On this RHOP recap, it seems that Robin Dixon can manage to get out of bed long enough to trash talk Karen and try to exclude her from filming. Thankfully, that is what new girl Mia Thornton for, to be Karen’s new BFF. We start with Gizelle and Robyn deciding that they need to do a podcast, so they take some promotion photos. Of course Robyn is half an hour late. I totally relate to Gizelle and her pandemic toes. I can’t remember the last time I shaved my legs. Apparently, this whole scene is for Gizelle to admit she is not in a relationship with Pastor Holy Whore. And to bash Mia. This is going to be a theme this season. Lines have been drawn.
Next, Ashley, Michael and the hospital bag go out to dinner. Ashley is ready to pop any day. Ashley starts off happy for a date night. But, things take a turn when Michael announces he is going to be a movie producer. She finds the whole thing to be a huge financial risk while they are having a second child. She is not amused. This is not what she wanted to talk about on date night. They still don’t even have a baby name. They end up getting dinner to go because the baby is really kicking and Ashley needs to go home. It seems she is also quite annoyed with Michael and his latest grandiose plan.
I totally forgot that Karen has a daughter. It looks like Karen is getting some sort of acknowledgement from her hometown. AGAIN. Also, she might in live in whatever house we are seeing this year, because she is cooking, or pretending to cook ( actual chef off camera) for the first time I can recall. Karen wants to get her daughter to tell Ray to “up the Rock” for their ill-fated recommitment ceremony. Or whatever the kids are calling it these days. She burns a pan of food. So maybe she was actually trying to cook. Then, we get an in scene advertisement for Mia’s chiropractic franchises.
You Can’t Sit With Us!
Next, Robyn, Askale and Wendy go do an outdoor fitness routine. Yes the same Robyn who can’t get up to help her kids start school. It must be around 4:30. On the one hand I am glad to see her doing that. On the other hand, I just have a dog and I am depressed and still have to wake up to let him out in the mornings. I should also point out that Askale is working out in a fur coat. After the workout, things turn shady, they talk to Candiace on the phone. She is having a “Peace Out House” pajama party. It’s all cast. Robyn is pissed that Mia and Karen are invited.
Mia has a lovely tea party for Karen at her very expensive place that apparently has round the clock security. She will need that with some of these bitches. They rehash the party for Ashley. Karen says that she has nothing against Robyn other than she is “up Gizelle’s bush.” Gizelle has texted Mia to invite her to drinks with Robyn so they could talk without Karen. Mia shot that down with a quickness and they both laugh about the pettiness. Mia replies with more pettiness. She tells Robyn unless it is a business meeting she has no interest. And if it is business she needs to schedule time through her assistant.
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It’s Pajama Party Time For Grown Ass Women
I get that Mia is supposed to be the new Monique. But she is no Monique. I really miss her. It’s time for the pajama party. Surely, these grown women are not actually going to sleep here. They are doing Fireball shots. Fireball may pay these people well. Real rich people don’t drink fireball. They drink bourbon in the south and scotch in the north. Karen and Robyn try to discuss their upcoming vows. Robyn thinks Karen’s vow renewal will be a super spreader event. Robyn wants to wait until after the pandemic. Good plan since it won’t happen anyway. At least the food is good. Candiace “forgot” to invite Ashley. Mmmhmmm.
Mia is the last one to arrive. Karen and the green-eyed bandits get into it about the text before she arrives. When she arrives, she wants to know how many businesses they have. They try to move on to Prosecco Pong. Mia and Gizelle have a mini tiff. But, eventually, Mia apologizes for her texts to keep the peace. Since they all suck at Prosecco Pong, they start playing Never Have I Ever. We learn that Mia doesn’t know the difference between her clit and her vagina. Mia admits to having had a threesome.
Across town, Ashley’s water has broken. She has gotten everything together for the first baby’s breakfast and laid out his clothes for the day. Then she has an emotional breakdown because she won’t see her baby for a couple of days. Awww. I love Ashley. She is having contractions on the way to the hospital.
Next week: The rest of the ladies head on a road trip and Gizelle comes for Karen and Ray.