Well, we are back to stupid ole Potomac. I miss France already. I have a negative connotation when it comes to Potomac. I don’t know why. It just seems like a place I don’t need to visit. It looks pretty enough on TV and I have no idea why I feel this way.
Gizelle meets up with her hairdresser, Kal. They have been friends for twenty years and knows where Gizelle’s bodies are buried. She tells Kal that word on the street is that Karen doesn’t live in that big house in Great Falls but is living in an apartment. It wouldn’t be the first time a housewife was pretending to still live in the big house when she has moved into a condo.
My favorite little shit stirrer,Ashley is unpacking and feeling neglected by Michael who was not around to welcome her home. Her mother did miss her and calls her on the phone. Her mother is still with her deadbeat boyfriend, but she has moved into a new place without any financial help from Ashley. So Ashley says.
Karen sits down at a table for two in a restaurant. She’s wearing a black dress. A young woman comes to give her a menu. Then, she asks if Karen would prefer that she bring her a black napkin rather than a white one. Karen says yes. Can someone explain this to me? I have never heard of such a thing. Her dinner date is her weird assistant, Matt. Matt is on the hotseat for gossiping with Ashley about the questionable nature of her living arrangement. Matt says the only thing he told her was that when he first met Karen she was living in Ray’s bachelor pad. The only problem with this story is that was 25 years ago an Matt has only known Karen for 12 years. Matt is also gay and I know from experience the absolute best sources for gossip are gay men. Sure they sometimes make stuff up, but for the most part they have all the dirt on everyone. But Karen believes Matt. Sidenote: That restaurant looks divine.
Thank you production for letting me know this is a Candiance segment. I still have trouble figuring out who she is. We get to meet Crystal, her baby sister. I like her. They are talking about having a brick and mortar store for their hair care line. If online sales are as good as she says this seems superfluous. I am FLABBERGASTED that Toys R Us went out of business. It’s unimaginable to me. But online sites have put a lot of brick and mortar stores out of business. It seems like a step backwards.
Robyn’s flip is disgusting. She says it was close to free but this is a total teardown. This is not how flipping works. You need a sound structure that hasn’t been renovated in years that is close to free. Actually on second look, the floors are good. It could work. Gizelle and Ashley come by to see the place and take a sledge hammer to the walls. Again the conversation is about Karen and her secret life. These three want to hatch a plan to get to the bottom of her situation.
Monique and Chris have a romantic time drinking wine and smoking cigars. Monique rubs his feet with essential oils. She is spoiling him a bit for taking care of his own children while she was in Cannes. This is also a makeup session for their argument before she left. He gives her some shoes for her birthday. I’m not a shoe person AT ALL. So I am going to need y’all to explain those shoes to me. When I saw the dollar store gift bag, I knew it was going to be lame.
Karen films a scene inside the big (staged) house. I’m getting Sheree Whitfield vibes here. She puts some napkin rings on some napkins and sits down at the big table. The kitchen looks like it has never been used. You know this is a pocket listing somewhere.
Ashley didn’t bring her mother back anything from Cannes? I’m shocked. Ashley tells her mother the new reason why Michael doesn’t want to have kids with her. Michael is afraid she will be a bad parent like her mother. I’m not sure that was necessary. So now her mother is trying to convince her to leave him. Ashley doesn’t want to stay with Michael unless he agrees to kids.
Karen, Monique and Candiance get together. I love Karen’s wig in this scene. I love this street fair scene too. This might get me over my feeling toward Potomac.
The messy girls don mustaches and short wigs and plot out a plan to deliver pizza to Karen’s house. The thought of living in a 10K square feet house alone or even with just a husband freaks me out. I fucking patrol my 1,100 square feet ghetto shack on the regular. I have deadly weapons in every single room. I’d be terrified living in a house that big alone. I’d need a pack of German Shepherds.
Robyn is going to ring the doorbell to deliver the pizza while the other two peep in windows for any signs of life that Karen actually lives there. When they get there, there are pumpkins on the porch. This makes me think there is a chance she does live there.
Unfortunately, we have to wait to the finale next week to find out.