We head back at dinnertime, and Ana’s preparing the meal with some big to-do chef whom I don’t know anything about because he hasn’t yet been featured as a guest on “Top Chef.” Marysol’s the sous-chef, but she’s wasted, so all she does is ask about martinis. In other, more serious news, Karen’t’s dad is in the hospital because something went wrong with his pacemaker. The pacemaker he told Karen’t he was replacing, but instead just replaced the battery in. Pride goeth before the heart attack…
All joking aside, Karen’t a wreck, and the last place she wants to be is sipping cocktails with a crowd of women who’d sooner poison her food than offer a sincere condolence. She seems genuinely pissed when she tearfully swears she doesn’t give a bleep about what those women think of her not showing up to dinner. She’s gonna sit and pray the rosary until she get a flight off this rainy rock, and even Lea doesn’t argue. See? Karen’t has priorities. Real, impressive priorities. Seriously, this is a Housewives show, right? It’s not some elaborate plot hatched by Miss Andy to give me boring shit to recap? Not that I think he has any reason to do that, just enough time on his hands.
At dinner, everyone is getting along pretty well until Lea and Marysol finally decide to have it out. I wish I could say that the hashing out of the Marysol/Elaine debacle and the Marysol/Lea/Gala/Red Carpet/PR Bitches debacle actually allowed for some new insight into the fight, but it didn’t. It was the usual talking over each other, she said she said bullshit. I DO think Lisa Pliner’s a two-faced ninny, but that was in reaction to the clips that Bravo aired of her admitting that she and Marysol talked about ways to cut money from the event (like hiring a certain host who would have done it for free) and then clips of her saying something completely different when Marysol wasn’t there. Hey, how can we get Lisa cast on this show? She seems like she’ll fit in more with the rest of the franchise.
To her credit, while Lea doesn’t get an apology or even an admission of guilt out of Marysol, she comes back around to the fact that Marysol’s had a rough, rough year, and Lea misses her friend. Marysol feels the same way and the two women… hug it out?
“WHAT FUCKING PLANET ARE WE ON?”
I’m not saying I don’t like it, but this shit is like nothing else I’ve seen on Bravo in a long, long ass time. Can you imagine this happening between Vicki and Tamra? Holy shit – CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH VICKI GUNVALSON VS. LEA BLACK!!!!!! Let’s make this shit happen, Gasmii! Who do we need to speak to??!
In other feel good moments, Karen’t does stop by to show her tearstained face to the women and explain that she’ll be leaving in the morning to be with her father. Everyone’s appropriately polite because ain’t nothing like family tragedy to get bitches off your back. She’s probably got less than a week before it starts up again, but even a short respite is a respite nonetheless.