Hi guys! I missed everyone last week. Sorry I was MIA – I’ve literally been sick for three weeks, and I’m almost finished with my second round of antibiotics. I was too sick to blog Dallas, but I’m back and I’m so ready to talk about this week’s craziness with you all! I have so many feels about this episode, so let’s just get right into it.
We start off all around Dallas, as usual, getting little snippets of what the girls are up to. (I seriously just love Bruin. What a cutie!) But we land at Hollman Lockers, Travis’s company, where he was supposed to meet with D’Andra that morning to go over her business with her. Travis FaceTimes with Steph to let her know that it’s now 9:10 AM, and D’Andra never showed up for her 8:00 AM meeting. “Oh yeah,” Steph starts off nervously, “I got a text from D’Andra at like 1:30 this morning that she had to cancel.” Travis asks Stephanie to read the text, so she does. I don’t’ know what she said verbatim, but she literally cancelled her meeting because she had a “hair emergency” and didn’t leave the salon until 1:30 AM. I am so appalled by this. That is beyond unprofessional, not to mention extremely rude, since Travis is doing her a favor. Travis isn’t happy, either. He cleared his entire morning schedule for her. “You show up and you get the job done,” Travis says. I am dying though when Steph is like, “Oh stop it, you’re not Beyonce.” LMAO. Before hanging up with Travis, she tells him to be nice to her friend. In her confessional, she tells us that Travis can be very aggressive with work, which is great for their bank account, but not always so great when it comes to friendships. She calls him “Tramaya Carey” and I’m dead. Travis calls D’Andra, who doesn’t answer. He leaves her a voicemail, and honestly, I thought he did it very eloquently. He definitely expressed that he was upset, and that he thinks her behavior was unprofessional and disrespectful, but he said it in a very kind way. (Also, LOLing at the “Happy Birthday, bye!” comment at the end of the phone call.)
Now we are with LeeAnne and Steve (her wedding planner) at Nardos, where she is looking for a wedding dress. LeeAnne literally has 7 weeks until her wedding – I have genuine anxiety she waited this long to find a dress! She’s talking with the owner (dress maker, whatever) and she asks LeeAnne her budget. LeeAnne doesn’t give her one, so she asks, “$10,000?” Christ, that is such a high, ridiculous, number. LeeAnne’s face gives away her silent “no”, so she counters, “$7,000?” Again, I think anything over $5,000 is over the top. (I don’t even want to spend $5,000, but if I absolutely fell in love with a dress, I think that would be my ultimate max.) LeeAnne isn’t happy with $7,000, either, so Steve steps in. This scene made me so uncomfortable. Steve basically says that LeeAnne hates asking for stuff, but she’s done so much for other people that people are trying to help her out with her wedding. He’s basically asking for a free dress without actually having to use those words. And surprisingly, the owner agrees. She says she would be honored to make LeeAnne’s dress for her. For free. Hey, whatever works, right?
Over at Steph’s, she’s meeting with her Life Coach, Carmen. Steph reveals to Carmen that for the past 7-8 months, she hasn’t felt great. She doesn’t feel centered, she’s very anxious, and she just feels like she’s all around struggling. She talks about how she shared her past with us viewers last season – her struggle with anxiety and depression, and how she did try to take her own life. When it originally came out, she said she felt really great, like a weight had been lifted off of her shoulders. However, she got a lot of messages from fans reaching out – but many of them were suicidal, and Stephanie was worried that she couldn’t help everyone. It stressed her out, and she began to spiral. She decided to go back on anti-depressants, and she viewed this as a setback. I totally understand Stephanie and where she is coming from. As someone who takes anti-depressants, I get the feeling of shame that comes with it. Even though I know I shouldn’t feel any shame for needing the help, and I would never shame anyone else for taking medication, I can’t help but feel a certain way about actually taking them myself. Stephanie also speaks about her issues with her self-esteem – starting as early as kindergarten for her. Carmen asks Stephanie what she would say to that little girl today, and Stephsays, “You’re perfect just the way you are. You are enough.” The whole scene makes me emotional. I’ve never felt like I related to a housewife (or anyone on TV, actually) like I do with Stephanie. Steph’s excited to go to Mexico with the girls, so she can have some fun and get out of her own head.
At D’Andra and Jeremy’s, D’Andra is awake, and Jeremy is doing laundry. Jeremy asks D’Andra if she has called Travis back yet – she hasn’t. (D, what are you doing girl!?) D’Andra is embarrassed and feels like Travis isn’t going to understand her reasoning for missing the meeting. “To be honest, I don’t understand it either,” Jeremy says. I don’t understand it either, and I’m a woman who has had hair mishaps. Jeremy gives D’Andra solid advice – call Travis, and just own it. “You fucked up,” he tells her. D’Andra finally musters up the courage to call Travis back. (I was so anxious when this was going on!) She is extremely apologetic, she owns it all, and Travis is super understanding and sweet. They agree to meet again because Travis is willing to give her another chance.
All of the girls are getting ready to go to Mexico. They meet up at the airport, and LOL @ Kameron with her zillion bags. (I honestly cannot talk, I do the same thing for a weekend trip. It’s an anxiety thing for me though.) They land in Puerta Vallerta and then they have a two hour drive to Kary’s house in Careyes. They start drinking on the bus, and then they discuss their rooming situation. Kary puts all of the girl’s names in a hat, and whoever you pick is whoever you’re rooming with. LeeAnne is already not feeling this. “You have 7 bedrooms,” she says. “That’s ridiculous.” Also, no one wants to room with D’Andra, because she’s a mess. LMAO. Kary ends up getting LeeAnne as a roommate, and Steph gets Kameron, which leaves Brandi and D’Andra. “I think I did not win the lottery on this one,” Brandi tells us. LMAO. The girls stop to use a restroom, and they’re all freaked out because that bathroom was disgusting AF. After what seems like forever, they finally arrive at Kary’s. OMG – what a beautiful house! So, so, gorgeous. They get out of the van and a full staff is ready to greet them with Margaritas. Perfect.
Kary is giving the girls a tour of the house, and I will say that I think LeeAnne is being super rude about having to room with Kary. However, when we see Kary’s bedroom and realize that they have to share a bed, I am with LeeAnne on this 100%. I am grown, adult woman. I am not sharing a bed with anyone, especially someone I’m not even close with. That’s just weird. Also, I’m not really here for the way everyone was forced to pick names from a hat and share rooms. Can’t you just sleep with whoever you would like to? I mean, I get it – it’s Kary’shouse, and you need to be respectful to the host. And I think sharing rooms is fine, too. But sharing a bed? That’s where I draw the line. As Kary shows the girls the rest of the house, LeeAnne is still being really negative. At first, I was kind of like, WTF? It took me the whole episode to realize that LeeAnnewas upset about the room situation from the very beginning.
They walk down the stairs onto a porch/balcony area, and LeeAnne is making remarks about everything. “There are so many stairs. It’s like stair master on crack.” On the way down, LeeAnne sees a free room with a king sized bed, and she makes the executive decision that that is where is she staying. LMAO. Kary is annoyed. The girls are all sitting on hammocks, and in the distance is a bridge that Kary wants to take them to. To be fair, I wouldn’t go across that bridge. It literally looks like it will fall apart at any given moment. LeeAnne doesn’t want to go across it, and Kary gets annoyed by that, too. And now I’m starting to get annoyed with Kary, because just because it’s your house and you’re the host, that doesn’t mean you can force everyone to do exactly what you want. If someone feels uncomfortable walking across this rickety bridge, they don’t have to. She’s being so dramatic about it. On the flip side, LeeAnne is being a brat at this point, and Kary asks her, “Are you always this negative about everything in your life?” LeeAnne snaps back that she’s not being negative, and Karycounters, “You’ve been complaining since we got here.” We then get a montage of LeeAnne complaining since the van ride.
The girls all go off to their own rooms, and we go with Brandi and D’Andra to theirs. D’Andra is disappointed that LeeAnne couldn’t just go where she was originally assigned. In a sense, I agree with D’Andra – but D’Andra, you also didn’t get paired to share a bed with someone. So it’s not really the same.
Kam goes to check on LeeAnne. She tells her that she doesn’t like that she feels like LeeAnne is being “stereotyped.” I’m not sure if I agree with that. LeeAnne asks Kam if she thinks she was being negative, and Kameron says no. Kameron thinks LeeAnne is “misunderstood” in this group, and LeeAnne is offended because she feels attacked by Kary.
Meanwhile, Kary and Stephanie are chatting. Kary feels like LeeAnne is being rude. She wanted to get to know LeeAnne better, but she doesn’t think LeeAnne feels the same way. It’s weird – I agreed with Kary at first, but the more I watched, the more I don’t believe that Kary was being genuine. Something is off.
Later, the girls are all having dinner together. They’re all casually chatting – we learn that D’Andra had once dated Eduardo’s brother or cousin? I can’t remember who he was, but he was friends with Eduardo in some aspect. His name was Guillermo. Kary talks about her jewelry line, and Kam talks about Sparkle Dog. They all talk about prenups– all of the girls have them, except for LeeAnne and Rich, and Brandi and Brian. Midway through dinner, Brandi gets up, and she doesn’t come back. Steph goes to check on her, and she’s passing out in her bed, LOL. Everything is normal up until now, but if you thought we were going to have a nice, calm dinner, you’re sadly mistaken.
Honestly, I feel like Kary starts it. She asks LeeAnne, “You never wanted babies?” UGH, for real? This question is beyond inappropriate. What if LeeAnne did want babies, but had fertility issues? That’s so insensitive. Or maybe, she just didn’t want to have children – and that’s okay. Not everyone has to be a mother, and we shouldn’t shame women for not wanting kids. The question is just wrong all around and I’m so annoyed she asked it. Also – D’Andra doesn’t have children, how come you’re not calling her out? While I’m Team LeeAnne right now because I’m not here for Kary calling her out – I am NOT Team LeeAnne when I hear her response. LeeAnne talks about how she was molested as a child, and because of her bad childhood she would never bring kids into this world. It’s uncomfortable, but I do think she’s being honest. However, she takes it way too fucking far when starts to talk about suicide. She talks about how she’s tried to kill herself three times, and, “if given the opportunity, I would probably try again tonight.” LeeAnne, that is so not okay. If she was being genuine with this topic, I would feel so much differently. But I agree with Stephanie – LeeAnnewas purposely trying to shut this conversation down. And she succeeded by making everyone beyond uncomfortable. LeeAnne talking about suicide so nonchalantly and cavalierly is disgusting to me. LeeAnne has been suicidal – she knows better. Suicide is not a joke, and it’s not something to be taken lightly. I’m appalled that she would go here. Steph is upset by the convo, and she decides to go to bed. The other ladies follow suit.
Next week looks even more intense – I am not here for Kameron throwing her napkin at Brandi! – but I’m excited to see what’s to come.
What’d you guys think of this episode!? Sorry for the super long post – I told you, I had lots of thoughts on this one! LOL.
Until next week….