By Amanda Z.
Ah ladies in gents we are back to see what is happening with the ladies of the outer DC area. I am Amanda Z. long time reader first time recapper as it were. Let’s trudge through the layers of foundation and wig glue together shall we?
We return to the middle of another messy dinner at Nemacolon, semicolon? I don’t know some resort Bravo paid for. Cherisse who is trying to be the Marlo of the Potomac is dropping the bomb that Karen’s husband Uncle Ben asked her for a divorce. What I do not love is Cherisse bringing private conversations out over desert to keep the camera on her. No one could talk about her failed marriage but she can trot Karen’s dirty laundry out when it suits. Karen tries to wrap this up saying it was a long time ago. Way to sweep that under your wig cap Karen.
HOW DO YOU REFUSE A DEGREE!!!!! Whenever I am a step away from being on Karen’s side she always punches me in the face with her delusion. Girl you cannot refuse a degree. Your parents cannot purchase one from Neiman’s and gift it to you in a box.
Anyway Karen continues down the yellow brick road of dreams and tells the ladies about her lifestyle brand/perfume line she is going to start in the midst of her husband’s legal and financial troubles. I smell shell corporations. Karen may have never had a joint account with Ray but I am sure whatever money they have is being funneled right through her new business venture. Or Maybe Gizelle got to the heart of the issue saying Ray wants a divorce so they can divest assets.
Ashley trots out in Karen’s wig which was weirdly stored in a grocery store bag that’s probably why her hair looks so dry all the time. But she does do a pretty spot on Karen and it’s nice to see the ladies laughing with each other. Yes, Ashley call this a success especially compared to you have the ladies in twin beds during your first season.
Mini recap sequences! Yay let’s see all the ladies spin the trip their way:
New girl Candace is still agitated that people are asking about her finances after she told everyone about her finances. She gets not sympathy from me.
Monique is still trying to repeat that I was so tired I ran into a tree story. Trying to convince everyone else as much as herself. Look you have your cousin/best friend/assistant helping you cut carrots on a random Wednesday your life is not that hectic you can’t squeeze in a nap.
Ashley is drink shaming Monique which I find really rich since you rarely see her without a Corona. Ashley get your house in order and maybe get Monique an Uber next time if you are worried about her being “tired”
Gizelle pulled out her best preacher’s wife hat from her old life complaining about Sherman not talking to her in over a day. I hate the name Sherman but I would also be a tad pissed if my boo went missing for 29 hours. She is right communication is key and the news coverage might be freaking him out.
Candace Mother’s money is sure going to buy her a beautiful wedding. This ballroom is stunning. I can see this being a hard dynamic. The wedding lady is trying to be diplomatic explaining costs but what she wants to say is you need more money for what you want. Candace’s enabler, sorry Mother is bringing up old hurt I am sure she is harboring and unloads on Candace and Candace rightly gets upset and she is also right to say it is not time and the place. Broken family dynamics can be hard to look at kind of like her mom’s aggressive eyeshadow.
Am I the only one confused as to why Ashley keeps calling her Mom’s boyfriend of FIFTEEN YEARS her friend? Yall knew he was trash before you rented the house for her. If they really thought this lady was about to dump her partner of over a decade both Michael and Ashely are delusional. Ashley’s mom says her family is a hindrance to her being herself and starts crying. She is deflecting saying Michael won’t call her back but I can see how she is manipulating her child with these tears.
I am confused by this event and the accompanying outfits. I see capes, ruffles and nip slips but if they like it I love it. Who is this Sue lady? Another Assistant? A Scentertainment professional? So Karen doesn’t have scents to preview she is just having the ladies smell fragrances. This isn’t a focus group because there is no focus in this group until we get to the real matter at hand: Monique v Ashley
Here is the thing if we are being adults we all have driven home after we have had a couple drinks. Might not have been the safest of most legal thing to do but we have all done it. Ashley’s mistake was even speaking about how many drinks were had especially since you drove home too after a six pack. Moniques mistake here is climbing up her high horse and saying she is an actual business woman and Ashley gets an allowance. Let’s not conflate the two issues especially because until Monique can show some incorporation papers or some sales receipts the money she is spending is her husbands. So pot meet kettle.
HA! You see scent pro Sue tell Matt to take control of the situation, and then did you see Matt sit right back down with his glass of champagne? (Matt is a whole mood)
I am sure these ladies have been put out of better places but now they are arguing in the street. In all seriousness none of these ladies should want to fight Robyn she is from Baltimore and that is all I am going to say about that.
We are going to leave it right there for now. Come back next week to see if Karen starts to moisturize her wigs finally, if Gizelle finds matching gloves for her church lady hats, and if Cherisse continues to get more screen time than new girl Candace.