Welcome to a tale of two events on The Real Housewives of Potomac. Actually there are three events this episode, but only two are dueling. We begin with Karen and Ray dining out.Â Karen declares sheâ€™s been working tirelessly on her fragrance line and her O Huger charity event in honor of her mother and mother-in-law who both suffered from Alzheimerâ€™s disease. KarenÂ tears up over the subject, and Ray tells her she doesnâ€™t have to talk about it.
Next up Ashely and Gizelle are shopping and discussing Robyn and Moniqueâ€™s events. Both are on the same night, but the difference between the events is Robyn put hers together and Monique just has to show up in a great dress. Gizelle is mad at Karen for switching loyalties and going to Moniqueâ€™s event instead of Robynâ€™s.Â Gizelle tells Ashley that she and Sherman are over. Gizelle says she needs a man who will kiss her ass make a commitment. Ashley recommends not throwing it away just yet because a good man is hard to find â€“ which is why sheâ€™s with Michael. Ashley has some info on Sherman and the â€śpark after darkâ€ť situation, but doesnâ€™t bring it up with Gizelle, which is odd because Ashleyâ€™s all about getting into other peopleâ€™s business.
Over at Moniqueâ€™s house we meet Kyndall who sheâ€™s recently become friends with. Kyndall is Shermanâ€™s ex-wife and theyâ€™ve been divorced for over four years. Kyndall says divorce was hard, but marriage was harder. True dat.
Back with Monique and Kyndall, who are now walking through the neighborhood, Kyndall tells Monique how disrespectful it was of Gizelle not to call her and tell her she was dating Sherman. Really? How long until a phone call isnâ€™t necessary? Ten years? Twenty? Kyndall didnâ€™t like hearing about it from her own son, and that totally sucks, but shouldnâ€™t Sherman have been a man and told her? Guess it doesnâ€™t matter now. Kyndall thinks Gizelle only cares about herself. Well, sheâ€™s that part right.
Robyn arrives at her She Is Empowered event ready to help with set up. Monique arrives at the Human Growth Foundation event decked out with sassy hair. Robyn really isnâ€™t feeling empowered because sheâ€™s too hurt that Charrisse chose Moniqueâ€™s event over hers. Theyâ€™ve known each other longer. Same thing with Karen.Â
Ashley and Candiace arrive ready to support Robyn. Back at Moniqueâ€™s event, Charrisse is not happy to learn that Monique invited Kyndall and is poaching all her friends. Karen shows up and now we know why. To invite these fancy people to her event. She wants people with money to come to hers. And to prove how generous Karen is, she offers to only pay for Kyndallâ€™s ticket. Everyone else must make their checks payable to her ICON company. When Monique questions this, Karen tells her itâ€™s none of her damn business who she makes the check out too. Umm, yes it is. Right about now, Monique is probably wishing Karen went to Robynâ€™s event.
Later in the week, we join Robyn and her â€śreal estate mentor.â€ť Heâ€™s helping her find homes with the potential to flip by kicking in the door. Three words for the interior of this house: total gut job. Robyn calls her business partner/mommy with the breakdown. The house is selling for $25K and after the reno will hopefully sell for $140K. If everything goes right, and it never does, thereâ€™s the potential for $50K in profit. Robyn signs the papers.
Next we are with Candiace and her fiancĂ© Chris as they check out a possible wedding venue. Last time we did this Candiace was with her mom and left in tears. This banquet room is huge and has great views of the Potomac. Candiace isnâ€™t sure about her dĂ©cor budget, but wants flowers covering the entire ceiling because obviously. Chris points out how the numbers arenâ€™t crunching, but itâ€™s in one ear and out the other with Candiace. She tells Chris heâ€™s being annoying for approaching this from a practical standpoint. How dare he. Candiace is about to cry again.
Chris and Monique are having a day-date. Theyâ€™re getting a mani/pedi together which is cool. And you know our girl Monique brought a bottle of wine to get the party started. Fingers crossed Chris is driving home. Monique talks about operating under her umbrella, not his anymore, and Chris is like, Hey I want more of dem babies. Unfortunately for him, Monique wants more time to heal from the miscarriage.
Guess what? Itâ€™s also date night for Ashley and Michael, but for some reason Michael is being a blooming baby and doesnâ€™t want to talk about anything important to Ashley. They toast to the expansion of his company, but when Ashley brings up babies, Michael shuts it down. Ashley points out they arenâ€™t getting any younger. Backed into a corner, Michael blames Ashley and her mom for his not wanting a child, which is totally lame. Last year he blamed the new restaurant on his not wanting a child. The writing is on the menu if only Ashley would read it: bait-and-switch served medium rare.
Itâ€™s time for the Huger charity event. Karen, Ray and daughter Raven are riding in style and Carson Kressley is the emcee. Across town, Robyn and Gizelle are dining, making plans to crash Karenâ€™s event so they can tell her they donâ€™t respect her, sheâ€™s a liar and an asshole. Wonâ€™t that be classy in front of Raven? Robyn says this is not an ambush, but a message. #thuglife
Back at the event, Charrisse shows up with a hot guy. I mean, daaayyyuuum! Does he have a brother that can go out with Gizelle? Ashley and Candiace are shocked that Karen has invited Kyndall to the event. Itâ€™s clear there are no loyalties among these ladies.
Ashley tells Karen that Gizelle ainâ€™t gonna be happy about this and Karen says she donâ€™t care. But she probably will after Gizelle and Robyn get done with her. To be continued next time.
Tune in next week to see the messy showdown between Robyn, Gizelle and Karen.