One of the most important crew relationships on any Below Deck show is the dynamic between the captain and the chief stew. Everything that occurs on the boat, from charter guest parties to personnel issues flows from the camaraderie between the two positions.
Last week, Raqueltook on shamelessLala Kent–and surprise, surprise, emerged the victor in their dust up. Lala went after Raquel at Katie Maloney’s party–and Raquel didn’t back down. In fact, in what I consider one of the all- time great reality show moments, after a dramatic Lala said she felt like bashing her head into a table, a calm and composed Raquel told her simply, “Please do.” Reality gold! So, what do Raquel and Lala think about their confrontation?
At the center of the new trailer is a Housewives staple, a cast session with a medium. We all know that nothing good can come from such a gathering, and this season seems to be no exception. Camille Grammer’s epic Season 1 dinner party from hell with medium Allison DuBois is sure to be compared to the Season 10 gathering. So how does Camille, who is returning for Season 10, feel about the new medium episode? Did you ever doubt she would have an opinion?
On the surface, Geoffrey Paschel would seem to be an exception to the so outrageous, you can’t look away 90 Day Fiance storylines. Geoffrey has come across initially as a likeable single father who tragically lost one of his children. Varya, his love interest, is a beautiful Russian with a successful career in radio. Sounds great so far, huh? Of course, this being TLC, there is apparently more to Geoffrey’s story than appears on the surface. Way more.
Housewife lives can be even more dramatic off camera. In May of 2017, former RHONJ Housewife Dina Manzo and her then-boyfriend David Cantin were the victims of a brutal home invasion reportedly perpetrated by two men. Besides having cash and jewelry stolen, David was allegedly hit with a baseball bat and Dina was punched in the attack. A man named James Mainello was eventually arrested for the purported crime in May of 2019 and was indicted a few months later. Now, surprising new information has come out about the upcoming trial.
In the cast shakeup heard around the world–OK–in Housewife Land–the departures of OG Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge from the Real Housewives of Orange County were recently announced. After Vicki’s demotion to Friend of last season, her exit was not a total shock. Tamra’s departure was a little more surprising. Housewife OG’s and long-time cast members are probably shaking in their Louboutins–if they are smart and their reality egos allow for reflections on their Housewife status.