This week’s episode of Married to Medicine LA has some extra drama when the doctors get a psychic reading. So let us get to it!
This week, Noelle is turning the big 4-0 so she is going to throw herself a birthday party. Asha Blankinship arrives at a dance studio where Noelle auditioning a couple of dancers for the party. Asha and Noelle were both professional dancers back when Noelle was applying for medical school. Noelle was a back-up dancer on MC Hammer’s tour when she was called in by her medical school for an interview. She left the tour to go to the interview and eventually enroll in medical school. Asha and Noelle join the two dancers to brush up on their dancing skills by learning a few new moves. Asha’s knees are not what they used to be!
Noelle is having her party at a 1920s mansion in LA. In keeping with her love for dance and all things sexy, she is having a sexy black and white themed masquerade ball. She’s really going all out for this event. Or at least Bravo is. Noelle tells Asha she invited all the girls to the party including Shanique Reid before all the drama went down at Imani’s rooftop party. Noelle makes it clear to her friend that the things Shanique said about Asha’s husband Larry were wrong, and she has her back. Asha and Larry are already prepared for the party. They have their outfits and their armor.
Despite Shanique’s nasty allegations about Larry’s fidelity, she seems to feel plenty comfortable talking to her young daughter about friendships. When Kaela and RJ come home from school she asks her daughter about her friendship with “cookie monster.” Cookie monster is a classmate of Kaela’s that she is trying to build a friendship with. Cookie monster seems to be trying to push Kaela out of the friend circle.
Shanique talks about her own “cookie monster” in her friend group. Clearly, Shanique views Asha as the problem in the friend group and not herself. She tells Kaela she needs to work on how she responds to her “cookie monster.” Kaela points out she needs to work on how she responds to her as well. Especially in the mornings when she is grumpy. Shanique does say she wants to apologize to Asha. We’ll have to see how that goes.
Imani’s mom Paula is back at Imani’s house for another mother-daughter counseling session. Imani has not had a relationship with her father in over thirty years. She has reached out to him in an attempt to reestablish a relationship. However, her dad hasn’t been overly receptive to her attempts to reconnect. Imani feels like she is still carrying the baggage of the frightened eleven year old she was when he left the family.
Paula tells her that he will continue to push her away. She says Imani needs to accept the fact that he gave her life, and he gave her a sister. That’s all he has to give. Imani has been in contact with her sister since she first started looking for her dad fourteen years ago. Imani says she and her sister seem to have a lot in common. She feels a bond with her. She wonders if her dad ever talks about her to her sister.
Losing A Father, Gaining A Sister
Paula reminds her that her father, who said he would always love her ghosted on her when she was just a kid and broke her heart. This has had a huge effect on her ability to form relationships with men. Her mom tells her that a happy, healthy relationship with her father just is not possible.
Later, Imani talks to her husband about her sister. After fourteen years of phone calls, she is ready to see her sister face to face. Or at least Facetime to Facetime. Phil thinks this will be good for Imani.
Britten’s husband Mack has come out to LA for a visit leaving the kids back in Orlando with their grandparents. Mack tells her that the kids are getting used to not having their mother around and that bothers him. Britten blames Mack’s criteria for a house for the kids not being in LA with her. He says the situation is urgent. It’s time to shit or get off the pot.
My Intuition Says This Event Will Be A Hot Mess
Noelle’s sexy masquerade 40th birthday party is upon us. Mack is excited to see Britten all glammed up and out of scrubs for a change. Shanique hopes that she gets an opportunity to apologize to Asha.
Before the ball, Noelle checks in with her friend Sahara. Sahara is a yoga instructor by day, and an “Intuitive” by night. Apparently, her night job involves heart-shaped crystals,a large handbell, a giant hourglass and both a black and a white “crystal ball.” There is a lot of other miscellaneous crap on her little end table that appear to be the tools of her night-time gig. She is no Allison DuBois. All Allison needed was a vape pen and a list of everyone’s insecurities from production. And she clearly isn’t a psychic like Rose, who has an incredibly accurate ability to look into the Biermann’s future. Nonetheless, Noelle claims to be a true believer.
Is There An Expiration Date On Your Dreams?
Asha arrives early to get ready for the even with Noelle. Noelle says that her party is going to be very Chicago-centric. She says she is serving Chicago style wings, catfish and okra. Um what about that is Chicago themed?
While these to get with a glam squad, Asha tells Noelle that she booked the role on Days of Our Lives that she auditioned for recently. I guess her sass won the director over. Asha is hoping this is the start of her acting career. Asha has a web series called Milk & Honey on Vimeo where she talks about still chasing the dream of acting as well as wanting a baby at forty. This is a fantasy most women don’t have the ability to indulge in, unless they are “Married To Medicine.” At what point do you reassess your life goals? 40? 60? Do you still hope to have a baby and a fabulous acting career when you are 75?
Forty Shades of Grey
In other delusional Married To Medicine news, Shanique is just so tired from being a doctor’s wife. having a full-time job and raising two children. Yet she still has time to keep her ear to the ground for gossip about Asha. Is all of this drama really about Shanique being jealous that Asha doesn’t have to work or raise children? What exactly does Asha do all day?
Jazmin and Shanique arrive to the party together to a chilly response. Imani can’t stand Jazmin and Asha and Noelle can’t stand Shanique. On the other hand, I’m starting to be on Jazmin and Shanique’s side. Well, at least Jazmin’s. Shanique does have a reckless mouth. Just like Imani. Everyone’s families have also been invited to the event. That should be really interesting.
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Imani approaches Jazmin at a high top with her family. She asks her to step away for a private conversation but Jazmin says she’d prefer to talk in front of her family. Imani apologizes about the drug dealer comments. She says she had no ill intent. Jazmin says she doesn’t seem sincere and makes it clear that saying things like that can be very serious as it can affect his reputation as a physician. Imani says she thought it was funny and didn’t give it much thought. That is exactly the problem. Tarnishing another doctor’s name is very serious. Does she not remember her own mother telling her that? How can anyone take her apology seriously, if she doesn’t acknowledge the potential damage of what she said?
After Noelle gets a birthday cake and says a few words, things are finally about to get very “Chicago.” Or not. I thought when she asked for her “Chicago steppers” we were going to get some step dancing. But we got, middle-aged women trying to drop it like it’s hot instead.
A Different Kind of “Read”
The cast mates all go to a private area for their readings with Sahara. The decor in this room is even worse than the ladies “costumes” and until I saw it, I would not have thought that to be possible.
Sahara tells Asha she is going to have twins. She just needs to invite them in. People Asha’s age often use a surrogate and often implant more than one embryo. It’s clear already that despite Noelle’s protestations, her friend the yoga instructor is just delivering the information she want to say to these girls.
This becomes even more evident when she tell Britten there is a wall up in her life. Sahara is very combative when sharing this information. Which is ironic because she is calling Britten combative, essentially provoking her combativeness. Britten walks away and Sahara starts talking about the power of Christ. This is almost as bad as the time Megan on the Real Housewives of Orange County had the fake psychic come in to tell the girls he didn’t see Brook’s having cancer because she already had the receipts.
Operation Desert Storm
Next Sahara tries to read Jazmin. She’s wrong about everything. Literally everything. This is an epic fail. Jazmin refuses to help her out. Sahara wants her to say her husband’s name. This is particularly interesting because Jazmin’s husband has never been named on the show. Clearly, he wants no part in all of this. Perhaps this is why production/the other cast members keep riding so hard on him.
Sahara says there is a lot of shadow around her and her husband. In other words she is calling her and her husband shady. It’s like Noelle has her hand up Sahara’s ass moving her mouth like a puppet while she speaks through her. Cut to Noelle’s talking head where she says Sahara is dead on and she promises she said nothing. In fact there was big deal made about Sahara not telling her BFF yoga instructor anything about the dynamics between these women. Jazmin has had enough and walks out just like Britten did. As she should.
To be continued…
Next week: The party continues. Imani Facetimes with her sister. Shanique and her husband Robert Reid argue.