I had all of my setups done for this Southern Charm recap and then the news about Bethenny Frankel hit the Internet. I had to quickly contact sources and squeeze them for more information. In the process I apparently failed to save my setups and so now I am all kinds of late getting started. I hate recapping reunions. It’s a lot of transcribing dialogue.
Backstage before the show, things seem very tense. Cameran isn’t sweating a thing. According to an interview I read with Naomie she was calm, cool and collected backstage. The set for this show is a hot mess. Is this what they think is a southern set? What is the point of those two tables with the chia pet looking grass? Hate it all. The overuse of the pillows is apparently because they are Craig’s pillows.
Andy Calls Out The Guys
Andy begins by pointing out what losers the guys are on this show. Shep says that nothing matters and that we are all grains of sand on a giant beach. He says we should all just smile and try not to hurt anybody. Andy points out the hypocrisy of that statement after yet another season of Shep’s entitled, douchebag, mean behavior all season. Also, a southern gentlemen would wear a tie to the reunion. The ladies have on full length gowns and the guys could barely pull on an wrinkled jacket.
Andy talks about how so many viewers were outraged about Cameran’s desire to go back to work rather than raise her child. Cameran says that when she saw the scenes about her wanting to go back to work she realized how awful she looked. By the end of the season she had reevaluated her situation and was grateful for her blessings. Kathryn sticks up for Cameran. She says all moms feel that way at times. Cameran decided not to hire a nanny.
Back To The Shep Bashing
I don’t know why people bother to talk to Shep about his anger issues. Shep is not open to hearing the truth. Shep says he’s not angry. He just doesn’t suffer fools gladly. He has excuses for making all the women on the show cry. People provoke him. People are dumb. Andy keeps saying he comes off as extremely mean. Shep says he only hurts the ones he loves.
Then, they throw up some of Shep’s extremely mean tweets to random strangers on the Internet. I wish they would bring up taunting the homeless lady. But. they can’t because that happened after the reunion was filmed when he stayed in NYC for the weekend. He says he tries to suppress his entitlement. He says he learned it from his grandmother. She must be so proud.
Naomie Defends Metul
Naomie denies that Metul won’t let her eat certain things. She also denied he forbid he to go on the Colorado trip. Both of those statements are lies. She tries to make it seem like she opted not to go to Colorado out of respect for his feelings on the subject. I guess that is one way of putting it. But My sources made it very clear that he forbid her to go. Naomie says Metul’s personality didn’t translate well on TV. Metul is not very comfortable with the camera. Naomie is also not able to admit that she was forced to film with Ashley as a result of not going on the trip.
Time To Bash Craig
Craig says he wants to be the male Martha Stewart. Cameran says that Craig has made a ton of progress with his business. Craig says he is about to sell his 1000th pillow. Even at the $60 or $70 price point that is not a lot of revenue. However, Craig has several other income streams so he is on his way.
Craig talked about being prescribed Adderall in law school to help with his focus and anxiety. He says now that staying on it after law school was probably not the best thing for him. She says he stopped taking it in the Bahamas and felt much healthier. Then he started taking it again when he came back to Charleston. Cameran thinks that Craig’s Adderall is what caused him to be so angry with Austen when he stopped wanting to stay out all night with Craig. Cameran says that Craig abuses Adderall and takes it with alcohol and that is what caused his rages this season. Craig says he has been off Adderall for two months.
Kathryn Is In Love
Kathryn and Hunter are still going strong. She enjoys the new experience of dating someone her own age. She is not allowed to discuss the custody case or the custody agreement or disparage Thomas on the reunion. The custody case is pretty much resolved now. Kathryn says she truly has forgiven Patricia just as she has most of the other people on the couches. I refuse to continue to pretend Whitney and Kathryn had sex. I just can’t do it. Kathryn and Cameran both think the reason that Whitney refused to admit to having sex with Kathryn is because he doesn’t want to be deposed in the custody case like his mom was.
Next, we cover Kathryn’s bizarre behavior on WWHL. She did seem high on something. She said she was just very anxious because a lot was going on with her. Well she seems fine right now and she has had to leave her dying mother to come film, she’s probably worried about Thomas having the kids that week. She had to fly back ASAP to pick up her kids. Then her mother died. Then she got into single car accident with the kids. It seems like she had a lot on her plate during filming.
Kathryn Admits She Drinks
Kathryn admits she is able to drink and does. She does not smoke pot. Also, she used to do CBD oil but quit when it was effecting her drug tests for court. She says she was not drinking at WWHL. However, when the bring up things she did on the show, she seems not to remember any of it. Kathryn goes off on Austen for pointing that out. She says, “Don’t fucking believe for a moment that you can come for my sobriety. You can back that shit up.
Next week on the Southern Charm recap, Madison takes the stage. Shep continues to defend his lack of moral fiber. Danni cries over the way that Madison and Austen treat her.