After a week-long break, The Real Housewives of Potomac are back and while they don’t seem to speak a lick of French, the women do have snooty down to a science. I joke – the French are wonderful people and next week the American invasion by the Housewives will have the entire country chain smoking, wine guzzling and carb loading on crusty bread. In other words, a typical Monday. But first, there are vendettas to be settled, invitations to craft, and mimes to terrorize.
Karen Huger and Candiace Dillard are meeting for a Garra rufa pedicure. I said last time that I didn’t know these salons were BYOB. Imagine my surprise learning this type of fish pedicure is still a thing. I had to google it, and yes, if you don’t live in one of the ten states that have banned it, you too can have fish sucking on your feet. As soon as they are settled and the fish are doing whatever it is the fish do, in walks Sherman’s ex, Kyndall.
Have there ever been more frivolous fights on The Real Housewives of Potomac than the ones we witnessed tonight? Okay, season 1 had its moments, but the ladies were new to reality TV and could be forgiven for rookie mistakes. But several scenes tonight top my list of stupid stuff to fight about.
Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon are on a mission to deliver a message to Karen Huger. I’m not sure exactly what their message is other than Robyn wants to say “Liar, liar, pants on fire”, and Gizelle wants to see Karen embarrassed. I’m getting Déjà vu from last year when the Green-Eyed Bandits crashed in to OZ while Ashley Darby was working and Robyn came at her, finger in face, screaming that Ashley needed to stop talking about Juan.
It looks like Karen Hugeris doing whatever she can to deflect from her financial issues to make sure Real Housewives of Potomacgets a Season 4. During the last episode, Karen Huger invited Kyndall Douglas, Gizelle Bryant’s(very recent) ex-boyfriend Sherman Douglas’ex-wife, to her event. Not only that, but Karen insisted that Kyndall attend and even told Kyndall that she didn’t have to pay for a ticket to get into the charity event. Karen really wanted this woman at her gala.
But why was Kyndall’s presence so important to Karen? If these two were super closer friends, why hasn’t Karen mentioned her name until this point? To shade Gizelle and make her uncomfortable. Obviously. Or at least that’s what Ashley Darby (and most of) the viewers think. This invite just reeked of shade.
Gizelle wasn’t at Monique’s event, but Gizelle is a cast member on this show, so that was a slightly messy move for Monique to make on camera. Nevertheless, Karen Huger one-upped Monique and invited Kyndall and Gizelle to the same event. That’s definitely a good strategy to stop the constant chatter about the Huger financial situation.
How is it that nearly the entire cast of The Real Housewives of Potomac imploded over something as nice as three charity events? Before tonight I really didn’t think it could happen. But giant egos and old vendettas came together in a perfect convergence zone, and the fallout will last the rest of the season. Tonight was all about charities but nothing about giving.
It’s date night for Karen Huger and her husband, Ray. He has been busy handling all the tax problems and Karen is occupying her time with her new perfume line and her charity, O Huger, which is named after Ray’s mom, Odessa. The foundation is to support the Alzheimer’s Association and not only does Odessa suffer from it, but Karen’s mother does as well. Both her parents are in bad health, but Karen has told her mother she’s not ready to let her mom pass just yet. In a moment of lucidity, her mom tells Karen she’s proud of her, and I can’t help but get emotional too. Good grief, Karen, we’re only five minutes in, let’s move on to something happy before we’re all a mess.