Since I’m taping two shows at once right now, I had to stop sleep watching Beat Bobby Flay and nothing else was conducive to anxiety reduction during sleep, I figure I may as well just knock out this RHOP recap. We start with Gizelle taking a dance class with one of her daughters. She’s trying to bond with her to make her more receptive to her “reconciliation” with former husband and father of her girls, Jamal Harris. Grace is wearing a t-shirt advertising her father’s megachurch. I doubt that was her idea. Gizelle is a surprisingly bad dancer. I am so tired of this storyline and we are only on episode four of this season.
Karen is apparently celebrating her husband moving back home. I am not sure what the story is on this house but things are never what they seem with Huger houses. Things are particularly sterile there is never a single normal thing on the kitchen counter like a soap dispenser by the sink or a coffeemaker or containers for sugar. It always looks like she went to an empty house and stands around in the kitchen pretending like she lives there. She has apparently acquired a throne for herself and placed it in the foyer. And hired a singing telegram guy dressed like a king to sing the invitations out in a video. As one does when one is throwing what appears to be her own housewarming party at a rental property.
New girl, Wendy, and her boys meet up with Robyn and her boys for a picnic and some football. Wendy has no problem telling Robyn everything Candiace said to her about the ladies. She had a lot of trash to talk about Gizelle and Monique. We see Monique being stressed out by motherhood and frustrated with her husband’s lack of involvement. Meanwhile, Candiace and Ashley (and the baby) meet for lunch to try to work out their differences for the millionth time. Candiace seems to be trying to be less ratchet this season. After a bit of tit for tat, they agree to start fresh.
Karen’s Party Was Just An Attention Seeking Event
Bravo seems to have upped their budget for Karen’s homecoming/housewarming party. The food served on the back lawn looked really high end. I guess it is probably sponsored. Oh yeah, I see the sponsorship signs now. Were the guests bused in? There were dozens of people trying to cram in at once.
How hilarious is it that Robyn is delivering pizzas to the party? Karen has a better sense of humor about the pizza delivery this time. Gizelle on the other hand is not really open to being another stop on Candiace’s apology tour. After she apologizes to Gizelle (which I believe Bravo insisted that she do to all the people she sent hate tweets too) for the mean tweets Gizelle let’s her know that she is aware she is verbally still trashing her to the new girl. They call a very tentative truce.
Karen ‘s Last Name Should Be Hubris
Karen has had a costume change. She was introduced by the same MC that Candiace had at her party. She comes strutting out in a pink suit and hat thinking she is Beyonce. I thought this was a “homecoming” party for Ray? Ray doesn’t even seem to know where he is or why all the people are there. As soon as Karen declares herself Keyonce (Is’t that Kenya’s nickname?) and kicks of a dance party, Ray slips off to his bedroom for the night.
Next week all the girls head to Monique’s fancy lake house to do some fishing. Candiace has some tea on Michael involving strippers. I guess the real Candiace is going to show back up next week.