Sorry for the delay, I just couldn’t stay up any longer last night since I didn’t sleep the night before. The good news is I got up at 7 am this morning so hopefully my days and nights are back in order. That said, I am up but not fully awake and this RHOSLC recap is going to be a drag because I still don’t know what name goes with what clone. So apologies in advance for getting the names wrong. Also, I discovered this week that most of the houses, especially Jen’s chalet are short term rentals for filming. As I mentioned last week, Mary is probably the only one who actually lives in Salt Lake City.
We begin where we left off in the middle of the battle between Jen and Mary over what Jen took as a highly offensive comment that Mary made months ago about her “smelling like hospital.” Jen is losing her mind over this and screaming at anyone who will listen. This whole odor glands story isn’t about getting her sweat glands removed, it’s allegedly about all the plastic surgery she had. Mary and Jen hug it out to put the issue to rest. For now.
Lisa and Whitney fight over tequila. Lisa apparently donated some of her tequila to Whitney’s vow renewal reception and Whitney complained about running out of tequila early. These women all seem to hate each other. The party finally ends and the next day, Jen has her friends cleaning the chalet. He husband comes home and she says it was just a small gathering with the girls. We see all the girls families as they get ready to go skiing. Lisa is not happy about skiing with Whitney. Whitney and Heather go to the ski shop to get their skis ready to go. Heather is upset that Lisa just freezes her out and won’t even acknowledge her. Whitney says that Lisa threatened her and said if she tells people about the tequila debacle she will start rumors that Whitney is a swinger. Wow, Lisa is an awful person.
At the ski shop we also find out a bit more about Whitney’s excommunication. To me is seems like she just didn’t want to be mormon anymore. Whitney says that Lisa treats her like a homewrecker. Heather and Whitney will team up against Lisa on the trip. Whitney’s dad has crazy hair. And apparently, he is addicted to painkillers. Wait! He’s a hairdresser? Has he seen his own hair? Meredith and her husband go out to dinner. They don’t seem to like each other very much. Apparently, they are separated. He wants to see what is in her phone. It seems he thinks that Meredith is seeing someone else.
Finally, We Get To The Mountain
Mary arrives late because she was waiting on Fed Ex to deliver her designer dudes for the slope. All of her congregations tithings keep her in the finest fashions. Heather brought her business partner, Dre with her. She’s probably going to be a friend this season. Everyone is more concerned about how they look than skiing. Lisa, Jen and Mary don’t even know how to ski. Jen needs a LOT of attention. She’s not happy unless she is the center of attention.
The other girls talk about Lisa. Whitney tries to talk to Meredith about how to get along better with Lisa. Meredith feels like Lisa is always talking down to her. And she is. Also, Lisa is always making subtle threats to Whitney. Meredith seems to think that Lisa is just trying to be a big sister.
It’s Time For The First Sit Down Dinner Brawl
What would a housewife trip be without a sit down dinner at the end of the episode where everyone airs their grievances? It’s time for our first one in Utah. They arrived so late, the restaurant was already closing. Whitney is going to take her dad to Mary’s cult. Oh, I hope we get to see that. Somehow we get on the topic of being judged in the Mormon culture. Which leads us to Whitney saying that she feels judged by Lisa.
Lisa of course denies being judgemental. Whitney says she feels threatened by Lisa. Lisa denies threatening Whitney. Lisa says she doesn’t care enough about Whitney to judge her. So much for Meredith’s big sister theory. Heather jumps in to point out that Lisa isn’t coming from a place of love and kindness to her either. Lisa says that her intent is always good. She can’t help how they perceive her. And she is fine with how they perceive her. Heather says that Lisa was lying when she told Jen she didn’t know her. And she was lying about her flashing her boobs at people in the dorm. That would have gotten her expelled.
Lisa says that Heather just needs to figure out why she triggers her. Then Lisa says fuck you with two thumbs up. Apparently she is irritated that Heather answer a text with a thumbs up. This isn’t a housewives brawl. This is more like a middle school lunch room. Eventually, Lisa angrily, “apologizes” To Lisa and Heather. But she sure does it mean it. Next week, we get a look inside the church/cult.