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.
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.
Karen didn’t do herself any favors during that “press conference.” She only served peanuts and water. She refused to answer any questions. She did not share any useful information. It was just a total failure, but did make for some great TV.
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.
On top of that, the press conference (lacking the press) during the last episode did not do Karen any favors. Her attempts to repair her image are really falling flat, but the silver lining is that she is the most-talked-about cast member of Season 3. She is really making this season interesting and I am all for it.