Most of us were raised that there are certain lines we do not cross. One would be don’t drink and drive. Another is not to get into a physical altercation. Lying was the one thing that would really set the adults in my life off. Tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of Potomac took those childhood lessons and drop kicked them straight into the dumpster.
It’s the last night of the trip and Charrisse Jordan drops a bomb that Karen Huger’s husband, Ray, asked her for a divorce. Yes, Karen admits it’s true, but that was a long time ago. Like most couples who have been married for years, they went through a rough patch, but they’re in a much better place now. Of course, the past is never really the past, but the only thing Karen is concerned about right now is Ray’s health. This tax thing has been very stressful. After dinner Karen and Gizelle Bryant whisper together away from the other ladies. Apparently, Ray asking for a divorce was a little more recent than Karen wants to admit. Gizelle tells Karen that they are here for her. Monique Samuels is right when she says in her talking head that these women are friends to no one and doesn’t blame Karen at all for not telling them all her business.
Obviously Karen didn’t just randomly come out with this information. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan revealed it to the group during the last episode of Real Housewives of Potomac. “Messy” isn’t a strong enough adjective to describe Charrisse. This is especially true since she is now a “Friend of the Housewives” instead of a full-time cast member.
When Candiace Dillard joined Real Housewives of Potomac she hit it off with Monique Samuels immediately. Last season, Monique joined the cast as a friend of Charrisse Jackson-Jordan’s. With that said, she expected her old friend and her new friend to get along.
Unfortunately for Monique, that’s not what happened. Charrisse asked Candiace if Candiace’s mother paid for her engagement ring. Candiace described that question as a “shady bitch” comment. Charrisse got offended by the description. Candiace hurled some age-centered insults at Charrisse. And then Monique was left in the middle. If she took up for Charrisse she could be viewed as a bad friend to Candiace. If she stood up for Candiace, she could have seemed disloyal to Charrisse.
After some lunchtime cocktails, Monique Samuels dozed off behind the wheel and got into a car accident. As a result, the Housewives wondered if Monique has a drinking problem during the last episode of Real Housewives of Potomac.
Buckle up friends because this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac was a wild ride. Monique Samuels may have gone fly fishing instead of clay pigeon shooting, but she spent most of her time dodging verbal bullets. Karen Huger is bringing her “A” game to the show even though she refuses to participate in anything sporty or athletic. Candiace Dillard is still fighting with Charrisse Jordan and Ashley Darby is putting out all her dirty laundry (with the exception of a little something that may or may not allegedly happened in a London hotel). Gizelle Bryant brought her usual snarky commentary which I personally laugh at even though it’s everything I’ve told my children not to do. Finally, Robyn Dixon was… help me out people… she’s… very sporty.
We start back where we left off last week: At the luncheon in Nemacolins Resort where Candiace and Gizelle are having the “you’re dumb no you’re dumb” fight. Thankfully, Ashley hops up from the table and decides that it’s time to show the women their rooms. Monique is still a little toasted from her bottle of wine on the way up, so she doesn’t care what room she gets just as long as it has clean sheets, a soft pillow, and I’m guessing a bottle of aspirin for the next morning. Gizelle and Karen aren’t tired though, and they meet up to gossip. Neither really understands Candiace at all, but they both think her calling Charrisse ‘Geriatric Grandma’ was pretty funny. Sidebar: I really like when Gizelle and Karen talk like this together and was sorry to hear Karen say on WWHL that they are now enemies.
New girl Candiace Dillard isn’t wasting any time making enemies on Real Housewives of Potomac. As expected, Gizelle Bryant couldn’t stand her right from the jump. Gizelle has never warmed up to the new cast members, so that wasn’t shocking.
During the last episode, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan asked if Candiace’s mom bought her engagement ring. Candiace didn’t react to the comment right away but she
acted out for camera time confronted her about it later on- in front of the whole cast.
If you’ve been watching Real Housewives of Potomac since season one, it’s expected that Gizelle Bryant will not like the New Housewife. Instead of assuming Gizelle is difficult, let’s play devil’s advocate here. Are they just intentionally casting people assuming that their personalities will clash with Gizelle’s? It is possible, but it is not likely.
Gizelle spent most of last season feuding with Charrisse Jackson-Jordan. She even accused Charrisse of having an affair with a fireman. Now, she is on Charrisse’s side this year. Maybe it just has something to do with seniority among the cast members. Charrisse was blatantly trying to insult new cast member Candiace Dillard by asking if her mother bought her engagement ring. Candiace referred to it as a “shady bitch comment”- which it was. Nevertheless, Gizelle is going to bat for Charrisse and insists that Candiace owes Charrisse an apology.