Who knew there would be a multi-part Little Women: LA reunion? Not this girl! Well, it’s happening. And part one was full of blaming and finger pointing and drama-rehashing…and that was just from the Terra Jole.
Hosting the first hour of the LWLA reunion is Tanika Ray. Since seating arrangements at reunion shows typically speak volumes, it’s noteworthy to point out that Tonya Banks and Terra Jole are seated by themselves on one side of the room while Christy McGinty, Briana Manson, Elena Gant, and Traci Harrison are arranged on the other couch. Terra is very pregnant (and filming new show Terra’s Little Family) and scenes flashback to her pregnancy journey. Terra explains that she’s hopeful her baby is healthy – and we do now know baby Penelope is just fine! Yay! Terra says she’s been feeling some extreme pain and she had a blackout recently, but the baby is growing normally and they’re okay. Christy says she’s excited for Terra, but Terra flat out says that she doesn’t think Christy is genuine in her well-wishing. Tonya is still mad that Terra told Elena about her pregnancy before her, but rest of the group calls out Christy for being an instigator (Ding! Ding! Ding!) for telling Traci (and everyone else) that Terra told Elena first. Terra accuses Christy of being fake, which she refuses to accept.
It’s the end of the baby race! (Please let it be the end. Please.) On last night’s Little Women: LA, Briana Manson faces big decisions in her questionable relationship with Matt, Terra Jole and Joe Gnoffo get news about their baby, and Todd and Christy McGinity Gibel bicker about losing weight. Elena Gant launches her fashion line for little and average sized people, despite the advice of her designer mentor. And the season ends with Traci Harrison Tsou and Tonya Banks throwing a baby shower for Terra, during which the gender of the baby is revealed and fences are mended (for now) among the ladies.
On last night’s Little Women LA, Joe Gnoffo joins the group for a night in New Orleans, Christy McGinty and Todd Gibel bicker and make up, and Briana Mason and Matt take their relationship to the next level. But this group of ladies is not having it. And when I say they are not having it, I mean: NOT HAVING IT.
Still in the Crescent City arguing over psychics and demon possession and Christianity, the ladies are once again divided. After Christy, Tonya Banks, Traci Harrison and Erik run off in terror at the presentation of gifts Briana brought home from her psychic reading, they hold hands and pray so the devil won’t git ‘em. These forward-thinking gals would have done well in 1600s New England. They could have hosted mini-witch burnings at tiny little stakes in their yards, yo. Briana gives Terra and Todd “fertility” gifts, which Todd graciously thanks her for despite his wife’s crazy behavior.
On last night’s Little Women: LA, New Orleans got hit with Hurricane Terra/Tonya/Traci/Christy and a little downpour of Elena/Briana. The ladies hope taking a trip to the Big Easy will help mend fences, but after a smooth start, tensions rise over a psychic reading that Briana Mason attends.
First, we pick up right where we left off: in the feral cat fight of Elena Gant’s housewarming party. Tonya Banks holds Terra Jole back while she threatens Christy McGinty with a restraining order while Christy screams that Terra is nuts. Finally, Elena throws Christy out of the house. Christy is sick of Terra’s bullying and name calling, but Terra cries afterward and says she’s just “backing Joe up.” I don’t think Joe, prince that he is, needs any backup. Blaming her emotions on the pregnancy, Terra whines that everyone should be more understanding of her “condition.” Traci Harrison bemoans the fact that she actually – gasp! – swore. Groan.
On last night’s Little Women: LA, Christy McGinty and Todd Gibel get disappointing news about IVF treatment, Elena Gant’s mom arrives from Russia. While Elena pursues her fashion line dream, the ladies head out to see a little person comedy act, and yet another brawl ensues at Elena and Preston’s housewarming party. Can you guess who started the brawl? But of course, you can. It starts with a “T” and rhymes with…okay, it’s Terra. Duh.
Christy, Todd, Briana Mason, and Matt are at a carnival decompressing after last week’s mess. Since they’re not tall enough to ride the roller coasters, they settle for the more tam Tilt-a-Whirl and some games. Briana’s family is still concerned about Matt, but Christy’s assessment of Matt is good so far. Only time will tell on that front.
On last night’s Little Women LA, all of the ladies (plus a dude or two) go camping in the most non-luxury tents ever rented, a few brave souls go zip lining, and Briana Mason gets a surprise visit. In an honest moment of remorse, Todd Gibel apologizes to Terra Jole for his bad behavior of past weeks, which doesn’t sit well with Christy McGinty. But the real drama happens when Lila reveals her true colors during her last night in LA. And these colors cannot be found in the standard Crayola Crayon Box, because they are cray-zee.
Todd andChristy are packing for their trip to Catalina Island, sponsored by Terra and Joe Gnoffo. They have reservations about being stranded on an island with the same couple who instigated a huge fight last time they were all together. To make matters weirder, Lila (Joe’s ex) has been invited as well.
On last night’s Little Women LA, the aftermath of Todd’s rampage unsettles the group, the ladies run a 5K for charity, Lila attempts to make amends with Terra Jole in hopes of joining the friendship circle, and Elena Gant undergoes some sketchy plastic surgery.
We pick up at Terra’s “Used Date” party which she’s throwing for Tonya Banks. The women have all brought guys they used to date and are now offering up to Tonya, but the night is overshadowed by another ex altogether. Lila, Joe’s ex girlfriend, who Terra claims is still obsessed with Joe, somehow provokes Joe to start talking enough smack to instigate Christy McGinty’s husband, Todd. Before Todd can take a swing at Joe, Traci Harrison’s husband Erik jumps on him, knocking him to the ground as the cowardly Joe backs off. Elena’s husband Preston pulls Erik off of Todd, while Joe yells at Todd about verbally attacking “a pregnant lady” (Terra) last week and now trying to attack him. Erik is going ballistic in the corner. Christy blames the entire situation on Joe being immature (yes) and little people drinking too much alcohol (maybe). Christy and Erik start screaming at each other while Joe – who’s still wearing his douchey sunglasses – calls Christy and Todd pigs, complete with “oink oink” sound effects. Wow.
Briana Mason and Christy head to the spa to relax and complain about Briana’s open mic night, which Terra hijacked last episode. They conclude that Terra is a mean girl who wants to one-up everyone else. The ladies hop into a mud bath and next on the agenda is talking about Briana’s new boyfriend, Matt. Christy agrees with Briana’s family that there are bright red flags about Matt wanting to uproot his life and move to LA with Briana after only 2 months of dating (ahem, 3 days, actually). Briana is fed up with her family and plans to move out regardless of their concerns.