Southern Charm Recap: “Unaware in Delaware” [Episode 8]

Posted on May 5 2015 - 6:50am by Dani-K

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We are still at Craig’s boss’ house and the “Southern Charm” is fading for Craig as he is still being told what a disaster is. Ever so calmly the boss recommends that Craig grow up and find some friends that actually have jobs. He fires Craig, but isn’t this a fine wine we’re drinking. So civilized.

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Landon and Shep are on the way to find her future. Spoiler alert: we never get there. Landon dreams of decorating an entire house and selling everything in it, including the cars in the drive-way. But the point of the little drive is to mention a vacation to Jekyll Island that will take place next week. Shep and Landon discuss inviting Thomas and Kathryn along because Landon believes in love and Shep believes Landon is naïve.

Over at Kathryn and Thomas’s downtown home, Kathryn’s friend Danni stops by. T-Rav is not there or anywhere in this week’s episode. I don’t know if he is off doing “campaign stuff” but he was conspicuously absent. The girls take their tea outside on the veranda. Kathryn is really bummed because her life didn’t change when she cut her bangs like the quote in whatever teen magazine she read said it would. She tells Danni that she’s tired of not being a priority for Thomas and soon she might choose her own path. Yeah, right.

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Craig calls Whitney and tells him about the meeting. Craig says that he didn’t get fired per say, but rather he and his boss are “parting ways.” Whitney suggests that he start studying for the bar now, then find a proper job in a proper law firm. Craig is ready for the soul-searching to begin…after he binges on movies for the rest of the day.

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Speaking of Whitney, we finally meet the “girlfriend” Larissa. Patricia thinks she’s the cat’s meow, which is interesting. You’d think she’d want a nice southern girl from a good family, but Patricia is so desperate for grandkids, hence all of the dogs and cats, she’ll take anyone at this point. Enter, Larissa.

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She’s currently on 3 television shows and making 1 movie in Germany, but flew to Charleston for 1 day only to be on a 4th show. In the park, just the two of them, Whitney suggests they get a place together. Larissa drops her head into her hands as if this is the 9th time he has brought this subject up. She gives a dozen excuses as to why they can’t right now. Whitney concedes because rejection is no fun.

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Whitney and Larissa visit Patricia. Drinks for everyone! When Larissa tells of moving from Austria to Monaco, Patricia recommends Charleston because she’s not getting any younger. Larissa glares at Whitney. Whitney quickly changes the subject to his going to Delaware with Shep and Craig the following day. Whitney says that Craig needs an intervention. Patricia gives her approval to enlighten Craig’s parents in a “diplomatic way.” Teaser alert: Whitney has no idea what the word “diplomatic” means.

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Outside of Craig’s apartment, Cameran is honking and honking. After waking up, showering, getting dressed and his hair just so, Craig goes out to her car. They drive for a while as Craig tells her the “parting ways” spin about his job, but Cameran is too smart to believe it. They go to a drive-thru and Craig has conveniently forgotten his wallet. Already things are looking up for Craig, Cameran is paying for his lunch.

We are finally in Delaware! Whitney, the prissy, self-proclaimed “snobby dick” has had a horrible flight because he thought he would catch Ebola from the man sitting next to him who coughed. Such a bummer to fly commercial. They guys tour Craig’s room and are shocked by all of the accolades hanging on the walls from his earlier, educational years. Clearly Craig peaked in high school.

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There is a boring scene of Kathryn making homemade applesauce, but it’s an obvious setup to get the call from Landon inviting her to next week’s episode at the beach. Kathryn says that Thomas won’t be able to make it, but she has no plans so what the heck, she’ll go. It’s not like she has a baby to feed the applesauce to or anything.

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Shep has invited a girl over for dinner that he knows in the area. Doesn’t everyone know someone in Delaware?  A flashback is shown of his hanging out with the “pretty proper” girl after the Founders Ball. Apparently she has done some recon work on Shep and discovered that basically he is a man-ho. A claim Shep doesn’t deny. 

After they bless the meal, the group dine on steak dinners. Whitney is impressed with Craig’s stable, middle-class upbringing, but wonders where it all went wrong. Could it be around the time Craig met Whitney? Just saying. Craig’s mom asks about his job and studying for the bar, but Craig doesn’t want to talk about them. But Whitney does! He tells Craig’s dad that a better work ethic is needed by their son. He tells the parents that Craig goes out every night and parties. He tells them Craig should be sent away, not to an institution mind you, but to a place that has no temptations. The final insult is when Whitney asks if Craig really graduated law school.

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The following morning, Shep calls Cameran for a pep talk. Cameran tells Shep that he’s the adult in the situation and must give a pep talk to Craig. They are supposed to play golf, but Craig is still sleeping and Whitney is the last person he wants to be around. When they finally hit the links, Shep and Craig stick Whitney in a cart by himself. Shep acting in the role of “the adult” tells Craig that although Whitney is a social disaster, he was trying to help. Shep also informs Craig that he wasn’t born with a silver southern spoon in his mouth like the rest of them. Craig finally admits that he can’t keep up with the rich kids, that he’s running from the truth and something needs to change. Breakthrough! The guys hug it out.

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Back at the beach house, everyone is eating crabs before Shep and Whitney leave. Alone with his parents, Craig tells them that he only goes out Thursday – Sunday and that he has lots of job interviews set up. Then his nose started to grow. It was the darndest thing, y’all. Craig’s parents tell him they’ll always be proud of him no matter what, but he had better get ‘er-done. 

 

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  • Yolie

    Great recap Dani-K. I don’t think it’s really Shep an Whitney’s place to speak on Craig’s behalf. It should be between Craig and his family. Craig’s not a kid even though he’s acting like one. Whitney has no room to say anything, he’s a spoiled mamas boy who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. A 50 yr old man with not one damn responsibility, he’s the one who needs help.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Agreed. I would say nothing unless his parents asked. Craig is young but he is an adult. Plus Whitney has no leg to stand on for telling someone else to do something with their life. He has squandered his considerable privilege on a life that has contributed next to nothing to anything of value.

      • Guardian

        Now, now, Whitney did make those great commercials – oh wait a minute, my mistake, you did say next to nothing of value (though they did cost 150 grand). Sheez . . . and we all can tell that Larissa is about as close to taking a powder as a girl can get. He should just go home to his mother and spend the rest of her days name dropping with her and getting the butler to bring him his shoes on a silver platter. I agree with Jennymckitty, along with so much else, the way he spoke to Craig’s parents was just so rude and condescending. Shep should have taken a dive under the table. Hopefully Craig will get it together as he is clearly capable.

        • RealitytvJunkie

          This is wonderful lol.

          • Guardian

            I do like this show – or I did but it’s getting a bit beyond or something. Whitney is just so boorish and as out of place as T-UnRavenel. And what is up with Landon? As for Craig, after seeing all he has achieved, I think the guy is just plain tired of the grind and wants to have fun. Unfortunately, he is not at the end of his work, he is barely at the beginning. But, he’d best clean up as with alcoholism running in both maternal and paternal sides, he’s at risk and it’s not looking too good for him right now in that regard. Ah me, I need another hobby.

          • Nancy Krystofik

            Well Craig is getting paid to be on the show, that could be one reason he was not applying himself to the law firm-too bad, I liked his boss, and Craig was already In a what appears to be a successful firm. When Craig is shown relaxing around the apartment, he always has an alcoholic beverage close by, hope he can quit drinking. After his parents see this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ship him off to rehab-sober living. How else will he ever get up for work. I have jury duty again, 8:00 am start time.

          • Guardian

            Sorry haven’t replied – bunch of darn tornadoes all over yesterday and last night. I hate basements. I thought his boss was great and caring – don’t find many of those around (and usually not lawyers! IME). Definitely he is over drinking and again with a history of it on both sides, wouldn’t take much for him to cross the line if he hasn’t already. I am hoping he is smart enough to either check himself in or check himself. I always laugh when these people have financial problems on these shows. Uh, you’re being paid to be on the show and I’m sure it’s enough to cover your living expenses plus. And, as this is their what, second season? No doubt making more than before. Ugh Jury Duty. Did that last year around this time.

    • Jennymckitty

      It wasn’t just that Whitney told Craig’s parents about his partying, it was the way he spoke to Craig’s parents. It was so rude and disrespectful. It wasn’t really his place to say anything but that may have been the moment that Craig began to get his life back on track. At least I hope he does.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        He was obnoxious to say the least. Very elitist.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks Yolie! Whitney will do anything for a storyline.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Whitney was wrong in my opinion. Craig asked him not to say anything to his parents, regardless of the conversation that all where having Whitney and Shep should’ve pulled him to the side and said to him if you don’t get your act together we will have an intervention with you and your parents. And maybe just maybe he would wise up, now getting back to Whitney he’s a product of his mother plain and simple.I really wonder how he would’ve made out in Craig’s shoes.He’s a spoiled rich brat that’s a 50year old wannabe Mick Jagger, always in everyone’s business i.e. Dear Abby he’s a lonely and confused person that in my opinion is struggling with his sexuality.

    • Dani-K

      Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

  • itsjustme

    Whitney and his mother are like teenage girls. Always willing to gossip about the others and throw everyone under the bus while they proclaim themselves above the all the fuss. In case you couldn’t figure out by now I have NO USE for either Whitney(who names a guy that) or his mother.

    • Guardian

      She assumes her darling son is incapable of anything but the best and the wisest – “mommy dearest” should just keep drinking cause that’s the only way she’ll ever see grandchildren – especially from Larissa.

      • Dani-K

        It was so obvious she wasn’t into him. Kind of embarrassing.

        • Guardian

          Think she has realized that he isn’t going to get her anywhere near Hollywood and wants to end it except she might get some US air time if she sticks around while the show is filming. I can only imagine what he told her about his making one film many years ago. Doubt this is what she expected. When he asked her about moving in, from her reaction, I thought she was going to get sick. Yep, embarrassing for the chosen one.

  • Aleggra

    Whiffney’s creepy laugh gives me an ice cream headache. It’s somewhere between a psychopath & sociopath or both. And it’s always after he’s insulted someone. Lord, he’s creepy. Creepy, arrogant & full of himself. I think seeing Craig’s awards enraged him into a “love and concern” rant. Craig’s young & still has time to get it together. Whiffney is 50 & still living in his mother’s closet, wearing her clothes, pretending he likes women. Too bad his young, European Lolita couldn’t pretend she even liked him. She was practically holding her nose sitting next to him. And when Patricia mentioned grandchildren, the girl went into a coma w/her eyes still open.