The "fierce, fabulous, and fun-loving" Quad is Mariah's best friend. She's basically the queen bee in training and some call her Mariah's puppet. Mariah refers to Dr. Jackie as Dr. Gandhi, adding that she's always prim, proper, and lady-like. Dr. Simone's less than glowing review goes something like, she's always in your face with a vodka in her hand. How insulting. This is going to be a very long hour.
Following the season finale, Kari and Mariah blogged about the lasting effects of Married to Medicine on their friendship.
"For the entire season I have endured the wrath of Mariah and her family," blogged Kari. "I cannot help but wonder what it could have been like for me had I always agreed with her ways, no matter what, as Quad did. Quad was concerned that Mariah considers herself connector of the ladies … so Quad worries that speaking out against Mariah will have a negative impact on her."
In a recent interview with DMVixen.com, Toya explained that Mariah told her about Lauren's adoption over two years ago and never asked her to keep mum about it. Other members of the cast have confirmed that the adoption was not a secret. Still, Toya gave Mariah a heads up when Eugene said "Aydin is a great guy. He's a stand-up guy, and he adopted her daughter" on camera.
"When I said something to her, she was like, Oh you guys plotted this! You plotted this! and we are like, Plotted WHAT? Like, what do you mean? The only conclusion we could come to is that in order for Mariah and Aydin to think of us [as being malicious] is because they think like that themselves," Toya shares. "It was like if this is such a big family secret, then why do you keep bringing it up on camera? Why aren’t y’all shutting that down?"
As we previously reported, Married to Medicinepremiered to 1.89 million viewers, making it the highest-rated non-spinoff series premiere in Bravo's history. The ratings went up and down throughout the season, ranging from 1.18 million (the wine tour) to 2.66 million (the poolside brawl), but averaged out at 1.8 million.
The 1.8 million average makes Married to Medicine the highest-rated non-franchise/non-spinoff freshman series on Bravo since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which debuted in 2003. Over 1.5 million viewers tuned in to Sunday night's season finale.
Yes, I find Mariah to be too aggressive and extremely unlikable, but that does not mean I'm blind to Kari andToya's antics. Do I sometimes think the snotty comments directed at Mariah are warranted though? Yes. Definitely. More than likely, if you do not like Koya, you cheer on Quariah. To each their own. If I were Kari or Toya, I'd completely eliminate Mariah (and by extension Quad) from my life, but I get that they all need to interact for the sake of the show. Lucky us! ;)
Quad and Gregory kick off the season finale with yet another disagreement over starting a family. He wants a baby; she wants to be a reality TV star. Quad says, besides all that "pushing, tugging, pulling, and gaining weight," there are too many issues in this group of women to bring in kids of her own. All is right in Quad's world as long as she has an audience (says me) and her dogs (says her). There's nothing wrong with that, at all, but my goodness did these two ever talk about expectations, goals, family, etc. before they got married?
Kari, who organized the trip, shared, "I was glad that I had invited the ladies on the wine tour, but for me it was a very difficult day. I had worked hard to put things together, so that everyone could have a good time and hopefully heal from things. It was a generous invitation and a peace offering. One that I hoped would bring lasting peace."
Quad's "short bus" comment ruined Kari's warm and fuzzy feelings almost instantly. "Quad immediately complained that the bus was too small. I could not believe her rudeness. I guess that for Quad that a 16-passenger party bus with plush leather couches, two full bars, fiber optic lighting, and plasma TVs is not enough for a one-hour journey for six people."
Bravo is busy rolling out a ton of new shows and heavily promoting some old favorites. They've recently had some trouble in the Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff department though!
Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss are arguing off-screen over legal issues, and they are also fighting it out to save their spinoffs from being canned next season. Bravo, who apparently loves them some Kandi (probably because she is on the hugely successful RHOA), moved The Kandi Factory to Sunday nights in an effort to boost viewership.
Last week the move worked and TKF received a bump in ratings.There was also a fist fight… Unfortunately it's only temporary! Bravo Ratings says that this week's showing didn't even rank in cable's Top 100 shows. Even worse, this Sunday's episode garnered only 596,000 viewers, down 32% from last week and "rated lower than three of the four occasions it aired on Tuesdays." Ouch. I think we can expect that one won't be renewed! This weekend is the season finale.
Jackie blogged about the lemon squeeze, "It usually involves people who have a willing mind and desire to resolve their differences, though tonight, I entered the lion's den with a bunch of Debbie Doubters who felt like my attempt to make peace is already a failure."
"The mind is a powerful thing so I guess we were already defeated when they entered the door," continued Jackie. "I think there are so many other things these doctors and doctor’s wives could be doing rather than bickering. I tried to maintain my peace and did a lot of deep breathing and allowed the disrespectfulness to roll off my back. Their body language screamed, 'I don’t want to resolve these issues.' Why am I even trying?"