Real Housewives Of Potomac Season 4 Premiere Recap

WHAT A SEASON THIS WILL BE. The Real Housewives of Potomac appear to be stepping up their game on a major level. Karen Huger’s line at the end of the season preview is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. The situation surrounding Michael Darby is so bizarre, and Karen is calling it like it is. This is exactly the push this show needed to be on par with the others in the Real Housewives franchise.

Last season was so impressive for the Potomac ladies. We got THAT umbrella moment with Monique Samuels and Robyn Dixon. IT WAS ALMOST RIP ROBYN. Plus, we got to see Karen host the weirdest press conference in history to reveal nothing. Hopefully, this season is just as on point. It seems to be because Karen trying to use an oven is so hilarious. I love watching rich people struggle with basic household tasks. That will never not be funny to me.

We start off at Gizelle Bryant’s house and she looks incredible. LOVING THE SNAKE SKIN PANTS ON HER. Her children are wrong for saying they look bad. Gizelle mentions that she will be going out with her long lost man Sherman Douglas. What I don’t understand is how is Gizelle is still with him on any level?!? She can’t be that desperate because this man dropped off the grid. This man completely vanished last season when she really needed him. Oh well. At least Gizelle knows how to work an oven to make cookies. The Grand Dame cannot say the same thing. 

It’s a random gesture of good faith, but Gizelle probably does truly care about Karen. However, being on a reality show puts your relationship under a microscope. POSSESSED CABBAGE PATCH DOLL IS MY NEW FAVORITE INSULT. I can’t believe Karen called Gizelle that. Honestly, Gizelle is probably being nothing more than messy here. Despite that, the idea of a possible reconciliation makes my heart happy. Karen has been through so much with the death of her parents and her financial situation. She needs a friend to lean on.

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Michael and Ashley Darby’s relationship is so phony. The blindfold moment at their house was so uncomfortable to watch. EW? We should not be subjected to that on any level. NASTY. Watching Ashley feed him is something we will never be able to unsee. My therapist will you directly Ashley. Her struggles of not being able to carry a child to term will resonate with so many. Despite the issues within her relationship, nobody should have to deal with losing a child. 

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT FLASH FORWARD THOUGH? Sexual assault is no joke, and these ladies will rip the scandal apart no questions asked. So many rumors have plagued Michael over the last four years. So, it’s not surprising. The allegations themselves are a stretch from the norm, but he’s been linked to men before.

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Chris Bassett and his black penis should get an award for putting up with Candiace Dillard’s mom. She is way too involved in their life and relationship. It’s really bizarre that her mother won’t let her half brother come to the wedding. It’s not her day. The day belongs to Candiace. Her mother has so much control over her life. It needs to be revoked. Wouldn’t your number one wish on your child’s wedding day be their happiness?

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It’s also unsettling watching a grown woman cry over possibly getting financially cut off. How old is Candiace? She’s also a reality TV star. This girl should be able to support herself. Chris tried to be wise at the restaurant, but it appeared to be going in one ear and out the other. It’s normal for brides to stress before their wedding. Candiace seems stressed on a whole new level though. Nobody should ever be THAT afraid to talk to their own mother. 

RHOP Karen Huger Real Housewives of Potomac

Oh, Matt. Karen’s relationship with this Matt guy is one of the weirdest things about this show. I love that they’re just casually hanging out at home. What could they possibly have in common?  My heart goes out to Karen about her parental loss. Losing both parents back to back like that and so publicly is brutal. Having friends that are there to support her is good, but this friendship is still awkward. 

Gizelle knows that Karen won’t want to see her, but I’m excited to watch this play out. Just casually driving to Karen’s to drop off cookies is so on brand for Gizelle. The possibility of Gizelle running into Matt has me screaming inside. SO FUNNY. I love that Karen is a housewife who says she will create a product and actually does. So many wives across the franchise are all talk just for a storyline. Does the Sonja Morgan toaster oven ring a bell? 

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Maybe if Karen knew there were cookies involved, she would have agreed to come? Out of all of the women, Gizelle seems to have her back the most despite their issues. Matt is way too into the drama. Can he be a friend of show? GIZELLE CALLING KAREN BACK ABOUT THE COOKIES. LET COOKIEGATE COMMENCE. Nobody wants to see Matt, so Gizelle’s objection to him is on point. Karen is so serious about this. IT’S ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN. STOP IT.

It’s just cookies. These must be amazing cookies. Karen slammed the door in Gizelle’s so fast. PRICELESS. The pettiness between these two is always through the roof. They both want to be the top dog of Potomac so bad. Neither will ever back down. It’s a little extra how quickly Karen wanted her gone. Hiding something perhaps? Gizelle hitting hard with the IRS jab though. 

Real Housewives Of Potomac Season 4 Premiere Recap

Monique is at home with her husband and kids. I have to be honest; Monique is a little scary. She could probably beat me up, pregnant or not. Her life looks so hectic. How nice of Monique to apologize to Gizelle? Well, at least consider it. It’s so awkward watching Monique’s husband blasting her about what she did last season.  This baby sprinkle has the potential to be fireworks with all of these messy ladies together.

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Real Housewives Of Potomac Season 4 Premiere Recap

Hearing Robyn describe her sex life is almost as gross as watching Ashley feed Michael. The massage worker was equally uncomfortable. She’s watching Juan Dixon feel up on Robyn and is yelling, “you’re going to make me lose my job.” No happy endings at this spa! The two of them at the spa is clearly supposed to be romantic. However, it kind of highlights what is wrong with the relationship. They just don’t come across compatible at all. Real Housewives Of Potomac Season 4 Premiere Recap

Candiace invites Karen over for hot gossip (and eventually a therapy session). The true highlight was Candiace not knowing how to use a blender. Again watching rich people struggle with basic things gives me life. Karen shouldn’t judge because she couldn’t use the oven at the start of the episode. They laugh about the now deceased tree that Ashley gifted Candiace last season. Karen enjoyed shading Ashley about it so much, and honestly so did I. Although I can’t keep plants alive either, so I shouldn’t be too hard on Ashley.

It feels like Candiace is overreacting a bit about inviting her brother to the wedding. Take a stand. If your mom cuts you off over something so petty, it’s HER LOSS. Karen is great as the comforting motherly figure while Candiace breaks down. It’s refreshing to see that side of her aside from the pettiness that often accompanies the group.

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The episode jumps forward to Candiace meeting up with her mom. You can tell she is tiptoeing around the real issue. She looks terrified to speak up to this woman. The mom going off on her shows that she was right to be nervous. All Candiace wants is to have the people she cares about the most at her wedding, and her mother freaks. This is not okay.

Despite her mother’s behavior, it’s such a weird dynamic. The mom is paying for almost everything, and she should get a say right? I’m so happy Candiace snapped on her overbearing mother because it looked like a long time coming. WOW. The mom simply doesn’t care at all about Candiace’s feelings.

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