By Guest Recapper Nanette
I started out thinking that this Married to Medicine Recap might be without a verbal brawl. Wrong! Because … Heavenly. Tonight’s Quote o’ Night, about the dance contest, is from Quad, “These girls do not belong on Soul Train. Put them on American Bandstand.” More like the Golden Girls…
At Anila’s house, we see her telling Dr. Kiran that their daughter wants to be a blogger when she grows up. (Instead of following in daddy’s footsteps.) Next, we visit Toya and Dr. Eugene and see how happy Toya is now that her homeschooling is over. More time for tennis and Toya. She is glorying in her freedom, she feels like a “woman who came out of her [2-story] closet.” She obviously doesn’t know the idiom. She wonders why all of the other women have a problem with her lately. One word: Patron. She uses a math lesson (scary, right?) to teach one son about thinking before he speaks. She knows someone who does that … Heavenly. Even he doesn’t find it funny. But, now we know where we are headed tonight.
Secret Spending Surfaces
Simone decides to take the tough love route (over Cecil’s “good-cop” approach) over son Miles’s decision to take a gap year. She doesn’t like the way he handles money. She wants to see his banking activity on his computer. They are subsidizing Michael’s lifestyle, but still, intrusive much? That talk should have occurred a long time ago. They try to set some budget boundaries.
Anila is visiting the Lisa Nicole Collection showroom. Anila and Lisa Nicole iron out a plan for Anila to post herself wearing Lisa’s outfits on her Instagram. At $400 a photo! Now we see why their daughter decided to go into blogging instead of medicine! Anila tells us that she needs to pull in some money before Kiran kills her. Looks like Toya was onto something when she suspected Anila was hiding expenditures from her husband. The ladies are confused by Toya’s inconsistent behavior. (Patron!) and wonder what is going on. Again, we flashback to Toya being mad at Anila for not paying the makeup people. Quad calls and invites Anila to her event. Lisa Nicole invites herself. She wants to let bygones be bygones. Quad agrees and extends the invite.
Rough Around The Edges
Dr. Contessa is excited about the new business. But not the same old Scott. She is having Dr. Scott inject Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) around her (hairline) edges. Is that a thing? You take your blood, spin it in a centrifuge, and then extract the red blood cells from the plasma. You inject the PRP into areas that need help. It’s not cheap, she tells us, but Scott does it for free. While she is lying there getting injections, she tries to explain how the worklife/homelife balance isn’t working. She has no time for herself. Scott deflects. He is dead-set against therapy, even though Cecil recommends it.
Quad and her event assistant are setting up for the Club Quarantine Quad event. Meanwhile, Simone steps out of a limo in front of Dr. Jackie’s house. The former besties play patty cake through the window. That makes Simone weepy. Then, they get ready for the event in Jackie’s OCD closet. Maybe we will get the Golden Girls again! Simone tells us she wonders if Jackie has a hidden closet somewhere that she actually uses. The other ladies are arriving at Quad’s 4,000 square-foot, 4-story townhouse. The food looks delicious. So good that Heavenly tells us that with those cooking skills, Quad should quickly land a man. But he would have to go through “a whole hurricane of craziness to get to that meal.” What a great friend!
Rhythm And Boos
Toya arrives with Kari, her plus-one. Glasses of wine greet them in the foyer, along with those shitty shields. Classy as ever, Toya brings her own drink (and travel straw, exactly like mine!). Quad is not happy about the tackiness of Toya bringing an uninvited guest. Toya shines Anila who likens the adolescent behavior to an episode of “Saved by the Bell, where everything goes completely wrong.” Fittingly juvenile, we get a “back then” loop of Kari shading newbie Quad by saying that her then-husband, Gregory, was not a real doctor. Kari insists he was a psychologist. Quad accurately corrects her that he was a psychiatrist, which is a full-on medical doctor. Years later, Kari continues the Quad shade, stating that she has an investment property similar to Quad’s, but without an elevator. Quad points out that’s a $30k difference. This is why I never liked Kari.
Quad has divided the ladies into two teams for a dance competition. (How convenient that we had a “surprise” plus-one!) The OGs: Jackie, Simone, Heavenly, and Toya are Team A. The other four are Team B. Quad demonstrates some moves that are required for the dance routines. Twerking and booty popping, of course. Simone wants to do the Electric Slide; Jackie says that she and Simone lead in the OR, but tonight, they will be content as backup dancers. Good thing, because Heavenly has just declared herself to be Beyoncé! No surprise. Quad thinks she could have gone to a senior center and found better dancers than Team A. Hence, the American Bandstand comment. Contessa thinks Team B is going to kill it. More like die on the dance floor. Why is Lisa Nicole wearing her purse to dance? Quad rightly declares the oldsters as winners.
Deeluxe Apartment In The Sky
So, that painful ordeal over, the ladies head up to the fourth floor. Most of the ladies trudge up the stairs so they can test out the Sleep Number bed. Simone and Toya take the elevator so Simone can remind Toya she needs to clear the air. Toya says she will be fine as long as she has … Patron. (Simone tells us that someone needs to hide the Patron.) Toya, aka Patrona, makes an appearance. First, she tells Jackie she is in her own world. Jackie remains cool. Here it comes… Hurricane Heavenly. She just has to bring up Toya’s remarks about Quad’s “bullshit-ass apartment” on Cecil and Simone’s Instagram Live. Toya is trying to apologize when Heavenly starts screaming. Toya says to mind your business. But it’s too late.
We’ve been here before, but Toya has not been confronted. What is new, is that multiple women start calling out Heavenly as being the shit disturber. Heavenly is boo-hooing that she has done nothing, while calling Toya a bitch. Quad screams inches from Toya’s face. Toya leaves, Simone follows to lend her support. Kari stands up for Toya. Toya wonders why her friend Anila isn’t there for her. Really? Contessa, not usually in Toya’s corner, checks on her to offer support. No one is on Heavenly’s side. Quad is calling Toya a fucking fake mannequin. She just wanted a simple apology and some accountability. That is what Toya was trying to do before Heavenly butted in! Even I am on Toya’s side! Indeed, the worm has turned!
Rooftop Rumble Rattles Windows
Simone says Quad has always been able to dish it out but not take it. She appears to get through to the group when she says the ladies need to be open to listening to each other. She apologizes to Quad for being so loud. That registers with Quad who is tired of yelling and notices that all of the neighbors can hear and have a front seat to the drama. The ladies laugh and wave at the neighbors’ (mostly empty) windows.
Next week: Anila wants to set Quad up with a tall guy; Scott’s suspects they’re going to a swinger’s party, but it’s just a dinner; Kiran and Anila hold a birthday party for their daughter, replete with holi paint-throwing and ponies; Anila calls out Heavenly for behaving like a hooligan at a child’s party.