From the looks of things, this will be another RHOP Recap where the ladies make a big deal out of nothing regarding the Michael Darby allegations. Once more with feeling, the first news reports on this subject were blatantly wrong. Yet they went viral. When the story began to unravel, there was not nearly as much coverage.
On tonight’s show, you will see Monique claimed it happened in the basement where they do not have cameras. That does not match up with what the cameraman Orville Palmer wrote in his attempts to file charges against Michael Darby. He said he was filming on the patio. That is where the party was. Production and Monique and Candiace go to great effort to portray the event in another way. The most important link to follow on this story, IS THIS ONE where it turns out he was never charged due to lack of evidence.
Four hours after the hoedown show down, Candiace decides it is a good time to sit down and work out a relationship contract with her mother. This is just so much foolishness. I don’t have the time to night for Candiace or her mother. For some reason all sort of tea was rolling in about ten minutes before I started this recap. I may not even post about those things because it’s not that important. But all of them are more interesting than this nonsense. These two are both grossly emotionally challenged beings.
Look, I am way more fond of Ashley than the rest of you. However, I know y’all are going to drag my girl for this wig she is wearing in her talking head. Y’all ain’t wrong about that. And that purple eye shadow is a mistake. Gizelle tells us that she wants to check on her friend Ashley. So, checking on her friend means to but in to her personal business that she has repeatedly said she is unable to discuss. She’s also said that it didn’t happen. Yet, messy Gizelle is butting in. And yes, I here you Ashley has dished this out many times. And it may be time for her to take it. But Gizelle needs to admit she is stirring the pot and not being a friend.
So Do You Know The Gender Or Not, Monique?
This looks like some out of order kind of filming. Wasn’t Monique’s party where the butt grabbing allegedly happened a Miscarriage party/baby shower/gender reveal? Why the heck is the whole family at an ultrasound looking for clues about the gender that they don’t know? This weird editing explains why we didn’t see the gender reveal at the butt grabbing party though. Sigh. But she is talking about the hoedown. And look! Karen is here for the sonogram. And so is Candiace. WTF? Who does this? Anyway, that baby better be a boy. Let’s just leave it at that.
Are we really going to film a scene about Candiace in Monique’s OB/GYN’s examination room? Again, WTF? Anyway, Monique and Candiace made up after their blowup at the hoedown. However, the two were at each other’s throats on Twitter this week. Candiace is furious that Monique is supportive of Ashley.
Gizelle takes her girls out to go apple picking are the world’s worst apple picking orchard. The apples are all rotten. There is a metaphor in there somewhere. She gets ice cream with her three daughters. The middle child, Angel has middle child syndrome and feels like she doesn’t get any attention from her. I don’t really think Gizelle received that information.
Later Gizelle takes Angel out for cookies and hot chocolate one on one. Oh wow. She’s probably technically not the middle child unless she was born before Adore. She is her twin. Weirdly, in the description for tonight’s show it says, “Gizelle gives Adore her undivided attention!” They got the name wrong! Poor Angel! Gizelle tells her that she never has to worry about her. THREE TIMES! Angel says “maybe you should.”
Robyn goes to get her “hairs did.” She loves her hairstylist and has been going to her for years. I think she might want to explore other hairstylist relationships. Juan wants Robyn to have a baby girl. He wants to another chance to get being a father to infants right this time. Robyn says she want’s to be married if that were to ever be something they decided on.
Ashley goes to see her therapist to discuss her marriage. Ashley feels like she has to be strong for Michael. She doesn’t want to break down in front of Michael or her friends. This may be the best TV therapist we have ever seen. She makes some serious connections for Ashley. This session seemed as real as televised therapy can be. I feel like Ashley really does love Michael. And also there is a bit of a need for a father figure in there.
Later, Ashley talks to her mother about her attempts to reach out to him. When she tried to contact him on Facebook, he blocked her. It’s very sad. She really wants to meet him and be acknowledged by him. I feel like her pregnancy plan is really playing a role in her urgency.
Monique and Chris, Karen and Ray, and Candiace and Chris have a couples dinner at a restaurant. Candiace and Chris are not completely good in the car on the way there. Karen is still team Candiace. That’s great for me. Let those two be an island unto themselves, as she would put it. And nothing says good times at the dinner table more than some bitch passing around a sonogram photo of their fetus. Who doesn’t love that. Let’s hope she uses the words “mucus plug” at some point during the dinner. I heard that term for the first time in an elementary school faculty lounge while trying to peacefully suck down a sandwich during my 22 minuted break. It’s a very special moment.
Candiace’s grandiose plans for a six bedroom mansion despite living in a house her mother pays for is gratefully interrupted by a seafood tower. Is it still 1989 in Potomac? Okay, I’d rather have had the mucus plug conversation that to see this slow motion video of Karen sucking down down an oyster while Ray watches. So gross.
Then they all go in on Michael and Ashley. Monique and Candiace are all in on the false information about the location of the alleged butt grabbing again, the cameraman’s documents said it happened on the patio. The police did not believe the cameraman. And the most important things these people say is that there were no witnesses. Orville Palmer claimed that Chris Bassett was a witness and he says he didn’t see a thing. Everyone does agree that with that many people and iPhones, someone must have seen it And yet, no one did and the police and the district attorney or whatever refused to press charges. So shut the fuck up, Candiace.
Next week’s RHOP Recap will have Ashley and Michael giving a statement on the false allegations. And Ashley feels like none of her friends were there for her. Candiace continues to try to smear Ashley and Michael anyway.