Tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of Potomac picked up were last week’s episode left off: with Charrisse’s crab boil drama.
Karen and Gizelle were still arguing over Gizelle’s lack of proper etiquette and Karen had the nerve to give Gizelle a list of rules that she shouldn’t do at someone’s birthday dinner. How petty is that?! That scene was so ridiculous. What type of friend would do something like that? When grown women have problems with one another, they call each other up and talk about it. They don’t let it fester and become something more than what it actually is. I’m actually starting to wonder if these ladies are actually friends in real life. They don’t seem to know each other at all.
Anyway, after Karen gets up to walk away, Gizelle decides to get her things (and her hairstylist plus one) and leave. It’s clear that Karen and Charrisse are both in their feelings, so she gets her stuff and starts walking to the front door, but before she can make it out of the house, her plus one gets into with Karen and ends up making her feel ‘threatened.’ Whatever. In my opinion, it wasn’t even that serious. She tried to stick her nose in the issue that Charrisse had with him and Gizelle and he simply told her to but out. Honestly, I would have done the same thing, but because he’s a man, she said she felt a certain way. That little spat was dumb and could have easily been avoided.
We finally get to meet the missing housewife, Ashely Darby. All the ladies, minus Charrisse and Karen, attend a socialite luncheon and Ashley was in attendance. I actually think she was a member of the club that was hosting the event. My first impression of her isn’t a bad one. She seems fun and lively. She sat at a table with the ladies and they talked about her life. She reveals that she’s 26 years old; married to Michael Darby, a man who’s in his 50s and who also has children from a former marriage; looking to start having children; is a former Miss District of Columbia; and is looking to start a restaurant with her real estate developer husband.
Gizelle doesn’t like Ashely as soon as she opens her mouth. She even called her ‘thot-ish.’ I think that comment was mean and uncalled for. In her interviews, Robyn says that every time Gizelle meets a young, attractive woman, her claws come out. That makes me think that Gizelle may be slightly insecure when she gets around other attractive women. We do get to meet Ashley’s husband. You can tell that he’s slightly older than her, but he’s Australian and has a sexy accent, so who cares, right?
Form here, we go to Katie and her children’s Jewish Naming Ceremony. She grew up Jewish and she wants her children to grow up the same way she did, so she’s converting them. She invited Robyn and Gizelle and they were both pretty skeptical about the whole idea. It was nice to witness, but, like Robyn, I have never seen or heard of a black jewish person, but I am not knocking Katie and her life choices. Do what makes you happy.
Something that I found really interesting about this scene was the conversation that Robyn, Gizelle, Katie and a couple of Katie’s friends had. They were picking Katie’s brain about how it was to grow up being half black and jewish. She, of course, said that she liked it and that she wants what she had for her children. She also said that she loved how diverse her life was and that she loves sharing it with her friends. Katie doesn’t identify as black, she identifies as biracial, so she doesn’t pick between the two, but when you fill out applications, there isn’t a biracial box. They asked what box would her children check and she didn’t have an answer. She joked about maybe going to rally for a biracial box.
I’m sorry if I made a mess of explaining that to you, but its kind of hard to put into words. You have to watch the show to see for yourselves, but it was a good scene. It also shown some light on what the other two women identify as.
The episode ends with a lunch between Karen, Charrisse and Gizelle. Giselle (and her daughters) wrote them both letters to invite them to lunch and, of course, it didn’t go well. They all didn’t think that they were wrong, which caused them to fight even more. Charrisse ended up walking out and a couple minutes after her, Karen did as well. They solved nothing and it was a waste of time.
This episode was pretty much the same as the first one. They fought and put each other down, so it was typical reality TV. I was a little disappointed in how Gizelle treated Ashley, but whatever. I’m still not sure about his one, but I’ll continue to watch until I can’t take it anymore.
Until next week.
Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.