The cost of all of that is between $50K- $60K. Their commission is over a million dollars on the property so if they get a buyer out of the event it’s totally worth it, but if they don’t they have to pay that money out of their pockets.
It’s time for the dinner party. There are thirty-one place settings at the table. Since it is the finale all cast, everyone is there. They all love the property. Everything is lovely, but Flagg and Altman are there together. However, it is Madison that starts the drama. He confronts Flagg about not being invited to his wedding. Flagg says Altman isn’t invited either. Who does that? You just say “Congratulations on your wedding I wish you all the best!” and be grateful you don’t have to buy a present and something to wear. Everyone is wasted on 100-year-old cognac. Madison is not eating because he’s “allergic to all this nasty food” and he announces this at the table. Seriously, Madison is so gauche. The guy next to him is trying to encourage him to eat and is worried about how he will get back to Malibu. Then drunk Madison asks Jason why his wife didn’t get the listing. My God this guy is a piece of work. Jason says that they had a preexisting relationship with the developer and the property. Madison pressing on asking if that was awkward. Madison keeps going on and on and demands more cognac and guzzles it down. Madison it the Dorit of MDLLA. Madison’s boy toy is sitting across from him visibly appalled. Madison then moves on to mock the Brits and tell them he did all the work and gave them half the commission on their co-list. This kid may never work again in Malibu.
Then Madison storms off to leave, which is excellent. But we get a talking head where he is blaming David for provoking him. Madison is the Porsha Williams of MDLLA. Sure David should have disengaged, but Madison was screaming at him across a dinner table basically accusing him of taking money he didn’t earn on a listing.
I can’t even recap another argument. I’ve got things to do today. Why is this turning into a housewives episode? The important part is that Bobby is getting in the middle of the argument between Flagg and Altman. There is something about Bobby that is just a touch off for me. Then we find out that Flagg used to hook up with Madison’s boy toy. He thinks it is hilarious and the reason that Madison was such a pig. I think that the cognac was simply not mixing well with whatever he took before arriving.
Madison has a listing appointment with his interior designer. It’s just shy of 4,000 square feet, has a few donkeys on the 1.5ish acre lot. The yard has lots of trees, it’s very private and way more my style that the Brits’ modern ginormous place. The kitchen has one of those $10.000 La Cornue ranges. I spent $25 on a used stove from like 1979 when I move in her. I think it might be time to replace it as it is rusting out. Le sigh. My kitchen situation is complicated. It needs new everything and I feel like if I do that I should lay down the floors first before everything is delivered and it just seems so complicated. It need some electrical work and a plumber to remove the clothes washing machine pipes from one of the corners. It’s like a puzzle to figure out and where would I keep my beer while all of this was going down? #anxiety Madison think the range is 65K and someone else this season said it was $100,000. They are really pushing the La Cornue this season. I google the photo above and it’s $10K from William Sonoma. Still ridiculous. He lists it for $6,479,000. Does that include the donkeys and the furnishings?
Instead of a traditional open house, Madison hopes to draw in the true, old-school Malibu crowd by having a sort of pop-up marketplace with local vendors. The people stopping by have all been told to say, “I saw you going viral on social media.” The fakery on this show gets more obvious every season. Madison supposedly gets a sight unseen buyer who saw the property on social media while traveling in Europe. The offer is $6.1 million. They counter at $6.3. They finally close at $6,150.000.
It was a super extravagant wedding. Flagg came down the aisle alone clapping and blowing kisses at the guests the entire way. Bobby came down the aisle with his best friend Gabriella who rock a beautiful gown. The rabbi begins by acknowledging Bobby’s parents and Flagg’s grandmother all of whom are apparently deceased. Josh wrote his vows four months into their relationship because he knew he was the one. Shockingly, Flagg gets through his vows without getting too choked up, but Bobby struggled. There was a ton of confetti that rained down like snow during the kiss. Bobby took the last name Flagg. They honeymooned in Bora Bora.
The Brits sold their Bel Air property for $41 million.
Madison and Cody celebrated their one year anniversary in Mexico.
Tracy got her first big development property in LA. She filed for divorce from Jason.
Baby Alexis is crawling and can say mama and dada.