This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – and an impressive 2.206 million watched the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion, bringing its season average to 2.055 million. Sadly, only 861,000 fans bothered with the Southern Charmreunion, but we hope the season finale's 1.21 million and the season average of 943,000 is enough to get it renewed.
On last night's episode of Married To Medicine things got real as the ladies explored health, friendship, and marriage.
Things begin with Quad Webb-Lunceford doing some investigative research (aka shopping) for her puppy couture line. Is this real? I mean, is this something that's really happening or is it like a jokey storyline. Apparently not because Quad's eyes glow as she describes herself as "Louis Vuitton of dog couture."
Quad has visions of ostrich, and sequins, and leather – for dogs. And she also has visions of checks in the bank. She's savvy enough to recognize she needs Lisa Nicole Cloud as a business advisor or else she'll spend all her profits on herself. Quad believes in going big – and then going bigger, which means seriously styling her pooches as if they are Housewives. Cocktail dresses – check! Swarovski crystals – check! Botox – check! Jimmy Choos – not yet!
On Tuesday, 1.383 million viewers sat through theReal Housewives of New York bickering their way through July 4th. Part two of the Teen Mom 2 reunion attracted 1.351 million. That's a season low for Teen Mom 2. But it's more likely a result of MTV messing with the schedule rather than viewers losing interest.
Quad took to her personal blog to explain what really happened at STK.
"Mariah is trying to make it sound like she was ambushed at STK," said Quad. "I want to set the record straight on Mariah’s version of the story. I would never try to set anyone up to be "attacked" by my friends – nor would my friends do anything like that. They’re too classy."
So Quad Webb-Lunceford got the 'Toya-Treatment' from her old friend Mariah Huq. Are we surprised? Tell me you're not surprised. I mean it wouldn't beMarried To Medicinewithout a drunken Mariah getting her purse-whack on, would it? Too bad the cameras weren't rolling this time!
Mariah is hung-over sick in bed after a traumatic late-night encounter with Quad. While she's in bed Aydin prepares some feel-better soup for mommy except Aydin cuts himself opening the can and gets blood everywhere. Mmmm… yummy! And sanitary. While his gushing finger is bleeding all over the granite he dispatches some kid to stir the soup on the stove while their daughter whacks her head on the fridge. The mess that is Mariah reaches far and wide.
As Mariah eats, (Mariah feasting on the blood of others seems apt, right), she complains that a harrowing experience with Quad has left her unable to attend Toya Bush-Harris' upcoming party. Across town where Puppy Couture reigns supreme, Quad rouses from bed to fill Dr. G in on her run-in with MEriah.
What happened to their friendship from Mariah's perspective? "I think what's happened is fame. TV changes people. What role I had to play in that… I am learning as you guys learn. I didn't know things were as bad as they are."
"Quad felt a certain way about first season – she did express that to me. She felt like they made her look like my do-girl or my puppet and she didn't like that. Instead of realizing I didn't control that, I feel as though she took it out on me."
Friendships are falling apart left and right on Married to Medicine – first it was Quad Webb-Lunceford and Mariah Huq and now it is Toya Bush-Harris and Dr. Simone Whitmore. On the season premiere, we found out that Dr. Simone "freaked up on" Toya's husband Dr. Eugene Harris at a charity bowling event. IMO, Toya has handled the situation all wrong, and Dr. Simone has overreacted to every situation so far this season. #BrokeDoctorProblems
Like good little Bravolebrities, Toya and Dr. Simone took to their Bravo blogs to discuss their heated confrontation. Toya jumped right in: "Excuses, Excuses, Excuses… Dr. Simone, my dear friend, my under pressure, over worked friend, my very forgetful friend, and, most importantly, my friend who obviously loves to drink while bowling – please stop with the excuses and own that your behavior towards my husband and my marriage was wrong."