Even Ashley Darby’sfrienemies couldn’t help tearing up when she revealed that she went through a miscarriage during the second episode of theReal Housewives of Potomac Season 3 reunion. No one saw that coming and every single person on that stage (and plenty of people watching at home) felt for Ashley and her husband Michael Darby.
Watching the other episodes of Season 3, it seemed like Ashley and Michael were growing apart, but they really did seem like a united couple when they discussed the miscarriage during the reunion episode.
The winner of tonight’s reunion of The Real Housewives of Potomac was a guy named Chris. You can choose which one, Big C or Little C, but both came out of this gathering unscathed which is not an easy thing to do. However, those with the last name of Huger or Darby did not get off so easy. We start back where we ended last week with Karen Huger falling apart backstage and Gizelle Bryant doing her best to comfort her. We saw this already, so let’s jump in when Gizelle gets back to the couch.
Gizelle tells the group that Karen feels alone because of her parents dying so recently and so close together. Gizelle feels terrible and gets teary just thinking about what Karen must be going through. Once composed, Karen returns and tells the group she doesn’t want any sympathy. Robyn Dixon speaks for everyone when she says that Karen deserves it, and Ashley Darby says to Karen that she’s sorry for her loss. Karen accepts their condolences with grace and it’s time to move on to something a little more fun.
Aside from Karen’s drama stealing the show (as per usual), Gizelle and Monique Samuels continued to go at it. It doesn’t seem like these two will ever be friends, but there just might be some hope for Gizelle and Karen. Gizelle is the only cast member who ran after Karen when she stepped away from filming.
The intended premise of reality TV reunion shows is to bring the ladies together to hash out their differences and make peace. However, that is something that rarely happens. Instead, they revive old drama and call each other out for the shade thrown during on-camera interviews.
Yes, sometimes the cast members find closure, but that’s not always the case. Real Housewives of Potomac cast member Monique Samuels teases that she is not one of the Housewives who walked away with closure after filming the reunion.
Last night the reunion of The Real Housewives of Potomac kicked off with a huge downer that Karen Huger’s dad had passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease just two weeks prior to taping, and the funeral had been a mere five days earlier. On top of that, her mom had died just seven months ago, so it’s been a terrible time for Karen. When your husband owing millions to the IRS is 3rd on your list of problems, then you know emotions are running wild. She hung in there for a while, but ultimately it got the best of her.
Before we dive into the minutia of grievances these women have, and since all season I have compared them to high schoolers (and sometimes junior high), I’d like to start with my reunion superlatives.