Southern Charm Recap: The Old Kathryn Resurfaces [Episode 6]

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 11:46am by Dani-K

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This week on “Southern Charm,” we pick up with Whitney who receives a call from his mom, Patricia. Whitney tells her that he is packing for the weekend and hopes that while in London to attend Winston Churchill’s grandson’s 40th birthday party at Blenheim Palace, he will see his “girlfriend” Larissa. Whitney explains that Blenheim has the splendor of Versailles without being gauche and that he prefers to summer in Ibiza and spring in St. Tropez. Pretentious-much?

Thomas and Kathryn are mattress shopping for their new townhouse in downtown Charleston. She’s ecstatic because now she can walk to the Starbuck’s. Thomas is ecstatic because now he can focus on his campaign and not focus on Kathryn. How sweet love is.

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Shep is turning 35 this weekend, but will have to celebrate without Whitney since Whitney will be celebrating the 40th birthday of someone he probably doesn’t even know. That’s okay. Shep will call Craig. Craig will show him how it’s done. Whitney and Shep discuss how fortunate they are to sleep late and not be a slave to a time clock like the other poor schmucks of the world due to their lack of mailbox money.

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Later, Cameran drags Shep to a pet shelter to adopt a dog. Cameran’s husband, who we never see, is also 40 and ready for a baby. Cameran is not ready for a baby and hopes that a dog will fool her husband the doctor. She asks for a standard poodle, but the one they bring out keeps trying to hump Shep, so Cameran isn’t sure about this one. They bring out another dog who is missing one of his front legs. He’s super sweet and Cameran has decided she wants this dog. However, she tells Shep that her husband will kill her if she doesn’t ask his permission first. Sometimes I forget it’s 2015 and not 1915 when I watch this show.

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Cameran asks Shep if he’s ever been in love. He tells Cameran that when he was 23 he was madly in love, but they were too young. How did Shep know he was in love? Because when she hurt, he hurt. Shep doesn’t feel that way about women now. When they hurt, he asks them to leave.

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Whitney stops by Thomas’ campaign headquarters to catch up. Amy joins the boys to discuss the negative blowback they are getting over the “Raise the Roof” commercial. Whitney can’t believe his ears. Have they no appreciation for art? Whitney thinks that voting for T-Rav will send a big FU to Washington. A not-so random phone caller is asked her thoughts about the commercial. The caller tells Thomas that it should be destroyed. Whitney is wounded and vows to officially disassociate himself from the campaign.

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Landon, who is hardly part of this show, stops into a jewelry store to pick out pieces to wear to Cooper’s Founders Ball that is coming up. Cameran and Kathryn stop by as well. Supposedly there are rules with this ball. Women should wear gloves and cannot dance unless they are asked. Fun fact: did you know that ladies were not allowed to dance together without permission, but it was okay for two men to dance together. So good news for Whitney and Thomas! Kathryn tries on engagement rings even though no one really believes Thomas is going to buy one.

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Kathryn calls Thomas and leaves a message asking if she can drop by the office because she misses him. Seconds later a text message comes in from Amy stating that Thomas will not be available for the next three days because he has a debate to prepare for.

Patricia has summoned Whitney to the Grey Gardens house so that he can work with the dog trainer and his new dog, Monty. Monty is a Lagotto Romagnolo (looks like a small labradoodle) whose function is to hunt for truffles. Monty is digging up the yard in the hopes that he will find some, but unfortunately, no one has told him there aren’t any in Charleston. Patricia loves her animals and has had a rough year losing two dogs and a cat. She thinks it would be a great idea to have a pet cemetery placed in her backyard. No word yet if Stephen King will come buy to bless it.

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Kathryn stops by Craig’s place and asks why he’s not at work. When is he ever, Kathryn? Craig explains that he is under the weather. The camera shows multiple empty bottles of alcohol around the apartment that might indicate how Craig contracted the “flu.” Kathryn complains to Craig about control-freak, crazy Amy who is acting like she’s Thomas’ new life partner. Kathryn says that she understands she needs to support Thomas, even if it’s from afar, for the next 45 days.

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Over at headquarter central, Thomas and Amy are working on his speech. Thomas is tired and keeps flubbing his lines. He explains to Amy that he hasn’t been getting much sleep because Kathryn hasn’t been the sole caregiver for the baby, like his mother was when his father ran for office, and if he doesn’t get seven hours of sleep, then he is dirt. Thomas calls Kathryn to tell her he won’t be coming home and is going to stay the night at a hotel. Kathryn says it’s fine, but starts to cry after she hangs up. Kathryn then calls her mom to take the baby for the evening. This girl is going out to raise her own roof.

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Cameran and Shep go out for his birthday. Landon and the other girls show up at the bar and start drinking. But where is Craig? He’s over at Kathryn’s house having a drink before they meet up with the gang. Although he used to dislike Kathryn, now he respects her because gets pregnant what she wants. They join the gang and everyone starts doing shots. Shep nearly chokes on his boob cake. And Craig is jealous that it’s okay for Shep to act a fool on his birthday, but when Craig does it for the other 364 days of the year, people get their panties in a bind.

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Kathryn is getting drunk and no longer wants to be a straight laced southern bell who returns her baby-daddy’s phone calls. She wants more tequila and doesn’t want to go home. She is ready to par-tay. Craig is liking this new/old Kathryn. (Insert wicked laugh here.)

 

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  • misstc

    Great article Dani! Now I’ll rant a bit. Whitney disgusts me with his “am I being pretentious?”; what a spoiled mama’s boy! And this so called relationship with Thomas will ever last. Kathryn is way too young for Tom & has not one bit of understanding what he’s going through. Thomas really needs to cut his losses, IMHO.

    • Dani-K

      Rant away, Misstc! I agree that it won’t last between Thomas and Kathryn, but she is trying. I feel that Thomas only ran (and lost) for office again to give himself a story line. What a waste of money and time.

      • Babson_Chick

        That’s what I think also – just a story line. (but interesting lol)

        • Aleggra

          SPOILER ALERT: Please don’t read, Babs (or anyone) if you don’t want to know the current status of T-Rav & Kathyrn. According to NY Post 2015…they are no longer an item. K is living w/her parents. Maybe we can find out why?

          • Babson_Chick

            Oh darn – had to read it anyway lol. Tks. for update and am not surprised. Wonder if he still has the house in town or stays at his plantation home instead – would love to see another polo match.

          • ANONOMOUS

            Downtown of course!! With all his “Peeps”!! LOL!! Can NOT imagine him living out in the sticks in what he calls a “Plantation”!! Plantation style maybe, but more like a hunter’s haven!! Maybe he and Whitney’s mom (her name escapes me) should hook up!!LOL!! More “Age Appropriate”!!! Woo Hoo!!

          • Babson_Chick

            He probably “retires” to the country when he wants peace and quiet. Don’t think Miss Patricia would want to “hook up” with TRav – IMO she would like an older sharp gentleman with a backbone and family money. TRav has some growing to do but does have a child that he wanted. if Whitney is an his 40’s I’d think Miss Pat is in her 60’s or 70’s – looked up her history some time ago but have forgotten a lot of it. Cheers to ya!!

  • undergroundrailroadtrain

    So I take it that Kathryn is not breastfeeding with all that drinking.

    • Dani-K

      ROFL

  • side of Sour Cream

    I’ve toured Bleinheim, where Whitney says he’s going. The part of the palace that the Marlboroughs (Churchill’s descendents) live in is tiny compared to the rest of the place. It’s a normal sized apartment with regular furniture, takes up probably less than 5% of the building.

    The bulk of the massive Bleinheim Palace is a museum and is also available to rent for functions & weddings etc. There is stuff going on there all the time, flower shows, antique fairs, marathons, you name it. So attending an event at Blenheim really isn’t the rare experience it seems Whitney wants us to believe it is. It’s not like getting invited to Buckingham palace or anything like that.

    • HoyesMiGente

      IKR–Whitney is such a sneed, and his mama needs to stop with that awful faux name dropping.

  • carefreemama

    This whole show is a yawn!! Dull, boring and terribly uninteresting. Snoozefest at best and obviously when few comment red flags go up all over. Cancel, cancel, cancel.

  • Babson_Chick

    Still love the show and everyone in it – so much better than the HW’s neverending BS

    • ANONOMOUS

      Hey Babson_Chick!! You got that right! The HWs are just plain ridiculous and the cast is pretty much made up of washed up Actresses! I usually can NOT stand to listen to them for 5 minutes and looking at Lisa Rinna’s botched up lip injections is almost UNBEARABLE!! As far as Southern Charm is concerned, it has become my guilty pleasure!! Being born and raised in Charleston myself but currently living elsewhere, I know the show is a travesty to the great state of South Carolina and does the City of Charleston absolutely no justice, I love just looking at the great beauty and unique charm of the city. I love looking at all the historic houses, the gorgeous beaches and the Palmetto trees. As for Thomas Ravenel and his pipe dreams of himself, an ex-con felon actually being elected to the Senate in reality is simply preposterous!! Just because he is from one of South Carolina’s most well known, wealthy and political families does not mean he would ever be elected by the mostly Southern Baptist population, hence Charleston’s nickname (The Holy City). I think the show insults the integrity of the state, yet I can not help myself from tuning in each and every week!! You really have to have lived in Charleston or spent a lot of time there to understand the REAL “Southern Charm” of the city!! Hoping it will survive for at least one more season!!

      • Babson_Chick

        Hi there!! Great points and info. Since this is a reality show I don’t take anything too seriously but i do enjoy the Charm of this show. Would love to visit there one day. Have been to Savannah, Vicksburg and The Biltmore in N.C.

        • ANONOMOUS

          Been to Atlanta, Charlotte, Huntsville, Lexington, KY, Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA, New Orleans, Memphis and lived in Nashville…of all of these fine Southern Cities, only New Orleans with it’s brightly colored old houses, French Architecture and it’s very unique and sometimes Bohemian charm and traditions, not to mention it’s humidity can come close to my hometown Charleston!! Currently on a journey back…that is my dream and it was there all the time, in my own backyard…the grass really is not greener, but I did learn one thing…the South is really the greatest place on earth and I cannot imagine living anywhere else, except maybe in the South of France or in Tuscany, Italy…but only for a year or two!!

          • Babson_Chick

            I like how you think!! Also love the south and wouldn’t live anywhere else. I’ve visited Savannah, Asheville, Richmond, Atlanta, new Orleans and Vicksburg – hope to visit Charleston one day. Have seen on other sites some saying they hate the south – jeez!!

      • Aleggra

        Anonymous, having lived in Alabama I know about southern charm. I know Alabama can’t compare with South Carolina but the culture is probably similar. Whitney’s mom reminds me of many of my friend’s mothers w/out the $$$$$. The lady is a trip. A true Southern Belle w/some Blanch Dubois mixed in. Isn’t she getting her ‘medication’ earlier & earlier? I hate to break it to her, but I don’t think she’ll be getting any grandchildren from Whitney. She’d better get some more doggies.

        • ANONOMOUS

          SO TRUE Aleggra! Whitney is nothing but a Ma Ma’s Boy who is worthless as most of those who come from old Charleston money and is only kissing her butt and waiting for Ma Ma to kick the bucket…no jobs, no dreams to pursue, and a sheer waste of A LOT OF MONEY that could go to better humanitarian and city preservation uses other than than keeping the designer clothing stores and expensive restaurants in business!
          T-Rav, a washed up, middle-aged man trying to recapture his youth by getting a 22 year old pregnant and partying with people 25 years his junior who keep him around because of his family influence and money has this notion that his family name and money will get him elected to the senate but in reality will only prove him delusional…LOL! USELESS!!
          Blanch Devereaux from the Golden Girls show was actually more funny to watch but Whitney’s mom has one characteristic I really love, SHE LOVES HER DOGS!!

  • Aleggra

    Could it be that Whitney’s European girlfriend is really a boyfriend? The photos could be a friend. Does anyone think this guy is straight?

  • Aleggra

    I like this show. Just glimpsing that beautiful baby is worth watching. But really, these southern folk are something else. I don’t miss the constant drama of the other reality shows. Plus, T-Rav & Kathryn’s storyline was a god-send to Bravo. They didn’t even need writers for this.