This is one of those nights where I try to find a post I know I made, and can’t find it anywhere. Sometimes that means I talked about it in an open forum but I tried googling that and nada. So I probably just talked about it on Twitter. I was thinking of seeing all the cast, (even before most of the girls quit) hanging out downtown sitting outside with no social distancing getting wasted. They were horsing around with no masks during a pandemic. We were chatting about how dumb that was. Tonight appears to be the night that some of them were exposed to covid. So this Southern Charm recap might actually be interesting for a change. Seeing dumb people pay the consequences for their actions can provide some delicious schadenfreude.
Gossip Girl (& Guy)
Ah,my thoughts in the first paragraph were based on the episode title above. Now that I have read the description, I don’t think we get to an outdoor event yet. By the way, it just occurred to me that Cameran quit right before Kathryn started the rumors about Cameran. So, there were two other attempts to start filming and none of that was used. They will be lucky to get 12 episodes (including reunion) out of this. Normally, there would have been sixteen. So, I am taking that as good news. I’ll take any good news at the moment. I just noticed that Craig is doing the narration for this season.
Back at the Dumb and Dumber party, Kathryn is still flirting and and gossiping about John Pringle. I have not updated my tags for this season. I think John Pringle is sort of like a friend of the show this season. The other new castmate, Leva Bonaparte who will be fulltime, arrives at the party with her husband Lamar Bonaparte. They own and operate four upscale bars and restaurants in the Holy City. They are rich, bitch. And Leva is best friends with Cameran. Kathryn is already giving her stank face as Patricia makes a big deal of their entrance.
Leva Comes for Kathryn
Leva is beyond pissed (in a sophisticated way) at Kathryn for spreading the lies about Cameran’s husband. I have to say, we are not getting pretty Kathryn this season. She looks bad. So maybe Thomas has some valid points? And she is back to bad behavior Kathryn. Kathryn says that Cameran was terrible to her for quite a while and what goes around comes around. She looks much better in her talking head. Kathryn doesn’t even try to say that what she said was true. Because, it is not. And she looks like a circus clown in the orange bowtie and the blue eye shadow. It’s all very weird. Leva gets Kathryn to agree to a truce. As if that will happen.
Shep is telling everyone except for his friend Austen, that Peter, a random party guest, hooked up with Madison. This happened when Austen and Madison were broken up. Everyone starts whispering about it. I don’t get why it is a big deal. Then, Whitney takes his date, Patricia home. Shep continues to needle Madison. I forgot how much Shep hates Madison. Madison grabs Austen and they leave. Shep wakes up the next morning in the clothes he wore to the party. The girlfriend, Taylor tries to get Shep out of bed. He’s not interested. Taylor is apparently the one who told Shep about Peter. Shep promised not to blab, then told everyone at the party.
Madison & Austen Talk About The Party
The next morning, Madison and Austen who apparently are living with each other again, wake up to talk the next morning. I know he technically lives with Craig, but I think he stays with Madison. Austen is unhappy to learn that Madison was with someone else during one of their many break-ups. Madison says that Shep is just trying to break them up over nothing. They are both pissed at Shep. But seem stronger than ever together. So I guess that didn’t work.
Kathryn shows up to a nail appointment with Danni. They talk about Shep and his girlfriend, Taylor. No one expects this relationship to last. Kathryn admits to making out with John Pringle. She says she is not interested because he is not over a very recent divorce. Kathryn then admits that she and the scumbag who sired her kids hooked up a few months ago. She seems to think she might get back together with him at some future point. She is not going to like this news!
Boys Night Out?
Austen, Whitney and Craig go out for dinner and beers. Apparently, things were so bad this season that they called Whitney to come film. Whitney orders a BBQ sandwich. I want a BBQ sandwich. There are still people eating in restaurants? Maybe this is still pre Covid? But the outdoor food and wine fest is going to happen. And Austen has a tent. He is worried that Shep is going to cause a scene and ruin his big day. Whitney and Craig are both seemingly neutral in this breakup. Then Shep, Austen and Craig go to workout. Shep apologizes to Austen. He ask Shep to please not bother Madison at the big event.
How does Leva have all white furniture with a two year old?
John Pringle shows up to Patricia’s house with flowers and it is cocktail hour so Michael is serving martinis. Patricia, Whitney and John have cocktails. Of course Patricia and Whitney need to school the only Charlestonian in the room about manners and southern cocktails. John was married for six years and has two kids ages 6 and 7. (We just had a gunshot and Banjo is going nuts. It’s awfully early in the week for gunshots.) Back to the Pringle pedigree. He is devastated by the divorce. His ex-wife and kids are in San Diego. Of course Patricia tries to hook Madison up with John. She’s just awful.
The Beer & Wine Festival
This festival, which also features seafood, happened March 4-8. So that was about five days before people started quarantining. I’ve been in quarantine for eight months now. But, who’s counting? That said, this was probably a super spreader event but most people had just barely heard of the virus. It looks like so much fun. John Pringle seems to flirt a little with Madison. Madison seems very receptive and flashes her dimples. Kathryn tries to move in on John Pringle and is unable to follow his simple conversation. How do people not know what a commodity broker is? John tells production that Madison is her type. I just remembered in Madison and Austen’s makeup scene they showed Madison telling Austen “I don’t want to be with anyone else but you.” So obviously, there will be a love triangle.
Shep shows up to stir the pot further. He gets behind stand with Madison and Austen. Shep does his fake apology. Austen begs them both to save this for another time. Twice. But of course they don’t. Shep has said several times, “If you don’t like Austen, please just let him go.” Madison says that she doesn’t want anyone but Austen. Yeah, she is totally going to dump Austen for John Pringle.
Shep and Craig are on WWHL so I’ll on a few thoughts on that now. Shep says he quarantined with Taylor and discovered that domestic life wasn’t bad at all. Craig says he met a girl during quarantine and they stayed together. But they struggle to find a way to date in the post quarantine world. WE ARE NOT IN A POST QUARANTINE WORLD, CRAIG! Shep looks like death. Where is Taylor to at least fix his hair?
Shep mispronounces word while extolling his intelligence. Even Craig is not a fan of Madison. So, yes she totally hooked up with John Pringle. Craig says is still good with Naomi and Metul. Shep says that Thomas loves being on the show so he wasn’t surprised by his scenes. The rest of it was just stupid games. But Craig did say “Cameran” when asked the definition of sanctimonious.