It is party time in NYC, which shockingly coincides with the season finale, so strap up and belt yourself in! We open to a set of flash scenes: Chantelle is planning a showcase for her business, Flawless NYC. She is renting an expensive yacht with crazy sex appeal – and I am not one for conspicuous consumption. Forbes and Time – to name drop a few, will hire her models in the future of this could be a financially devastating party.
Demetria making room in her new life together with Greg by giving him closet space (one of the truest definitions of love). He is shocked by the amount of clothing she has removed – clothes she plans to donate to “Dress for Success.” When she tells him that she’s cried over it, with some of the clothes having deep significance for her – like the dress she wore to her first interview, he responds in a way that I would have, several weeks ago, “You have tear ducts?” She is not amused. He quickly apologizes. Married life should be fun!
She notes that her friends are shocked that they are not already living together. She recounts a phrase her grandfather taught her, “Don’t act like a wife unless you are the wife.” and she lives by it. We have been told that Greg realizes that he can’t expect her to keep her friendship with Geneva, the woman who answers her calls at 2am, by disinviting her to the wedding. They agree that she should be there. Chantelle is glamming it up for the event, Mica, Arzo, Melyssa, Daisy, and Geneva are getting their own glam on in preparation for the wedding.
It’s the night of the party and Chantelle is frantic! There is a slip up and she realizes the irony of owning a company named, “Flawless NYC,” yet her crew is not ready to receive the gold ticket holders when they arrive. The VIPs wait in the rain until the venue opens. It was worth the wait. The performances are outrageous; fire eaters, fire breathers contortionists, etc. The only messiness is Melyssa showing up and bringing with her a big bag of “sit that crap down — right where you found it.” Her attitude? Nasty.
Chantelle is not sure if Demetria will attend (which means she reached out to and invited her in the first place). Melyssa utters, “REALLY?” The implication was supposed to be “How can you be surprised after the Hamptons fight?” The subtext sounds more like, “really, bitch?” She tops it off by throwing Geneva a look (or it seems as if she does) and in flashbacks we are reminded of the dinner with Demetria, Arzo, and Melyssa of last week. Why did she bother showing up?
Speaking of guests, Pepa (of Salt and Pepa fame) arrives to say hello and a beloved guest has to leave. Daisy is beginning to develop a fever and decides to go before she ends up hospitalized. Daisy decides to lie down for a while instead of leaving, since she is having a hard time seeing. Mica stays with her for a little while. Daisy breaks down. She was looking forward to the party and is now ill. She just wants her life back. Mica comforts her and plans to call a car for her. While Mica is providing comfort, Melyssa is creating discomfort. She decides to egg on an argument with Geneva, who was actually being peaceful. She asks if she and Demetria have been talking, and Geneva tells her they have been texting. Melyssa talks about Demetria being so hurt that she probably won’t be at the party. Geneva asks her to respect the fact that was is between her and her friend is private, to please stay out of it. The producers give us a comedy break by sharing a TH of Melyssa stating that she’s not a confrontational person. We also get insight into the carelessness of editing.
Despite the fact that Daisy celebrated the last of her treatment’s in last week’s episode, it appears that this party was filmed before the episodes we saw last week, if Daisy’s narrative is correct. She tells us that she had to postpone her chemo because of her white cell count during one of her last treatments, and that she’s coming up to the end of her radiation treatments, soon. Sneaky sneaky – all of that aired in last week’s episode.
Back to Melyssa: she’s dragging everything out, as Geneva keeps asking her to stay out of it, leave it alone. Melyssa won’t and keeps arguing with her. In a TH, Geneva comments that Melyssa knows she just lost her aunt since she was at the vigil. (Again, the THs are typically filmed AFTER the season ends. So it seems as if the THs are even tailored to the editing). If you care (and I will admit that I don’t) Arzo weighs in that Geneva is ready to “go in” on them, with her “smurfette” dress on. Yeah, she says this while sitting next to Melyssa, who won’t stop egging on Geneva, who keeps asking her to let it go. I gave some of these women too much credit for showing unprecedented adult behavior for reality show participants. I think we’re grading on a curve, here, and Melyssa and Arzo are holding down the class average. What does matter is that Daisy’s temperature has dropped to normal and she is looking forward to being done with radiation in two days! (Really… someone figure out who is responsible for editing. Move that person to some other position).
The argument heats up until the other guests begin watching. Melyssa, in a TH, refers to Geneva as an arrogant hothead. During the argument she goes after Geneva over the taxicab incident. There is so much yelling it is hard to make clear who is saying what. What is clear is that Geneva says something about declined credit cards that Melyssa doesn’t like, we know because she stands up, nearly in Geneva’s face. Arzo grabs Geneva, almost as if she’s trying to put space between her and Melyssa – though it’s not clear why she didn’t grab Melyssa. The guests are taping the incident.
We hear glass break as the camera pans away. Someone says call 911. Melyssa is screaming that this will ruin her career. We hear that someone (Geneva) is bleeding on her chest.
Chantelle is clueless about what’s going on. She’s addressing the crowd and asking for Geneva at the end. NOW Arzo says she wishes she’d gotten Melyssa to walk away. Both women are giving a story of self defense with Melyssa claiming she was trying to get Geneva’s hands off of her friend (not mentioning that Geneva was grabbed first). Geneva says that Melyssa threw something at her and she grabbed a bottle, which she calls an ice bucket in her TH. Arzo whines to a crying Melyssa that she was just talking to Geneva and everyone knows that she (Melyssa) is not about that life… mmmkay.
Unless different facts are presented, it appears that both women attacked one another. Only Geneva is arrested and I am confused, wondering what we didn’t see. The other women are horrified when they hear the news.
Daisy calls Melyssa the next day and tells us that she’s hurting for the both of them. Cutie Kevin and Mica are talking and we hear that Geneva may be in jail, still. Arzo is hard to gauge. Is she amused, in pain, or simply upset? Mica realizes that you can be provoked but you have to keep calm, violence is never the answer. Daisy is offering prayers, for both women. From Geneva we learn that she was in jail for 24 hours, charged with felony assault and the use of a weapon (bottle/bucket). In a TH, she cries that not everything requires a reaction. She accepts full responsibility for her behavior, no excuses. I wish she’d walked away from the ass**** behavior Melyssa exhibited. Things never had to get to this point.
We at least end on a positive note. Not even the messiness of the fight between her friends can stop Demetria’s day from being everything she wants. She wants everything to be ok but realizes that the two women won’t be able to make it to the wedding for obvious reasons. Chantelle and Geneva are talking and Geneva realizes she should have been dealing with the grief over her aunt and instead she got into a fight. We’ve heard about Melyssa’s stitches, but it’s the first time we’re learning that Geneva has stitches, too – they are painfully located on her breast and she is expected to have a keloid scar where the stitches are located.
At the wedding, Demetria is in the gown she is crazy about, in shoes she adores, marrying the man she loves absolutely, and she is glowing! This is the most emotional I think we have ever seen Demetria.
Daisy, Mica, and Chantelle were not invited and are having a party to celebrate Daisy’s final rounds of chemo and radiation. The ladies are gorgeous in their pink attire! Mica went out full stop for Daisy, who is offered a glass of champagne. She jokes that she’ll take the entire bottle (at least I think it’s a joke).
Arzo and Yestirday are at the wedding, while Daisy is her mother’s clone, Demetria is her father’s. She asks him if he is nervous just as he walks her down the aisle. He is not, he says. I believe him, he simply looks proud!
Demetria tells us that one of the reasons she loves Greg is that he never asks her to play small. He wants the best for her. I have not been a Demetria fan, since this show started, but I think I would have liked her more if we’d seen more of THIS Demetria. Her father gives a loving toast about how much he loves her and always has. This is the season of the dads, on Blood, Sweat, and Heels.
Daisy, Chantelle, and Mica learn Arzo was invited and they weren’t, and it feels like a slap in the face. Mica and Chantelle share a similar sentiment about the group, they are all living in a tough city, working hard, they should be able to keep moving forward without the drama. There is positive news that Daisy is in remission and continues celebrating each day. The women tell Chantelle how much they love her and don’t ever want her to leave. The three statuesque women of “Blood, Sweat and Heels” send us off with a champagne toast and laughter. I’ll take that ending, too.
See you next season, folks!
I’m an exasperated soap fan who keeps hanging on – waiting for the daytime I once loved to return to its former glory! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a dream. I learned to love soaps thanks to my wonderful mother and grandmother. I’ll always have fond memories of daytime, most especially of ‘Another World’, my first stoap love. The ever great, but sadly defunct, daytime shows like Ryan’s Hope, Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, Loving, and many others keep a special place in my heart, as well.