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Southern Charm Recap: “Unaware in Delaware” [Episode 8]

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We are still at Craig’s boss’ house and the “Southern Charm” is fading for Craig as he is still being told what a disaster is. Ever so calmly the boss recommends that Craig grow up and find some friends that actually have jobs. He fires Craig, but isn’t this a fine wine we’re drinking. So civilized.

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Landon and Shep are on the way to find her future. Spoiler alert: we never get there. Landon dreams of decorating an entire house and selling everything in it, including the cars in the drive-way. But the point of the little drive is to mention a vacation to Jekyll Island that will take place next week. Shep and Landon discuss inviting Thomas and Kathryn along because Landon believes in love and Shep believes Landon is naïve.

Over at Kathryn and Thomas’s downtown home, Kathryn’s friend Danni stops by. T-Rav is not there or anywhere in this week’s episode. I don’t know if he is off doing “campaign stuff” but he was conspicuously absent. The girls take their tea outside on the veranda. Kathryn is really bummed because her life didn’t change when she cut her bangs like the quote in whatever teen magazine she read said it would. She tells Danni that she’s tired of not being a priority for Thomas and soon she might choose her own path. Yeah, right.

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Craig calls Whitney and tells him about the meeting. Craig says that he didn’t get fired per say, but rather he and his boss are “parting ways.” Whitney suggests that he start studying for the bar now, then find a proper job in a proper law firm. Craig is ready for the soul-searching to begin…after he binges on movies for the rest of the day.

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Speaking of Whitney, we finally meet the “girlfriend” Larissa. Patricia thinks she’s the cat’s meow, which is interesting. You’d think she’d want a nice southern girl from a good family, but Patricia is so desperate for grandkids, hence all of the dogs and cats, she’ll take anyone at this point. Enter, Larissa.

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She’s currently on 3 television shows and making 1 movie in Germany, but flew to Charleston for 1 day only to be on a 4th show. In the park, just the two of them, Whitney suggests they get a place together. Larissa drops her head into her hands as if this is the 9th time he has brought this subject up. She gives a dozen excuses as to why they can’t right now. Whitney concedes because rejection is no fun.

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Whitney and Larissa visit Patricia. Drinks for everyone! When Larissa tells of moving from Austria to Monaco, Patricia recommends Charleston because she’s not getting any younger. Larissa glares at Whitney. Whitney quickly changes the subject to his going to Delaware with Shep and Craig the following day. Whitney says that Craig needs an intervention. Patricia gives her approval to enlighten Craig’s parents in a “diplomatic way.” Teaser alert: Whitney has no idea what the word “diplomatic” means.

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Outside of Craig’s apartment, Cameran is honking and honking. After waking up, showering, getting dressed and his hair just so, Craig goes out to her car. They drive for a while as Craig tells her the “parting ways” spin about his job, but Cameran is too smart to believe it. They go to a drive-thru and Craig has conveniently forgotten his wallet. Already things are looking up for Craig, Cameran is paying for his lunch.

We are finally in Delaware! Whitney, the prissy, self-proclaimed “snobby dick” has had a horrible flight because he thought he would catch Ebola from the man sitting next to him who coughed. Such a bummer to fly commercial. They guys tour Craig’s room and are shocked by all of the accolades hanging on the walls from his earlier, educational years. Clearly Craig peaked in high school.

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There is a boring scene of Kathryn making homemade applesauce, but it’s an obvious setup to get the call from Landon inviting her to next week’s episode at the beach. Kathryn says that Thomas won’t be able to make it, but she has no plans so what the heck, she’ll go. It’s not like she has a baby to feed the applesauce to or anything.

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Shep has invited a girl over for dinner that he knows in the area. Doesn’t everyone know someone in Delaware?  A flashback is shown of his hanging out with the “pretty proper” girl after the Founders Ball. Apparently she has done some recon work on Shep and discovered that basically he is a man-ho. A claim Shep doesn’t deny. 

After they bless the meal, the group dine on steak dinners. Whitney is impressed with Craig’s stable, middle-class upbringing, but wonders where it all went wrong. Could it be around the time Craig met Whitney? Just saying. Craig’s mom asks about his job and studying for the bar, but Craig doesn’t want to talk about them. But Whitney does! He tells Craig’s dad that a better work ethic is needed by their son. He tells the parents that Craig goes out every night and parties. He tells them Craig should be sent away, not to an institution mind you, but to a place that has no temptations. The final insult is when Whitney asks if Craig really graduated law school.

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The following morning, Shep calls Cameran for a pep talk. Cameran tells Shep that he’s the adult in the situation and must give a pep talk to Craig. They are supposed to play golf, but Craig is still sleeping and Whitney is the last person he wants to be around. When they finally hit the links, Shep and Craig stick Whitney in a cart by himself. Shep acting in the role of “the adult” tells Craig that although Whitney is a social disaster, he was trying to help. Shep also informs Craig that he wasn’t born with a silver southern spoon in his mouth like the rest of them. Craig finally admits that he can’t keep up with the rich kids, that he’s running from the truth and something needs to change. Breakthrough! The guys hug it out.

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Back at the beach house, everyone is eating crabs before Shep and Whitney leave. Alone with his parents, Craig tells them that he only goes out Thursday – Sunday and that he has lots of job interviews set up. Then his nose started to grow. It was the darndest thing, y’all. Craig’s parents tell him they’ll always be proud of him no matter what, but he had better get ‘er-done. 

 

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