Well, it’s been a rough day for old T-Rav in real time. Let’s see if we can bear to watch his lecherous behavior again tonight. Not as easy to write off as boys being boys now, is it? There are a couple of other people on this show that seem to have similar problems. Will there be more fallout? I’m looking at you, Shep. And also you , JD. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
And the very, first scene on the show is fake. The very first one! Thomas is admiring himself in the mirror in his robe before opening the door to his factory built house in the planned community, and we are supposed to believe he is letting Ashley know that he is going to get the paper and she is there saying.”okay.” First of all who does that? And secondly, Thomas sure didn’t, this is a Frankenbite and Ashley lives in the apartments around the corner that Kathryn lives in.
What, Cameran’s husband is an OB/GYN? I knew he was a doctor but I didn’t recall his specialty. If I was going to have a baby and my husband was an OB I’d want him doing the delivery. Save on the doctor bill! Plus, he will be there already. What would y’all want? Cameran is talking about being induced. Her husband doesn’t say much about it but it’s a really bad idea until things go really far from what I’ve heard. I hope Cameran tries some old wives tales first at least.
This season Kathryn takes a job working at a local department story at Gwynns. I believe she just works there for the show. In other words, it’s a promotional thing.
Naomi is working with her parents who are opening a new restaurant. Good luck with that. This is Charleston. Naomi talks to her father about her behavior and tells her she needs to apologize. So she decides to invite Craig and Peyton to the restaurant promotional event by Bravo. It’s like her parents are buying time on Bravo to keep her occupied.
Austen and Craig meet up and despite Austen imparting all sorts of wisdom to Craig about the beers available, Craig orders a Bud Light. I kind of love Craig for that. He also orders a low country boil. I wish I had some boiled shrimp and corn on the cob right now. They talk about what a cunt Naomi was at the Halloween party. Austen starts to realize what I have been saying the whole time. It’s wasn’t Craig it was Naomi.
Sigh, I even miss the highway signs in South Carolina. Other than that, I am not going to recap the brewery promotion where Austen pretends he is going to brew his own beer.
Yes! Cameron is doing the old wives tales thing. She has Shep drive her up and down “Labor Lane” a very old, very bumpy cobblestone road to try to knock the baby down. She needs to do some of the food things too. Spicy food is one. Every city has restaurants with a certain food with a reputation for causing women to go in to labor. Do you know of any in your neighborhood? I love these stories so please share in comments! Shep starts talking about all of his world travels planned for summer. Cameron wants to know how this is going to make him evolve as a person. While I get that Shep is a cad. I think it is excellent therapy for him to do extensive international travel. Unfortunately, he does it with groups of guys so it is really just an extension of his Charleston behaviors and feeds his entitlement issues. He needs to travel solo. He should also do some volunteering in needy countries to help sculpt down some of his white privilege. They sure do film at Brown Dog Deli a lot. I guess it is the cute intimate patio.
Craig drew the short straw and has to film with Petty Patti this week, or as K. Cooper Ray amusingly calls her Patina. The only problem I have with that nickname is a patina usually raises the value of an old thing and ye olde carpetbagger’s stock could not possibly plunge any deeper. Why does Craig always have to pretend to take fake jobs from someone on this show? Every damn season. This season’s ruse is that Patti is going to have her people manufacture pillows that Craig designs. How does Haymaker think we don’t know that Patti’s rayon dog muumuus are things anyone can buy on the Internet. Send in a picture of your many dead husbands and WHAMO! They will make a pillow, a muumuu, a note pad, some stationery, a ball cap and set of coasters for you. Why must they make Craig look like a moron who thinks this is some gift that the old widow is giving him? Clearly, Haymaker hates Craig for being the best looking most stable guy on the show just because he doesn’t put every last drop of his personal business on the screen for his family to watch each week. I love that he has fun with it though. I know he is fucking with the old bat when he says something about “partying dogs.” He’s kind of the Kenya Moore of Southern Charm. They fuck will him all day long, give him horrible edits and he just throws smart, subtle, shade with a smile on his face.
Speaking of fake interviews, Kathryn is off to Gwynn’s. The Nordstroms of Mount Pleasant. I think it is in an Albertson’s shopping center if I recall correctly. How is Kathryn so tongue-tied for a salesgirl interview?Spoiler alert. She gets the job eventually. They were dying for some exposure to an audience under 60.
I may be naïve but I think Chelsea really does cut hair. And she gets so much free publicity that Bethenny Frankel is jealous.
It’s time for the all cast at Nico. It opened last November. So far Mount Pleasant seems to be loving the place, especially the oysters which is their focus. They do a lot of local seafood and mix in a lot of upscale French cheeses and French cuisine like quenelle. There is a lot of competition in the Charleston area though so time will tell if Nico goes the way of Gentry Bar. In Charleston, one day you’re a hit and the next day, you’re out.
As Thomas gets dressed he mentions that his friend K. Cooper Ray tailored his suit and mentions his family crest. I wonder how MY friend K. Cooper Ray is feeling about the recent allegations. I imagine it must be difficult for this information to be coming out about someone he was filming friends with. He mentions to Ashley (what the hell must be going through her head this week? Does she have Bilo on speed dial to return to the polo girl condo? (Blind Item Reveal) Ashley is just so annoying. She wants to ask Kathryn to trick or treat with her and Kathryn’s children. Thomas keep telling her not to do that. But she will probably do it anyway. Because, cunt.
On to the restaurant soft open. Cameran is so pregnant and looks gorgeous. Who is paying for all of those fancy nine month pregnant clothes? It’s such a pretty look for her! Wilson, Naomi’s gay roommate is Naomie’s date. When Kathryn arrives, drunk Thomas hugs her and gives her the French double kiss and then leers at her as he walks away, but he really doesn’t walk away. The mother alleging Thomas sexually assaulted her mentioned that Thomas talked about Kathryn kissing some guy in the bathroom in the big house. He’s obsessed with her and if I were Kathryn I’d be worried about that at this point. Ashley tries to come over and distract him but he only has eyes for Kathryn who is wearing skintight black leather pants, thigh high boots and a black sweater. As one does when one has to film with the asshole who fucked her over and took her children. Kathryn is loving that the polo girl is literally invisible at this point.
Ah what an inopportune time for them to replay the scenes from this episode where Shep acted like he could do whatever he wanted to with Chelsea despite her saying no! #TimesUp Chelsea lets Austen know that Shep was talking trash about him saying he was screwing all the girls and staying out all hours of the night. It’s clear Shep is trying to sabotage Austen and it is working. Not because Chelsea believes Shep, she doesn’t but because he is a wuss who will not stand up to Shep. It’s just not sexy.
It’s time for Naomi to talk to Peyton. She apologizes. She give a great apology. Peyton forgives her. This need to be on the Real Housewives of Everywhere Training video on “How to Give And Receive An Apology.” It was perfect. Will they be BFF’s tomorrow? Probably not. But they are friends in present time.
Whitney shows up just in time for dinner. I don’t care for raw oysters. But I love fried ones. Seafood and meat should be cooked. Thomas and Ashley practically screw at the table. Kathryn is unbothered. Oh Lord, Shep and Kathryn talk alone. NO, NO, NO, Kathryn! Austen tells Whitney about Shep trying to discredit him in order to make him look better to Chelsea. Whitney says he should call him out. Meanwhile, Thomas uses that as an excuse to drag the polo girl out with him to interrupt Shep and Kathryn. Whitney calls Shep in to be confronted by Austen. Chelsea promises they all have Austen’s back. Whitney chimes in with,”His contention is that you (Shep) were lying.” Austen back pedals. Chelsea is turned off that Austen wussed out.
Next week: Is Cameran in labor? Why is the polo girl in some sort of sequins dress from 1983 while at The Isaac Jenkins Mikell House chatting with Petty Patti about Thomas? Why is she even speaking with Petty Patti? Petty Patti tells her to give Thomas an ultimatum. Oh yes girl, please do that. I beg of you. ROFLMAO. Kathryn and Thomas go to dinner and Kathryn longs for the relationship she dreams with and hopefully doesn’t confuse that with reality. Austen seems to choose some random girl. Or some girl I should know who is. Sorry. Y’all know I am bad with faces.
Sorry for the delay, this show was crammed full of stuff to talk about and I actually want to look at the TV when this show is on and see Charleston whereas other shows I just listen.
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