We’ve finally reached the end. The Real Housewives of Potomac has given us so much life, and their seventh season is finally ending. To all the ladies, thank you for five months of laughs, shade, reads like no other, and so much unexpected drama. Truly, the Potomac Housewives are in a league of their own, and they show us why every year. As we wrap up the final episode, here are the five main takeaways from RHOP Season 7 Episode 20.
Jacqueline vs. Mia
We fans are finally getting answers to some of our burning questions about Jacquline Blake and Mia Thornton’s relationship. After a season of allegations and accusations, many of the RHOP ladies, including Gizelle Bryant, assumed Jacqueline and Gordon Thornton had a personal and intimate relationship. However, after last night’s showdown, we’re learning that is NOT the case.
Long story short, all rumors and stories surrounding their fishy relationship finally received answers. Gordon never bought or even put a down payment on Jacqueline’s car, the former trio has never been sexually intimate, and Mia didn’t support Jacqueline throughout filming as much as she claimed she did. All in all, from the looks of how Jacqueline’s segment ended, these two have no relationship as of today. And who knows if they ever will again.
Charrisse vs. Karen
Finally, now that we’re at the reunion, RHOP’s self-proclaimed Grand Dame can’t escape Potomac’s original HBIC, Charrisse Jackson Jordan.
After being confronted with the FACTS: Charrisse showed up for Karen’s mother’s funeral. Charrisse put the Real Housewives of Potomac group together, and she has real connections to their city
Karen Huger decided she would no longer participate in the conversation. And in genuine Karen fashion, she left the fans with NO resolution. NONE. But hey, I expected nothing less.
Either way, I hope that Season 8 of Potomac will feature Charrisse back in a full-time role or another glorified friend of position for the season. Karen needs someone that genuinely challenges her, and production has found the perfect person.
Chris And Gizelle Finally Confront Each Other
This season was particularly rough for Chris Bassett. Gizelle accused him of making her feel completely “uncomfortable” after the RHOP Season 6 reunion, where he asked to speak with her privately in her dressing room.
After this story came out, no one believed Gizelle. No one. Sure — we heard you, Gizelle, and I even understood why you could feel the way you did. However, what you’re claiming happened, NEVER happened. And that, as Chris and Candice Dillard Bassett have said, is beyond messed up.
Chris pressed Gizelle harder and harder, and as each minute counted down, she had no solid answer to his question: What did he do?
And after this segment, the cast taught me some things. Basically, Gizelle, you got caught. You wanted to make an exciting show. You wanted to be messy. And you wanted to get some drama started. I can appreciate and value you for that, but we want REAL drama. Not manufactured, planted, fake drama. And primarily lies that could impact families, businesses, reputations, and so much more. Gizelle, do better. And Chris, I’m sorry you had to deal with this during the season. Hopefully, Season 8 will be much better for you.
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The Conversation On Colorism Continues
After an emotional conversation on colorism and how it impacts the Real Housewives of Potomac, Candiace took viewers, and her cast mates, on quite the ride when she claimed Gizelle and her proximity to whiteness is what causes people not to share their stories about their sexual assault.
It was definitely a shocker and quite the thing to say. As much as I love Gizelle and Candiace, and as a fan, seeing them in this place really sucks. However, Candiace’s mouth takes certain situations and makes them that much worse.
Gizelle is a Black woman. She’s spoken about it at length during RHOP Season 1 and has continued to talk about it throughout the run of the show. When she was confronted by some of her other co-stars, such as Ashley Darby and Dr. Wendy Osefo, Candiace acknowledged the severity of her statement but made it clear she said what she said. Candiace’s comments were irresponsible and simply unacceptable, and as much as I enjoy her, this is the side of her I HATE seeing on the show.
Does she give us a good read? Absolutely. Do we live for it? Absolutely. It’s the Real Housewives. But at some point, when do we say, “enough is enough”? Who knows. What I know is that Season 3 of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip should be LIT.
Robyn Continues To Defend Juan
As I watched the final part of Season 7, I realized I’m pretty over the Robyn Dixon and Juan Dixon marital drama. Juan is a liar and a cheater (thanks to the show, we know that for a fact), but at this point, Robyn may as well be classified as a liar, too.
After calling Karen crazy and lying to her cast members about the blonde Georgetown bombshell with whom Juan supposedly had an affair, she hops her dizzy self on her podcast and admits to lying to the audience. WTF?
Of course, Andy Cohen grilled her, and essentially, she didn’t have much to say other than she and Juan worked through the issues BEFORE the cameras went up. Which is why she didn’t make this part of her Season 7 storyline. However, that’s different from how this works, Robyn. You’re on a reality show about your real life. If you knew that Juan allegedly cheated on you and that stopped your wedding plans, why not say that? Especially when Karen had on her inspector hat all season long trying to get to the bottom of your relationship.
Quite frankly, there’s nothing else for her or Juan to say. But I will end with this: Juan, show up for your wife. No one and I really mean no one, would know who you are if it weren’t for Robyn being a star on the Real Housewives of Potomac. Thankfully, after Robyn was catapulted into the spotlight, people remembered you were some washed-up NBA player and decided to give you a chance to coach a college team. Put some respect on her name and your marriage, and do better. Here’s another idea. Maybe show up for a reunion and support your partner. Oh, and stop entertaining other women when you have a whole wedding band on.
TELL US – WHAT DID YOU THINK OF RHOP’S 7TH SEASON? ARE YOU HAPPY IT’S OVER? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE TOPICS DISCUSSED? DO YOU THINK CANDIACE AND GIZELLE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE UP?
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