Marissa Hermer, our favorite wiener-loving lady from Ladies of London, had a bit of a rough time in last night’s episode. It seems she deeply offended Caroline Fleming (from henceforth referred to as Fleming, because there are too many damned Carolines on this show) last week by making cougar remarks.
“… Caroline Fleming had previously accepted my apology on a couple of occasions. I had called Caroline immediately after bowling to sincerely apologise [sic] to her and also I went over to her house prior to the shooting weekend, where we talked and she said everything was fine with us.”
But there was more to it than that. When Fleming’s boytoy tossed Marissa out of a cab and left her on the street, she naturally vented to her best friend, Fleming’s sister. Can you feel the plot thickening? Word wound its way back to Fleming’s family, and animosity between the two women bubbled and boiled throughout last night’s episode.
“So when Julie told me in the bath that she [Fleming]…was clearly still upset, I was surprised.”
Naturally, Marissa tried to talk things out with Fleming. And how did that go?
“…Fleming relayed to Caroline Stanbury that our talk was ‘full of emotion’ – I couldn’t have said it better myself. I care a lot about Caroline Fleming and her family and I felt terrible that I had offended her…”
So everything was nice and peaceful after that, yes? Well…not quite. Mainly because Juliet Angus-Beef-Wellington had to get her little digs in at Marissa, claiming Marissa is a London wannabe.
“I’m not surprised to hear that Juliet denigrates me…but the fact of the matter is that I’ve lived in London for 10 years…and now have dual-citizenship – so though I still have my American citizenship, I also have my British citizenship, and therefore actually AM British.”
Suck on that, like a wiener smothered in mustard, Juliet.
“Juliet criticizes me for embracing British culture but I actually believe that loving where you are living – wherever that is – and enjoying your life as it is – can only be a positive thing. It works for me.”
Don’t worry, Marissa. Juliet criticizes everyone except for Her Majesty Caroline Stanbury.
And now for the question we’ve all been dying to ask: um, what was up with the shared bubble bath between Marissa and Julie?
“I love taking baths with my girlfriends – I know, maybe it sounds crazy, but its true… I went to college in Vermont and…my roommates and I would all jump in the bathtub together to warm up, have some bubbly, and gossip before we went out at night. I’m now learning that it isn’t totally normal…but I don’t care, it’s fun!”
Go on with your hotdog-loving self, Marissa. You stay true to who you are.
So what do you think? Is taking a bath with your bestie weird? And was Marissa right to spill the tea about Fleming’s jerky boyfriend?
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