Kandi’s Ski Trip Part Three by RamonaCoaster
I think Todd produced this show to showcase these crazy old biddies and a wife who is insouciant to the irrational behavior so that we all witness him say “You see what I have to deal with?” because he’ll need that videotape as a defense of provocation in court when he finally goes over the edge. He’ll also need Matthew to be a witness for the defense, that is, if Don Juan and Carmon don’t off him first.
I see that Kandi has learned to adapt to her environment by ignoring all the crazy behaviors but Todd, I can see, isn’t used to it. He is used to confronting his problems and talking them out.
The ratings for part 2 was 1.644 live + SD which increased from part 1.
Kandi knocks on Mama Joyce’s door so Mama and Carmon can hash out their problems. Then Kandi promptly leaves. Seriously? Someone needs to be the mediator especially after the shoe tossing skirmish and Mama wanting to beat Carmon which would have happened if she hadn’t been physically held back. Mama says she has never lied about Carmon and Carmon states nothing happened between her and Todd. Carmon says Mama’s story constantly changes. Then Mama names the names of all the people that she heard from the streets that were telling the story. This must be the same street that Aviva heard Carole had a ghostwriter. Carmon asks why Mama didn’t confront her about the stories she heard especially when Mama has known her since she was a child. Mama says a man can get drunk and put it in any hole. Would Carmon let him put it in her hole? Then Mama starts describing an instance where Kandi was offering her old hair and Mama said she liked the hair and Carmon says she wants her hair. This is totally unrelated to the alleged affair that Mama says Carmon and Todd had. Mama is not able to connect the dots between the hair incident and the alleged affair unless she has a list of grievances and she is getting revenge. The voices escalate. Carmon says she doesn’t want the situation to intensify until something happens like Sharon passing away and Mama will be really sorry for making up stories. Kandi finally comes in and breaks up the fight. Kandi says there is no reason to be mad. Kandi admits that leaving them alone to resolve their problems was stupid. Mama wants Carmon to take a lie detector test. Kandi says her mama wants everyone to take a lie detector test. Carmon leaves because there is no talking to Mama. Guilty until proven innocent is Mama Joyce’s motto. Stick with your lie is another of her mottos.
Todd comes in and Mama says she is okay with Todd because he is a man and a man will not do more than what a woman lets him. It’s not surprising that Mama has such a low opinion of men. He swears on his mother’s grave that nothing happened. Mama looks stunned that he swore on his mother’s grave.
Aww! The next morning Todd’s brother is leaving the craziness and going back to his own life. The vacation was a short one for him. Todd’s team is shrinking. Todd’s brother says where there is conflict, there is an opportunity for growth. It’s important that he works on it. I can see why Todd is so Zen. He was probably brought up on Confucius proverbs. Kaela says goodbye to her uncle and it’s a sweet scene.
The ”unt nuts” (thanks to mrs peabody and OMIB for coming up with that moniker) are making snowballs to start a snowball fight. Carmon sit down and talks to the “unt nuts” about the fight she had with Mama Joyce. They are in disbelief and rolling their eyes at Mama Joyce. Carmon wants to know if there is something else going on with Mama Joyce. “Unt nut” Bertha says Mama’s relationship with Kandi is downhill so Mama takes it out on Carmon who is the next best person. Of all people, Bertha says it’s a mental problem. It’s nice she can identify mental illness in others. Not so much in herself. Bertha says Mama has changed since she had brain surgery to prevent a ruptured aneurysm. But this was when Kandi was younger. “Unt nut” Nora breaks down in tears which seem very melodramatic because she is so sad and she doesn’t know what to do to help her sister. In the end, the problem that needs to be solved is between Kandi and Mama Joyce. Kandi doesn’t seem to want to see there is a problem and is willing to ignore everyone that has a problem with her.
Matthew is wearing a mask to help fight acne. These masks are everywhere. Even on Brandi. Mama thinks he looks like “White Vader.” Mama Joyce complains that Don Juan and Carmon are nasty to people. Matthew wants to be an irreplaceable employee and he wants to replace Carmon and Don Juan so he is trying to get Mama on his side with flattery and kindness. Mama tells Matthew that she feels left out of Kandi’s life. Matthew commiserates. As soon as Mama Joyce leaves the room, an evil grin slowly appears over Matthew’s face. He rubs his hands slowly together, licking his lips and says, “First, the assistant job for Kandi and Todd, next, world domination.” That didn’t really happen but it could! Off camera! (Cue evil laugh!)
Matthew gets into a snow fight after insulting Kaela, Riley and Weenie’s snow man. Weenie got him good. The “unt nuts” want Todd to take them to a place that sell weed. He takes them to a weed store and I half expect smoke to come pouring out as soon as Todd opens the door. Bertha is one step away from stepping inside when she steps back, overwhelmed by the smell. She is the smoker. I figured she’d be used to it. God bless the salesman, he asks the aunts for their IDs to check their age. The salesman seeing where they are from gives them a lowdown on the selling of weed for out of state residents. They are not allowed to buy more than a quarter of an ounce per day and they can’t take it out of the state. Age 21 and over can buy weed. He explains the differences between sativa and indica like a sommelier explaining wine. They smell one of the staple reefers. They have root beers and gummy bears. Carole Radziwill can get another gummy bear from this guy instead of some random dude at a club. The salesman must be giving them the hard sell because Bertha wants to talk outside and when they get outside they want to leave. Todd must feel pressured to buy a joint because he goes back inside the store and buys one. Bertha seems like the person that would drive to the reservation to buy discount ciggies. Bertha insists she got a contact high. I’m not familiar with marijuana so I’m not sure if you can get a contact high without the joint being lit. Nora announces she came out with a cookie. What’s in that cookie, “Unt Nut” Nora?
Kandi, Mama Joyce, Riley and Kaela decide to go snowshoeing. They walk about ten feet away from the cabin. Kaela is nice enough to assist Mama Joyce. They have a snowball fight and it looks like fun. Kandi is happy they are all bonding. “Mending and Blending.”
Don Juan is checking up on the office to see if it burned down in his absence. Carmon and Matthew join him. Matthew addresses the tense moments between Don Juan and Carmon. He thinks it’s pathetic that they are not doing their jobs. Don Juan concedes he could be an asshole and Matthew agrees which DJ doesn’t like so he catalogs what he does for Kandi. He can take it but can’t dish it out. DJ knows how the dynamics work with Mama Joyce. He has been witness to many things and Matthew has been there for a hot minute. They make up but DJ is uncomfortable when Matthew hugs him. Don Juan looks spastic when he skis.
Kandi and Todd discuss what happened on the trip. They are happy Kaela and Riley are getting along. Todd talks about mourning for his mother and how he is supposed to do that. He may not be completely accepting that his mother is gone. He was very close to her. He is thankful that Kandi is there for him during his tough time.
Everyone is in the living room to talk and “mend and blend”. Bertha tells them they got a joint and a half for $17.99. Todd is not allowed to smoke it because Kandi wants his sperm to be healthy. Do we really need to hear about Todd’s crusty toenails, Kandi? Kaela tells Kandi if she licks his toes, she can’t kiss them on the cheeks. Riley demonstrates how to make s’mores for everyone. Bertha retires for the evening. Riley and Kaela prepares a game called “Let it Burn” where everyone writes down their problems with other people and then throws the paper in the fireplace to let it burn. Riley apologizes to Carmon and DJ for throwing shade. Kaela forgives Mama Joyce for what she said about her grandmother and her father. Everyone starts tearing up. The kids are more mature than the grown-ups. Matthew wants to leave behind negative attention from DJ and Carmon and wants to build Kandi and Todd’s empire. Weenie wants to leave behind the conversation with Todd. Todd is letting go of Mama Joyce’s insults. Everyone tenses when Carmon gets up because they are afraid she might stir something up with Mama Joyce. Carmon doesn’t want to continue her issues with Mama Joyce. Mama Joyce doesn’t want any more problems with Carmon. Mama Joyce sings “Let it go” from Frozen. Just kidding! Mama Joyce addresses her two granddaughters, Riley and Kaela, that she wants to be the best grandmother to them and they all go on as a family. Kandi knows her mama’s good intentions might be short-lived. Kandi wants to do better about reaching out and showing her family she cares and won’t take her employees for granted. All our attitudes towards Carmon and Don Juan are based on Kandi’s and other people’s opinions. We don’t really know if they do their jobs and do it well (maybe not Carmon, she’s lazy). Kandi is making money so they must be doing something. It seems the trip ended on a good note and the family is mended and blended…. for now.