I am of mixed emotions about this episode. I love seeing New Orleans but I am not excited to see Reagan mistreat Jeff and them try to make herself the victim. Y’all know that is about to happen.
We begin with the break up of the guys painting party at 1 a.m. Barry and Tamica argue in the car on the way home, but she is mad at Jon not Barry.
Jeff and Reagan are both drunk. Barry forgot his phone in his jacket at Jon’s and had to go back to get it. Reagan starts in on Jeff. Then She knocks Jeff’s wet painting into his suit jacket while calling it a stupid painting. She apologizes and says she will clean it. Jeff scoffs at her and says she doesn’t even know how to iron a shirt. She says, “I work. You don’t work anymore.” She’s so belittling to him I can’t stand it. Apparently, Reagan tells Jeff that he has a “concussion brain” on the regular. He says he is tired of that and he is not disabled. When she says she is just looking out for him, he demands the driver let him out of the car. Jeff runs off, literally and instead of following him in the car, she calls Tamica (and Barry) to come rescue her. Barry tries to get Jeff to leave with him but he refuses and asks to just be left alone. Tamica and Reagan leave in one car while Barry texts with Jeff to please get in the car with him. He tells Jeff he is 70 miles from home. Eventually, Jeff says to take him to the French Quarter apartment.
The next day, Reagan is apparently going about her own business with her Starbucks and sunglasses and shows up to the apartment where Jeff has been sleeping on the floor in his suit pants and suit vest. She immediately starts in on how shitty he looks. Jeff apologizes to her. She says she wants her husband back. Jeff says he knows he need help. He doesn’t know how to deal with his hurt and anger of his parents stealing all of his money and disowning him when they were confronted. He doesn’t know how to process that. Plus he has had several concussions. Reagan says she is going to pack some bags and move into the apartment. She wants him to get help. He just keeps apologizing and saying he doesn’t want to lose her too.
Justin tells Kelsey about his idea that they stay with his parents for a few months during the remodel of his house. She is less than thrilled by the idea.
Reagan goes to visit Tamica to trash talk Jeff. On The View recently they were talking about Millennials and how they don’t know how to cook. Only 40% of those polled felt that they were “moderately equipped to bake pre-made cooks. This involves slicing the pre-made dough and putting in the oven for ten minutes. Tamika proves tonight that she falls into the 60% group that is unable to make pre-made cookies. Reagan wonders if encouraging Jeff to get counseling is her making a mountain out of a molehill. Um, no. He needs help. He needs support from his wife. He needs someone by his side to comfort him. Not a wife moving out to leave him to suffer alone. Yet, Reagan starts asking what it was like when Tamica got divorced. Reagan says she needs some time. Tamica says now the condo makes sense. Reagan is running from something.
Jeff goes to see Barry to thank him helping him out. Barry says that for a while there, Jeff was not himself. Jeff is afraid. He’s afraid of CTE from all the concussions. He’s brokenhearted over the loss of his family. He realizes he needs to get help. He is extremely depressed.
Barry and Gian, the woman who Tamica is very, very, not jealous of meet at an empty bar. They had already worked out together earlier in the day. Gian is helping Barry start a new business line connected to his gym. This does not seem wise.
Jeff explains to us that Reagan’s jewelry line is a partnership. He has an MBA and handles all the shipping and receiving and accounting and quality control and well, he runs the business. Reagan comes up with the knock-off Anne Klein designs and takes photos. He is doing some sort of party for the jewelry line and seems terribly nervous to please Reagan. This is just such a said couple to choose for TV. It feels invasive to watch this. While Jeff is working, Reagan is at the event location. Why? The location is booked. There is nothing set up yet. It seems like nothing more than an ad for the event site. Jeff is actually picking who will wear what suit and what lapel pin will go on it. Justin says that people think that Reagan is the creative one, but Jeff actually has the edge in that category. He says Jeff’s eye for detail is spot on. Jon says the same thing. Reagan is the car and Jeff is the engine. She tells Jon what to do and he has to get it done.
The night of the jewelry party, Reagan is at the event site working tirelessly to get the decorations and the suit forms in place. She’s exhausted. Oh wait. She’s not even there. Jeff is working his ass off to make everything perfect for her. He’s literally rolling out red carpet and lighting candles and arranging the flowers. Reagan wanders in later with a bottle of wine in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. She needs a place for her glam squad to work on her while Jeff hangs all the photos.
Jon shows up shirtless under a suit jacket with some random date. I’m not complaining about getting to see those abs again. It’s a jewelry party with Mardi Gras Indians. How lucrative could these cheap jewelry parties actually be? A girl named Rachel shows up who is married to a retired football player. She has dementia has set in for him. She sends him to the store with a list and he comes back with nothing on the list. This sounds like bullshit to me. Who sends someone with dementia to the grocery store or anywhere else alone? Did they pick this concussion storyline out of a hat? It seems very produced to me.
Tamica tells Justin she doesn’t think Kelsey is the one for him. Who says that to people? Especially with the girlfriend just a few feet away waiting for her walk-in time. People who are being produced to say things that’s who. I’ve never seen a first season so tightly scripted before. When Kelsey walks up, Tamica says that Justin is unable to say if Kelsey is the one. Reagan tells Tamica to stop making her guest uncomfortable at her party.
Jon tries to talk to Tamica how disruptive and rude she was at his party that she was not invited to. A couple of Jon’s friends are there and Tamica calls Barry over. One of Jon’s friends says Tamica seems very insecure. What? Tamica is VERY NOT insecure! Just like she is VERY NOT jealous! And she says that “insecure” is a trigger word for her. Jon decides to take his date of the night home and his two friends. The guy friend who called her insecure, screams it again on the way out. Tamica says that the guy is a parrot and just keeps repeating words. The guy says,”At least I don’t look like one!” This requires Barry to have to jump up and go after the guy. Words are exchanged and the dude, Kway, says if he touches him he will sue him. He just keeps saying that over and over. Barry gets pissed off and tells Jon to get his little faggot ass out of here (referring to Kway) before he throws his fucking ass over the balcony.
Next week, Barry is in hot water for calling Kway a faggot. He will be lectured the entire episode. The group goes on a bayou cruise. Oh no! Not a boat ride! And Rachel, Reagan’s NFL wife friend tells her if she moves to the French Quarter and leaves him behind, she will end up divorced.