RECAP: Ladies of London – Caroline Stanbury’s Sorry, Not Sorry [Episode 4]

Posted on Sep 29 2015 - 7:51am by Dani-K

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We are back in the wee hours of the morning on Ladies of London following a drunken New Year’s Eve. Juliet has caught Caroline the unicorn air-humping her husband, Gregor. Juliet takes off her koala bear hat and throws it at Caroline for not understanding boundaries. Sophie is trying to explain, rather slurringly, that everyone needs variety and Juliet should just go hump Caroline’s husband, because that’s the spice of life. Juliet kicks out her guests, it’s time for bed, the party is over.

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As they go to another room, Caroline S tells Caroline Fleming that her comedian antics were misunderstood. Caroline S ponders if it was…dare she say…wrong of her to hump another woman’s husband while wearing a unicorn onesie? Perish the thought. Sophie has an epiphany that Lady Julie and Juliet are very sensitive people.

For some reason, after saying it was time to go to bed, Juliet then puts on her robe and paper tiara and joins the other ladies to rehash #humpgate. Juliet tells the women that Gregor is reserved and therefore couldn’t tell Caroline to hump-off. Sophie drunkenly declares it was the highlight of Gregor’s evening, sounding like Caroline’s parrot – which she is. Juliet tells everyone to sod off. Marissa tries to calm Juliet down because she’s incapable of taking on the Stanbury sisters. So true.

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The following morning, everyone has a hangover and wants to vomit except Lady Julie who has dashed off to teach her 10:00am yoga class for people with no friends or lives. She returns to the hotel to discuss her medical affliction of HSP with Annabelle. What’s HSP? It’s Highly Sensitive Personality. It’s a real thing, supposedly. Annabelle’s head is now pounding more from this revelation than the champagne.

Caroline S phones pal Luke to complain about her night. She recaps Lady Julie sobbing and is no longer sorry for calling her out on the slow yoga headstand. Caroline says that Americans are much more emotional and sensitive, and finds this very pathetic. You know what Americans find pathetic? Apathy and blatant discontent.

Marissa joins Annabelle and Lady Julie without checking a mirror first. Her mascara is drooping below her eyes and her hair is flat. It’s just so un-Marissa. She informs Lady Julie and Annabelle of the Stanbury standoff with Juliet when she returned for round two of #humpgate.

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Later that morning, the party goers from last night show up at Gregor and Juliet’s suite for brunch, but really to rehash, yet again, the night’s sloppy behavior by everyone in attendance. Sophie shows up though she would rather hide under her duvet, though there is no mention of the midnight, lingering kisses with several women. Caroline S tells Lady Julie that she retracts her apology, she’s no longer sorry. Lady Julie is crushed. Annabelle calls foul play on the un-apology and tells Caroline S that if she says it, she must mean it! Then Annabelle gets up and leaves. Girlfriend has a low tolerance for drama.

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Caroline F and Caroline S meet up for a stroll with Caroline F’s wiener dogs to discuss how Juliet can’t let go of #humpgate, when Caroline gets a text of the Sunday Times. There’s a photo in the business section with Marissa holding a loaded hotdog, not to be confused with the wiener dogs, in front of her face. Caroline S is mortified for MarissaCaroline F chokes out her dreadful laugh.All About the Tea_ladies-of-london-recap-s2

Lady Julie calls Annabelle and describes the photo of Marissa holding the hotdog. When asked if she’d eat a hotdog, Annabelle says only in America. For Marissa’s sake, I hope Annabelle isn’t speaking for all Londoners. Lady Julie is totally jealous and wants some P.R. like that for her fledgling snack company, Jub’s.

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Marissa and her husband, Matt, go for a stroll on this wet morning to pick up seven or eight newspapers and laugh at Marissa’s hot dog smile. Hear-ye, hear-ye, Marissa Hermer is now Top Dog! She says it’s because of her husband’s amazing connections that she was able to embarrass herself in the Sunday Times.

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Over at Gift Library with Caroline S, she is telling pal Luke what a terrible year it’s been. They lost a couple of big deals and Christmas sales were not what they’d hoped. Caroline’s unsure what to do. Does she throw herself into the business and miss the kids’ childhood? Perhaps she should throw herself into her kids’ childhood and miss her business. Either way, Caroline has some tough decisions ahead of her.

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Juliet and Gregor show up late for their tennis lesson. Juliet says she tries to make sure when her husband’s home he’s having fun. Nothing more fun than getting yelled at by a tennis pro. Juliet thinks Caroline S has a god-complex, but Juliet won’t let the issue of #humpgate go. She wants Caroline to take responsibility for her actions. It seems to me that Gregor has recovered nicely from the alleged sexual assault.

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Over at Caroline’s house, she escapes from her kids’ messy pizza dinner and retreats to her shoe closet. I could meditate in there. She and Cem are dining out tonight minus the children. Is there any other way? Cem is a great guy. He tells Caroline that from his Turkish perspective, he saw nothing wrong with Caroline humping another man. Caroline tells him that she explained to Juliet that if she doesn’t get over this she will wipe the floor with her and Gregor.

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There is a boring touching scene with Caroline F flying back to Denmark to visit her granny who plays the piano beautifully. We hear how at age 11, Carol’s mother who married an aristocrat for love, died. She doesn’t tell us how her mum died, just that she and her grandmother were equally devastated by the loss.

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Back in London, Annabelle and Lady Julie are meeting for a little vino and to discuss the other overplayed storyline of Caroline S making a comment about #headstand-gate. Poor Annabelle, she must be so tired of hearing the Americans complain about Caroline S. She suggests that Lady Julie tell Caroline to shut the fuck up. What? Lady Julie could never do that. She is not only a “Lady,” but a “Terrified Lady” of Caroline. Juliet all of the sudden shows up. Lady Julie bring her up to snuff on the topic of Caroline and her apology retraction. Annabelle says, “Yeah, Caroline does play the North Korean card a little bit.” Ha! Girlfriend has guts!

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Juliet is suffering for one of her own medical afflictions called CAS – Convenient Amnesia Syndrome. She doesn’t recall being upset with Caroline S. Juliet is fine with Caroline being Caroline because that’s who Caroline is. Lady Julie doesn’t understand. Juliet was just complaining about Caroline wiping the floor with her and Gregor the other day. Annabelle understands. Annabelle says Juliet is trying to “nip this lolly” which I have no idea what that means, but it has to do with being one of Caroline’s pawns.  Juliet is getting annoyed and feeling set up. She’s just mad that Lady Julie brought this up in front of Annabelle, someone who has not and will not, ever be friends with Juliet.

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  • MidwestMiddie

    Last night’s episode is proof Bravo’s Team has messed with this show. Darn!!!
    Bravo ruins most everything.

    The long drawn out NY’s Eve nonsense – boring. Juliet is an Ugly American
    User. Get Rid of Her!
    I enjoyed watching the “boring touching” scene with Caroline F. and her
    Grandmother. Plus, we had a bonus shot of the Danish countryside in winter.

    Caroline S. Annabelle, Sophie, Marissa and Caroline F. are fun to watch.
    Last year, Lady Julie was too but so far this season she’s been a whiny
    American. Hope she Snaps Out of It!
    “Kudos” to Marissa and her husband for getting the press photo of
    her with the silly hotdog smile. Great PR. and Caroline S. knows
    it. Her company is in need of such press, along with a management
    team. Lady Julie wants a bit of both to help her sell her “balls.” ; )

    • ohjeez

      julirat needs to go….she looked like a rat with peach lipstick on in her talking head….her mouth is hideously weird to me esp when she is talking she does all these strange things with it….the sound of her voice makes me want to be deaf but then i would be stuck reading that horrific mouth….

      • Sophia Z.

        Lol

      • Livie1

        She’s bizarre ohjeez, I’ll give you that! I’ve known women her age from Chicago and none of them sounded like that.

        I’m about done with *all* the american born women on that show…leave it to Bravo to feature the most petty women in this country!! ;-/

        • ohjeez

          i like Marissa….ducks…i know this is not not a popular opinion but i really have no problem with her….

          • Livie1

            Oh no ohjeez!! Well like MM and I above, you and i will just have to agree to disagree. Marissa makes me shudder and doesn’t make you shudder- different strokes! 🙂

          • ohjeez

            lol

          • K K

            I don’t have a problem with Maria either!!! She is just boring to me.

      • K K

        Julie is possum-like to me.

    • Sophia Z.

      I completely agree that Bravo has put it’s finger in it again. I’m so angry that they did this. It has been a set up and shame on them for doing this.

    • Livie1

      Me too Midwest, I enjoyed seeing Carol F’s grandma. Wow can she play the piano!!!

      It was a very human moment, one most of us can relate to as far as loss and keeping the memory of a loved one alive in your heart.

      I was close to my grandma for the short time we had to together and I have a photo of her on my dresser I speak to almost daily 🙂 So seeing Carol with her grandmother was comforting to me. I liked it much better than grown women in animal onesies anyway – lol.

      • K K

        Don’t lol….but I kept this episode on my DVR just so I can re-watch Caroline F. & her grandma…. It was a truly touching and poignant moment.

    • Livie1

      Agreed! With everything except Marissa, she is not my cup of tea. We’ll agree to disagree on her 🙂

      • MidwestMiddie

        All Good –
        : )

  • Neely O’Harridan

    I believe Annabelle said that Juliet was acting like she “nicked a lolly” meaning she acted like a kid who was caught stealing and was acting sheepishly.

    • Dani-K

      Thank you so much! I replayed it several times and couldn’t quite get it. Annabelle’s assessment was spot on.

      • Neely O’Harridan

        You’re welcome! Great recap, BTW!

    • Livie1

      Yes, me too, a child stealing a lollipop is what I took it to mean. Immature.

  • italiano bambino

    I like caroline just not this season lady is acting like a complete Bitch.

  • Sophia Z.

    I’m really disappointed. Bravo has ruined it again. It was all a set up to make Caroline look like a biotch.

    • Livie1

      And really, she isn’t…perplexing why they (bravo) think that’s the key to a successful program franchise…sigh…

      • Sophia Z.

        I’m highly disappointed even though I was kind of expecting it, Livie.

  • Livie1

    I have to watch this afternoon as I was drifting off from lack of interest last night (it doesn’t air here until after 10.) But Dani-K has provided me a viewer’s guide so yay!! Thanks 🙂 I’ll get back with my gems of snark – lol.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Same for me Livie. I can’t adjust to watching my favorite shows so late.
      Last night I stayed awake due to drinking lots of tea. lol

      • Livie1

        I get up so early MM it’s impossible for me to be fully awake for a show that STARTS at 10PM then has so many boring bravo promos/commercials.

        This show last night was a borderline snoozer however, even if it had been shown in primetime!

        • MidwestMiddie

          Understood. Good to know you can catch some of your
          favorite shows on off hours and get to relax a bit.

          • Livie1

            I watched on the aatt site that Twi gave me a link to – I’m stuck home doing laundry so a perfect way to get all caught up on laundry and this episode 🙂

  • Livie1

    My favorite laugh out loud (and I did!!) moment in this episode came from Sophie, Caroline’s SIL. Now these are my kind of women, I love that dry, droll sense of humor.

    Says Sophie in reply to Juliet’s part two scolding of the humping unicorn perp:

    “He (Gregor) was actually really enjoying himself….I spoke to him afterwards and he said he really…he enjoyed it…He said it was the highlight of his night.”

    ALL above said in deadpan manner and with quiet authority as Juliet’s eyes bugged out.

    Then Sophie concludes with “We’re winding you up!” I love masters of understatement. I would have been under the table at that point laughing my butt off. That Sophie, she cracks me up!!!

    • Sophia Z.

      I don’t think that chain is hard to yank.

      • Livie1

        LMAO, no that chain is not a hard one to yank when Julie HANDS it to Caroline and Sophie and says “here, pull this!” – lol!!!!

    • K K

      You said it right

  • Livie1

    I do love seeing the relationship between Caroline S and her husband. It seemed like they really enjoy each others company. He apparently get’s her sense of humor too 🙂

    Julie is becoming more and more tiresome for me. Take some Rescue Remedy and chillax. She’s so insecure and unhappy that she’s looking for things to be upset about now. I hate that she’s running around yapping about being a yoga teacher. Not every yoga practitioner is a nervous wreck like she is, just saying!!

    I really don’t understand Marissa and Juliet being all buddy buddy again, did I miss something? Poor editing me thinks. Gee thanks again bravo….

    • Livie1

      Oh and add to that last ponder from above – same with Annabelle and Juliet. I thought those 2 hated each other after the 4th of July Undiegate incident. Now they are doing lunch and giving air kisses to each other???

      • Sophia Z.

        I don’t get it, Livie. What did we miss between the two of them? Apparently quite a bit because the last time we saw them together, it was highly uncomfortable and quiet.
        You just missed Luke on twitter (Caroline’s make up artist) He’s very sweet.

        • Livie1

          I wish Luke was my employee. That’s a compliment btw 🙂

          • Sophia Z.

            He just posted this which has me confused.

          • Sophia Z.

            Does this mean he is Sophie’s brother? Did I miss this?

          • Livie1

            I don’t think he meant that he’s Sophie’s brother. But then again, not sure what he means, he did say he was drinking and tweeting, right?

          • Sophia Z.

            Yes he is drinking.

          • Livie1

            Sophia, I don’t see the post, what did Luke say?

          • Sophia Z.

            You have to refresh your browser to see, Livie. It’s a screen shot of a photo of him, Sophie and Caroline and he says “we are siblings…”

    • Sophia Z.

      I suppose every show needs it’s Woody Allen, Livie. It’s our cross to carry I suppose. I think Julie is as neurotic as it gets and to go back several posts, look at her fingernails. She gnaws them to the bone. I was hoping Julie would be a tad more aristocratic in her behavior than she is. She better be careful, the Queen will order off with her head.

      And great point about Julie and Marissa. When all of the sudden are they buddies? Oh and give me a break with the freaking hot dogs! You’re right… poor editing & production skills.

      • Livie1

        I remember you pointing out the nails Sophia. She’s bicycling all over London, making Julie gobs, taking care of 4 kids by herself (including burning their hot cocoa she’s so distracted) and teaching 50 yoga classes a day in her spare time.

        Gee that sounds normal :-0

        That one I fear is troubled on some level. Funny neurotic is funny. Julie makes me cringe her discomfort is so palatable now whenever she’s onscreen. I *like* her or rather did like her. But crazy thing is getting old now.

        • Sophia Z.

          LMAO@ “Gobs”.

        • Sophia Z.

          You forgot about taking care of the garden at Sandwich estates, lol. I think you’re right, we are going to have a massive meltdown and soon. What I’m more curious about it Caroline and the business. It seems like she is just giving up because times are tough. I hope that is not the case because she will regret that decision the rest of her life.

          • Livie1

            Caroline’s husband pretty much said at their date night dinner he had her back. That’s significant considering the $$$$$ he has!!! lol.

            I would really hate to throw shade at Caroline as a business person tho. But honestly she does have a nice buffer if things don’t work out. I still don’t know what happened to her businesses as she isn’t on the listings of owners…

          • Sophia Z.

            I’m getting suspicious that we will find out soon as Braovo’s production team surely won’t let that ball drop. I think she ended up walking away and selling the businesses but that’s just my guess.

          • Livie1

            Maybe that’s why she warned Julie about selling the rights to her company for 150K – she was already seeing that her “brand” was gone, investors calling in the loans.

            Edit, in other words, I agree with you, I think Caroline walked.

          • Sophia Z.

            Yes! I think you are right on that. I think Bravo has given us enough clues up to now on what will probably happen. How else would we conclude on the same thing? See my post below about Luke. I’m very curious…

          • Sophia Z.

            Do you know what Caroline’s husband does for a living? Why do they call him “Jim” when his name is “Cem”?

          • Livie1

            I thought they said he was an investment banker or something like that, probably wrong – lol.

            I think it’s the accent that makes it sound like Jim when she and the others say Cem. That was my take anyway. (Open to other ideas!! )

          • Sophia Z.

            Makes sense so I will follow your theory.

          • Sophia Z.

            He sure does have a very phallic looking nose.

          • Livie1

            Money smooths out all those rough edges 😉 I actually find him very attractive, *smart* kind of attractive and that is like catnip to me – hehe!! 😉

          • Sophia Z.

            *snickers* That’s funny. Maybe because I agree with you that it is?!?!

    • Jennymckitty

      I question how real the whole Thanksgiving-gate and friendship fall out was. If you look at Juliet’s Instagram page, there is a picture of her and Marissa wearing aprons and making turkeies. It is from this year and Juliet has #Thaksgiving #Bumpkin. It sounded like she was helping Marissa prepare dinner for her party. Marissa was quick to support Juliet.

      • Livie1

        Manufactured drama then in other words. How clever of Bravo, my oh my, that’s soooo out of character for them!! 😉

        Thanks for the heads up Jenny, I didn’t see the instagram page, that’s why I Iike coming here, my fellow aatt’ers serve such fantastic tea!

  • Terri L. Austin

    Love this recap! Hilarious. #Humpgate

    • Dani-K

      Thanks, Terri!

  • Livie1

    I’m probably a majority of one but I think Carol F’s laugh is funny!! As in silly and fun. It’s genuine and that’s what I like about it even if she does sound like a honking goose…

    • Sophia Z.

      I love her laugh also. I think it is unpretentious when it could have been. She’s adorable and I loved her singing also at the Christmas dinner.

      • Livie1

        I laughed too when she said at the NYE thing that it was weird being asked to leave the party (by Juliet) -I was like HELLO Carol??? Remember Christmas when you put your dinner guests out before the fruit course was finished???

        She’s a hoot, I like her more and more.

        • Sophia Z.

          I think that people were finished eating, Livie. I also think that was another mark against the production team at Bravo.

          • Livie1

            I know, I’m just exaggerating for comedic purposes 😉 She did tell them they had to go tho – just like Juliet did at the end of the NYE party.

        • Dani-K

          Oh that’s funny, You are so right, Livie. I should have mentioned that in the recap. I like that Carol’s not pretentious, too. Yes the’s privileged but doesn’t remind people constantly.

          • Livie1

            Yes Dani-K!! It seems Carol really doesn’t give a flying you-know-what and I find that charming about her 🙂

  • Livie1

    Wow, Annabelle looked ghastly on the Andy show after this episode aired. She made Heather look good – yikes! I didn’t see whole thing just a clip. Maybe she looked better once she got a couple drinks in her – lol.

    • Sophia Z.

      Really? I thought she looked gorgeous! I loved her look.

      • Livie1

        OK, we are gonna have to agree to disagree! I thought that dress fit horribly (underarm boobage overflow) and the cat eye eyeliner just wasn’t flattering imo. I was surprised as I think she’s usually looking pretty good. She looked..haggard? To me. And I didn’t like her makeup at all. That’s my take however 🙂

        Exhibit A: (hehe)

        • Sophia Z.

          LOL!!!! That’s not exactly a flattering photo, is it? Her necklaces appear to be tangled up, etc… I liked her cat eye look and when she put her (sun)glasses on I thought she looked like an Egyptian Queen.
          We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one Livie.

          • Livie1

            Sounds good! Like I said before, the fun is to hear what others have to say and then compare notes! No one’s *wrong* we just all see things differently sometimes…

            Granted I didn’t watch ALL of that show with Tinky and Heather but the photo I picked above does represent what I saw and what I didn’t like about Annebelle’s appearance that night. I find her much prettier and more put together than the above look – imo that is 🙂

          • Sophia Z.

            Livie, what is it about some of these ladies on the show that apparently don’t know what a hairbrush is? I’m amazed sometimes when I watch how disheveled their hair appears.
            I have experienced the same from friends from the UK. I used to have long hair and they all used to comment on why do American’s have to have their long hair? Does the whole country take no pride in having brushed their hair? (No offense to Cait, I’m sure she brushes her hair)