This Married to Medicine recap should be all positivity leading up to the March on Washington, but noooooo… it wouldn’t be Bravo without petty drama. Our Quote o’ Night is from Cecil, Dr. Simone’s husband, “I hope 57 years from now, our kids don’t have to be here (the march).”
Before we pick up with the “smart” vs. “not-smart” wives BS, we see Anila professionally glammed up. She’s trying to convince Cecil and Curtis to take photos for her blog. Spoiler: Anila is very into getting professionally glammed up for anything. The guys decline. Where are Toya and Kari? After the docs return, doctors Kiran and Eugene are at the patio table with their wives and Kari. Kari is telling the husbands that Heavenly and Contessa were trying to woo her for their “intelligent” team. Eugene doesn’t get sucked in, “We’re all on the same side.” This is a bullshit setup for the M2M Melee coming soon.
Dr. Jackie has invited three of her D.C. doctor friends to join them for dinner. Toya’s friend, Dr. Yael, is coming, along with Eugene’s mother and brother. The “intelligent” non-docs are struggling setting up Jenga. (The game boxes online say it’s a game for ages 6+.) One of Jackie’s friends is obnoxious and demanding, pissing off Heavenly. Toya tells us she reminds her of Heavenly. Simone is leading tonight’s game: How to Move Forward Instead of Being Stuck.” At least Simone admits that she gets stuck. Unlike Contessa, who claims not to hold grudges. This is Toya’s cue to bring up the “not smart” crap. Toya lights into Contessa for implying to Kari that the non-doc ladies are not smart. Contessa really seems to not remember saying anything about that to Kari. But Heavenly tells us in her ITM that Contessa did.
Are The Golden Girls Back?
As the yelling escalates, Dr. Eugene’s mother joins the men. Eugene fills the other men in about the “smart vs. not-smart team” crap. Heavenly adds, “I didn’t say it, but I damn sure thought it about it,” Toya rebuts that it was Heavenly who brought them here to unite for BLM and then at the first opportunity “you tear your women down.” For once, I am on Toya’s side. But, to longtime M2M fans, the biggest event is that Jackie and Simone are sitting together, just like old times! Toya races over to the men’s table, just as she did two months prior. Dr. Damon wants no part of it. Contessa asks Kari if she intended to start this crap. Kari denies it. But, Contessa says it seems toxic.
The next day, the docs are up extra early, boarding the bus at 6:30 a.m. Even the non-doc ladies are up and ready early taking the “Black Uber” to the site. In preparation for a Covid-testing marathon, Damon brought 2,000 test kits, and two of his best lab guys. Everyone puts their differences aside. As the docs educate, the non-docs direct people to the tests and hand out sanitizer swag. This is when Cecil says he hopes we will be in a better place in 57 years. The testing over, our group makes its way to view the stage. Damon says this is the most noble thing he’s ever done. Heavenly tells us that in the end, this group comes together for the greater good. True, we’ve seen that over the years.
Making History Instead Of Messes
The doctors are in awe over the number of people attending the 57th anniversary of the “I Had a Dream” march. Each doctor shares what this monumental experience meant to them. As they walk the path together, they chant, “There is no them. There’s only us.” Heed thy own words! They arrive back at the house bone-tired after a long day. But, they are buoyed by the experience of making history. The men are staying home to chill, the ladies are going out for dinner. Inside the bus, our usual ladies are wondering where The Interlopers (aka Lisa Nicole and Kari) are. The Interlopers are glamming up and hoping that no one thinks of them as divas. No, bitches, what is diva behavior is crashing the trip, stirring up shit, and being late! The bus leaves without them.
Once again, the rude Kari bitches about how rude everyone else is. Anyone else see a pattern here? The men are surprised when The Interlopers appear at the kitchen table. As the guys give them the bum’s rush, a straight-faced Curtis tells them to “make sure you tell the ladies it was wrong of them to leave you guys like that.” The “Intelligent” Interloper thanks him for being so sweet as he adds, “Because we would have already had our evening started if you weren’t here!” Bwahahaha! I love these guys! As the women depart, the men look at the memo box with the “No Justice. No Peace,” NAN slogan. But they agree it should say “No Women. Peace.” Amen.
Double Trouble On Team Toya
On the fun bus, the ladies are on their phones. Anila complains that Toya’s makeup people “sure want their money” right away, as an invoice comes over the phone. Foreshadowing alert: Toya is pissed; these people did her a favor by servicing Anila. She tells Anila she had better pay them. Anila says “we’re building a house.” As if going $1million over budget is an excuse not to pay the makeup artists. Toya is embarrassed and pissed off and tells Anila she should be ashamed. This is twice tonight I am on Team Toya!
Dinner will be at a farm-to-table restaurant that Toya frequents when she visits D.C. The Late Interlopers arrive and start to complain about being left behind. Contessa shows them her (time-stamped) text asking where they are. Kari “didn’t see” the text. WORK that Bravo check! Kari tells Heavenly that Daddy was behaving. Ut-oh! Stink-eyed Heavenly says that Kari is to call him DOCTOR Damon. “OK, sorry darling,” Kari snaps back, “DOCTOR Damon Daddy.” The others think it’s funny that Heavenly does not scare Kari, and laugh. Heavenly (barely) joins in the laughter. But we know better… End scene.
Next week: Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant and Robin Dixon (virtually unrecognizable in a blond braided mop hairdo) join the ladies for dinner, where the subject of cheating is brought up; Toya grills Anila about paying her makeup artists; Eugene opens up to the guys about Toya; Quad is coming for dinner and Heavenly isn’t happy about it.