BY POPCULTURE KELLY
Well hello! Guess who’s recapping Married to Medicine for all you fine folks?!?!?!? I’m sooooo excited that not only is my favorite non-Housewife Bravo show back, but that I get to recap it as well!. Thank you again TT the honor of recapping Atlanta’s finest!
We begin with a time jump of all the ladies sitting around calling Quad out on not communicating with them. They all denounce Quad as their friend and Quad walks away. We jump back a month earlier with everyone reading the magazine that outed Quad’s husband Gregory for cheating. The mistress gives details (pinky sized d*ck) and to the men, it’s not adding up. The ladies are shocked and sad for her. We then go to Quad’s house where she’s waking up alone. She’s sleeping in the guest bedroom and she’s isolated herself from Gregory and her friends. She has a new talk show that she’s dived right into and it’s been a welcome distraction. She’s determined to be strong and not end up bitter. Her pain is palpable.
Toya and Eugene go to the gym where they take some weird trampoline class. Eugene’s lost 40 lbs, he’s working less and wants to get in shape. Toya brings up Quad and she says that Quad doesn’t feel they are real friends since Quad has a talk show and has no need for them. Toya feels excluded from her life.
Contessa is getting the kids ready for school. She has found the balance of being a stay at home mom and wife unexpectedly difficult (PREACH!!!). She missed work so she went back part time. (Just an aside but Contessa looks AMAZING this season!)
Cecil and Simone are still separated but working on their relationship. He is eager to reconcile in the bedroom but Simone is dragging her feet. Cecil surprises Simone with flowers hoping to butter her up but she stays firm that it’s going to take time.
Jackie sees with a patient who is also life coach. Jackie and Curtis are fully reconciled but Jackie still has days where she is mistrustful. The life coach insists that it will take time to fully trust Curtis again which I’m glad came on Jackie’s billable hours and not hers, because common sense.
Simone is at work and calls Dr. Tiffanie, a sex therapist that counseled them in Barbados last season. Cecil is really pushing to have the sex back in the marriage but Simone struggles with sexual expression. She and Tiffanie plan a leather and lace party where all the girls can come and let their guuurls hang out.
Heavenly tells Damon that she reached out to Quad to see how she’s doing but Quad isn’t receptive. Heavenly asks Damon if he thinks she’s mean since she’s on a “spiritual journey” and Damon hesitates. We get a montage of Heavenly being her awful self and Damon likens her anger to Bruce Lee-dangerous and hurtful.. She tells him she needs a counselor and Damon is telling her to look to the Bible. Thankfully she decides to go with the counselor since the 5 exorcisms she’s already had haven’t taken.
It’s the night of the leather and lace party where all the women will be together for the first time since the reunion. There’s lots of leather, lace, shirtless hot men handing out drinks and sex toys (whoo hoo!). Mariah comes in a full on leather Catwoman catsuit, complete with whip and mask. Heavenly wants to move past their reunion fight. Toya and Quad don’t make the party, Toya’s son had to go to the hospital (he’s ok) and Quad is plain avoiding the ladies. Simone opens up about her not wanting to have sex again with Cecil and the ladies remind her that she doesn’t want a divorce so she has to get to this point eventually. She hopes that the separation was a wake up call for Cecil to be emotionally available and they all feel that when she truly moves on from the past,, the sex will come. Tiffanie cautions not to just lay there and give in to Cecil when Simone isn’t ready. Heavenly doesn’t understand that concept which is telling as to why she’s so miserable.
Heavenly “gifts” Mariah with a Mariah poster as a peace offering after drawing on Mariah’s poster-face at the reunion. Mariah see the gift as another insult, saying it was taken when she was 25 lbs heavier and in a bad place in her life. Mariah drops the bomb that she has receipts of Damon cheating on Heavenly. NO! NOT DADDY!!! They nearly come to blows but thankfully Contessa holds Mariah back. Toya ends up coming late, just as Mariah tried to make a dramatic exit and fills her in on what happened. Toya convinces Mariah to come back in and Mariah will, as long as Heavenly stays far away from her. Toya asks where Quad is and wants her to show up to discuss Gregory and his cheating. Jackie understands where Quad is coming from but the other ladies make the point that Gregory almost admitted it at the reunion so it’s not that big of a shock. Mariah tells the ladies that Quad is being self-protective and guarded so everyone just has to respect it untils she’s ready to open up. Quad is at home and admits she doesn’t want the judgement of the ladies.
Ahhh this was such a fast hour!! Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! The rest of the season looks “lit” as the kids say so I hope you come back every week to see what these ladies are up to!! See you soon!!