This is the Summer House recap I’ve been dreading. I (think) this is where all my grace for Ciara disappears. I’m reserving judgment until we see the scene where she throws a glass at Danielle in its entirety. For now, we pick up with Lindsay having sex with not Austen. Austen and Luke are arm wrestling. Paige takes issue with Lindsay bringing home another guy. After sleeping with both Craig and Andrea at the same time, she states their house isn’t a brothel. It’s the sheer hypocrisy for me. Paige should quit slut shaming Lindsay. She should ask Ciara if Austen is worth all the drama, NOT Lindsay. Why the hell are we still arguing over Austen Kroll? The muppet-mouthiest, laziest, grossest man on Bravo. And that’s truly saying something! This whole fight is so frustrating to watch.
Mya’s First Date Jitters
Kyle takes Amanda outside to discuss the prenup. Amanda feels like it’s like signing up for a separation. Amanda feels like it’s late in the game to discuss a prenup with only weeks until the wedding. She’s not on board. In a sweet moment, Carl cries to Madison. The anniversary of his brother’s passing was on Lindsay’s birthday. He’s grateful for how far he’s come. Madison is supportive and willing to take things slow with him. In the city, Mya has her date with Oliver! Ciara encourages Mya to relax and have fun with it. Mya is so nervous. She overthinks the date in a totally relatable way. Oof, Oliver has a problem with white condiments. This isn’t going to work. He doesn’t like ranch or sour cream? My PopCultureKelly senses are tingling. Because she’s amazing, she can see past it. She’s cautiously optimistic for a future date with him.
Amanda, Paige and Ciara convene on the rooftop deck at Paige’s apartment building. Ciara hasn’t heard from Austen. She’s hurt and frustrated with him. Amanda doesn’t blame Lindsay for what happened over the weekend. Thank you Amanda! Paige says Austen is completely to blame “BUT”. Jesus, always a but. “But” Lindsay seemed to be flaunting it in Ciara’s face. Ciara completely blames Lindsay. Paige stirs that up by saying it’s Lindsay’s revenge for Vermont. I can see how Ciara would be hurt by Lindsay’s blatantly rubbing Austen in Ciara’s face. Got it. But I feel like she’s using that as a way to excuse giving Austen all the anger he deserves. What Ciara did in Vermont was fucked up too. She proudly paraded Austen all around the Winter House after Lindsay professed her love. It feels like a case of dishing it out but can’t take it happening here.
A Literal Fight Over Trash
Oh God, Craig is back for the weekend. Paige and Craig discuss future plans. Craig is still saying he doesn’t want to be official. Ciara plans on talking to Lindsay about the Austen situation at dinner. Andrea is planning a beautiful Italian night. He’s celebrating Ferragosto, an Italian holiday. He decorates, brings food, what can go wrong? Andrea is feeling homesick, sad and lonely. Mya fills Danielle in on her date with Oliver. Mya tells her that they’ve been in constant contact since their date. Yay! Mya asks Lindsay if she’s ok with Ciara. Lindsay says that if Ciara wants to talk, they can talk but she won’t approach her about it. Lindsay just doesn’t give a fuck. Danielle says that Lindsay is a casual makeout person which Ciara isn’t. I just feel like Ciara and Lindsay have never been friends so Lindsay doesn’t feel loyalty to her.
Mya tells Ciara and Paige that Lindsay doesn’t feel she owes Ciara a conversation. Paige gets Ciara hyped up to confront Lindsay. She tells her to “go off on this bitch”. Craig makes snarky comments to Lindsay about Austen treating her like shit in Vermont. Paige and Craig are the worst and completely deserve each other. I have a feeling social media is crucifying them as I type this. Andrea wants to have a beautiful dinner speaking only about love. Ciara is ramping up for her big fight. Andrea’s cries as he speaks about love. Ciara goes on a (rehearsed) tirade against Lindsay. Paige and Craig smirk with glee. Andrea cries. Amanda consoles him. Danielle and Ciara start side fighting as Lindsay argues with Craig. Ciara stands up screaming, prompting Danielle to stand up screaming back. Ciara throws the glass at Danielle. Any grace I had for Ciara has dissipated.
There aren’t any previews for the Summer House recap next week. Damn it! I cannot WAIT to hear all you have to say about tonight’s episode! See you in the comments!