Madison LeCroy claims that _________ gave ______ a sexually transmitte disease! How surprising/not. And, of course, she claims that Austen Kroll is the one who told her that. So it must be true? Yikes. So much for getting back together.
Southern Charm has been pretty low key this season, which is fine by me. Shep Rose has adopted an adorable puppy. A new pillow business venture has been occupying Craig Conover’s time. Cameran Eubanks talks–a lot–about how difficult being a new mother is. Usually dramatic Kathryn Dennis has a potentially fascinating storyline–but for legal reasons, isn’t able to share much of it.
So, by default, Austen Kroll’s post-threesome relationship with Madison Lacroy has received a lot of screen time. Viewers will forever have a video image of a boxer-briefed Austen yelling at Madison–and seemingly blaming her–when she literally catches him with his pants down. Austen hasn’t been all fun and games this season, however. He is trying to launch a new beer business and has struggled to make it happen. Earlier in the season, Austen admitted that his new business had hit some road blocks on the way to the marketplace.
Southern Charm’s Kathryn Dennis has had a rough few years. She has suffered from depression and anxiety, addiction, and a toxic relationship with her ex-boyfriend and baby-daddy, Thomas Ravenel. She had two small children at a young age. She lost custody of those children. Even with all that, the thing that upsets me the most for her is that she slept with Thomas. Gross.
Kathryn does seem to be trying to get her life together. Following her trip to rehab, she appears to have gained perspective and is living a healthier lifestyle. She regained custody of her children. She even has a hunky new boyfriend, a country singer named Hunter Price.
Ashley Jacobs might be nuttier than a squirrel’s nest, but we need her. Southern Charm was in danger of getting stale. There’s only so many times Shep Rose can be drunk. Who wants to watch Craig Conover not sew his pillows? Or listen to Austen Kroll pontificate about beer and his lack of
personality employment. While an ensemble cast is great, occasionally someone needs to come in and ruffle some feathers.
Heeere’s Ashley! She used to date Thomas Ravenel and she’s still stirring things up. While Thomas gaslit his new
victim love and manipulated encounters with Kathryn Dennis, Ashley eventually turned down a dark road. She hurled disparaging remarks at Kathryn in a liberal fashion. But should Kathryn thank Ashley? She managed to turn one of reality television’s most hated, into Mother of the Freaking Year. Ashley had a role and she committed to it full throttle. Now she’s dealing with the aftermath of her actions, and what it means to be a villain.
If last week’s episode Southern Charm was the introduction of Mary Jane into the cast (with cameras involved, obviously), last night’s show was a sky-high debacle. It’s the first day on the mountain for the Charmers, minus Shep Rose who is still nursing a drunken knee injury and Whitney Sudler-Smith who is still crying over a ski accident from childhood. Chelsea Meissner is channeling Putin’s mistress, Austen Kroll is pretending he’s not trying to hook up with ex Madison LeCroy, and the majority of the girls are headed to ski and snowboarding lessons.
Over a pre-slope breakfast, Austen denies any smooching with Madison, but he’s not going to lie and say he doesn’t want to rekindle that flame. Cameran Eubanks recognizes that this trip will not be rejuvenating her mojo as she FaceTimes with baby Palmer. The group is quick to motivate, waiting on Kathryn Dennis to don her Tellatubbie/Charlie’s Angels (original, not the reboot) ski look. It’s a lot, but it is magnificent.
Reality TV stars face financial hardships all the time. At this point, it’s a rite of passage. That and vagueness surrounding the sources of their income, aside from the show that is. For the most part, it is so unclear how most of the Southern Charm cast members fund their lifestyles. Again, other than being on the show. Yeah, a lot of them have family money, but isn’t it going to run out at some point?
When Shep Rose posted on his Instagram Story asking fans to send him money, I’m not gonna lie, my mind went to the worst-case scenario. Did he make some bad investments? Did he lose access to his family trust fund? It turns out that he was (probably) hacked. Or at least that’s what Craig Conover suspects.
It took a week for us to recover from Ashley Jacobs’ appearance on Southern Charm, and this week’s episode gave us more Craig Conover tantrums. He needs a new shtick. At least we were treated to a change of scenery as the group jetted off to Colorado.
The show begins with Cameran Eubanks joining Shep Rose at the site of his new lot on James Island. It’s 3.5 acres for a mere $900K, and Cameran is is convinced it’s a money pit. He doesn’t have any site plans, and he’s unsure about the flood zone designation which is a very key item in Charleston. The pair discusses their upcoming trip to Colorado, and Shep is peeved to hear that Cam has included Austen Kroll’s ex Madison LeCroy in the group.
Southern Charm star Craig Conover has often been considered to be the ne’er-do-well of the show. His co-stars have frequently admonished him for his inability to finish what he starts. Co-stars Shep Rose and Whitney Sudler-Smith criticized him for not taking the bar exam in a timely manner. And matriarch Patricia Altschul told Craig they would have to put their pillow collaboration on hold when he failed to deliver designs to her in a timely manner.
Lately, however, it seems Craig has finally gained focus. This season, we have watched Craig take his pillow business more seriously. He even hired an assistant to help with his business venture. Craig also announced earlier this year that he was starting to sell merchandise online. And now, Craig is selling his pillows in an actual store.