Well, well, well, guess who’s back to recap the new ladies of Married to Medicine LA? It’s so good to be back.
Bravo has given us a brand new Married to Medicine franchise. That means a brand new cast. There has already been an introductory episode with the original Married to Medicine ladies and the first episode has aired so let’s get up to speed.
Dr Britten Cole
We begin with Dr. Britten Cole. She’s Contessa Metcalfe’s best friend and our link to the Atlanta women. She has a HOT husband, Mack Major, and two young kids. While Dr, Cole tries to establish a permanent job in LA, the kids and her husband remain in Florida Mack and the kids visit every coupleof weeks. Mack Major refers to Britten as an nontraditional wife. Mack seems to do the majority of the cooking and taking care of the kids, which works for them. They met when Britten Cole was in the military. Then she was deployed so all they’ve known as a couple is how to make it a long distance relationship work.
Dr. Noelle Reid
Next, we meet Dr. Reid. Asha Kamali Blankinship, another doctor on the franchise is in her office for Botox. God does botox look painful. The two women have been friends for a long time. Noelle was a dancer who eventually went to medical school. Asha is also a dancer. She followed Noelle to LA but not into medical school. She went into acting. Recently,,Asha had a two year wedding anniversary party where the Atlanta women met all of the newbies. Asha had a brief consult with Dr. Simone Whitmore while at the party. Simone told her that since she’s 39, she has to get a move on if she wants babies. Asha is (as I was coined and HATED) of “advanced maternal age”. She can still have children, but there’s a higher risk of abnormalities.
Dr. Imani Walker
Dr. Walker is stunning. She’s tall, bald and her face is damn near perfect. Her husband Phil Johnson and son Idris join her for dinner. together. The close bond they have is obvious. Imani and Phil met at a party and he told her that he was in an R&B group, Portrait. They’ve been happily married since. Phil helped her raise her son Idris, who was 20 months old when they met. Imani’s father was a drug addict and she’s looking to heal some wounds from her childhood. Phil is wary but Imani seems determined.
Shanique is the wife of Dr. Robert Drummond. Boy does she think she is unique. She is rental property manager and holds it down at home. She is quick to point out she does it all in four inch heels. Eyeroll. They have two kids. Shanique takes pride in raising her kids on her own and taking care of Robert. She cooks, cleans and does it all. Robert praises her for supporting him throughout medical school. He says she is a wonderful wife. First impressions? They genuinely seem happy. So we’ll see about them.
Maybe It’s An LA Thing…
Shanique Drummond arrives at her friend Jazmin’s house for a photo shoot. Jazmin is a doctor’s wife as well and is going to be a friend of the show. Shanique is planning a Jamaican themed birthday party for her husband Robert. Robert Drummond is obsessed with gummy bears so Jazmin is photographing Shanique in a bath tub of gummy bears. This is what passes a boudoir shoot I guess. The real notable item from this scene, besides how extra Shanique is, is how even more extra Jazmin is. Jazmin lets us know that she just had a baby and is already pre-baby weight. She also likes to parent in heels…so I’m gonna let y’all form your own opinions. My opinion is that I’m already over Jazmin. And her heels.
Asha Kamali Blankinship and her husband Dr. Larry Blankinship discuss having a baby at her advanced maternal age. Larry doesn’t seem ready to have a baby but Asha clearly is. He’s concerned about finances and wants to make sure he can afford the baby. Asha thinks he’s just afraid of becoming a dad and I hope that’s all it is.
Jamaican Me Crazy
The ladies are all getting ready for Dr. Robert Drummond’s birthday party. Oooh Dr. Heavenly Kimes is in town and is going as a plus one with Asha! Yesss! I’m so happy to see Heavenly. Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Imani Walker and Asha Kamali Blankinship all ride together to the party. Heavenly is being messy by misremembering the new cast names and commenting on the stature of Robert. He is, ummm, of smaller stature… which Heavenly points out. She’s crazy and I miss her!
The party is getting started and Robert Drummond is drinking a LOT. The LA men seem to have a close relationship, just like our Atlanta men do. Shanique has Robert open a boudoir pic of her in front of all the guests to mixed reactions. Rob loves it, Dr. Imani Walker thinks it’s weird. I’m with you
Who Invited Her?
Imani. Shanique invited Dr. Larry Blankinship’s ex girlfriend to the party and Noelle’s spidey senses are tingling. She asks why an ex of Larry’s is invited and Shanique says that Rob and the ex are close. Asha is not happy and neither are some of the ladies, except Jazmin. Because, Jazmin. Dr. Imani Walker finds it shady but decides to take Shanique and Asha aside to diffuse the tense situation. Heavenly grills the ex and tries to force a discussion between the two women. Asha does not fall into that trap and instead decides to leave with Heavenly. Smart move Asha!
Next week on Married to Medicine LA: Dr. Bettina Cole says goodbye to her husband and kids. Robert and Shanique Drummond discuss the possible “overlap” in Larry and Asha Blankinship’s relationship with his ex. And Dr. Imani Walker says Jazmin’s house looks like a drug dealer’s house. I like this show so far! I really hope y’all feel the same and will join me Sundays at 9ET. And as always, thank you Tamara Tattles for having me back! This looks to be a great season.