By Guest Recapper Nanette
I’m starting tonight’s Married To Medicine recap with the inaugural “Quote o’ Night.” Tonight’s is courtesy of Toya: “What if you got four or five childs?” Spoiler alert: I am not a fan of Toya and this episode has me thinking production feels the same way!
Doctors Simone, Jackie, Eugene and Contessa are driving home alone after working very long days. This is late July or early August, deep into the pandemic. OBs Jackie and Simone are grateful babies don’t know there’s a pandemic. Contessa has seen people dying every day. Dr. Eugene expresses his fears about working in the ER. That day, he was a mere 10 inches from a dying patient’s face, “just trying to save her life.” As I watch, my heart is breaking, knowing things will get much worse for our doctors.
Front Teeth Take A Hit
Heavenly is heavily masked as she prepares to work on 18-year-old Miracle. Miracle tells Heavenly she was filming at a peaceful BLM demonstration, when a cop punched her in the mouth. Our dentist saw Miracle’s bloodied mouth post on social media and reached out to help her by repairing the damage. Heavenly can be a big shit disturber, but this magnanimous act also is typical of her.
In direct contrast, Toya and Anila are riding Toya’s golf cart to play tennis. About 10 unmasked women and a teacher play tennis like it’s 2019. Their main concerns: improving their game and looking cute in their tennis outfits. And, At Anila’s house, she and her sister prepare for a visit from their parents. From their conversation, we know there is no pleasing Mom Manjula. Dad and Mom bring in a shit ton of food in containers and dump the coolers and boxes off in the foyer. So, when Dr. Kiran comes home exhausted, he has no room to take off his shoes – a passive-aggressive move by his MIL.
No Dodging Hurricane Manjula
Before Kiran can get his “antiseptic” (cocktail), his mother-in-law bombards him with accusations. If he is a plastic surgeon, how come he hasn’t fixed her face. Kiran is quick to come up with “I have to do the whole world first; I need a lot of practice.” My warning to Kiran: Don’t ever do it, you will never please this woman. And she will be reminded every time she looks in the mirror how unworthy you are! He is so stressed by his in-laws’ presence in his home, he wishes he were back at work — during COVID! It must be as awful as it looks.
The family is preparing for Raksha Bandhan, a ceremony where brothers and sisters symbolically pledge their lifetime support for each other by the girls tying rakhi threads on their brothers’ wrists. I am happy to see the Sajja family bringing the Indian spice and sharing their customs on this show. It’s like “Family Dynasty Lite,” holding me over until one of my favorite Bravo shows returns.
The Sound Of Half A Brain Clapping
Back at Toya and Eugene’s home, she is whining about how difficult her life is during Covid – as he stands at the stove after hours on his feet at the ER. Yes, it is difficult to squeeze home schooling between tennis and spending money. She worries, with good reason, that her son is falling behind because of (her) home schooling. She pours it on, no parent wants to spend nine hours this way. It’s a lot of work with two boys. “What if you got four or five childs?” she whines. Eugene gently corrects her, it’s children, not childs, as the two boys laugh. The volume of Eugene’s cooking disturbs her wine-drinking. Poor Toya, the volume of food frying in a sauté pan is deafening!
Quad and Heavenly adjourn to Heavenly’s three-story closet, where Heavenly “innocently” wonders how things stand with Quad and Toya. After Quad says things are good, Heavenly pulls out the big guns – a facetime phone conversation Toya had with Cecil and Simone. Toya rips Quad for only filming with Heavenly always in that “bullshit ass apartment” rubbing it in that Quad doesn’t have a monstrous manse. Oops. Quad unloads the tea about Toya having to “beg, borrow and steal, in that order,” to get that huge house. She claims Toya took out a personal loan of $100k to pay for the pool. Heavenly, who preaches keeping down your debt,clarifies Toya’s finances. Quad sings “debt on debt on debt.” Toya must have missed class the day they learned about proverbs. Glass houses, Toya.
Ghandi Never Had It This Tough
The setting for the rakhi ceremony at an Indian restaurant. It is a celebration of fresh flowers and bright silk tablecloths. I wonder how long before it is trashed. Anila has decided to use this important family occasion to facilitate a truce between her girl, Toya, and Contessa, who she barely knows. Scott and Contessa arrive in their version of Indian attire, which Toya rips. After Pani Puri shots (google it!) and mojitos, Anila has caretakers take the children indoors so they can have “adult time”aka the reconciliation attempt. Take note, Denise Richards.
Both women agree they are tired of this feud. Contessa tries to point out that it seems ridiculous to carry on while people are dying all around them. Contessa “dares” to say in the “World of Covid,” which sets Toya off. Our diva is tired of people bringing Covid up. Her husband is an ER doctor, she deals with it every day. Yes, Toya, Covid has had a huge impact … on your sex life, tennis dates and homeschooling two “childs.” Contessa has had enough. She thanks Anila and says she wants them to explore a friendship without fake Toya. Anila’s Mom gets involved, not good. Contessa apologizes and she and Scott leave.
Back at the table, Anila is upset that they left early. Dr. Eugene puts it plainly — the two women just don’t like each other. And that’s OK, he says. Maybe in real life, but not in Toya World.
Next week’s Married To Medicine Recap will include: Eugene bursting Toya’s bubble(bath) when he tells her he doesn’t want her verbal abuse. Anila telling Contessa her mom felt threatened by her actions at the celebration. Simone and son Michael shopping for dorm furnishings. And, a day of family basketball fun turns full-on NBA when Toya and Heavenly trash talk each other.