By Guest Recapper Nanette
In the Married To Medicine Recap this week, we revisit, as in déjà vu, the antics of Lisa Nicole Cloud. The Quote o’ Night is inspired by Lisa’s “brilliant” joke on Heavenly and voiced by Quad: “There’s no Chanel boots; there’s no Chanel sweater; there’s no Chanel cape! It’s a Chanel charade, honey!”
When Pigs Fly
The first scene with Dr. Jackie is pretty unforgettable, except when she tells her business manager a medical myth her mother told her: “I got pregnant with you using Vaseline. I thought it was birth control.” Bwahahaha. And here I thought the 1960s douching with a shaken-up 7-Up was the dumbest birth control myth.
Dr. Eugene and Dr. Scott visit Cecil at his basement bar. Eugene remarks that hell has frozen over and pigs must be flying: Contessa and Toya are getting along! The guys discuss last episode’s couple’s dinner. Scott still is bristling over Dr. Contessa’s pushing for couple’s counseling. They talk about how her “military comes out” when she wants something. Cecil shares how it took him years of marriage to realize he didn’t need to “win” everything. Some stuff just doesn’t matter and his life is much better now. He advises Scott to let some things go. Scott whips out his phone and shows them a photo of a lady he interviewed for the esthetician position at their new medical offices. Neither of the other guys think this phone photo is a good idea. Foreshadowing?
Reunited And It Feels So Good
Anila and her nanny/cook, Ms. Gomez, visit the monstrosity under construction – aka the nightmare dream home. Ms. Gomez is very impressed with the new kitchen, even more so with the closet. The nanny discloses that Anila’s 5-year-old daughter Aryana confessed she wishes she were a blue-eyed blonde because then she would be beautiful. This would break any mother’s heart.
Dr. Simone visits Jackie’s office, bringing lunch. Could it be that the Golden Girls are back? They admit how much they have missed each other. They talk about the Town Hall event Simone dreamed up. It was to be a collaborative effort to continue the activism roll from the Washington March. Simone sees a need for change in the A-T-L. She thinks a voting initiative event is needed for the divisive upcoming election. Jackie wonders why she asked Lisa Nicole to help. Simone rues that decision. She met with Lisa and feels Lisa has taken over and treats Simone like her assistant. Jackie sarcastically reminds Simone of back when “we thought Heavenly was crazy.” We are visually reminded of Heavenly’s wrath over equally sharing expenses and then having Lisa says she wasn’t on the event team. (Something similar happened with Quad.)
Contessa meets with a counselor and tells her she is not going to keep pushing Scott into counseling. The counselor offers her some good advice, contrary to most Bravo counseling sessions. She asks Contessa if she trusts Scott with her heart. Looooonnng hesitation. (More foreshadowing?) She ends telling Contessa she needs to give herself grace, in order to open up to receiving grace from her husband.
Beauty Comes In Many Colors
In Anila’s kitchen, she brings the conversation with daughter Aryana around to the blue-eyed blond remarks. Aryana wants white skin like everyone else. Anila shares what it was like growing up in the only East Indian family in their town. She tells Aryana she is beautiful with her dark hair, skin and eyes. She reminds Aryana that Dr. Kiran’s cousin, Nina Davuluri was Miss America (2014) beating out everyone else in the “beauty competition.” Anila did an extraordinary job at imparting this lesson.
It’s dinner at Lisa Nicole’s! She goes over the 6-course meal with her event guy/chef. Lobster bisque, beef Wellington, molten lava chocolate cake. Yoo-hoo, 1970s, your menu is calling! Before the other ladies arrive, Anila and Lisa, who seem like good pals (Spoiler alert: Not for long!), notice Simone is out of sorts. So, Simone tells Lisa how irritated she is that Lisa Nicole took over her idea, sent out a 3-4 page letter to “local luminaries” and signed only her own name. Lisa sought no team input. It sounds like Simone hoped the planning might be a bonding experience for the women.
Zero On A Scale Of 150
Lisa finally brings up that the event was Simone’s idea. She says she was reaching out to Oprah, Charlemagne “the” God and Angela Wright. Eye rolls all around. This is when Kari comes to Lisa’s defense and reminds me why I did like her on occasion, “when I was working with Mariah Carey…” she grandiosely announces, then pauses for comic effect. Everyone laughs, even Lisa. When Quad arrives, Kari pats the empty seat next to her and tells her to sit there; she doesn’t want to be next to a “bore fest” and “there’s a lot of wine glasses on the table.” Lisa says she didn’t mean to take over, she just got excited about the event.
Time for Lisa’s announcement that she has a special gift for “someone.” Lisa has Simone read aloud a text from Heavenly as she holds up a Chanel bag. We all “guess” the gift is for Heavenly, who is not fooled. She storms out while warning the other ladies never to do anything with Lisa. Production tells Heavenly to go back and smooth things over. Meanwhile, we see what’s in the Chanel bag. It’s a bathroom scale. She wants Heavenly to prove that she weighs 150 pounds, part of their text feud. This is when Quad comes up with her Chanel charade line. Heavenly comes back, just to announce her exit, but stays. Lisa says Heavenly can dish it but can’t take it. Heavenly, as usual, insists she was joking.
No Good Intro Goes Unpunished
Toya calls out Jackie for enabling Heavenly. So, Jackie tells Toya to watch her tone. Toya just wants Jackie to stand up for what’s right. Jackie retorts that Toya’s anger this year is unattractive. Toya and Jackie adjourn for a private talk. We finally get some insight into Toya’s problems. I am so happy it has nothing to do with her marriage to my favorite Bravo man, Dr. Eugene. Toya has been deeply hurt by Heavenly because she is the one who brought Heavenly into the fold. She’s known Heavenly and Dr. Damon for 12 years. They were people she and Eugene looked up to. Toya feels that Heavenly goes after everything Eugene worked so hard for. As time has gone on, Heavenly has become increasingly meaner and more dismissive of Toya, who no longer admires her.
Jackie gets it, they had a connection. Heavenly was like a sister/mentor to Toya. We’ve all seen it, without realizing how deeply it cut. Jackie and Toya hug and make up. Jackie wants the ladies to leave the petty crap behind because they are trying to do something super positive. They should be lifting each other up and uniting during this difficult time. Lisa wants to put all differences aside and make an impact on the upcoming election. The ladies all agree to work together, as Contessa jokes, “for Lisa Nicole’s Get Out and Vote.” Lisa says it’s called “Our Vote Matters,” and Contessa adds “starring Lisa Nicole!” as the ladies all share a good laugh.
Next week: Quad schools Anila on wig care; Simone fears for the voting event after seeing disturbing info about Lisa Nicole on the local news; the ladies take off for Jekyll Island; Scott drops a bombshell on Contessa that could undermine their marriage.