The leaves are still on the trees in Georgia but winter has come anyway. It’s been cold and dark and rainy and all I want to do is sleep. I’m pretty sure I did the 90 Day Fiance recap in my sleep. So this RHOP recap of the finale had to wait until I woke up. And I haven’t been awake long and am already ready for a nap. It’s just sleeping weather. Let’s see that this final episode will bring. Andy has hinted there is more drama ahead. Has Robyn gotten her ring yet? I guess that will be on this episode.
Somehow, Karen has a “wig line.” What is up with all these housewives suddenly selling wigs? It’s ridiculous. Thank you ladies for acknowledging that this wig line came out of nowhere.
Invited? Or Disinvited?
Finally, we get to see Monique! She goes to lunch with Ashley and instead of breastfeeding, she fiddles with baby bottles. Ashley talks about Michael and how he still needs to make things right with her parents. They are not happy about his wandering penis. Monique says she was invited to Karen’s wig shift party. She said if she goes at all she will go early and leave before Candiace gets there. She doesn’t want to be in the same room with Candiace. Ashley tells her that Karen told the ladies that Monique was not invited to the wig party. Ashley calls Karen to get a straight answer.
OMG! There is a commercial for some sort of storybook online thing and Mama Joyce is reading to Ace with Kandi in the background. It’s cute! Kandi always has something going on to make that money!
Okay, back to that phone call to Karen. Karen lies. Despite us all seeing it on film that she did not invite Monique, she now denies saying that. So shady. I would think production would want a scene with everyone together for the finale. But that just might not be possible this year.
Robyn and Juan got to look at a new house that there is no way in hell they can afford. It really pretty and a brand new house. Gizelle takes her daughters out for Mexican because one of them is having a birthday. I’m starving. There are a million Mexican restaurants around here. But none of them deliver. 🙁 The girls are not wanting to move to Atlanta. They also don’t want to visit their dad.
Karen sets up a romantic bath for her and Ray. Do we really need to see this? Ray comes home with roses. Ray takes three hours to get up the stairs. And Karen screeches his name the whole time.
Wendy and her family, including her mother, go on a hayride at a pumpkin patch. It’s her mom’s first time at a pumpkin patch. Wendy tells her mom she doesn’t want to be a professor anymore. She wants to be a news commentator. Her mother is not happy about this at all. She calls Wendy a spoiled brat. Even Wendy’s mother doesn’t like Wendy. I’d be shocked if Wendy was asked back for another season. She seems one and done to me. And clearly either Monique or Candiace need to go. Hopefully it is Candiance. Back at the pumpkin match, Wendy says she has four degrees. Did we know this information? Eventually, he mother says she is proud of Wendy.
Gizelle planned a family photo day for the holidays. But Jamal didn’t make the flight from Atlanta to Potomac. I wonder who he went to Ghana with? Hmmm. Is Gizelle still with him? Gizelle is very defensive about Jamal standing up the family in her interviews.
Michael Makes Apologies; Karen Has Her Wig Party
Ashley’s family has come for dinner and Michael is in the hot seat. I just put some dressing in the oven to heat up. That red snapper looks delicious. Ashley’s family grill Michael and they are saying that they felt cheated on. Please. It is really none of their business. He apologizes to everyone. Again. Ashley was well aware of Michael’s ways when she married him. This is between those two not the entire family.
Karen is having her wig party at a salon called Hair Doc. I thought is was Hair DOG, Hair of the Dog must be on my mind today. 🙂 Monique shows up to the salon early to have a toast with Karen to celebrate her wig line. Candiace randomly texts Karen to let her know she is on her way. Who does that? Production that is who. So Karen scoots Monique out the door. But Monique has to text her driver. Of course she does. We absolutely have to have these two face to face on the finale. But they don’t. Monique leaves without running into Candiace.
Robyn points out that this big wig event is in a tiny hair salon in the back of a strip mall. Candiace does a talking head where she calls Ashley “trash.” Seriously? Ashley is trash? Gizelle is not going to the wig party because the guy with the wigs hates on Gizelle all over Twitter. And according to Gizelle, this is not even Karen’s wigline. It’s his! I believe that. But what I don’t understand is why he is grooming the wigs during the launch party. Shouldn’t all of that already have happened? Then the website officially launches and we are treated to a very bizarre video featuring Karen. It reminds me of 1970s commercials for shampoo. Nobody believes that Karen has a wigline.
Ashley gives Karen a bottle of antacids. Everyone is picking at Karen for not drinking on the Portugal trip. Robyn asks Karen if she is concerned about what she says when she is drunk. She shoots back that she is not but that Robyn should be concerned about what Juan says when he is drunk. And it’s on. Wow, this is episode 18 which is usually the finale. But it looks like we have another episode. Having 19 regular episodes is strange. So… some major shit must have gone down! What did Karen say when production asked Karen what Juan is doing when he is drinking? I rewound it like three times and it sounded like “dust the couch” to me. WTF did she say?
Karen Is Off Her Rocker
What in the name of Jesus is wrong with Wendy’s hairline. The left side of her head has hair (?) to her eyebrow. Why do I only see that monstrosity in some scenes but not others? And why is Karen bailing on her own event to go to dinner with Ray? She was caught lying about Monique. Now she is lying about lying and bailing on filming. So odd. After she leaves, Candiace says that Karen asked her to come early, but she was running late. So Karen was trying to get Candiace and Monique together! She’s busted. Karen leaves with a fuck you.
The girls tell Candiace that it seems clear that Karen was trying to set Candiace up to be in the room with Monique. Candiace is pissed and hurt that Karen would do that. Candiace dabs nonexistent tears in her talking head. Monique tells Candiace that Karen is not her friend. Next, on a very odd 19th episode… Candiace will try to sing. Robyn and Juan get counseling. Michael says that Juan has no intent on proposing to Robyn. Candiace goes batshit on Karen. Michael gets into it with Candiace’s husband when he suggests that Chris needs to control his wife.
WWHL With Monique Samuels and Isaac Mizrahi
I wonder what didn’t tape because of this fucking WWHL show tacked on to the end of this. I do love me some Isaac Mizrahi. Monique is on WWHL and she says she doesn’t think Karen was trying to set her up. She had made it clear to production that she would not film with Candiace until the reunion. Does Monique on WWHL mean that she is here to stay? Isaac called Monique “the center of the show.” Isaac seems to love Monique. This is good news.