During these trying times, we take what we can get and what we are getting is more Candiace Dillard. Real Housewives of Potomac had an explosive season and part of it was due to Candiace’s award-winning performance as the “before” photo of an Oprah makeover. I would like to remind the class to keep your hands to yourself because sometimes folks who talk the talk don’t want to walk the walk.
Candiace’s trip to the wild side with Monique “Please Do” Samuels gave the show a boost. This particular #physicalaltercationbybravo garnered so much attention, LOTS of people weighed in, including other Housewives. Enter Porsha “I Wish A Bitch Would” Williams, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and friend to Monique. Porsha implied Candy sued Mo for a money grab. Candiace responded (because she was 600 miles away), but apparently didn’t get it all out. Now Candy has something else to say to Porsha – Chris Bassett, come get your wife.
Well folks, THIS IS IT. We have reached the end of the road for this season of The Real Housewives of Potomac. It felt like this day would never come. One of the best seasons of Housewives in recent memory. The fight between Monique Samuels & Candiace Dillard Bassett was one of the most talked about moments EVER. Top tier television.
When we last left the women, Candiace was rushing off set in tears after discussing the fight. Monique however remained emotionless and matter of fact about the altercation. The two contrasting reactions to reliving the events was fascinating to watch. This time, the husbands are joining the women on stage, so hopefully things don’t get too out of control. Although, how bad can it get with creepy Michael Darby out of the picture this time?
When Garcelle Beauvais asked Erika Jayne about her sex life with husband Tom Girardi on the most recent season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika replied “It’s OK,” which reminded me of when Candiace Dillard said her sex life with her man Chris Bassett was “decent” during the Real Housewives of Potomac Season 4 reunion.
Then, she told Garcelle, “Is it 20 year old f*cking all day long? No.” When Garcelle followed up with “But, do you want that,” Erika said, “Not really.” Well, apparently, Tom did. Or at least that’s the story
that Erika planted that “inside sources” are going with today.
How is it possible that this season of The Real Housewives Of Potomac is coming to an end? What a stellar season it has been. Top notch television from beginning to end. The fight between Monique Samuelsand Candiace Dillard Bassett changed everything though. There’s been a divide ever since, and that tension is about to boil over on this finale. It’s time for the men to get in on the action I suppose. Michael Darby, do your thing.
Candiace is questioning her friendship with Karen Huger now. At one point does straddling the line between two fighting friends become shady? Should she have to pick a side? Candiace certainly thinks so. After feeling set up at Karen’s wig party, it will be interesting to see where the two of them go from here. The damage is done because TRUST is broken.
The cast of Real Housewives of Potomac are on the verge of igniting. Since the fight between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard, sides have been taken. And there is a clear line between the ladies that have a zero tolerance policy for physical assault and those that see gray. Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, and Wendy Osefo are on the side of Candiace. Ashley Darby has isolated herself in Monique’s camp, while Karen Huger tried to play both sides.
All of this shimmering tension will come to a head on the season finale, when a fight breaks out between the Michael Darby and Chris Bassett. This altercation will include their wives, Ashley and Candiace. Of course, this was long overdue since Ashley confessed to writing a statement in defense of Monique. Candiace took the news relatively well when it was revealed in Portugal. But clearly there was no resolution, and Monique was not there to deal with the fallout either. So, with all of these issues simmering, it’s no wonder RHOP had an explosive reunion this season.
The Portugal fun is almost over for The Real Housewives of Potomac. It was a much needed vacation away from the chaotic drama back home. However, the fun and excitement is about to come to a screeching halt. Ashley Darby wrote a statement against Candiace Dillard Bassett on behalf of Monique Samuels. Once Candiace learns this bit of information, the current peace in the group is over.
There’s an underlying level of tension in the group ever since the incident at the barn. In a perfect world, people shouldn’t have to take sides when something like this goes down. However, it’s not a perfect world. Both Candiace and Monique want people within the group to see things from their POV. Unfortunately for Candiace, Monique may be winning over Karen Huger. La Dame might actually be La Backstabber.
Aaaaand the hits keep coming, both literally and figuratively for the Real Housewives of Potomac. Thanks to Monique Samuels not being the one to mess with, the ladies are enjoying a much publicized season. I suppose it would be unfair to give Monique all of the glory, Candiace Dillard’s mouth deserves acknowledgement as well. Right now much of the drama is centered around a physical fight, and Gizelle Bryant couldn’t be happier.
Fortunately for Gizelle, the more she talks about the violence between Candiace and Monique, the less she will have to talk about Pastor Jamal Bryant and his affinity for anointing more than one person at a time. Gizelle resides firmly on #teamcandiace and publicly blames Monique for the fight. Now she’s going the extra mile and claiming Mo wants to destroy Candiace’s life. Apparently Mortal Kombat doesn’t stop when the battle is over, at least not in Potomac.
It seems like Real Housewives of Potomac has one ball this season. But it’s a big ball. A controversial ball. And the ball just keeps on bouncing. The physical altercation between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard was a big deal. Was the catalyst Candiace’s mouth and her hair ultimately paid the price? No one will argue assault is ever “necessary” but can it be “provoked”?
Now that fans are finally seeing the fight for themselves, sides have been taken. Many people think Candiace asked for it. Others feel Monique should have kept her hands in check. One universal question was why Monique didn’t reach out to Candiace to apologize, which seems appropriate after her UFC debut. Now we learn it wasn’t Monique’s decision not to offer amends, because a certain email changed everything.