Southern Charm Recap: Season 2 Premiere

Posted on Mar 17 2015 - 3:26am by Dani-K

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We return to Charleston, South Carolina, for season 2 of “Southern Charm.” The theme of tonight’s show is how hot Charleston is in August. Tourists beware. Since we last saw the crew, Cameran Eubanks, the sweet southern voice of reason, has gotten married to a doctor, Jason Wimberly, though we don’t meet him. She is still struggling in her real estate career and is castmate, Shep Rose’s agent.

Cameran stops by to visit Shep at the three-story, unfinished home he is currently building. Shep says that he won’t be cooking breakfast for any of the ladies in his new kitchen when it’s finished, and they’ll be lucky to get cab fair home. What a catch, girls!

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Shep’s dive bar, Paradise Hotel, is up and running, and he tells Cameran of his plans to live with Whitney Sudler-Smith for two months at the beach until his house is complete.

As you may recall, Thomas Ravenel who is 29 years older than his girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, had a baby at the end of last season. Cameran and Shep discuss attending the second christening for baby girl Kensington, and if they have to bring another gift. Cameran says they do. The reason for the second christening is a spiritual do-over. Apparently, the first godmother was fired from her duties for flirting with Thomas after the ceremony. They are having a second chritening so that the heavens will understand, even though we do not.

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Next we join Patricia, Whitney’s mom that he still lives with, as they discuss the poor taste of having two christenings. Whitney didn’t attend the first christening because he was in Europe. When mom Patricia asks son Whitney about his restaurant planning, something he’s been talking about since last season, we hear the southern crickets chirp.

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In addition to his all important child’s christening, Thomas wants to run for State Senator again. Last time he was elected to office he had to resign after six months for a cocaine indictment and conviction. He served ten months in federal prison, something that coincidentally happens to a lot of Bravolebrities. According to Thomas, he wasn’t selling the cocaine, you see, he was merely sharing it. This is what Dr. Phil calls a distinction without a difference. Thomas needs 10K signatures to get his name of the upcoming ballot.

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Over at Craig Conover’s bachelor pad he is fast asleep after a long night of drinking and hitting on women. He rudely receives a phone call from his boss asking him to come to the law office. When Craig manages to make it in, his boss Casey explains that he needs to come in at nine…in the morning. Craig doesn’t understand why it matters what time he gets to the office if he gets all of his work done. Craig says he’ll start coming in at nine, but not with much conviction.

Thomas stops by friends and newly assigned godparents, JD and Elizabeth’s house, and their four, maybe five, kids running around as he tries to navigate baby gates. Thomas explains that the rubbing of his leg by the ousted godmother was misconstrued by Kathryn. Thomas also explains that he and Kathryn are in a committed relationship, but he’s not sure about marriage yet because Kathryn is “crazy and paranoid.” Great qualities when searching for the mother of your child, Thomas. Can’t wait to see your political campaign, if that’s your logic.

Kathryn arrives to join the godparents for dinner, looking disheveled and complaining about the hour and a half drive. Thomas has sold his downtown Charleston home for 3.3 million and now resides only at the plantation that Kathryn calls the boondocks. 

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It’s the day of the christening and it is hot outside. How hot is it? Hot enough that everyone is required to mention it at least three times. Cameran picks up Craig to drive out to the boondocks and he tells Cameran that she only has ten years left of being hot. And not hot like the temperature of the outdoor christening in August. Hot like, baby you’re so hot you could bake cookies, hot. Cameran should have pulled over and dropped Craig’s butt off on the hot road, in the hot sun.

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At the plantation, Pastor Bryant, who doesn’t mind performing the ceremony again (for the cameras) gives Thomas some advice that we all can use: When in doubt, don’t. Words to live by. Of course, Thomas could have used that advice nine months ago. 

Patricia is getting ready and Michael, her butler, is preparing her alcohol to-go bag. A lady is always prepared. And she is with car-tinis! I guess South Carolina doesn’t mind open containers if you’re in a chauffer-driven Bentley. She is bringing her friend Cooper in his pink jacket as her escort and drinking buddy.

Shep is picking up his date and new girl to the show, Landon. They’ve been friends for a long time, and after a short-lived marriage that ended in divorce in Los Angeles, Landon has returned to Charleston. She’s a giggly little thing, but looks like fun. Shep reminisces that the plantation used to be a bachelor pad, but is now as fun as a morgue.

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There are a lot of empty chairs at the outdoor ceremony. Thomas gives an awkward speech – and this guy’s a politician? – telling his single guy friends (all two of them in attendance) that they need to get with the program and have a baby. But it’s too hot. Nobody even wants to think about what it would take to make a baby in this heat. The baby is adorable and doesn’t cry when the water is poured on her head, but this is her second go’round and she’s the only one cooling off.

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Whitney, who is as metrosexual as they come, arrives late and doesn’t look happy to be there. He feels as if Kathryn has taken advantage of Thomas. Really? A 22 year-old girl took advantage of a 50 year-old ex-convict? Let’s call it a push. But Whitney doesn’t stop there. In his talking head interview, Whitney calls Kathryn an evil, white-trash, hillbilly, femme fatale. Sounds like somebody’s jealous!

After the christening, Cameran asks Kathryn if she’s ready to have another baby. Who does that? That’s like asking someone who’s just gotten out of jail if they are ready to go back. (Thomas-care to answer?) Tune in next week when Thomas announces his plans to run for the State Senate, but can’t find the words to talk about his commitment to Kathryn.

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  • Nancy Krystofik

    Good morning ! At any point, did the first godmother make an appearance? I missed the show last night, enjoyed the recap, can’t wait to catch it. After that Shahs party, boozing, Xanax , the usual antics, i switched off Bravo. How about Reza’s comment about the bowls of the U.S., Persians only like the pretty places, like Cali, Florida, and NY. Reminds me of Vickiie G slamming Oklahoma, maybe Adam will change his mind about the marriage.

    • Dani-K

      The first godmother never made an appearance, darn it!

  • TartLemon

    Catherine looked good in her THs with the darker hair and makeup. I still can’t stomach her whiny me-me-me ass. She’s boring as HELL. If Catherine is not happy living out in the boonies with Thomas, MOVE. Kensington was not an “accident”. She was conceived when you intentionally had unprotected sex. Putting a ring on it will not do anything but make you more miserable adding the stress of being ‘stuck’. MOVE ON.

  • italiano bambino

    I was surprised how different is the show from the rest of the bravo’s that are aring right now. Was interesting. Was not planning to watch it but good one. might stick around.

    • Dani-K

      Yay!

  • BeachSpin

    OH MY GOODNESS…I watched my first episode of this show last night and I LOVE it!! A whole cast of cute men, great clothes and houses and a 22 year old hillbilly femme fatale…I am SO In!! Excited for a new show..YAY!

    • italiano bambino

      That red head is one hot mess perfect for this snobby people LOL

      • BeachSpin

        Oh YEAH…I am all over the hillbilly femme fatale persona….nice bit of trash to mix with the upper crust…LOL…too FUN!

        • italiano bambino

          what’s the older snobby lady name with tthe vodka mixer? she was throwing shade left and right LOL

          • BeachSpin

            Had to check the recap (fun one Dani!)…because I don’t know names yet…Patricia? She looks fun…and her prissy neighbor escort…LOL. She throws classy shade, love it.

          • Dani-K

            Thanks Beach! Right, Patricia is the mom. Whitney (Norman Bates Jr) and Patricia are hilarious. Looking forward to their remarks!

          • Babson_Chick

            Patricia is a hoot and so is her butler.

          • italiano bambino

            i was like damn that woman doesn’t hold anything hahahah

          • Babson_Chick

            That’s why I find her so entertaining!!

          • itsjustme

            And THAT is how a well bred southern woman does it. Phaedra needs to take shading lessons from Patricia. Phaedra calls herself a southern belle. Patricia IS A southern belle…lol

        • Dani-K

          Supposedly she’s a descendant of Vice-Pres John C Calhoun.

          • Babson_Chick

            Yes that’s what they said last year and TRav told the preacher that her family was Hugenot too but Whitney calls her trash – maybe for some drama.

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Beach you & anybody else who did not watch last season needs to check it out. Cause the mess with Katherine, T-Rav, Whitney & Particia (& possibly a few others, wink, wink!), is not to be missed.

      • Babson_Chick

        exactly – they played the first season reruns all day – haven’t checked to see if it’s On Demand yet

  • Babson_Chick

    Yeah SC is back – love love love this show!! Not sure what happened to Shep as last year he was content to do nothing and now a new house and a business. Love Whitney and his Mom Patricia and their butler. Don’t see any big deal about Whitney living with Mom since he has a separate wing and butler services – I believe he travels a lot too.(Loved his pic at the Vienna opera with Mom and another person.) After watching WWHL with Katherine in the audience I’m quessing they’re still together and am surpised.

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Same here Babs. Last I heard was they were not together.

      • Dani-K

        I was surprised to see her in the audience too!

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          Ditto.

        • Babson_Chick

          did you notice when they turned the camera on her – she kinda smirked and did seem to mind when Andy said some crap about her

      • Babson_Chick

        guess they’re on and off but they are parents and he really wanted a child but is smart enough to question their age difference

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Messy, messy, messy!
    Great re-cap Dani. Looks like this season is gonna be just as hot & messy as the last. Can’t wait.
    Oh T-Rav, what is up with you & Kate? Tsk-tsk. You should’ve known better than to dip your wick without protection. After all you are the grown-up in that relationship, aren’t you? (*Insert eyeroll here!*)

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    Take care of that little girl. That’s all you need to focus on.

    Patricia & Whitney. Sometimes there are no words. You make me laugh, but I’m not really certain if I like you. It’s a bit perplexing.
    Can’t wait to see what the rest of the CS crew will be getting up to.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks Tigerlilly! Thomas was on WWHL last night, and though I only caught the bedginning, he seemed like he’d had several bourbon on the rocks 😉

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        He sure looked a bit tipsy! LOL! Can’t imagine what would have happened with MJ’s overexposed. cleavage if Katherine was not in the audience.
        Dang girl! Hell, her chi-chi’s were hanging out! LMBO!

        • Dani-K

          Let’s hear it for the many wonders of duct tape!!!

      • Babson_Chick

        He said there was a party before the show. Andy trying to start trouble? Oh Andy wouldn’t do that.

      • itsjustme

        I heard they had the premiere party earlier in the evening. So, I’m certain he had partaken in a few bourbon and waters (my mothers choice also) already. Love the show and the cast and was happy to see it return.

  • I love this show! I watched last night and the cast is a hoot. Does anyone know where Thomas got his money from?

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      I believe his Daddy was a Congressman & Thomas does real estate.

    • Nancy Krystofik

      I read his net worth to be 2 million, oddly enough, I think TRav and Kathryn make a striking couple, I was thinking, to them, it’s like breeding horses, the bloodlines and all!

    • Babson_Chick

      “old money” which I love as am so tired of seeing fakes pretending they’re rich

  • juliareginamay

    I love this show – I do think that Kathryn needs a support system – girlfriends, mommy & me, classes, etc – and being out in the middle of nowhere is not a good thing for a young new mother – I felt badly that she feels so alone and isolated. No wonder she’s unhappy.

  • Babson_Chick

    Loved the polo match last season that was played on TRav’s country plantation – don’t know why he sold his house in town for 3.3 mill. Don’t forget that the large bridge there is the Ravenel Bridge. Can’t wait to see what happens next!!