We’ve known for a few episodes that John was single and ready to Pringle. Then week’s episode, Monumental Change was about more than just taking down a monument. It was about Madison getting ready to trade up. Though anyone is a trade up from Austen. Last week we found out Austen has Covid. It seems like all those nights out drinking at bars with no mask finally caught up with him. Also, as I told you in the previous Southern Charm recap, my sources say that despite being ready to call it quits after this season, the Bravo suits are very pleased with the feedback this season and another season seems “almost certain.” Huh? Maybe we just haven’t gotten to the good part yet?
This show starts with Pringle calling Shep only to find out that everyone except for Shep is positive for Covid. His girlfriend is positive and going to stay with Craig and his girlfriend are also positive. And of course Austen is positive. Pringle asks about Madison of course he wants to know if she is still with Austen. Shep says he thinks she hooked up with Austen that last week but he’s not sure if they are still together. But what about the beer company?
Kathryn dropped off some supplies to Craig’s House of Covid and they talked through the window on the phone. At least now he has time to sew pillows, right? Speaking of pillows, his pillow are going to be on HSN next week! (show time, not real time) This is going to jar old Patricia’s grandma’s preserves. I guarantee it.
Stop Monkeying Around!
Kathryn has gone silent on social media since “the monkey incident.” Also, she wants to meet with Leva to get
a lecture about the Calhoun statue some advice about…um… how not to be racist? Meanwhile Leva and her friend have gone to watch the statue come down. I’m starting to find Leva’s level of involvement in this rather annoying. She is not a Charlestontonian nor is she black. Nor was she even born in America. Or raised in America. She is not the spokesperson for this cause. Sure, she can be happy about it for her sons. She can go watch it come down. But she needs to get off her high horse about it.
Venita comes to Madison’s house for a shoot on the porch with wine in a can and snacks. Venita is so beautiful! She needs a better agent. She should be high fashion modeling instead of a social media influencer. She might be too short though, it’s hard to tell. Madison has to quarantine for 14 days, because she slept with Austen, so her store is shutdown again. But so far she tests negative. Just to be safe, her son is with his father. Madison seems over Austen. The guys did a Zoom and apparently Shep’s girlfriend is mad he would not quarantine with her while she is positive. Um, why would anyone ask that of their boyfriend?
When Negative Is A Good Trait…
Danni takes her dog on a play date with Shep’s dog. While the dogs play they talk through Shep’s window. Danni gets caught up on who is positive. Shep tells Danni that his girlfriend was mad that Shep didn’t have it. Danni tells Shep that Kathryn wants to talk to Leva about her social media crisis. She has not reached out to Danni. Kathryn doesn’t even know Leva! No one does except for Cam.
Kathryn calls Leva and wants to go to lunch. Leva wants to do Facetime instead. And then the lecture from Leva is delivered that way. Leva came on the show hating Kathryn because she is friends with Cameron. Leva tells Kathryn she needs to get in touch with Danni and nurture that relationship. I miss Charleston. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It 14 days after everyone tested positive and they have all tested negative. Craig as well as Shep’s girlfriend still seem a bit weak and frail though. And Shep’s girlfriend, Taylor, seems to have figured out in these two weeks that Shep is all about Shep.
This whole episode has shown us a lot of Pringle being a good dad. Finally, Madison comes to meet Pringle and his sons. She brings her son too. It’s a cute play date. Pringle makes his move on Madison. He points out their relationship is volatile. He’s laying the groundwork with his “look what a good dad I am” playdate. And it really seems like he is.
It’s time for Craig’s big debut on HSN and he is nervous. His pillows look amazing though. He had some really cute Christmas ones this year with the old timey pickup trucks (ahem like Hallmark merch) and they sold out immediately. We get Patricia and Whitney in on this episode buy filming them watching Craig live on HSN. I knew it. Patricia is peeved by Craig’s success. She seems to think that she is superior to him because, “he only has pillows.” The dude sells a ton of pillows. How many rayon dog muu muus do you reckon ole Patricia is selling? Remind me what else she has? Actually, don’t. Oh, of course she is going to tell us. She’s selling “high end home goods.”
Why is Leva trying to break up Danni and Kathryn? She seems to think she is the authority on all of these people’s lives. Meanwhile, Madison just happens to look fantastic from head to toe, in a perfectly clean house and wine and a board of appetizers ready when Austen wants to stop by to film the breakup scene. Madison goes all in on him. She says she is moving forward and he is moving ass backwards. She cries. He begs. She stands strong. It’s over. She throws him out with a thank you for coming. There is no hug goodbye. She does not walk him out.
Kathryn is late to Danni’s house. Leva calls to get Danni all worked up about Kathryn before she comes there. It works. Especially because Kathryn came in a complete hot mess with one broken shoe and one on her foot. The whole scene was bizarre. Something is wrong with Kathryn.