RECAP: #SouthernCharm Reunion Part 1 — Everyone Believes Kathryn Dennis Got Pregnant To Stay on Reality TV

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 6:19am by Dani-K

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What a night! Part of me thought this would be a boring reunion show for the “Southern Charm” gang. When Andy Cohen doesn’t go to the city the show is filmed in, and instead has the castmates come to the clubhouse, that speaks volumes. Even Patricia Altschul found the forum undignified and didn’t attend. But the tension between Thomas and Kathryn was palpable, even with Andy sitting between them, so let’s get started. 

Flashbacks are shown of a drunk Cameran at the election-results party. When Andy asks Cameran if she recalls the evening, Cameran admits she was too drunk and had to get a ride home from the production crew. She also admits that she loves her husband Jason and loves that he wants no part of reality television. Smart man!

When it comes to Cameran and Shep, for those who thought there was a possible love connection, they assure Andy their love is of the brotherly/sisterly kind. Cameran says the kind of woman Shep needs is one who will sit in the background, be secure and leave him alone. How about a blow up doll he can prop up in the corner? Perfect! When Andy asks Cameran who’d she rather – Craig or Shep – she refuses to answer without the aid of several cocktails.

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Andy asks what’s up between mom’s and son’s in the south. Whitney is quick to respond. He explains this is how it is in the south and it’s not unhealthy, not at all. No way. It’s perfectly normal. Shep says that his mom is no longer picking out his clothes. So, yay! He can dress himself at the ripe age of 35!

Shep presents Andy with a “Craig’s List” of nine transgressions Craig has committed and calls him a “high-maintenance acquaintance.” Is Shep jealous of Craig? He says no, but admits to the two being extremely competitive. Case in point: the charity auction. Shep rationalized that the person who is auctioned off first raises more money. As you recall, Shep raised only $1,750 while Craig raised $5,001. Craig explained his game isn’t better than Shep’s, just different. Like the game, snipers (Craig) and crushers (Shep). A crusher will go home with anyone. Not to worry, Shep, most people think Craig is gay.

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Whitney announces the he and LaRissa will be moving in together in Los Angeles. No word if they’ll have their own show. Kathryn mentions that LaRissa is younger than she is so the age difference shouldn’t bother Whitney. Whitney explains that he doesn’t care who Thomas “sticks it in” but if you’re going to run for public office others might care. Kathryn says Whitney just wants to control Thomas. And Craig says that it’s personal not political from Whitney. Thomas just grins, enjoying people fighting over him.

Andy brings up the “Raise the Roof” campaign commercial. Whitney and Thomas disagree about the origins of this bad idea that was supposed to be “ironic.” Kathryn says it’s not that she didn’t like the commercial, it’s that she didn’t like hearing about it from other people instead of Thomas. Craig says that if Thomas and Kathryn had a healthy relationship, because he knows so much on this topic, the commercial wouldn’t have bothered her. Andy asks Thomas why he didn’t acknowledge Kensington or Kathryn during the campaign, Thomas explains he was focused on the issues facing millions of families. With a straight face. He did admit to being done with politics and that he never really thought he would win the Senate race in the first place. There is more arguing between Thomas and Kathryn and the reunion show is quickly turning into the ThomKat show.

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Moving on to the assault charges filed by Kathryn’s stylist, according to Thomas he simply shut the door and caught her hand. Thomas said he then went to bed and never asked the stylist to leave the house. The stylist filed the charges three days later, so feel free to form your own opinion. When Thomas accuses Kathryn of being in cahoots with her stylist, and she denies this, Landon asks Kathryn why the two are still hanging out together. Oh, no she did’ent! Kathryn says that she simply had her hair colored the other day by her, they aren’t hanging out. Andy speaks for all of America when he asks Kathryn why someone else in Charleston can’t color her hair.

Andy takes two minutes of interview time to talk with Landon about being the new girl and the poignant scene with her mom, but then returns the conversation to Kathryn and Thomas. Andy asks Kathryn about teling Landon to eff-off at the election-results party when she was really mad at Thomas and Whitney. Kathryn took the moment to apologize for her misdirected cross-fire of red fury. The good news is Landon doesn’t live on a boat anymore.

The update of Craig is that he’s back in Delaware living with his parents, studying for the bar. He plans to move back to Charleston when (and if) he passes the exam. Shep calls bullshit on Craig’s lip-service and says nothing has changed. Saint Kathryn proclaims that friends shouldn’t attack each other; they should support one another. Cameran thinks that Whitney and Shep are adults, but Craig isn’t quite there yet. Let’s face it, Whitney didn’t get there too long ago.

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Finally Andy gets to the night on the beach in Jekyll Island. Craig and Kathryn are still sticking to their story of digging two separate holes and sticking their bodies into that to keep warm, even though they were only several blocks away from the hotel. They were lost, walking around until 6 or 7 in the morning. Kathryn needed to sleep so Craig stayed awake to fend off any white, wealthy people that happened by. What’s important is that Thomas doesn’t believe a hook-up took place between Kathryn and Craig.

In a shocking statement, Whitney (who actually has a decent haircut) accuses Kathryn of getting pregnant to secure her place on a reality show. Now, I’ve heard of this happening, but this isn’t “Teen Mom.” Shep points out that Thomas wanted a baby last season and they warned him what would happen if he had unprotected sex. Thomas is 50, by the way, and pleads mia culpa, admitting he should have taken the time to get to know Kathryn better. 

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And this is where it gets good. Kathryn tells Andy that Thomas isn’t supporting her emotionally or financially. Currently Kathryn and their daughter are living at her mom and dad’s house. When Thomas explains he’s offered the highest amount of support that South Carolina allows, $2,500, Andy is surprised this is a monthly amount. He makes a face and tells Thomas the amount seems kind of low. The Bickerson’s continue to fight over money, then Thomas tells Andy they’ve been kicked out of many hotels due to Kathryn’s yelling. Kathryn stands and calls Thomas a liar, threatening to leave. Andy tells Kathryn to sit down and they’ll just discuss the show. So much for that, Kathryn announces that Thomas slept with a lesbian and that’s why she was yelling in a hotel. Andy tries to cool things down, but Kathryn says she can’t wait to go to court to prove it. Thomas turns to Kathryn and says he will destroy her in court. There is venom in his voice and I, for one, believe him.

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Cameran asks Kathryn if it’s so bad with Thomas, why does she keep going back. This is when Kathryn begins to break. She admits that she still cares about Thomas and Thomas says that he cares and doesn’t want to see Kathryn fail. Andy asks the Diane Sawyer question everyone wants to know: When was the last time these two hooked up? The answer: THREE WEEKS AGO! Andy smirks and says that he saw how Thomas was leering at Kathryn earlier and predicts they will hook up again tonight! Landon is in tears, and who can blame her, it’s just so darn twisted.

Mint juleps are brought out and Andy toasts to a charming future and wishes the cast well, but mostly peace to the citizens of Charleston for putting up with these people!

 

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  • Kathyrn is truly a hot mess. Her and Thomas are 2 peas in a pod crazy!

    • Livie1

      I watched some of this reunion last night and have to agree with you Seuss. Not a class act.

      • Good morning Live….how are you doing this morning?

        Kathryn is very ghetto and not equipped to handle that crowd. And Thomas is too mature (worldly and cunning wise) to be in a relationship with immature irrational Kathryn. Kathryn blows a fuse over nothing. it’s very unbecoming of southern charm.

        • Livie1

          I’m good Seuss! How are you fairing in the aftermath of the flooding and rain?

          I haven’t watched a lot of this series but I do like the men on it, I love me a guy in a suit!! But I agree, the ThomKat connection is odd at best. I’m going to make a point of watching this show or at least watching reruns to get myself caught up to speed.

          • Things are somewhat stabilizing, thanks for asking. You should give this season a shot and catch up on the reruns. I think you’ll enjoy it.

          • Livie1

            That’s good to hear things are somewhat stabilizing now with the flood situation Seuss. I was telling SophiaZ previously we have relatives in Blanco. I thought I’d read something she said or you said that you were in the flood area too. So why I asked about you!

            I went to bravo’s site a little bit ago and they have some past episodes there for my viewing pleasure – lol. So I *will* watch!

          • Livie1

            I’m watching season one right now – Good stuff!! Kind of fun to play catch up considering I already know some of the outcome! Thanks for recommending this Seuss 🙂

        • Guardian

          Her demeanor is that of a shrew. When she contorts her face, along with that red lipstick, she looks crazy, completely out of control. I think she will be destroyed in court.

          • Hahahaha! Picturing that face in my head and I LOL. Oh you know Thomas has some damning ish against her. She’s a drunken slut. Ugh!

    • Jennymckitty

      They both are crazy and incredibly immature.

      • Hey Jenny……. do you see Kathyrn’s crazy now?

        • Jennymckitty

          Yes. I think they both are. I think they are both turned on by the drama. They are both so immature. I feel for their child. I don’t think they are putting her best interest first.
          The entire “I’ll murder you in court?” They aren’t divorcing. This is about custody and child support. They need to put Kinsey first and think about her…not trying to destroy each other.

          • Yep — I feel sorry for the baby too and she’s such a cutie.

    • Guardian

      I think he is a cad and when it comes to relationships thinks with his “little brain.” In the end, I don’t think she will get much other than child support. They weren’t married, didn’t live together very long, presumably had nothing in writing, and her behavior coupled with all of her lies won’t be in her favor in court. He may or may not have made those promises of support but again, don’t think it will matter one bit. She is so vindictive and spoiled – and he can be too. I feel sorry for that child.

      • Hi Guardian! Spot on. I agree with everything you stated here. Me thinks the strumpet set Thomas up with that stylist assault charge. I don’t trust her one bit and she uses her looks to lure (weak) Thomas into her bed. And yes, they’re both crazy hyper sexual freaks. LOL.

        • Guardian

          I think his ego at this stage in life is telling him that he can’t do better and she is thinking she can’t get richer with someone else. As for the revolving door – they will use that child as their excuse for hooking up again and again. I think the rest of the cast are best to just stay out of it. Both are going to do as they please.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks Seuss! Still don’t know if they’ll be back for a 3rd season. ThomKat definitely confuse passion for love.

      • Great job covering this lovely show, Dani-K! Looking forward to reading your RHONY recap tomorrow. I hope SC comes back, it’s my guilty pleasure.

  • Livie1

    Andy looks like an Austin Powers Mini Me in that group photo!! Is he really that tiny? (Brain we know is small but the rest of him? Just wondering.)

  • Livie1

    Ugh I hate women that stand up, then proceed to jab fingers at a seated person. Grow up!! That action right there speaks volumes about who’s the biggest problem in that relationship imo.

    • Guardian

      Cocaine was the least of T’s problems. Really, his drama since has been of her doing (eg – the second christening). After watching K’s body language when the subject has come up, I do think she was in cahoots with her hairdresser. K is so immature and impulsive. She doesn’t love T, just his money and her goal was to get it – the baby being her meal ticket. I just remember the look on her face at the cooking lesson when she was asked if she had a job/was working. She looked horrified at the thought. No doubt she intends for him to support her but I believe his lawyers will destroy that dream. She has lied too much.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Kathryn needs to glue her ass to her seat…when she stands up in a fury, makes he look like she’s lying, body language is EVERYTHING!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Didn’t watch the reunion yet…but by this write up I will definitely check it out tonight!!

  • Guardian

    Apparently Kathryn tweeted or posted on instagram last night that she and T are together again – and watched the reunion together last night. Further, she is hinting things about Landon that she can’t go into because of her Bravo contract. Anyone heard anything about this?

    • Dani-K

      OMG! I tweeted yesterday I wonder if they’re together and several people were quick to say they were not. Hah! These two are a revolving door.

  • Lila

    Didn’t watch reunion but this blog is enough for me because I don’t watch this show-they all annoy me. Can only take them for about a minute. The whinning! Ugh! Thomas can’t blame Kaythrn for anything; because, by his own admition, he should have gotten to know her better. They All need to grow up. It’s like watching a group of immature high school/college kids.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Andy was trying to mirror the Southern peeps right down to the suit and shoes; this IMO, relaxes the group and keeps them receptive to his questions. I enjoy the show: not too long a season, not too short, but enjoyable.

    • Dani-K

      I thought the same thing about Andy. So funny that he did that. I’ve never seen him in glasses quite like those.

      • Livie1

        Truman Capote-esque, his whole look. Just needs to work on the voice a bit and bingo!

  • pixntrix

    I’d prefer Kathryn to Twitley any day of the week. Twitley can’t keep his nose out of Kathryn’s business. It’s like he is jealous of T Rav being with Kathryn and will do anything to break them up. It is so obvious that Shep is jealous of Craig. Why be jealous of a friend? If Twitley and Shep didn’t have family money they would be worse off then Craig. I don’t think either one of them could hold an actual job. T Rav is too old to act so immature. People blaming Kathryn for getting pregnant forget it takes two to tango. If he didn’t want that kind of commitment to Kathryn then he should have put a condom on it. I wish Andy had asked Twitley about his money…his uppity mother didn’t cone from money she married it several times. Their relationship is not normal, whether they are from the south or not.

    • Livie1

      Pix, I love Twitley’s mama but their relationship IS a little….ick-inducing??? I can’t quite put my finger on the emotion the two of them together invoke? Norman Bates and mom???? lol.

      I agree so completely with the pregnancy thing, it DOES take two to tango unless you’re running an illegal fertility clinic. Thomas is so immature (unjustifiably!) and skeevy on that account. Don’t want a pregnancy? In this day and age, it’s very easy to prevent with what you suggested Pix, a condom. The deed is done though so however it happened, get over it and take care of your kid – BOTH of you. Yes I’m speaking to you, Thomas and Kathryn.

    • J212

      They are not from the South. It is all fake for tv. Patricia is a gold digger.

      • There not from the south? That’s news to me. Where are they from and how did they get those southern accents.

        • J212

          Whitney & his mother are not from the South. Whitney only “lives” in Charleston to film the show. Pat lives in NYC most of the time. She is from Florida. Whitney has lived in LA for some time now. He has never lived in Charleston.

          • Thanks J212….Florida is the south too. 🙂

          • J212

            I agree. She did however spend most of her life in NYC so not so southern. She is funny as hell though. I enjoy her very much. Whitney is so creepy. I just wish he was not on the show

          • Yup, NYC hardly qualifies for the south LOL. I actually like them both. I’m the minority that likes Whitney. I think he and his mom are funny characters.

  • TartLemon

    Thomas owes Kathryn NOTHING. The $$ are for the support of the child. Kathryn can get job like any other single parent. Her Family may have a name and property, but I get the impression they have no $$ and certainly no manners.

    I cannot name 3 nice things Kathryn has said about Thomas. Don’t get me wrong because I certainly am not taking sides. Seems weird to me that everyone is blaming Whitney for the choices grown assed Thomas makes. Yes, Whitney butts in. The ultimate CHOICES are Thomas’ though.

    Explosive sexual chemistry does not a loving, lasting relationship make. Fond memories in my old age of people who’ve woven in and out of my life. Never wanted him around for very long at a time. Sure was fun. Ahhhhh the memories.

    • AMEN! I wish I could like this comment 100x. *Applause*

      Kathryn is looking for a big payday. $2500 a month in Charleston is more than enough. She lives rent-free with her parents what bills could she possibly have.

      • Guardian

        And she has made money from the show. Imagine living with her parents cramps her um, style? Clearly, her daughter was to be her meal ticket with Thomas – married or not.

        • Livie1

          Spending a lot of it on bad false eyelashes I suspect.

          • Guardian

            And a really, really bad faux fur coat.

        • J212

          She definitely assumed she would be a kept woman after having Thomas’ baby. I kind of don’t blame him for not giving her a ton of money to blow on herself.

          • Guardian

            Agree – and he may well have promised her some things which, unless on paper, won’t hold up in court. That it can be proven she is a liar won’t help her either in that regard. From what I can tell, she attended college but never graduated and has some work experience with politicians. So, not much to go on in the real world (doubt she will get much as a “model” either). I just remember how dumbfounded she looked when her cooking teacher asked her about a job. You could tell that working is not what she has in mind for her future. Thomas is rather “dumb” about a lot of things but when it comes to money and her, it’s clear he will not be overly generous – especially when he mentioned the maximum amount of $2,500 for child support. Fact is, she doesn’t really love him and hides behind the line of family in hopes to keep him and his money around. Time will tell.

          • This is SPOT ON!!!!

          • Guardian

            Do you think that she got pregnant to stay on the show as the cast seems to think? As for her out of control behavior, it is one thing to be young and immature, another thing to act like a two year old constantly throwing tantrums.

          • Definitely, she trapped Thomas to remain on the show.

          • Guardian

            Guess her line of “thinking” is just beyond my comprehension. Then again, she really didn’t have anything going for her. She really wasn’t a cast member last year, was she? Rather like a friend? Can’t remember but she sure morphed into one. Just caught a rerun of the reunion and man, she is a mess.

          • J212

            I believe Thomas when he claims she gets them kicked out of hotels. She is crazy. It could be made up for tv but I believe she was hoping for a big pay day that Thomas is not giving up

          • Yep. We’ve seen crazy Kathryn explode numerous times this season. She needs anger management. She unstable.

        • I hate saying this but Kathryn reminds me of Casey Anthony. Same young, dumb and selfish attitude. I think the baby cramps her style too and she only had it to trap Thomas and his money.

  • Michael Israel

    Andy looks like a tiny little troll in that group picture. Unfortunately, his height doesn’t match his inflated ego.

    • side of Sour Cream

      IKR! I never realized how short he is. No wonder he prefers those miniscule, skinny-minny RHs.

    • Livie1

      Yes, that group photo was very enlightening. I think he’s channeling Truman Capote or Dr. Evil’s Mini Me….I had to take a second look and make sure it wasn’t photoshopped as a joke – truth!! lol.

  • Kay

    In her instagram Kathryn kind of implies that she’s with Thomas and they are renovating some property where they live together.. she is not saying it directly though. That really makes me feel like the show is semi scripted. So, this drama is fake and if it wasn’t we would have nothing to discuss here.. I think Kathryn has an acting coach behind the scenes.

  • undergroundrailroadtrain

    Slightly off topic, does Craig has paralysis in his face? It looks like he can’t move his mouth fully. Did Shep ever open up that hot dog stand?

    • Guardian

      Don’t know about Craig but Shep did open a place called The Palace – serves gourmet hot dogs and a few other things – along with “cold drinks.” They showed him and Cameron eating there in an episode.

      • undergroundrailroadtrain

        Thanks. I wonder if I passed it. I was just in Charleston this past weekend.

  • Livie1

    I just started watching this series and am currently doing my homework and viewing past 2 seasons….I love mostest and bestest the mom, Patricia. Does anyone know if she’s going to be on the reunion show? Just wondering cause if so, must see TV for me.

    • Sonja Rutledge

      Huh?

      • Livie1

        I was asking if the mother of one of the guys (Whitley I think is his name) was going to be on the reunion show. The mom’s name is Patricia (I thought – but maybe not – lol!)

        • Sonja Rutledge

          Yes, that’s it!! I also like her draw