I’m not really excited to watch this show tonight. I am still fighting to say in the sun and out of the hole and watching Reagan gaslight her husband is probably the most depressing storyline I have ever seen on reality television. The only thing sadder was Pedro’s journey with AIDS on The Real World. Hopefully there will be more half nekkid arrogant Jon and less passive aggressive Reagan. Plus there is that whole situation with Barry that’s going to need some damage control and a lot of apologies.
It’s been 12 hours since Barry responded to a jackass with a homophobic slur and he’s hung over and full of regret. What’s the story with that mask that Jon was using while lifting weights?
Tamica and Reagan head over to their friend Nicelle’s gorgeous house for some shrimp and grits, and of course to give Tamica’s side of the Barry situation. Reagan is pissed because it was a “work event.” Tamica says at that Justin refused to say Kelsey was the one. Rachel, the other NFL wife tells Tamica that was really inappropriate. Tamika says that she is NOT”that abrasive girl.” Just like she is NOT jealous and NOT insecure. Sometimes I wonder if Tamika thinks NOT is a synonym for VERY. She is so the NOT abrasive girl that she gets up and storms out and misses whatever Benny made for dessert. When she leaves Reagan and Rachel talk about how Tamica can dish it out but can’t take it. So true.
Barry, Justin and Tamica’s brother go out to eat. Because, New Orleans. Justin tells Barry that he is not allowed to use that word. Barry says he apologized to him right afterward but the guy just kept on escalating things. Justin says that Tamica is the center of all of the arguments around them. He tells Barry that Tamica told him that his girlfriend wasn’t the one for him right in front of both of them. After Reagan stormed out of her dinner she calls Barry and says that “for some reason Reagan thinks she is the one that starts all the fires.” That is because Reagan is the one that starts all the fires.
Tamica goes to meet with her cousin, Jared at a waterside cafe. This show makes me so hungry. Tamica blames her behavior on her back pain and being tired. Jared also says she can dish it out but can’t take it. He tells her she needs to apologize. Tamica doesn’t know how to apologize because she doesn’t “do sorry.” She just owns her shit. Tamica wants to get everyone together and Nicelle says that she wants to do a floating swamp dinner with her chef Benny Poppins. We need way more Nicelle and way less Tamica. Thankfully we haven’t had any scenes with Reagan and Jeff yet, but that probably means she has him chained to the radiator cleaning the floors with his toothbrush or something.
Gian and Barry meet to talk and she tells him how bad what he said was. She says it can be very damaging to her to go into business with him. In fact it looks like she may sever all ties.
We finally get everybody on the boat when Joan shows up with Diam. Tamica is right about on thing, that Dian sure gets around. OMG they have she crab soup. I am so jealous. Why are these people acting like they’ve never seen gators before. Don’t they live there? Tamika thinks she is apologizing to everyone, but once again, she can’t say she is sorry. Then they talk about Barry’s homophobic slur. Jared, the only gay male on the boat says that this is something he has to deal with every day. He is very emotional. He says he knows that Barry would never use that word on him. Tamica and Jared are both crying. The point is painfully being driven home by Jared and the message is received by Barry. Jared was not completely out and has never had a conversation like this before even with people in his own family. It was a very touching scene.
Jeff tells everyone he has made an appointment with a therapist. Everyone is supportive. Rachel tells Reagan that Jeff needs her more than ever. Rachel tells her in several different ways that Rachel is the person that needs to be there for Jeff. Jeff said if he had a son he would not let him play football. Rachel tells Reagan that she cannot leave Jeff at home and go to the French Quarter. She says she can’t move there without Jeff or she will end up divorced.
Next week we go to therapy with Jeff. And everyone goes to The Myrtles, the most haunted place in New Orleans.