I don’t know if I can recall in the history of housewives a franchise that has so many cast members referring to themselves in the third person. This trend must be part of some Potomac etiquette that normal folks like you and me are not privy to, so I spent the entire episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac feeling like I was recapping the lives of twelve housewives instead of six. Throw in the fact that they have alter egos and nicknames for their husbands and it gets more complicated than figuring out the state of Robyn Dixon’s marriage/not marriage.
Front and center on the third person train is our newest housewife, the poor little rich girl that is Monique Samuels. She has FOUR HOUSES and will never let an opportunity to tell you about it slip by, but she can’t understand why she is always so misunderstood by other women about what her intentions are. Is it that they are jealous? Or maybe they just can’t even understand how complex her life is and how someone so rich could still manage to fold underwear so big. It is true that she is an interesting addition to the group – the rap school dropout turned wifey to some guy who used to play some sport really well.
Did Gizelle Bryant forget that she was being filmed for a reality TV show? That seems to be a common occurrence among Real Housewives cast members, but I just don’t get how she decided to spin her first meeting with Monique Samuels(which happened with the entire cast present) into something that it wasn’t.
It was ridiculous how she acted like Monique introduced herself by leading with her wealth and spitting some bars when Gizelle was the one who wondered if she owned home and asked her to rap for the group. Monique wasn’t rapping and bragging about real estate out of nowhere. The entire conversation was instigated by Gizelle.
I still don’t know what to make of Robyn Dixon’s non-relationship with Juan Dixon. Obviously, it’s not any of my business, but they do put their situation out there on Real Housewives of Potomac and it is Robyn’s only main story line, so I don’t feel bad speculating. At the very least, their dynamic is unique and interesting. I can’t decide what outcome I’m hoping for though. Do I want them to just make it official and get back together for real or do I want her to move on and get what she deserves from someone else?
I’m sure Robyn asks herself similar questions every day, but I doubt she welcomed Ashley Darby’s feedback during the last episode when she referred to her and other cast members as “single and miserable.” That was the last thing Robyn wanted to hear, especially from Ashley who was broadcasting her own marital problems in the sentence before. Thankfully, Robyn is caught in the middle of the feud between Gizelle Bryant and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan. I’m sure it’s stressful to be at the center of drama, but on the flip side, it takes away some of the pressure to discuss her status with Juan and I’m sure she’s grateful to take a break from that.
For the most part, I forgot that Charrisse Jackson-Jordan was a part of Real Housewives of Potomac Season 1. And on a related note, I almost forgot about Real Housewives of Potomac Season 1 until they started showing previews for the second season. She really had no story line other than making thinly veiled excuses for her never-present husband. Then it was like a light bulb went off in her head during the reunion taping and she realized that she actually had to share her life if she was going to be asked back. That’s probably why she admitted her marital troubles at the last possible second- when they were making their concluding toast. And this what saved her spot on RHOP.
That and the fact that Gizelle Bryant was talking trash about her alleged affair with a fireman in between seasons. This had to be beyond humiliating for Charrisse, but the truth is that it probably secured her Real Housewife title. So in actuality she should be low key grateful that Gizelle is such a shit stirrer. This feud has made her relevant and breathed some much-needed life in to the second most lackluster installment of the Real Housewives franchise (Dallas being the most irrelevant- obviously).
We are kicking off this week’s social media pics roundup with two fan favorites, Jeff Lewis and Dorinda Medley. Dorinda shared the snapshot above on Instagram, adding, “Nothing like catching up with Jeff Lewis over a meal to start off my LA trip on the right foot!”
So far, Karen Huger has stayed on the periphery of the drama this season on Real Housewives of Potomac. She’s taking on that (faux) peacemaker role with some subtle instigation. Did she throw Robyn Dixon under the bus when she broadcast their private conversation to the entire cast? Or was she just putting her feelings out in the open so they can be resolved?
It’s debatable, but for the most part, Karen is pretty unscathed this season as she tries her hardest to be the queen of Potomac- a show that the Real Housewives fandom has not fully embraced. And that includes having opinions about everything and everyone.
Love her or hate her, Real Housewives of Potomac revolves around Gizelle Bryant. She is always shading someone or getting shaded herself. If this show comes back for a third season, she’s basically guaranteed a spot.
I have no idea why she feels so entitled; this is still a new series and the last season was lackluster at best. Nevertheless, she seems to get off on hazing the new girl Monique Samuels, which she also enjoyed last season when Ashley Darby emerged on scene. Whether you’re a Gizelle fan or not, you have to admit that this show would have no story lines if she wasn’t present.
When Karen Huger brought up her conversation with Gizelle Bryant in front of the entire Real Housewives of Potomac cast, it seemed like a textbook case of reality show pot stirring. I’m sure that Karen justifies it as “getting everything out in the open” and some sort of vague sentiment about being a “peacemaker,” but it was shady.
The conversation between Robyn and Karen did make the episode so Gizelle Bryant and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan were going to see it anyway and I understand that it was necessary to push the plot forward on a reality show that could use some excitement, but I’m sure that Robyn could have done without it.