And, I’m not saying that the others aren’t acting a part. I’m not even saying that Karen is the only one who recited the lines that Jennifer wanted. I’m saying that Karen was much much worse at it than anyone else (except for CousinSuckUp), and before CousinSuckUp appeared, the women still seemed to enjoy being around each other – which is exactly what we saw in that split second.
Alright, so Carla says that she wasn’t aware of how sick Renee was. And she says that none of the cliques that she interacted with (as she spreads her hands to indicate the people in the studio) told her that it was as serious as it was. Drita was the one to finally tell her, and Drita confided that she was told NOT to tell Carla until a certain point. And, Karen and CousinSuckUp give a look that says, “told you that Drita was a liar.”
BitchFace numbers 78 and 62, respectively.
Drita says that Renee’s sister, Jennifer (Creator and Executive Producer of the show) told her not to say anything. Jennifer told her that there was a very bad situation between Carla and Renee and it would be better to let things cool off. OK, everything up until, “It would be better to let things cool off,” was actually what Drita said. Then, after a look that I can’t really decipher from Renee:
Stay perfectly blank and let this conversation pass.
she slightly nods her head to acknowledge Drita was telling the truth. But, I don’t think that Renee knew Jennifer had asked her not to say anything until after the filming wrapped, or at least until after she and Carla had their sit down with Drita and Big Ang.
I think Renee was hoping Drita wouldn’t bring up Jennifer’s involvement in the storylines. She was probably worried that it would hurt Jennifer’s credibility as a producer – but I think it’s best to acknowledge when the producer’s intervene. But, I also think that Renee wasn’t going to deny Jennifer’s involvement either.
Carla jumps in to say that while she knew Renee was in the hospital (she had sent her a good luck text, complete with a, “I can’t wait to see your ass” text, after all), she didn’t know that Renee was so close to death. She goes on to say that she and Renee were still on weird terms because of the prior fights they had on the first season. But, that if she had known that Renee was so close to death, she would have reached out without prompting. And, I also think that this is why Carla was so pissed about Renee’s shit talking about her being a bad friend. Everyone else on the show knew what was happening except for Carla and it was all Jennifer’s doing. Renee admits that she was talking out of her ass and they move on to Karen.
Karen is asked about her part in stirring up the trouble between Carla and Renee (and please keep in mind that even though I really dislike Jennifer Graziano at this point, I think she is a genius when it comes to Reality TV/Modern Soap Operas), and Karen says that she “never told Renee that Carler insinuated that Renee knew” about Junior being a rat.
But, she also never comes out and says that she knew Carla was talking about the cheating. I think it was worded that way deliberately because Karen is playing the part of Jennifer (or at least Jennifer’s personality) on the show.
Here’s why I feel that way: Karen came on the show with an attitude that this entire thing was about her. Even though this show came about because of Jennifer and Renee’s experience in the life, Karen had the attitude that it was all about her. Hearing Karen say lines about how being a rat shouldn’t be worse than being a murderer in the trailers for the first season, was what made me want to give this show a look in the first place. But, then I actually saw the stuff that happened and couldn’t get over how self serving Karen was. Now, I’m wondering if Karen only did her bad acting performance because Jennifer told her it was the best way to write a book and get it published.