Last night’s Southern Charm had everything America needs right now. Kathryn Dennis went head to head with her very whiny replacement. Thomas Ravenel lost the drinking game where he had to take a shot every time his wallet’s girlfriend said the word “birthday.” Most importantly, CRAIG CONOVER REUNITED WITH GIZMO. It was an episode for the people, no doubt.
The crew is heading to Hilton Head for the weekend, so Shep Rose has postponed his knee surgery, because, you know, priorities. Naomie Olindo is looking forward to some girls’ time with Kathryn and Chelsea Meissner, but she is dreading having to hang out with her ex Craig. He just brings out the mean in her. Her roommate urges her to have a heart-to-heart with Craig before the trip. They need to get in the fast lane to the friend zone to make it less awkward for the entire group. Chelsea checks in on Kathryn to find out that her grandmother has passed away. Kathryn was very close to her grandmother, who viewers met when she gave her blessing to a baby Kathryn in a relationship with a fifty-year-old T-Rav. She reminisces about going the library and playing board games with her grandmother, and it sounds like that had a very special relationship.
It looks like Season 5 of Southern Charm is shaping up to be a comeback season for Kathryn Dennis. She finally has a solid group of girlfriends, she’s sober, and she’s really on the right track.
Not only that, but she has the least likable adversary of all time: her ex Thomas Ravenel’scurrent girlfriend Ashley Jacobs. If people weren’t rooting for Kathryn before, they sure are now. Ashley had the nerve to tell Kathryn that she was “just an egg donor” among other awful insults. If you’re not #TeamKathryn, then we are clearly not watching the same show.
There is a lot to unpack from last night’s episode of Southern Charm! Not only is baby Palmer (maybe) on her way for Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover is finally coming into his own. Despite the boys versus girls theme that has dominated the season, there was a glimmer of reconciliation (or at least a melancholy trip down memory lane) for Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. Even Austen Kroll is sidestepping the Shep Rose 2.0 comparison by coupling up, although it’s not with Chelsea Meissner. I guess her friend is a fine second for Austen…at least for now!
Last night’s episode begins with a very pregnant Cameran packing for the hospital. She is about to head to her last OB appointment, and there is a possibility she will be admitted to be induced. She calls her mom to reveal that she’s been cramping for a while, and her mom is ecstatic. That sounds like labor! Cameran has surprised herself by being super calm and focused on the end game. The anxiety she feared when it was time to give birth is nowhere to be found.
When Naomie Olindo first appeared on Southern Charm, she was Craig Conover’s girlfriend. After a three year romance and many sewing-induced arguments, the couple called it quits. Now Naomie has a new man in her life, but she doesn’t want to share the relationship on television.
Naomie confirmed a relationship with an anesthesiologist named Metul Shah during an interview with People. She confessed, “I’m very, very happy.” Naomie also said, “He’s wonderful.” Before that interview, Naomie shared a photo on Instagram with the caption “Pray 4 him.”
Is it just me or is the gang from Southern Charm growing up before our very eyes? What’s with all the maturity and decent life choices? Listen, I realize they still have a long way to go, but I’m proud of this motley crew!
Cameran Eubanks has a stubborn cervix, so her OB may have to induce labor. She calls husband Jason with this news, but as an anesthesiologist, he has nary a reaction. He gives epidurals all day, every day. She warns him not to be one of those husbands who says “we’re in labor,” and I love it! Meanwhile, Kathryn Dennis is on the phone with Marshall, the owner of Gwynn’s department store, which is a very she-she and expensive place to shop. She’s hoping to work with them in some capacity, but there isn’t exactly a position available. However, he’s always willing to speak with people who could potentially be a good fit, so they set up an interview time. It’s nice to see Kathryn minding her Ps and Qs again.
On tonight’s Southern Charm episode we’ll get to see Craig Conover‘s dreams come true – courtesy of Patricia Altschul!
Bravo says we can also expect this from the show: “Naomie prepares to open her family’s new restaurant, and finally comes to terms with the fact that she isn’t over Craig. Meanwhile, Patricia and Craig have a heart-to-heart about relationships. Cameran tries an old fashioned trick to get baby Palmer to make an appearance with the gang. Thomas gets himself into hot water with Ashley after she sees him flirting with Kathryn. Meanwhile, Shep steps in to help Austen and Chelsea define their relationship.”
Our lovely recapper, Lauren, is temporarily unavailable, so I’ll be your pinch hitter this week for Southern Charm – or as it’s come to be known in some circles: Men In White Pants Behaving Badly. This season seems like it’s all about turning the tables on the good ole’ boys club, what with Naomie Olindo facing off with JD Madison, and Kathryn Dennis finally getting her very own #GirlSquad. While some of the “boys” are learning their lessons – or hiring their Uber driver as a life coach – others are shacking up with perpetually DEHYDRATED people like Ashley Jacobs.
We begin at Craig Conover’s home, where he’s calling up a life coach he found on the Google Machine. He’s ready to stop eating chicken fingers for breakfast (wtf was that on his counter!?) and get his newly coached arse in gear. Cameran Eubanks is getting ready for her baby girl by shopping with her mom – and accusing her of dropping her on her head when she was a baby. Um. Well, it all worked out in the end, so no worries.