RHONY “Vacation, All I Never Wanted” by BB
I’m not going to give a blow by blow description of everything that happened on this episode. You all saw it or recorded it and will see it eventually. I just have to say I am pretty disappointed with everyone in tonight’s episode except for maybe Heather and Luann. Both of them acted sensibly and tried to make things pleasant under very difficult circumstances.
I’m most disappointed in Aviva for gloating to Reid, Russ and Carole at breakfast that the trip had evolved into coed. In her gloating, she proved Ramonja’s point that having Reid stay there after he brought Aviva down changed the whole dynamic of the trip and she didn’t care. For two days, all the women had to hear about Aviva, Aviva, Aviva. She constantly talked about herself and how hard it was to get there instead of just enjoying being there. She constantly had a burr up her butt about Ramonja wanting to have a good time. I don’t get why she thought Ramona and Sonja should have suddenly “snapped to attention” and followed all her camp counselor rules, regulations and demands once she arrived. They aren’t children although she talked to them like they were.
I don’t get Aviva’s problem with Sonja having a sexual encounter with a man in the house. At first it was “they” constantly brought men back to the house every night like it was a total orgy every night. Of course Ramona did nothing of the sort. Sonja is single and not in a committed relationship, unlike Luann, who Aviva didn’t seem to have a problem with. It’s almost as if she was jealous of Ramonja because she is just too uptight to let loose herself. As far as I can see neither Sonja nor Ramona had done anything to Aviva to deserve the way Aviva treated them and talked down to them. If Aviva watched herself in these last two episodes and doesn’t think she needs to do some serious soul-searching, then there is no hope for the woman. She gets my vote for the most uptight, rigid housewife on Bravo.
I’m disappointed in Reid for calling Ramona and Sonja “overweight old ladies gone wild.” Or did he mean to include Heather and Luann in that insult? Probably not. I’ll give Russ a pass on agreeing and laughing with him because he doesn’t know these people and he was just trying to be polite.
I’m a little disappointed in Carole. She had to have known that making a double dinner date with Russ, Aviva and Reid was not going to go over well with the others, especially Sonja and Ramona. I thought she was smarter than that. She should not have been surprised by the reaction of the others. Inviting them after the fact was too little too late. If I were any of them, I wouldn’t have gone if she had begged me, but that’s how I am. I felt sorry for Carole when she got nostalgic and sad during lunch and nobody was even aware enough to notice it and get up to see if she was OK. I think she tried to make everyone happy, but she was fighting a losing battle.
I’m disappointed in Ramona, but not too much so. She should have just let it go because she couldn’t change things. Her idea of what the trip was about changed and there was nothing she could do about it. I give her kadooz for not directly attacking Aviva every chance she got. She tried not to be directly hostile, although she couldn’t help getting a little dig in here and there and being a little passive aggressive. She was funny when she googled “White Trash” to see what it meant. She should have been gracious enough to have gone to the concert that last night for Carole’s sake. Her excuse that she wanted to come back and pack was lame.
Sonja, Sonja, Sonja. She looked a little sad and desperate, like she had something to prove, like she’s still a mover and shaker in the social jet set. Don’t get me wrong, Aviva had everything Sonja said coming to her and more. But seeing Sonja walk around the house with her ass cheeks hanging out was not a pleasant sight. I believe Sonja is a genuinely kind and caring person. Even when she was falling down drunk, she was apologetic to Carole when Carole explained how sad she was during the talk about plane landings at lunch that day. It’s not fun watching someone in a downward spiral, as Aviva put it. I just wish Aviva could be more understanding and compassionate towards Sonja instead of being so judgmental.
Luann was not a shit stirrer in this episode. She seemed to go with the flow and wanted everyone to have a good time. She was just there along for the ride. After stirring up the pot to take the spotlight from the Tomas incident off of herself, I think she just wanted to fly under the radar for the rest of the trip.
I like Heather more and more as the season goes on. She had a right to be upset about the exclusive double date, but knew when to let it go and make peace. She and Carole became closer on this trip. It’s nice to see two mature intelligent women bond for a change
It was a nice ending when all the women jumped into the pool, but there will be repercussions from this trip for a long time to come.
Remind me never to get a fish pedicure. Yuck!
Best line of the night: “I saw Sonja’s nipples and vagina so much on that trip, I thought I should start petting and feeding them.” Heather Thomson
So glad this trip is over and the girls will be getting back to New York and their “normal” lives. It was fun until the judgmental, self-entitled Buzz Kill showed up. After that not so much.
Lessons Learned on “Booty Island” by Windy City Wondering
Lesson 1: You can’t be a good hostess when you have to babysit a raging asshat.
Lesson 2: You can’t expect everyone to act like they are in Mrs. Charles third grade class on a fieldtrip.
Lesson 3: Don’t apologize or demand one when you are totally out of line.
Lesson 4: Heather got it right – it is a me, me, me group and sometimes you have to just take your own me and retreat to a quiet place.
Live Tweets from the NY HWs
How many times do I need to apologize to aviva ? Never in my life have I tried so hard
Was going to tweet during the last 30 min of
#Rhony but aviva is giving me a headache can’t deal
The reason was to visit my boyfriend and I should never have invited anyone……except
Watch What Happens Live by Little Newton
Tonights guests were Jenna Dewan-Tatum (wife of Channing Tatum) and Heather Thompson. Heather says that people love her “Holla!!!” I am not one of those people. The bartenders were 2 guys from Chippenales dressed up like pirates in honor of Tomas.
Andy wants to know why the “girls weekend” issue was such a debate. Heather says she doesn’t know why it was such a big deal at all… even though she made it a big deal at one point. Heather says that she didn’t agree with Aviva’s comparison of Sonja and Anna Nicole Smith saying name-calling is not nice but Jenna says she can see some similarities. Eek. The poll question for the night asks whether Ramona and Sonja are white trash. Jenna seems to think that since Ramonja have white trash moments, people might vote yes. Heather does not agree and just thinks they are party girls.
A montage of the St. Barts trip is rolled and Heather says she jumped in the pool to break the ice. Good call, Heather. Tomasgate is brought up and the ladies guess how many times LuAnn said “Italians” when she tried to cover up her time with Tomas. It was only 7 times but I felt like it would be more. So did the ladies. Andy makes Jenna do some “old school” dance moves since she used to be a dancer.
A caller asks Heather if she would ever go away with Ramona again after the trip to St Barts. Heather says yes saying that she found Ramona and Sonja very entertaining and she actually had fun with Ramona. Jenna is asked if she gets annoyed that women throw themselves at her husband and she says no and she’s so comfortable with him that it doesn’t bother her. I really like Jenna and think she and Channing make a very cute couple.
Andy asks Heather if she thinks LuAnn and Tomas actually did the deed but before she can answer, Andy cuts to commercial! When they come back, Heather says that she just saw Luann when she knocked on her door so she doesn’t know but believes Luann’s lie made it a lot worse. She said she didn’t understand the “Italian friends” story but at the end of the day she didn’t want to sell her out and “held the fifth” as Ramona would say.
Andy asks Jenna if she could set Channing up with any real housewife, who would it be? Jenna plays nice and says Heather. Andy then points out that Jenna and Heather worked for P Diddy at one point. Heather says that Diddy was tough, J-Lo was… pretty (she worked for her for 2 years) and Beyonce was amazing. I must say, Heather does have quite the resume!
Andy then wants to know who has the best beach butt on the trip and puts up pictures of each housewives ass which was not very nice as some of them were not flattering angles. Show some class, Andy! He read a tweet from Brandi saying Aviva and Carole had the best beach bodies.
The game for the night was called Ball Sack: White Trash Edition. (Yes really). The ladies put on the Ramona eyes blindfolds and have to reach into the “sack” and guess what white trash item they are pulling out. It was pretty easy.
A caller asks Jenna Marry, Shag, Kill with Justin Long, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Levine. She says Marry-Adam Levine, Shag-Justin Long, and Kill-Justin Timberlake. Jenna was apparently a back-up dancer for NSYNC!
Andy gave his Mazel to a guy who does an anti-masturbation video which is so obnoxious and not even funny. Really Andy? That guy gets the Mazel? How disgraceful. Is it just me or does it feel like a slap in the face that Lynn doesn’t get anything and some idiot on YouTube got a mazel? The Jackhole goes to guys who tried to smuggle monkeys in their pants. Then he shows a picture of the outline of John Hamm’s penis in his pants. Classy, Andy.
Poll results show that 66% think that Ramonja are white trash! Andy does not agree and neither do I!
What Exactly is that Bug up Aviva’s Rear??
Photocaps by Lady C
Gallery Girls episode 5 “I’m Set Free” by LuLu
First off in remembrance of one of the worst days in American history. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the victims and their families. We will never forget. Also a thank you to the men and women who selflessly risk their lives for our freedom.
Angela is stressing out over not securing a venue. Alex then calls to deliver happy news of securing a time slot at the gallery he works at. He then informs her that the show is that following Saturday and she has nothing ready. Surprise surprise.
End of Century “no really”
Claudia arrives at a strange gallery looking for that quick sell item since their sales are still low. She arrives at “occupy nerd central” only to be disappointed at the lack of what she considers “art.” Apparently decorated toilet paper and G.I Joes dressed in little outfits is beneath EoC’s standards. Sucklord the strange gallery owner assures Miss Claudia and Miss Chantal (late arriver) that he has a HUGE following and will sell out. They discuss a mutual theme to which “Sucklord” decides to create “occupy art??????”
Amy’s antique apartment
Amy decides to host a dinner party at her place and invites all the ladies. She asks her 14 year old brother to cook the dinner. Before any of the ladies arrive Miss Chantal and Miss Claudia suddenly came down with colds. I hope it wasn’t anything too serious! Kerri is first to arrive (late) and is shocked at the gawdy decor and no friends. Poor Amy just can’t win! Once Angela and Maggie arrives they are quick to criticize her for lack of taste. Daddy furnished the apartment but not for you is the theme.
Sharon Hurowitz “the boss”
Amy oversleeps and arrives very late to a gallery viewing. Her boss is extremely displeased and once her client departs reprimands her. I’m curious as to why Amy hasn’t been able to secure a full time job yet?!?!?!
Maggie plans on spending some time with Mom and goes home with her boyfriend Ryan in tow. Once they arrive Maggie’s mom is quick to offer her room back if she needs it. She rightfully senses that Maggie is not happy. Unfortunately, in-fashion Mom badgers the poor girl with constant well intentioned advice. Later Maggie grows a pair and finally sets up interviews for paying jobs with other galleries. Unfortunately with the lack of training from Eli’s the 2 years of interning hurts her more then helps. It’s painfully apparent that she is horrible at interviewing. I get being nervous, but that never should be portrayed. She will learn.
End of Century “Occupy Sucklord”
Mr Sucklord (that is his name BTW) arrives with his “art.” Miss Claudia is rightfully worried about ruining their “image.” He assures them that he will bring a huge crowd and they will sell lots and lots of “art.” He manages to fill the place and does what he said he would they sell lots. At one point an impromptu “occupy” show takes place in the middle of a gallery prompting a phone call from neighbors.
Angela’s “totally depressing” art show
Angela arrives at the venue and starts hanging her “photo’s.” All the shots are completely random and she states they are completely “amateurish.” She voices her insecurities that her friends will hate it. Overall her work is well received but not one person purchases any of her photos. Miss Chantel tells her that she doesn’t view “photos” as art. In the end Angela contemplates whether or not Photography is her “thing.”
Bitter is the coffee
Amy invites Kerri for a cup of coffee. Only to delegate her “grunt work” to Kerri since she has “senority.” Poor Kerri is immediately overwhelmed since she is working full time in addition to interning. Later Kerri asks Sharon to clarify what exactly are the tasks. Sharon never told Amy to dictate tasks to Kerri and has no idea what those tasks are. She then points out just how childish Amy is. Amy seems to be sinking – aww, poor girl!
BASKETBALL WIVES – L.A.
To quote the little girl in the movie, “The Poltergeist,” “They’re BAAAACCCKKK!” “They,” of course, are the Basketball Wives based out in Los Angeles. This is their 2nd season, and a little birdie told me that, along with the many familiar faces of the original cast members seen in Season 1, there will be some new additions to the cast. If this season is anything like last season, this will probably be very interesting (Hint: D-R-A-M-A!). Alright, let’s get started.
We begin with Jackie Christie and her husband, Doug, at home in their kitchen. Jackie interviews that, after her Mother’s death (last season), her daughter decided to stay in Washington (State? D.C.? This is unclear) instead of coming back home with her parents. She tells Doug she is devastated that their daughter decided not to come home, and she really misses and worries about her. Doug, who is always so calm and reasonable (the exact OPPOSITE of Jackie, by the way), tells Jackie that she needs to let their daughter go because she will come back. Jackie interviews that Doug has helped her with her anxieties and control issues when it comes to their children.
Jackie then brings up everything that took place between her and her cast mates (a.k.a., “the other girls,” “the other women,” etc.) last season. (Quick Recap: Jackie did a lot of pretending to be everybody’s best friend but talking about each of them behind their backs and manipulating them until many of them turned on one another. Eventually, the other women compared stories and figured out that it was JACKIE who was at the center of 98% of the drama between all of them. They confronted her, and she basically took no responsibility. The other women then basically decided that they wanted nothing more to do with her.).
Meanwhile, back in the present, Jackie tells Doug that, despite everything that happened between her and all of the other women, she misses them. She then says that she feels bad that the women “decided to make up stories.” (O.K. So, I see Jackie is still as delusional as she was last season. I also see how she really thinks that she did not do anything wrong. This is not a good sign of things to come, in my opinion. Something tells me Mrs. Christie will be back to her old ways and getting into it with one or more of her cast mates AGAIN this season.).
Then, Jackie surprises me by admitting that she does bear some responsibility for the way things turned out. She says she knows she was wrong in some ways too (Alright, scratch what I just said about Jackie being delusional. No, better yet, hold that thought – because I STILL think Mrs. Christie, just like last season, will be bringing the D-R-A-M-A). She says she is willing to apologize; however, the other women have to meet her halfway because she does not feel like she is the ONLY one responsible for the way things ended between them.
Doug tells Jackie that one of her problems is that she thinks she can “save the world,” and she CANNOT. He opines that this is what probably led to her getting caught up in the middle of so much drama (Did I mention that I REALLY like Doug? Well, I do. He is such a calm, loving, patient, sweetheart of a man. What I want to know is how did he wind up with Jackie Christie, who is a complete NUT? What I want to know even more than that is why he has CONTINUED to stay with her ALL these years? The only way it makes sense to me is if one of the following happens to be the case: Jackie has threatened to shoot Doug and his entire family if he ever tries to leave her, OR Jackie has compromising pictures of Doug in full makeup and women’s clothing with huge HEELS on his feet, which she has threatened to release to the public if he ever tries to leave her. Otherwise, I just do not get it! Sorry.).
Jackie responds that the other women are WAY too envious of her and everything that she has, and this is probably the REAL root of all of the problems they all had with her (Did I NOT just tell you people that this woman is delusional and crazy? Yes, I did. What Jackie just said is PROOF. I am sure she will provide plenty more examples as the season progresses).
She also says she feels like the women are really missing out on not being her friend because she KNOWS that she can really TEACH them a lot (Oh, Jackie….Girl, what am I going to do with you. Nothing…because it would be futile. *Sigh*).
Next, we see Laura and Gloria meeting. Laura has arrived first and is waiting on Gloria to arrive. For those of you who did not watch last season, Laura and Gloria are sisters who both happen to be in relationships and have children with professional basketball players.
Laura interviews that she now lives in Orlando with her fiancé and their children. She seems to indicate that she also lives in L.A. part of the year. She says she is back in town to handle some business and to catch up with her family and friends.
Gloria finally arrives. Laura interviews that Gloria is a hard person to talk to. She also says she feels like their relationship has been strained over the last year. Gloria interviews and basically says the same thing.
Gloria then, in her interviews, brings up her boyfriend/father of her children, Matt. At the end of last season, Matt and Gloria broke up. Gloria says that she and Matt were broken up for 8 months. She says that, during that time, she learned a lot about herself and what she needs and wants. She says that Matt also learned much during their time apart. So, at this point, she and Matt are back together and “working on it.”
Gloria tells Laura that she has decided to do a cookbook based on the different ethnicities/cultures of both her and Matt. She notes that she is ½ Black and ½ Mexican, while Matt is ½ Italian and ½ Black (That cookbook sounds like it could turn out really, really well….or turn into a bit of a travesty. A travesty would be including recipes like black-eyed peas and ham hock lasagna or chitlin tacos. O.K., people and P.C. Police, before you SHOOT me or call for my head, please know that I am JOKING. Please also know that I am a minority myself so I mean no harm. I come in peace and laughter. No offense. I actually think Gloria’s cookbook idea is a GOOD one. I love the fusion of cultures in ANYTHING. Fuse away, Baby!).
Gloria then tells Laura that she wants to have a dinner party where she prepares and serves recipes that she wants to include in her future cookbook so she can get everyone’s feedback. Laura thinks this is a good idea.
Laura then asks Gloria if she is going to be inviting Jackie to the dinner party. Gloria makes it ABUNDANTLY clear that she will NOT be inviting Jackie to her dinner party — no way, no how. Laura is a little shocked (Why, Laura?), and she encourages Gloria to invite Jackie (Again, why, Laura? Oh yeah, the Producers probably insisted. I get it.).
Like sisters Laura and Gloria, Draya and Malaysia have also decided to meet for lunch and catch up with each other (I will tell you now that Malaysia and Draya are two of my favorites from last season. I hope it stays that way.). Draya interviews that Malaysia looks great (and she does. So does Draya, by the way).
Malaysia tells Draya that, at some point (during the off-season, I guess. I do not even know for what basketball team Malaysia’s husband even plays. So, I am a little out of the loop), she, her husband and her 3 kids went to Atlanta and spent some time there. She says she thought she would NOT like Atlanta, but she actually really loves it.
Malaysia also tells Draya that she is continuing to work on her jewelry line for babies because her first few pieces “sold like hotcakes.”
Draya tells Malaysia that she also has “been working like crazy.” She says she is now hosting parties and continuing to model for urban men’s magazines. Draya says that she also has a new business venture: a swimwear line she will design and sell. This has been her main focus lately. Draya interviews that she is really proud of it.
Inevitably, the subject of Jackie Christie comes up in conversation. Malaysia, ever the calm peacemaker, says she has NO problem with Jackie. According to Malaysia, “If this is just who she IS, we have to accept her AS IS.” (…Ummm…No, you don’t! I do like that you are so sweet, though, Malaysia.).
Draya, on the other hand, feels a bit differently (I do not blame her). She says she will “not be stupid again” when it comes to Jackie.
Malaysia understands the way Draya feels, and she explains that she does not necessarily want to be Jackie’s friend, but she does not have any hate for her. Draya says “Jackie is a wild card.” (Again, I agree with Draya). They both agree that Jackie has 2 sides: a nice side and a straight CRAZY side. Malaysia says that the nice/sane part of Jackie is a cool person to be around. Draya agrees.
Malaysia then says she thinks they all should give Jackie another chance (I love that Malaysia is so forgiving and sweet and Zen. If I were in her shoes, after last season, when it comes to Jackie, I would have had a restraining order put out on Jackie, but….that’s….just….ME.). Draya looks skeptical.
Next, we see Jackie, who has invited her friend Sundy to sit out by Jackie’s backyard pool. She interviews that she simply wants to vent about things.
Once Jackie and Sundy are firmly ensconced on their beach chairs, Jackie starts talking about the fact that she is now persona non grata when it comes to the rest of the women (in the cast). She says that she is not angry – just disappointed. She explains that she is disappointed because she felt like she gave more than the other women (This woman here….oh, my Lord! Yes, Jackie, you DID give more: more sh*t-stirring; more backstabbing; more manipulating; and more lying and refusing to own up to everything you did once you were caught and called out. So, yes, Jackie, you gave MORE. *Sigh*).
Sundy tells Jackie that, as her longtime friend, she knows that Jackie has 2 sides (Try more like 6 or 7, Sundy!). She also tells Jackie to be the bigger person and swallow her pride so she can co-exist with these women (and not get kicked off the show).
Jackie wants to know why SHE should be the one to make up (Because YOU are the one that started all of the mess, Jackie!!). She says she was made to look like “the bad guy” (That is because you WERE the bad guy in that whole mess, Jackie). She feels like the women should ask for HER forgiveness because of all of their lies (I told y’all that the woman is crazy). Jackie says she also wants the women to take responsibility for their part in the problems they had with her (Well, Dr. Phil always says, “No matter how flat a pancake is, there are still always two sides to it.” So, I can see Jackie’s point: The women had a part in that they did not see RIGHT THROUGH your crazy ass! They should definitely take responsibility for that, in my opinion. So, I agree, Jackie.).
Jackie then tells Sundy that she believes that the ROOT of all of the women’s problems with her is plain old JEALOUSY (Here we go again with that jealousy foolishness! STOP IT, Jackie!!). She says they are jealous because she has everything these women want: a good husband, a great family and her own businesses (I agree with Jackie that she does have a very good husband. I am not so sure about that “great family” part because, last I heard, her oldest daughter – who is not Doug Christie’s, by the way – was writing a tell-all book about how horrible of a mother Jackie was. She also often blasted her own mother Jackie via twitter – OFTEN. I have never heard of her businesses. So, maybe they ARE successful. Who knows? If they are, good for Jackie. Despite that, in my opinion, the other woman do NOT care one bit about any of that. They all no longer like or want to be around Jackie for valid reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with jealousy. Please, Jackie!). Jackie also says that she can “teach these girls a lot and help them.” (Whatever you say, Jackie, you FRUIT LOOP!).
Jackie then tells Sundy that she is just emotional because of her Mom’s recent death; her daughter moving out; and the situation with all of the other girls (At this point, I feel sorry for Jackie – but this passes very quickly).
Draya and Gloria meet some place to catch up. Gloria tells Draya that she and Matt took a break for 8 months. She says that, during that time apart, she learned a lot and became much stronger. She is now excited about her future with Matt.
Draya interviews that she does not know how to read Gloria to know whether she is really telling the TRUTH about her relationship with Matt (This is probably because these 2 have broken up more than once and have had the cops called to their home for alleged domestic violence. This is also probably because Matt was allegedly seeing Eva Longoria on “the low-low” while he and Gloria were broken up. I personally think Matt went running back to Gloria as soon as Eva dumped him, but that’s just me. He and Gloria will probably get married, and I cannot seem to find it within me to care at all, not even just a little bit. Shrug). Draya then interviews that she will just take Gloria at her word about how great their relationship is (In other words, Draya’s attitude is, “If you LIKE it, I LOVE it!” In short, like me, she does not really give a damn either, and she will let Gloria say whatever she wants to say about her own relationship. Draya is my kind of girl.).
Gloria then tells Draya that, when it comes to her and her sister Laura, they have each been very busy and have not seen or talked to each other that much in a while.
Gloria also tells Draya that she is still trying to do the acting thing. Draya says she is now more into hosting parties, as opposed to acting (Gloria and Draya actually met in an acting class last season).
Not surprisingly, Jackie Christie’s name comes up. Draya tells Gloria that Jackie is a good motivator because she is a good manipulator. She also says that Jackie has tweeted her since they saw each other last. Gloria thinks this is weird (and so do I). Gloria says that Jackie is delusional (I agree).
Draya then tells Gloria about her meeting with Malaysia. She says that Malaysia recommended that they all should give Jackie another chance. Gloria disagrees. She says she loves Malaysia, but she is going to have to disagree with her on this one (I do not blame Gloria one bit). Gloria says she STILL does NOT like Jackie because Jackie went out of her way to destroy several friendships. Therefore, she has NO plans to befriend Jackie ever again (Smart Girl).
Next, we see that Draya has invited one of her acquaintances (and new cast member), Brooke Bailey, to meet her at a store of some kind (I cannot tell what kind of store it is, though). She interviews that she is acquainted with Brooke because they were both “video girls” and “urban models.”
Brooke interviews that she dates a basketball player by the name of Bernie Macklin. She says she met Draya through “the industry,” and she just loves her. She also says she is going to continue her modeling career.
Draya interviews that she thinks she and Brooke will “get tighter and tighter as time goes on” (This is probably some type of foreshadowing, which means that Draya and Brooke may just become mortal enemies and try to kill each other. I sure hope not, though. They truly do look like they like each other at this point). She also says she wants to see how the other women will react to Brooke because Brooke is both attractive AND unmarried.
Brooke tells Draya that because of what they do to make money (appearing in urban music videos and appearing in urban men’s magazines), many other women make bad and incorrect assumptions about them.
Draya tells Brooke that, when she met her cast mates and for a long time period afterward, they were very cruel to her (This is very true). She also tells her that she wants Brooke to meet them because of their good business ideas and business experience. Finally, Draya tells Brooke about her new bathing suit/bikini line on which she is working.
Malaysia says she is going to call Jackie and invite her to meet and talk one-on-one because, “Everyone deserves a second chance.” (This is why Malaysia is one of my favorites out of the cast. Despite how much I like her, I still wish I could be standing outside her vehicle window, waving my arms and screaming, “Put that phone down, Malaysia!!” I know those darned Producers are probably behind all of this!). She calls Jackie, and Jackie sounds really surprised that Malaysia has called her. Malaysia asks Jackie if she would like to meet that week so they can just talk one-on-one. Jackie tells Malaysia that she really appreciates Malaysia’s call, and she agrees to meet with her.
Malaysia interviews that she hopes that, after everything that took place last season, Jackie has learned how manipulative she was. She wants to see if Jackie has changed and is now in a better place (My guess is “NO” and “NO.”).
Meanwhile, back in Draya-Land, Draya has invited Brooke over to her house to try on some bikinis from her new line. Once Brooke gets there and takes a look at Draya’s bikinis, she compliments Draya on her work. Draya tells Brooke that she asked her to come over to model Draya’s bikinis because she wants to see if her bikinis support “big boobs and big ass.” Draya interviews that she knows that she has “tits and ass”; however, in her opinion, Brooke has “jugs and booty” (which, by her facial expression, I take it that Draya means that Brooke’s breasts and bottom are SUPER-SIZED)!!
Brooke comes out in separate bikinis to show Draya. Draya interviews that Brooke looked “amazing” in her bikinis (And I agree. This woman’s body is SLAMMING!). She says, “If Brooke wears my bikini to a pool, she will turn heads, and I will LOVE it.”
Once Brooke finishes her “modeling,” Draya tells her that she is launching a website for her bikini/swimsuit line, and she invites Brooke to be there when she does the launching. Brooke agrees.
Finally, it is the day of the Malaysia-Jackie Summit. Malaysia is waiting for Jackie to meet her at a coffee shop (“Malaysia, you in danger, Girl!”). Jackie arrives and they greet each other warmly.
Once she sits down, Jackie tells Malaysia that she truly missed her tremendously. Malaysia tells Jackie that she invited Jackie to meet with her because she feels bad about the way things ended between all of them and Jackie. She tells Jackie that she does NOT hate her. She also tells Jackie that she does not want to talk about the past. Instead, she wants to talk about the present and fix Jackie’s broken relationships with everybody else. Malaysia then tells Jackie that she has been trying to encourage the other girls to forgive her.
Jackie tells Malaysia that this brings tears to her eyes, and the tears are both tears of joy and tears of sadness.
Malaysia tells Jackie that it looks like Jackie is in a different space now; however, Jackie NEVER owned up to her past behavior. Jackie responds by telling Malaysia that she is JUST learning how to interact with all of these women because, before this, she had never hung with a group of girlfriends (I can tell). She only hung out with her husband, her kids and her family. Malaysia tells Jackie that if she would simply say what she JUST said to her to the other girls, it would probably help the situation. Jackie then admits that she has an anger problem. She also says that she will tell all of the other women that she is SORRY. Malaysia interviews that she is hopeful (I’m not).
Malaysia then tells Jackie about Gloria’s dinner party for her upcoming cookbook. She advises Jackie to show up at the dinner party. Jackie wonders how she will be received (So do I.). Malaysia tells Jackie that she has to be “the bigger person” and show up despite her apprehension. Jackie says she will give it her best shot.
Draya has invited both Brooke and Gloria over to her house so she can introduce them and launch her website. She wants them to be there because she just wants a small celebration of getting her website up and running.
Once Brooke and Gloria arrive, Draya introduces them to each other. Gloria interviews that Brooke has a HUGE booty, and she is jealous. She also says that she had to keep herself from smacking it. Brooke interviews that she think Gloria is “cool.”
Brooke and Gloria then watch Draya try to launch her website. They each look at Draya’s web site and advise her on it. Draya then launches the website, and Gloria opens a bottle of champagne so they can celebrate. Draya interviews that she is very proud to now be an independent person who makes her own money. She says it gives her “a good feeling.” Draya also interviews that she wants to see how Jackie will react to Brooke once she meets her. Gloria and Brooke seem to have hit it off, and Draya looks pleased.
Finally, we are at Gloria’s house for the taste-testing dinner party. Gloria interviews that she is having her dinner party with just her cast mates (except for Jackie) so they can taste her recipes and offer her honest feedback for her upcoming cookbook. Everybody in the cast, including newcomer, Brooke Bailey, is there except for Jackie.
Gloria tells the women that she wants their HONEST opinions about the food. She also says that cooking is one of her favorite things to do. As they are eating, members of the group compliment the food and really seem to be enjoying themselves. They also appear to be giving her very honest feedback.
Brooke asks Gloria how many nights she cooks a week, and Gloria says 4 or 5. Brooke then says she will now be visiting Gloria on those 4-5 days out of the week from now on.
Meanwhile, we see Jackie walking up to Gloria’s front door (*Cue the theme from “Twilight Zone”). She rings the doorbell, and Gloria asks Draya to get the door. The door opens and, TA DA, it is Jackie Christie!!
Gloria is NOT happy about this, and her unhappiness is written all over her face. Once Jackie walks in and greets everyone, Gloria tells Jackie that she is very surprised to see her.
Jackie then prepares a plate of food for herself and joins the group in eating without saying a word. The other women follow Jackie’s lead and do not say a word either. Draya interviews that no one said anything because they were waiting for Jackie to speak first.
Finally, Malaysia stands up and tells the group that SHE invited Jackie. She then tells them that she thinks they can all get over the B.S. because, in her opinion, Jackie is in a different space now. She also says that Jackie has agreed to apologize (Jackie has a look on her face like, “No I didn’t.” Yes, you did, Jackie. I HEARD you. It is also on film. Here we go again!). The show ends with this look from Jackie to Malaysia as she has just made her announcements.
Preview of the Upcoming Season
Based upon the previews of the entire season, it looks like it will be an action-packed season filled with the following: fun; fights; trying new things; Jackie’s yearly “wedding” to her husband (She has done this every single year since they got married); a deep talk between sisters Gloria and Laura; Draya and Brooke getting into an argument; a NEW woman who, it turns out, was dating the SAME guy as Brooke (Oh God!); and a fight between Jackie and Draya (TOLDJA SO!!!).
We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.
And finally, the LynnFam wishes a very happy birthday to our friends, Jillz and Maryla. Enjoy your day, Ladies!! 🙂