‘Married to Medicine’ Recap: Lisa Nicole’s EPIC Showdown With Heavenly & Toya Explodes In Hawaii!

Posted on Jan 15 2017 - 9:07am by Guest Blogger

Recap by guest blogger LisaAnnP.

This week’s episode of Married to Medicine — entitled “Hawaii Five Uh-Oh,” picks up where we left off, on vacay in Hawaii, with Dr. Jackie questioning her marriage. She never wanted to accept that the “D” word could be a possibility. But she is asking for the first time, is her marriage on the rocks? Jackie is not a newlywed and realizes that marriage involves compromise, but she IS the breadwinner and there must be allowances for her career. She’s not out partying every night after all. She is holding down the lifestyle to which they are both accustomed.

Dr. Simone and Cecil planned an event for the day. While the ladies are on their way, Lisa Nicole is explaining that Darren will not be arriving until that night. He has to plan his schedule three months in advance. Toya looks at her sideways knowing that Dr. Damon is also an ER doctor. The ladies are on the beach in bathing suits and respective wraps waiting for instructions from Simone. I’m sure that Simone envisioned a positive experience for everyone when she put together the friendship therapy/outing on the beach. She wanted the ladies to put the past behind them, and grow closer through interpersonal discussion, team-building, trust exercises, etc. She did not realize at the time that some of the ladies would be alone on the couples trip and pre-occupied with collapsing marriages on the horizon, while others play in the sand seemingly uninterested. But, these ladies are receptive to therapy so there is hope of leaving Hawaii in a much better place, at least in terms of their friendships.

Simone asked Jackie to explain the situation between her and Curtis, so they know how to better help her as friends. Jackie regurgitates the issues we all know she is facing with Curtis, who has grown unyielding towards the amount of time she spends at work. He knew she was a doctor when she married him and it hasn’t been an issue for fourteen years, so why is there a problem now? It may come down to the fragile male ego, but that is purely speculation on my part.  In any case, Curtis is not willing to come or participate today. Lisa Nicole wishes that Darren was there because they gained a lot through therapy in the past. But, she is optimistic about their future and happy that he will arrive this evening. The first couples activity is building a sandcastle. They played in the sand and laughed with their frenemies. They seemed to be squashing negative feelings as they arose, proving there is much to be gained from any therapeutic activity. Toya and Eugene win for the best sandcastle. I salute Jackie for building her sandcastle alone. Simone’s many years of doctor-to-patient talks must have molded her into a counselor of sorts, because she played the role of group therapist, managing the discussions and exercises. The next exercise seemed focused on getting Toya and Eugene to open up about their financial issues. Toya spoke with candor about wanting to have a separate bank account from Eugene at the beginning of their marriage, but it was he who wanted a joint account. As a result, this is now a shared debt. They were never taught how to manage money and were forced to learn on their own. Unfortunately, they weren’t playing with Monopoly money and their mismanagement of funds, compiled with Toya‘s love of spending, resulted in massive debt. Mariah takes the opportunity to educate the group on how she and Aydin acquired wealth. Both came from impoverished places. Aydin is from India and had very little as a child. They built their empire together.

Simone asks Lisa how she feels about the response(s) from the group on wanting another baby. Lisa felt she was judged in regards to the state of her marriage, her age and other issues. The ladies try to point out that their concerns are for her own well-being. Lisa pointed to Janet Jackson as an example of another woman who had a baby at a later stage in life. She is fully aware of the risk factors with her age and past health issues, and she still wants this baby. Basically, Lisa wishes they would keep their noses out of her uterus, especially Dr. Heavenly. There is some finger-pointing and altering perspectives from both Lisa and Heavenly. Dr. Heavenly points out that Jackie is also having problems in her marriage, but the difference between her and Lisa is that Lisa is in denial. Jackie is being forthright and open about her marital issues. Everyone handles pain differently, Dr. Heavenly!

As the women continue their discussion/argument, the sun appears to be setting. It must be time for some serious healing because Lisa Nicole apologizes to Heavenly for her comments about Heavenly having a drinking problem. This isn’t good enough and Heavenly demands that she recant her statement. Lisa doesn’t back down, and tells Heavenly that her comments were said in a joking manner and that Heavenly DOES hide her drinking, which is a sign of alcoholism. Lisa feels that Heavenly has no business bringing up Darren when they are having an issue. Lisa states in her confessional that Heavenly enjoys drinking and can finish an entire bottle of Crown Royal alone in two hours. Toya stands up and lays into Lisa for bringing up her husband, Eugene! Lisa cuts her off asking why she always has to involve herself in issues that have nothing to do with her. Toya insists this does concern her because she is the one who Lisa addressed regarding Heavenly’s drinking. Flashback scenes from Greg’s party prove that Toya is being truthful and Lisa did reference Heavenly’s drinking while talking with Toya. I still wish Toya would have let Lisa and Heavenly have their moment. The situation got heated for a bit, but Simone redirected their anger and calmed things down. Simone moved the conversation to Jackie, who is still hurting over Curtis. Jackie is also hurting over missing out on the whole experience of motherhood. She never got the unconditional love that comes from having a child of her own. Is she working all these hours because of that void? The viewers haven’t had a chance to see Jackie this open before, and it showcased a vulnerable side. Eugene advises Jackie not to get so caught up in work that her family is comfortable living without her. Heavenly was even reduced to tears in her confessional talking about Jackie. She wanted to stop crying so she changed the subject to Lisa Nicole in order to get angry again. That was just the laugh I needed! Thanks, Dr. Heavenly.

It is nighttime at the Fairmont Orchid, and the couples are gathered on the veranda for a luau. Everyone is present and accounted for, except for Lisa Nicole, who is crying upstairs in her hotel room. The group hears about Lisa and they feel guilty for their earlier comments, especially Toya. They realize that she is hurting and alone. Dr. Damon was not feeling this luau one bit. Dr. Greg, on the other hand, was the life of the party! Mariah told everyone to “Look at Greg!” He had to be buzzed because he was dancing and shaking it up with the hula dancers. Finally, Lisa Nicole makes her way down to the Luau, sad and in an apparent daze. Can you guess why she is sad? Once again, Darren called to let her know that he missed a connecting flight, or it was delayed, or got struck by lightening, or some other excuse as to why he is still not on his way.

Lisa is humiliated, her voice is shaky, and she takes a moment to half-heartedly explain to Simone that Darren won’t be there until tomorrow morning. Simone immediately apologizes to Lisa for her earlier comments and asks for understanding for being remiss in her judgement. Simone isn’t buying Darren’s excuse, but she puts Lisa’s feelings first and stays compassionate. Simone does admit in her confessional that she believes Lisa’s marriage is in trouble. Either that, or Darren does not want to spend any amount of time with the people in this group. Lisa goes on to say how hard it is for her to be alone among all the happy couples. Toya also apologizes to Lisa for referring to Darren as “gay,” but believes Lisa deserves more from a husband. She admits that she was just trying to hurt Lisa with that statement. Lisa insists to anyone who will listen that Darren loves her.  Surprisingly, Eugene disagrees with Toya, and agrees with Lisa! He feels that Lisa married Darren for better or worse and she is right not to throw in the proverbial beach towel on her marriage. Men have a tendency to defend one another in these situations, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

Cecil is defending Lisa to Mariah. He feels it’s wrong for the ladies to critique her marriage, and she shouldn’t be kicked when she’s down. Mariah agrees and says the “gay” comments were out of line. But, Mariah and Cecil also feel Lisa was wrong to claim that Heavenly has a drinking problem because this could affect her career. Interestingly, Mariah reveals that she could handle Aydin being called a “drunk” but could NOT tolerate any gay rumors about her husband. The island natives are fire-dancing as everyone applauds. Quad asks to talk to the entire group of women. Mariah demands to know if it’s about her, and if it is, she wants to talk one on one. Quad ignores her and asks Jackie to leave with Cecil. Quad then talks to the remaining women about ruining Jackie’s Look-Book party. Jackie wanted a photo at the event and it never came to fruition because of the infighting. In turn, Quad wants to recreate the photo for Jackie. All the ladies agree, except for Mariah, whose paranoia got the best of her. Mariah is standing off to the side murmuring that she heard her name mentioned. Sigh. Quad then talks to Lisa and explains that they don’t know how to support her at times, because she gets so defensive. Lisa appreciates Quad taking the time to address her, but stands firmly in defense of her collapsing marriage.

On the next morning in paradise, the couples are waking up and Simone and Jackie are in bed together! They call Heavenly in her room to request her presence in the lobby. They want to share something special with her. Simone gathers all four women who have lost their fathers in the past year. She wants them to engage in a loss ritual in hopes of gaining closure. The women will say a few words in their fathers’ honor and place a lay of flowers in the water. They will go in sequential order with Quad up first, because her Father passed first. Quad is sobbing and explains that her Dad never took care of his health, but she will go on and take care of the family in his stead. In order to get complete closure, she would need to see him one more time. Jackie is second to say good-bye to her father, and acknowledges that he was her first love. It is he who she called when her marriage was tested. She vows to continue to be the woman he taught her to be. Mariah is bittersweet about spending the last days of her father’s life with him. He had COPD and died on Christmas Eve. She will miss his tough love and guidance. Simone places her lei in the ocean and simply says “To you Dad, peace has found you.” She says he did not die alone because her spirit was with him.

Simone explains that these women are bounded together by so many reasons that surpass the petty arguments. They really understand one another and have a deep spiritual bond. Scenes from next week show the happy couple renewing their vows.

 

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  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Who the hell made Simone Dr. Ruth? Jackie’s huzbin’ and Darrin were wise to sit this one out.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      I hate how they have all these weird couples therapy sessions. Like STFU

  • Great recap! I feel bad for Jackie. I’m wondering is it really that bad that Curtis has to leave her? She’s a busy physician. When those babies call; she has to drop everything and deliver them. He knew when he married her that he was going play second fiddle to her career. I don’t know what the answers are as to when and how she should do her charting. I do know she has to do it though. She sounds like she’s a great doctor and person. She compromised on the house so obviously she’s capable of it. I hope they can work it out. Lisa is a different can of worms though. She should change her name to denial. I don’t think he will show up to Hawaii at all because I think he’s using the opportunity of her being away for him to play. You don’t fix your problems with a baby. That’s incredibly selfish and stupid. I’m done.

    • Marsbars09

      Spot on to everything you posted romo.

  • Sugar in my tank

    This show is so funny(in a pathetic way)because the psychiatrist on the show is never the one issuing any significant advice or direction. Quad comes across as the most phony person on the show; she either can’t get pregnant or doesn’t want to but wants to be the Mariah of the show..see Mariah has her sh*t, but she not only brought these women together, was co-creator of the show etc..Quad enjoyed riding her coat tails onto the show but once they had a falling out, took advantage of every over the top opportunity she was given. She needs to be honest with her husband and tell him the real issue of why she’s not having kids. Heavenly seems to have a plethora of issues stemming from being insecure..she is bullish, hateful and condescending to everyone who doesn’t kiss her ass. I believe she have issues with drinking..Toya is a joke. She controls the marriage, she’s delusional, she has no respect for her husband and is a self-serving ill-mannered b*tch. Simone and Jackie are doctors who has to maintain a level of decorum because they have practices. Now Simone shows her ass at times but she has improved. Lisa needs to work on her marriage away from the cameras. These people are not her friends and they harbor a great deal of resentment, hence the nannies comment from Toya, gay comments and set up from Quad, Heavenly and Toya..why would Darren want to go anywhere with these people? She should be honest and tell them that he doesn’t want to be around them or perhaps this is driven by production..Mariah is attempting to return to a hostile environment amongst women who doesn’t like her but is going nowhere because of her ties to the show..Dr. Drew or some other impartial reality therapist should be brought on to really provide therapy to this bunch of misfits..

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Sugar! Great perspective of the cast. They all appear to be damaged people who are plugging along by the skin of their teeth. They may have success and money, but it only seems to magnify their issues. None of these “misfits”, as you call them, should be on TV.

      • Sugar in my tank

        Agreed. I am so disappointed that this reality platform is destroying the moral fiber of this country.

    • Trippinhhard

      Wow you hit the nail on the head.. Jackie is also condescending to others about what they eat and bodies mass is.. I’ve had cancer twice myself, but I live my life to the fullest, because we’re not promised tomorrow, it doesn’t matter if you’re sick or well we could drop dead today.. Curtis told her no because what time does she has for a child, her career is her job.. That’s why she and Simone is no longer partners in business, she doesn’t know when to shut business down and live life.. She’s been given another chance to live and enjoy living the life you spent building.. I can’t stand Quad the fraud, Heavenly and Toya, they are the evil stepsisters and they have issues in their marriage… Quads husband is the professional, but his wife been lying to him about having a baby since they married.. how in the hell are you going to move another family in our home, without telling or asking your spouse.. That’s some serious BS Dr. G should be addressing and her fake ass ways…ugh

      • Sugar in my tank

        Very well said. I think that Curtis didn’t want any more children. I truly believe that Jackie would have made time to be a mom but I do not think these two are as happily married as we see. He remained with her through her illness and sometimes some spouses feel that’s a duty. He dictated the child, where they live and Jackie may resent that especially since she delivers babies..

        • Trippinhhard

          She waited too late to have a child period and he didn’t want to adopt.. I never saw them as truly happy. He’s alone a lot, they have one night a week, they spend together.. I was a Corporate Executive, it was hard balancing it all. But when I got in my car, I let my hand down and became a wife and mother.. Jackie waited until she had Cancer twice and it might comes back when your hormones get screwed up with pregency. It is a duty, my husband was there for everything I went thru, but I think deep down he had some resentment that I was a sick wife, just my feeling, he didn’t show it, but that’s what I thought.. I divorced him after 32yrs of marriage, when he told me he wasn’t changing nothing about hisself and he took a job working out of town.. He would only be coming home one weekend a month.. He didn’t see it coming and I apologized
          for the way I did it.. But I did tell him, I don’t need you if I’m going to be 21 days apart every damn month, he just thought I would keep loving him and deal with it, but I woke up one morning and said I’m going see my lawyer and the rest us history.. Oh now he hates that job out of town, but he’s stuck for another 2 years doing it.. We didn’t need the money at all, but power is a drug itself for some men and women.. You can gave it all, but you gave to know, what are your priorities, then I get it coming home to just Curtis and no kids coming or going.. How old us Jackie? I thought she was like 50, don’t quote me, but starting a life with kids this Kate is very hard.. Shit sometimes I don’t want to see all 5 of my grandchildren together, they wear my ass out, but they do make an empty house feel full of love.. But I been so happy when they come and get their butts, I need a day in bed resting…

          • Sugar in my tank

            Wow, thanks for sharing and I absolutely hear you. While we see snippets, I think that adoption or surrogacy could have been an option for them, if he gave it a chance. She still can(Janet Jackson)lol and maybe it may occur separately. I just think that not having a child is a sore spot and deep rooted resentment especially for a woman who has faced mortality twice. They may need to stop forcing it and go there separate ways..

          • Trippinhhard

            They been having problems since the show started.. Kids are very time consuming and they need a great deal of attention and love.. It’s no joke being a parent.. I don’t know what Curtis does for a living.. But she should just walk away, because she’s not happy and neither one is compromising on certain big issues.. There’s no use in beating a dead horse… They both look defeated

          • Sugar in my tank

            Absolutely agree..

          • Trippinhhard

            Thank you, we’re just bouncing off of each other..

  • Marsbars09

    Curtis is going to have to make a decision of whether he wants to comply to Jackie’s demanding career or end the marriage. Jackie isn’t going to scale back on her career.
    The cast seems to hate Lisa for some reason. Maybe it’s because she is in denial about her husband and the state of their marriage. I have a strong suspicion Darren would rather do his “own thing” than be around Lisa and the cast. I think Darren lives another life separate from his family.

    • LySa Robins

      Why can’t Jackie hire on another Dr to free up time for her husband? Was that his reason for refusing to adopt a child with her? Or would leaving her husband and adopting work best for her. She’s lost her father, she’s not complete happy with her husband even when her father was alive. She’s mostly wanted a child with unconditional love. His love seems to be conditional and selfish at this point. They don’t have kids or her father to look after. She wanted the nice condo. He shot it down, why? It’ll keep her away to pay for it, cause he’s not paying? Why is everything his way and he’s not the main provider? Whilst she’s obviously not happy about several things.

      • Marsbars09

        LySa you sure ask a lot of questions! LOL!
        Great point about Jackie hiring on another doctor to alleviate her work load. However, some posters have pointed out Jackie buries herself in work so she won’t have to be reminded that she suffered from breast cancer TWICE. That makes sense to me if Jackie was so traumatized by her illness.
        You also make a great point about Jackie mainly financing her and Curtis’s lifestyle. Is Curtis willing to sacrifice the fringe benefits and good life in which Jackie’s earnings provide? If he’s good with it then Jackie has some decisions to make.

        • Trippinhhard

          Simone left the practice they had together because Jackie can’t let go and go home.. Everything has to be done immediately and it’s good that they remained very good friends. Jackie is hiding behind her work for some reason, I don’t know, it’s like some men that would rather work than come home.. Curtis told her she waited to late to want a child, she had cancer twice and she couldn’t babysit Simone son a few season ago… she doesn’t think the office or anything can run smoothly without her help.. She has to change something, because giving your all to a job will leave you with nothing.. but

          • Marsbars09

            And I know all too well how totally committing yourself to a job can leave you feeling truly empty.

          • Trippinhhard

            We all do and realize I have a family and love them more than this money I’m making.. Nothing takes the place of love.. I’ve always been in love with love, before I knew what true love is/was..All working mothers burn the candle on both ends, but atleast some husbands help do the dishes, washing and bathing the kids.. Not like I grandparents grew up, where men didn’t chaged diaper..

      • Demoness84

        LySa I agree with you. I see Curtis as being selfish. Jackie was a doctor when he married her. He knew and went along with her goals and ambitions, but now sees it as being too much. He wants her to slow down but he’s not giving her a reason too. Maybe if he agreed to adopt like she wanted she would have found more time to be home and with the family. Also, that episode where Jackie tried speaking to Curtis and he walked away.. That was just hella rude. I wouldn’t want to be around that attitude AND feeling like I’m not getting anything I want, even though I am working to support our family. It seems like everything she asked him for he said no..AND she beat cancer TWICE! I don’t know, maybe he’s afraid of losing her and don’t know how to express it and don’t want a child to suffer the lose of a parent if she was to get cancer again (heaven forbid).

        • LySa Robins

          I feel for Jackie, I pray things work out for the best in her marriage where she can have happiness and Curtis too. Maybe he’s hurting or doesn’t like being in the show.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      Whether Darren is gay or not – it’s not business of the other women.
      It’s fine for Lisa-Nicole to call Heavenly a drunk (she is one!)
      It’s also fine to say whatever she wants to Toya because Toya is some low-down ratchet mess

  • Sunflower

    Shows you that this world is full of bullies, young, old, poor or rich, educated or not.
    I have a feeling that when Mariah was off the show… Lisa stayed very close to Mariah, which didn’t sit well with the cast.
    Remember… they all voted Mariah out.
    Quad and Heavenly bh.izz, are the biggest bullies on this show, commonly and forcefully accusing Lisa’s husband of being gay.
    Lisa… stay pretty, keep nurturing your beautiful kids and husband, get off the show and have your baby.
    Darren knows what’s up… and clearly doesn’t want to be around these bullish heif.fas and their fake-arse husbands!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi SF! Toya is also one hell of a bully.

      • Trippinhhard

        A broke bulky at that and Eugene is crazy to allow them to keep living above their means.. They would be back in that old house and happy.. Uncle Sam will be garnishing his wages, if he hasn’t worked out a plan with them.. She speaks to him like she’s his mother and she doesn’t respect him at all..

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    I love how they have deep & meaningful convos, and then 2 days later. they’re back to shading each other again

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Even though I think Lisa-Nicole is whatever, I think RatchetToya & Heavenly are bullying her. I actually felt sorry for Lisa-Nicole

  • Jeff

    My wife and I are the same age as Jackie. I read Jackie is 53. My wife had our children in her 40’s’ and the last child at the age of 43. This was scary due to the risk, but we don’t regret it. Cancer denied Jackie the opportunity to have children. Professionals often have their children at a later age these days.
    I really do not see what the problem is with her working a lot. My wife and I both worked very long hours before we had kids. Our jobs required the long hours, and we got pleasure from our work. Curtis needs to find a hobby or work more hours himself. He is a school basketball coach. I am sure he can find more work. He sounds like he is overly needy, controlling or manipulative. Toya needs to grow up. How could she afford to pay for Spa day for the ladies when she is in debt already? She needs to live in a home that her husband can afford. She should be proud he is a Physician, and work hard to instill her husband’s work ethic and education into her children. She should stop trying to show off, and work harder at raising her little boys.
    These women are brutal to Lisa Nicole. She should have just avoided them. I can understand why her husband would want to avoid being in Hawaii.