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.
Thank you, Karen Huger for making Real Housewives of Potomac Season 3 worth watching. Karen’s extremely questionable financial situation is the story line of the season (so far) and she’s giving the other cast members, and the live Tweeters plenty of material to throw shade.
The best shade thrower of all has to be Gizelle Bryant. She saw right through Karen’s Grand Dame of Potomac nonsense from the very beginning and she refuses to let her get away with it. During the last episode, Gizelle showed up to Karen’s press conference (without the press) wearing a shirt that said “God Bless The Hugers.” It was the perfect outfit choice. She could get away with defending it as a “nice message,” but it was also a very easy way to get under Karen’s skin.
During the last episode of Real Housewives of Potomac, we “met” the newest Housewife Candiace Dillard. She was introduced as a “friend” of Ashley Darby’s, but it really doesn’t seem like the two of them are super close. Candiace got along with Monique Samuels right away and she didn’t meet the other ladies at that point, but she did watch the episode and she has plenty of opinions about everything that went down.
If the Real Housewives of Potomac were comic book villains, then Karen Hugerwould be The Riddler. Last night she had all the women staring wide-eyed and giving a collective “Huh?” Her story had more holes than a box of Cheerios, but it was sure entertaining to watch. I hope you all are having as much fun as I am this season. These women are on point, so let’s get into the episode.
Karen shows up at Monique Samuels’ house in a $100k+ Jaguar that is sexy pretty. She is wearing a skintight cat suit that makes me think of the pit crew from a NASCAR event, but I have to say she looks really good. Inside, Monique shows Karen her shark tank and points to the boss shark at the bottom that is named “Grand Dame” which Karen loves. However, as much as they have in common, the shark is kind of wimpy because while it will eat anything that gets between her and her food, Karen will gut anyone who gets in her way and then follow them into eternity and do it all over again, just for fun. That’s dedication, my friends! (and also why so far I’m being very nice to Karen…)
It all culminated in a sit-down lunch with Karen and Robyn Dixon. Karen wanted to thank Robyn for being there for her – after pointing out that she called Gizelle Bryantfirst and she didn’t answer the phone- but the lunch did not go well. Robyn made it clear that she does have sympathy for Karen and her family, but she can’t help questioning just how much Karen actually knew. And of course, Karen went ballistic, got overly defensive, and did what she could to deflect from the topic of discussion.
In all honesty, it just seemed like Karen was doing a lot of back peddling, a ton of deflection, and very little truth telling. Will she ever keep it real and just own her situation? Only time will tell, but based on the past two seasons, that just doesn’t seem likely. Even if Karen doesn’t ever truly open up about her financial mystery, the other cast members have no problem doing so. Case in point, Gizelle Bryanthas been calling out Karen for her Grand Dame of Potomac nonsense since the very beginning.