From the look of the previews, this RHOP recap is going to be weird. Very weird. Also, I think this is the episode with the party where the cameraman filed charges on Micheal Darby for “touching his butt.”
Monique is throwing herself a baby shower it seems. But not just any baby shower, it’s also a memorial of sorts for the baby she miscarried. She calls the deceased baby her angel and the current fetus her rainbow baby. Who does this. Gizelle has a sick daughter so she doesn’t have to go. It’s a huge catered event. Who does this? Did I just see a little dead baby on a cake? I can’t.
All of the husbands are there. And Monique’s mother in law who doesn’t drink Jesus juice, but apparently she does drink Jesus. What does that even mean?
Monique starts off giving a speech about “rainbow babies” from the balcony. Then she releases doves. Remember Phaedra’s self-thrown shower with the random dancing ballerinas and a dozen white full-sized roses stuck randomly into her head? Well, this shindig is just as bizarre. After the release of the doves, Monique’s mother-in-law, Shirley, wants to give her own speech. She feels the need to put her disagreements with Monique behind her and she apologizes for all the trash she talks about her. They hug it out.
Candiace and arrives late with her husband. But the important thing is that Michael is going inside to get a drink. The party is outside and according to what I read, “the incident” occurred inside. I just reread that link and it says the cameraman was going outside when it happened. There are a lot of people at this event. So there would have been witnesses galore of something untoward happened.
Michael seems drunk. He also seem very affected by the whole rainbow baby thing since Ashley and Michael also suffered a miscarriage. He wants to do something to acknowledge that child too. He’s not in drunken flirtatious mode. He seems to be in sad drunk mode. Karen is also in sad drunk mode missing her father. Meanwhile Michael is quietly crying while talking to Ashley about the miscarriage. Then he goes inside. We see no encounters with a cameraman.
Monique offers up the floor for others to share about their miscarriages. Dear Lord, why? Ashley volunteers to tell her story. Michael is still inside the house. He’s still emotional when he comes out. Ashley and Karen film a scene where Ashley apologizes to Karen for being insensitive to her about her loss.
Gizelle’s mom shows up at her house for a visit. She tells her mother that she is thinking about buying a house that is a fixer-upper. We cut abruptly to Robyn who is still working on property flip. There is still so much to do. None of it looks fun. They have been working on the flip for nearly a year. They are expecting a $50,000 profit. Split between Robyn and her mom, that’s $25,000 each before taxes.
I have had enough talk about miscarriages for one night so I am going to move along to Gizelle. She’s at Candiance’s husband’s restaurant. I need Chris’s BBQ in my life. Candiance mocks Ashley’s miscarriage story to Gizelle and reiterates that she doesn’t believe Ashley is trying to conceive. Then she moves on to Monique. She basically says that Monique was trash talking Katie. I really can’t follow this girl’s “logic” about things but she sure does like to gossip behind everyone’s back.
Ashley and Karen go to meet with a spiritual healer in a salt spa. This may be too weird to recap. As Karen says, “This is some bullshit.” The healer says Karen’s dad is in the salt spa with her. Karen starts crying. Someone has been crying in almost every scene this episode. Why can’t we have fun shows anymore? I don’t need to watch other people cry. Then Ashley is sad that Michael is almost 60 and her baby won’t have a father for long.
And the episode and the RHOP Recap comes to a merciful end.