I prefer my Housewives like I prefer my Martinis: Dirty, salty, shaken, and served with a twist. This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Potomac was not that. Well, the garden party had its moments, but this installment seemed a little too real for comfort.
It’s the day after Monique Samuels’ party for Chris. Everyone is hanging out just doing their own thing. Robyn Dixon is playing football with her two cute little boys, and Ashley Darby is watching her man Michael break the sound barrier on his stationary bike. Gizelle Bryant calls Karen Huger to apologize, but Karen lets it go to voice mail and then surprise! Karen’s voice mail is full. Refusing defeat, she texts Karen saying that she hopes they’re still friends.
On top of that, Robyn’s go-to girl in the cast, Gizelle Bryant, wasn’t around for all the drama because she was at an event in the Hamptons. This means that Robyn had to fend for herself- at the time. Now Gizelle is coming to her friend’s defense.
At this point, Season 3 of Real Housewives of Potomacmight as well be The Karen Huger Show. Sure, there are other things happening, but all roads lead back to Karen Huger. Even if Karen isn’t in a scene or at an event, she is usually the main topic of conversation.
It’s easy to look at this as good thing and it’s also easy to view it as bad thing. So what does the self-proclaimed Grand Dame of Potomac think about her husband Ray Huger’s financial problems being the main story line on the show?
It also didn’t make sense for Robyn to beef with Monique over something that was posted on a fan page, but then again, this is a Housewives show, so it would have been a boring episode if everyone just had a fun time at the party. Robyn’s partner in crime Gizelle Bryant did not like Monique from the second she came on the scene last season, so maybe Robyn and Monique just dislike each other by association? This just seems like a pretty random feud.
Right now Candiace is the only one standing up for Karen Huger in the wake of her family’s financial issues. She’s also not afraid to come at Gizelle Bryantand Robyn Dixon. At this point in the season she hasn’t met Gizelle and her sole interaction with Robyn was watching her argue with Monique Samuels and Ashley Darbyat party, but Candiace is living in the present and has no issue unleashing her opinions- even if we haven’t seen her dynamic with Robyn and Gizelle play out on screen.
Sometimes a Housewife has a really bad day. This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Potomac was Robyn Dixon’s turn. Robyn is like a boxer who comes out swinging and yelling at the opponent “Hit me!” with her chin sticking out. And when they do it, she’s shocked and can’t understand why they came at her.
We start back at last week’s press conference where Karen Huger is deflecting questions and declaring that she is shutting it down. Robyn is still yelling at Karen to tell the truth. Gizelle Bryant takes one last swing at Karen on the way out by showing the back of her t-shirt that says, “#freeuncleben” and “#taxreform”. Karen yells that Gizelle is tacky as hell, and I have to say it wasn’t Gizelle’s finest moment. Monique Samuels decides that Gizelle came to clown around and looked like a clown in her 99 cent shirt…and Robyn follows. Karen and her assistant get in the car to leave, but Robyn has to take one last dig at her. She taps on the window of Karen’s car and asks, “Why are you so mad?” Come on Robyn. We all know you aren’t that dense.