We start with everyone exercising. It’s like they are trying to mock me for not going for a walk today. At least not yet. Then it’s back to talk about Shannon and her food line. I need to watch the food line episode every time I want to eat something bad for me because the food makes me nauseated. At Emily’s house, she is chatting with Gina about how Shannon doesn’t answer their texts and seems to pretend they don’t exist. They say they feel like the should reintroduce themselves every time they meet because of her “I don’t know her” attitude. You’re not Mariah Carey, Shannon. Get over yourself. Also am I the only one that think Gina looks more like an Emily and vice versa? I have a hard enough time keeping all the names straight on my recaps and these two really confuse me.
Gina wants to have another girl even though Shane doesn’t. She is feeling some sort of way about having these nine viable embryos. She’s not sure what to do with them and doesn’t like any of the options. #FirstWorldProblems
Speaking of first world problems. Gina and Matt are going to try “bird-nesting,” This is the newish thing where instead of the kids moving back and forth between to households, the parents rotate in and out of the house. It sounds good in theory, but…. I really don’t think Matt is there that much so it is probably a more viable solution for these two than for most couples. What do you think? Have any of y’all done this? Emily says that from a legal standpoint, they need to go ahead and have a plan to divide the assets and set a clear custody agreement. She thinks Gina is just trying to stay in limbo between being married and being divorced. Gina admits she’s afraid to be alone. She’s always had a man in her life.
Eddie is back in Afib. This sucks. Eventually, after five or six ablations he finally goes back to sinus rhythm.
The girls all head over to Shannon’s to celebrate her QVC success. It is Gina and Emily’s first visit. Vicki hasn’t been to the new house before either. The girls decide to go to Jamaica. I did not really enjoy my trip to Jamaica. I was working for an airline and went with an older female co-worker and it was a disaster. We stayed in a non gated hotel and things got very dangerous.
Gina finally breaks down about her divorce. She was supposed to go to Cabo with Matt and bought all the bikinis and then they decided to divorce. That was just a couple of months ago. Jamaica is a honeymoon destination and there is not a lot to do outside the gated hotel. I mean there is, but it’s dangerous. We were lucky to get out alive in several situations despite having a local
drug dealer guide showing us around via shared local taxis. Tamra and Shannon avoid Gina’s breakdown while hiding in the kitchen.
Shannon is pissed at Gina for taking ten seconds to collect herself before sitting down. It’s like Tamra says, Shannon is consumed with her own issues and doesn’t acknowledge anything anyone else is going through. Shannon defended herself in a blog saying that she had a lot going on at the time. While this is true, she also has a job and part of that job is interacting with the other cast members.
Jolie and Kelly go to feed the homeless and Jolie gets really overwhelmed by the kids there. She’s such a sweet girl. The actual volunteers are less than impressed with Kelly’s comments about not knowing how to mop because she has maids.
Shane and Emily go to Fig & Olive. I like Shane. I think he is funny. I wish he was not so self-conscious about his height. When Emily complains about trying on bathing suits with Tamra by saying, “Who wants to try on bathing suits with Tamra?” He jumps right in with, “I do!” It think he’s hilarious. Some of the other women just don’t do well with sarcasm. I didn’t really remember that they already have five kids. I think maybe in time Shane might come around for one more. Ah i just Googled. She has two stepdaughters 17 and 12 from Shane’s previous marriage.
There is so much cooking in this episode. Vicki and Steve are getting together with Steve’s kids and Michael at Michael’s house. Steve has three kids about the same age as Vicki’s. Vicki starts talking about marriage. She wants to get married and she wants Michael to get married to his girlfriend and have babies.
Gina goes to the fertility doctor with Shane’s parents, without Shane. The doctor says that she has four options regarding the eggs, continue to store them, donate them to science, do an embryo adoption, or destroy the embryos. Those are all hard options. The doctor suggests Emily and Shane go to therapy together.
There are three drops of rain falling outside. You don’t even need and umbrella. But there is a line of taxis outside my house full of Mexican mothers picking up their elementary kids. These are kids that normally walk home. They live within just a few blocks of the school. There are also dozens of cars on the side street. This just blows my mind. Are they going to melt? It’s literally not even raining now.
Shannon and Kelly go to lunch. Shannon is not looking forward to a trip that requires a swimsuit. Kelly says that Michael came over to watch a movie with her and Jolie. Kelly points out the new girls feel ignored by Shannon. Shannon says they are twenty years younger than she is. Ah, I get it now.
Next week: They are off to Jamaica and Shannon gets jealous when Tamra spends time with the new girls. The new girls share a room with Kelly and say it’s the young crowd versus the old people. This should go well.