This is one of my least favorite episodes of Southern Charm. I hate when production manipulates things to try to make a cast member look bad. Kathryn has been busting her ass and has made drastic improvements to her life and to suggest anything to the contrary for the purpose of storyline is wrong.
So we start with Kathryn being MIA. Of course Shep suggests she must have fallen off the wagon since she didn’t show up for kickboxing with Naomie. Meanwhile, everyone seem to think that Austen has accomplished something by hosting a keg party. Victoria and Austen have split if anyone cares. He already has a new girlfriend that he took to the reunion.
On to Ashley stopping by Patricia’s to suck up to her. She’s upset that Kathryn doesn’t want her around the kids anymore. She says the kids are like family to her. This chick is really psychotic. Like for real insane in the membrane. Ashley talks about how Thomas is out partying all the time. She is everso stressed. Patricia tells Ashley that men do not change and that the way to manage him is to just keep her mouth shut and listen. Ashley will never in a million years be able to do that. Patricia says let everything be about Thomas. Patricia tells her to concentrate on being the girlfriend and to realize that Kathryn is going to be there forever.
Cameran meets up with Whitney and Shep at a BBQ joint. Cameran wants to talk about breastfeeding and how she is over producing milk. Since she has a surplus, she brought some breast milk for the guys to drink. Shep actually likes it. They talk about Thomas and Ashley. Shep says it will never last. Cameran stupidly suggests that Shep go after Ashley. “Fuck no” says Shep. Clearly, Cameran has not been sufficiently filled in on Hilton Head or this was filmed before they went.
Craig goes out for drinks with a friend from his law class. He’s married with a one year old child. He’s not impressed with Craig’s pillow making business. Or the clip art designs.
I wonder how many pairs of white jeans Thomas has? It’s like his uniform. We get a scene of Thomas making breakfast for the kids. It’s quite obvious he doesn’t do this often. He’s acting more like a waiter than a parent. Thomas says tons of nice things about Kathryn in his talking head. Thomas says that he’s not really focused on a future with Ashley at the moment.
Danni and Naomie go to check on Kathryn because no one has heard from her in days. She missed two days of work without calling in. Kathryn doesn’t come to the door so they get the leasing agent to go in and do a wellness check. She goes in and finds that Kathryn is in the apartment and that’s all she has to say.
I have been feeling like I was coming down with something all day. I ate food from a Mexican Food truck yesterday and based on the dramatics happening with my tummy right now I am wondering if I have food poisoning. I’m going to solider on through this recap, but sorry if it is a bit brief.
Back at Craig’s extremely messy bachelor pad, he’s doing some flower arranging. It’s the beginning of a scene between Craig and Patricia about the pillow design situation. This may be one of the most ridiculous fake storylines of all time. It seems ridiculous to even recap it. The bottom line is that this was never going to be a thing.
The four girls meet for a get together with champagne and massages. Cameran is really starting to take to motherhood. She’s not a big fan of breastfeeding and didn’t do it long enough to suit the breastfeeding trolls on the Internet, but she is really bonding with Palmer and seems to be enjoying motherhood. She took the baby weight off super fast. She has to leave early, and after she is gone Shep calls to say he was talking to Thomas and Kathryn came and picked up her kids. Thomas has no idea that Kathryn has gone off the radar.
Thomas and Ashley go out to dinner. It’s awkward. Thomas gives Ashley a bracelet and clearly Ashley has been told to pretend like she was expecting a ring. This is two shows now where the guy has given a girl a box that is shaped nothing like a ring box and they girl pretends like she thought it was a ring. So dumb. Thomas tells Ashley that she is needy and clingy. He wants her to have other interests.
Kathryn stops by to see Danni. Basically, Kathryn stopped taking her antidepressants and she crashed and just stayed in bed for a week. Doctor’s really need to make it more clear to patients that you have to wean off those drugs.
Next week: Thomas throws a polo party at the plantation and everyone attends.