What a messy episode! 🔪
We pick back up where we left off – Candiace going crazy at Ashley, and Chris pulls her away and tries to calm her down. Karen also goes over and tries to help Candiace chill out a little bit, too.
Ashley is playing dumb, acting like she didn’t say something to purposely set Candiace off. “I’ve never seen someone act like this,” she tells the girls. Oh please. 🙄
Instead of trying to diffuse the situation, Gizelle uses this an opportunity to bring up the whole d**k sucking thing from earlier. “There was an issue we discussed earlier,” Gizelle nonchalantly states. She then starts to kind of tell Ashley what happened – and then completely throws Robyn under the bus and is like, “I’ll let Robyn take it from here.” 😂💀
Robyn tells Ashley exactly what is said, and Ashley is pissed. She wants to know who Michael supposedly said that about. “One of our men, and we’re not gonna say who,” Robyn replies. Interesting….so Robyn knows who Michael was talking about. In my personal opinion, I think it was Juan. Anyway.
Chris has somewhat managed to calm Ashley down, but he’s pissed off that his food is burning. Lmao. The convo is still going – Monique thinks that it is her business if Michael was talking about one of their husbands. Everyone’s arguing, and Ashley decides to bring up Monique’s “Amistad” comment about Katie. Deflect much, Ashley?
Candiace isn’t letting this go. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!” Her and Ashley go at it, and Candiace tells Ashley to get the fuck out of her house. Ashley leaves, unwillingly.
Gizelle follows Ashley outside. “I don’t know where that rumor came from,” Ashley says, clearly in complete denial. Gizelle is trying to talk some sense into her – she’s basically saying that she knows Candiace doesn’t like Ashley, but this is why – because she thinks her marriage is fake. And that she’s not “making it up” since Robyn “co-signed it.” Katie joins them, and she tells Ashley that the girls want her to go back inside. (Christ, Gizelle and Katie are so messy. That’s a bold faced lie. 😂) Gizelle thinks they should all go back in, and that she can probably get Candiace to apologize to Ashley.
Inside, Candiace has somewhat relaxed, until she realizes that Ashley is back in her home. Karen calls out Ashley – she’s like, “You we’re asked to leave, it’s rude to come back.” Ashley says that she needs to confront Robyn. “There are rumors about my husband, Karen! I need to address them!” Ashley snaps at Karen. Karen retorts, “Once you address them then you need to leave.”
Ashley begins to talk to Robyn, and Karen is chiming in with some shade. (I am dying.) Ashley basically tells her to stop butting in. Poor Chris – you can tell he literally wants nothing to do with this, but he also heard what he heard, so he interjects. “We both heard it,” Chris says, referring to himself and Robyn. “Me and Robyn both looked at each other.”
“You have a man as your witness. You’re done.” Karen is killing me this episode.
Ashley isn’t having this. “It didn’t happen!” Candiace isn’t here for Ashley’s denial. “You’re lying!” Candiace is adamant that Ashley heard Michael say it, too. Ashley is now saying that basically everyone else was super wasted and they have no idea what they’re talking about. The bickering is never ending – finally, Karen is like, “Enough is enough!” Ashley keeps fucking with Candiace, saying little jabs about her mom. Candiace is getting heated, and she kicks Ashley out of her house for the second time that night.
Monique pulls Katie aside, because she wants to clear the air about the Amistad comment. We barely get anywhere because Ashley is back. Even Monique is like, Why are you back? Candiace flips and tells Ashley, “You have been told to leave.” She kicks her out for the third time, and Katie follows.
“That was her trying to get me to go off,” Candiace says once Ashley is gone. I’m not sure who says it, Gizelle or Karen, but they tell her, “Candiace, you need to be held accountable.” Candiace gets upset. She says she’s always been supportive of Ashley. (Ummm….no you haven’t? Lmao.) Gizelle tries to explain why Candiace is so emotional, and it all boils down to the issues she’s currently having with her mom. “It was a dig at Candiace to say this was her mother’s home,” Karen says. (Thank you, Karen! 👏🏻👏🏻) “She’s hurt. Hurt people hurt people.” Preach.
In the car, Ashley and Katie are talking. “I don’t understand why everyone’s so fixated on making Michael look gay,” Ashley says. “Is he gay?” Katie asks. Ashley says no. “Does he hook up with guys?” Again, Ashley says no. Ashley tells Katie that she doesn’t really care about Candiace, but she’s questioning her friendship with Robyn. She doesn’t understand why Robyn would do this to her.
What kills me about all of this is that Ashley is completely missing the point. No one cares if Michael is gay – no one is fixated on making him look gay. He said something, and if he was a single man, it would’ve been whatever. But he’s not a single man. He’s married – to a woman – and trying to have a baby. Cheating is cheating, whether you want to have sex with a woman or a man who isn’t your significant other. I think Ashley is embarrassed and in denial.
The next day we are all around Potomac. Karen and Ray are having lunch, and taking about Karen’s new perfume.
Candiace is talking to Chris, who is encouraging her to call her mom. Candiace sets up a therapy session for herself and her mother with Gizelle’s therapist, Dr. Ken. With Chris’s support, Candiace calls her mom, and she agrees to go.
Ashley is saging her house. She tells the producers in her confessional that Michael was pissed about the allegations, and he’s adamant that he didn’t say what he’s being accused of saying. He’s questioning Ashley’s relationships with the girls. Ashley doesn’t blame him.
Monique and Chris go to a workout class. (I love these two, they’re my favorites.) Before the class starts Monique fills in Chris on what happened the night before. “Why would they even bring that up?” Chris asks, referring to Gizelle and Robyn. “Because they’re messy,” Monique replies. Lmao, she’s not wrong. 😆
Gizelle calls Ashley to “check on her” (although she says in her confessional she wants to know if Michael came out of the closet) and they briefly meet up. Gizelle basically throws Karen under the bus, saying that Karen said Michael doesn’t love Ashley after she left the night before. I don’t recall that? Ashley is pissed. She thinks Karen is “fake and phony”. Ashley also tells Gizelle that Michael is livid, and he doesn’t even want her to hang around with the girls anymore. She’s also pissed at Robyn. Gizelle does stick up for Robyn, but Ashley won’t budge. Clearly, her anger is misplaced. I agree with Gizelle when she says that it’s a “classic case of denial.” Gizelle tells Ashley she’ll talk to Robyn and let her know how she feels. She believes they can work through it.
Candiace and her mom, Dorothy, are on their way to see Dr. Ken. They start hashing out their issues before they even arrive, and I don’t understand why they bother doing this because they can not communicate with each other.
Once they do get to the office, Dr. Ken sets some ground rules. One of them is that only one person is allowed to speak at a time. Candiace begins, and she says that she feels like she and her mom “don’t really talk about things”. Basically, something happens, and then they just sweep it under the rug and it “goes away”, as if it didn’t happen. Dorothy can’t even follow this rule – she constantly keeps interrupting Candiace and Dr. Ken is getting super annoyed. Candiace brings up the purse incident, but Dorothy refuses to talk about it. Candiace becomes emotional because of this. Dorothy ignores all of that and just starts going on about how she pays for Candiace’s bills. Candiace calls her out and says she lying – she admits she pays a portion of the mortgage, but tells her she won’t have to for much longer. She says that she feels like Dorothy diminishes her every time she says things like that to her. Dorothy isn’t listening, and Dr. Ken says to her, “Dorothy, you’re not doing a good job right now. Listen to your daughter.” Candiace says that she doesn’t want to be around toxicity any longer – she just can’t do it. Dorothy literally doesn’t have a care in the world. It’s honestly amazing to me that this woman is a therapist. She’s cray cray.
Ashley is getting ready to perform at Virginia Gay Pride, and Gizelle, Robyn and Gizelle’s friend are going to see her. Ashley FaceTimes with Gizelle, and when she realizes Robyn is there she gets really awkward and hangs up. Super shady. Robyn agrees she will talk to Ashley. Gizelle fills her in on why Ashley’s upset, and Robyn says she didn’t have bad intentions, but she can see how it all came out horribly at Candiace’s dinner party.
Ashley performs. (We only catch a glimpse of this, and I’m sorry to be a dick, but Jesus this was awful.)
Ashley approaches Robyn and Gizelle after her performance, and her and Robyn get right into it. Ashley basically feels attacked – she doesn’t understand why Robyn would say anything when she knows Candiace has it out for her. Robyn explains that that wasn’t her intention, but then Ashley says that Robyn “co-signed false documents” and Robyn gets pissed. “Robyn ain’t co-sign nothing false,” she says. Ashley doesn’t deny this, but instead says, “I don’t think you’re a real friend to me.” Robyn’s like, “I’m not going to lie, Ashley.” Ashley is irrational angry at Robyn and stalks off, saying, “I don’t give a fuck.”
I think the real issue here is that Ashley wants Robyn to lie – I think Ashley knows exactly what Michael said, and she was hoping that Robyn wouldn’t mention it. That’s why she’s so mad at her, she wants loyalty from Robyn to take Michaels comment to the grave. Robyn isn’t doing that, though, so Ashley feels betrayed. Just my thoughts!
What’d you guys think? Do you think Michael said what he’s being accused of, or is everyone else lying? Team Ashley or Team Robyn?
Next week looks even better….it looks like some interesting info may be coming out…
Until next week….