#LittleWomenLA Recap: Terra Wishes She Was Back On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Than Being Home!

Posted on Mar 15 2017 - 1:50pm by Dani-K

When we last left Little Women LA, Terra was returning home from being cut from Dancing With the Stars. She calls out Joe’s name as she enters the home, but he doesn’t answer, all dramatic like he’s gone. Nope. He’s there. Joe says, Congrats, you made it to 5th place but so glad it’s over. They argue about how long it’s been since they’ve been friends with benefits, but with a two hernia operation looming, get used to no sex for a little while longer.

Next we join Christy in the hospital after surgery with her mom and Todd. For just having surgery, Christy looks great. And her voice doesn’t sound as strained during her testimonials. But things didn’t go according to plan during surgery. Todd tells Christy, the surgery was five hours instead of two, they nicked her artery, and one of the doctor’s had to hold the artery from pumping blood until the specialist arrived. Christy’s eight week recovery has increased. The question us, who’s going to take care of her.

Onto the sex shop so Elena can get her groove back. And since Briana isn’t feeling it for Matt right now, she tries on a fishnet body suit thinking that will help. Elena and Briana talk about their saggy boobs, and Briana drops a bombshell. She wants to have another baby and wishes she didn’t get her tube tied. Can you believe it?! Her last pregnancy was very high risk and she could have died but the point is, Briana may hold off on that boob job. The conversation moves to Terra and how she’s been a sucky friend to Elena. Briana defends Terra by saying she had a lot on her plate, but now the shows over. Deal with it Elena.

Across town, Terra and Tonya are furniture shopping. Tonya is still wearing her eye patch, but her face droopiness is better. Speaking of bad health, Terra actually has three hernias instead of two and has ripped her entire stomach lining down the center. Tonya warns that if Terra doesn’t start taking better care of herself she’s jumping on the Elena-train.

Jasmine’s mom is with her at home to help sort the clothes. They have a heart to heart as Jasmine describes the non-stop bad mood she’s been in. She hopes things go back to normal once the second baby arrives. Her mom tells her the second baby will be easier, because having two kids is easier than one? Good thing Chris hasn’t been working on the railroad all the live-long day. He’ll be around with his mother-in-law to help when the newborn arrives. Fun!

Onto the “wacky white people shit” workout according to Tonya. Right away, Briana nearly busts her head open while on the suspended bungee cords. Can I just say I felt so bad for laughing during this scene? Not graceful in the best of circumstances, but when you’re a little, damn near impossible. Tonya can’t wait to ditch class to throw shade on Terra for having three hernias. This revs up Elena. The five hour surgery will require six to eight weeks of recovery. Briana is like, I am so glad I didn’t go on DWTS like they wanted me to because I was supposed to be on the show first and I am not a “fame whore.” Excuse me while I laugh some more, but this time I don’t feel bad. Tonya recommends that everyone take turns taking care or Terra. Elena is like, Bitch please. And will only go visit Terra to say I told you so.

It’s surgery time for Terra. The DWTS finale show is over and it’s time to cut her open. Terra tells Joe they need to be like perfect dance partners and help each through this time. Joe says it’s for better or worse, even though it’s mostly worse right now. Terra asks Joe to take it seriously, but Joe says it doesn’t matter what he says, Terra’s just going to do whatever Terra wants. Does he know his wife or what?

To make up for being a hormonal bitch, Jasmine takes Chris out for a day of model car racing. She apologizes for being a jerk and he says everything’s cool. He’s having fun. Jasmine asks if her mom can stay with them for two weeks to help out – like she’s almost afraid to ask the question. Here’s how it should go down, Jasmine. “Hey Chris, my mom is moving in for two weeks so you won’t have to get up in the middle of the night.” And scene.

During a picnic with Elena, Preston and the twins, she tells him about Terra and her three hernias – like we haven’t heard this three times already. Elena tells Preston she doesn’t want to visit Terra because she deserves everything bad that’s happening to her. Preston’s life flashes before his eyes because he knows Elena’s coldness could be directed at him. He tries to persuade Elena to give Terra another chance. Elena explains their friendship is over even and cries because Terra has changed. Hello, Elena! It’s called hormones and you have them.

Terra is home from hernia surgery and her pain is a level 8. Penny’s hair is a wild child and Joe makes a joke about her sticking her finger in a light socket. This makes Terra laugh, which hurts. So Joe cracks another joke, but this makes Terra cry. Joe is on his own with the babies again.

Briana and Matt are getting some retail therapy – even though the need the real kind. At the baby store and she gets choked up telling Matt she wants another baby. Matt is stunned, but unfortunately not into silence. He says that she nearly died last time. Briana says this is where she is right now and she needs to express it for a story line so she doesn’t have a panic attack. Matt tells Briana not to cry because this makes him uncomfortable and he’ll leave so she can cry in the store by herself. Oh, please, Briana. Have another baby with this man!

After the commercial, Matt continues to tell Briana she’s not making any sense, and outside a gas-light is flickering. This triggers a hot-flash and Briana is starting to believe she needs help. Of course she is. It’s part of Matt’s master plan. Drive his wife crazy. Matt tells Briana all he wants is for her to feel better. Mmm-hmm.

Briana and Tonya stop by to visit Terra. She shows them her five band aids and they aren’t as grossed out as they thought they’d be. Terra asks where Elena is and Tonya tells her Elena is no longer on Team Terra and no longer wants Terra and Joe to be the godparents to her twin boys. Thanks Tonya for the double-punch into Terra’s gut. Buh-bye. Terra is sick of the perpetual guilt-trip.

Christy is at home from the hospital and her daughter Autumn has been renamed Cinderella. Do any of the women visit her? No. They should be ashamed. Christy is in pain, has caught a cold, and Todd is upstairs eating and playing video games. They discuss what a fat slob Todd is and his broken his promise to lose weight. Christy has given Todd an ultimatum, and those always work out well, don’t they. Autumn questions the point of having a husband if you have to say, “What have you done for me lately?” Christy worries about drinking again because her heart and head are telling her two different things. For some reason Autumn wants her mother to kick Todd out now, like Christy doesn’t have enough on her plate.

 

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  • chacha1

    Great recap Dani …. AND WHY is that disgusting pervert Mutt Grundhoffer getting so much air time? AND did anyone catch Briana saying that the reason she did not go on and on about being on DWTS is because she has “CLASS” LMAO her and that pervert husband of hers are always using that word “Class” when they are referring to themselves when all they are is two white trash slimy slugs.

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      • chacha1

        thanks, it is also hard for me to scroll down and is really jerky and when I hit enter it jumps all over the place …

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          I logged out and back in and now it bumps me off with a “Whoops” message … can’t deal with it anymore

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          • Dani-K

            This is good to know. Thanks!

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    • Dani-K

      Thanks ChaCha! Each week I tune in I say to myself, is this the week Matt gets his butt whipped? And yes, Briana lives is Denial-land. My mouth fell open when she said she’s not a fame whore. Such a dig at Terra who she claims she’s trying to become friends with again now that Elena is out (for the moment).

      • MsM

        lol Yeah, Briana is totally out in left field. Her reality definitely isn’t everybody else’s reality.

  • chacha1

    Great recap Dani …. AND WHY is that disgusting pervert Mutt Grundhoffer getting so much air time? AND did anyone catch Briana saying that the reason she did not go on and on about being on DWTS is because she has “CLASS” LMAO her and that pervert husband of hers are always using that word “Class” when they are referring to themselves when all they are is two white

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Terra had a once in a lifetime opportunity with Dancing with the stars. She probably thought she could do it and be fine.I give her credit, she went pretty far. But I agree with Elena she totally asked for it, gah I can’t stand her! She’s such a narcissist and glory hog.

    • Dani-K

      I think Terra is all about Terra, but give her credit for not quitting DWTS. At the end of the day though, it’s not Elena’s business, so to abandon a friendship over this makes her seem petty. I’m a fan of Elena’s but this season she has me scratching my head.

  • Oh Snarky Me

    I’d never watched this show until last night. Oddly, my husband turned it on. When I asked him WHY he was watching this he said he was totally stressed out and wanted something to make him laugh with no thought process necessary. I have to say, it worked. The African American woman is hysterical. She had us laughing through the show. I should’ve counted how many times she said “That heifer”

    • Dani-K

      Seriously, you could turn it into a drinking game as much as Tonya says heifer.

      • MsM

        Ya know, we should do that some time!! lol We’d be shitfaced in the first ten minutes!

  • Wraithchild

    I can’t help it…I love Terra. I am proud that she did DWTS. Once in a lifetime thing, she gets props for going as far as she did. I’m always #TeamTerra/Tonya. I did feel bad for Joe, but he goes out with his band to do gigs. I think they support each other. Briana…she has been sipping the Kool-aid again. WHAT singing career?!? And no, you were NOT asked to do DWTS, and you ARE a fame whore. Otherwise you wouldn’t be doing this show.

    And what the hell is up with Elena??!! Wow….she has been snarky! I’m surprised at her. Maybe she is jealous of Terra and being on DWTS and not her? Come on, if that opportunity came her way, I think she would take it. I’m so glad Tonya is getting better. She is an amazing woman.

    • Dani-K

      I’m glad Tonya is getting better too. Bells Palsy can happen to anyone. One woman I knew who had it needed some plastic surgery to help her smile become more natural again. So why isn’t Elena telling Tonya to quit the show if that’s what contributed to her stress? Maybe she is jealous of Terra, though Elena never struck me as the jealous type.

      • MsM

        But weren’t they jealous of each other in the very beginning? When the show first started, if I recall correctly, they were in competition over the mini-Brittany thing…could be wrong but I could swear they weren’t exactly friends when this all began.

    • MsM

      Tonya should be taking a break from the show right now. Filming anything is stressful. And Dani is right – why isn’t Elena telling Tonya to quit for HER health?

  • PCpolice

    Terra’s a loathsome fame monger. She places fame and the pursuit thereof, above that of her own children. She had a newborn at the time, and toddler, both of which are special needs.
    Both of which her husband’s unable to care for due to his dwarfism related disabilities.
    They were raised by nannies.
    By her own account, she was away from home approx *14 hours per day for 11 weeks*
    By the time she returned home, her babies were sleeping.
    The first few weeks are 100% vital where bonding’s concerned. I could never do this

    • MsM

      For Grayson’s sake I hope there’s no attachment issues.

  • MsM

    Excellent recap Dani (already posted twice and Disqus ate it, dang it…)!!! Producers really need to get rid of Brianna and Mutt. That woman couldn’t tell the truth if you paid her (oh wait, they ARE paying her…thus proves my point…). She tries to make it look like she and Matt are this copacetic unit but the disconnect between the two of them is palpable – verifying something I posted to Chacha months ago, Brianna is staying with this guy to piss people off, not because of love or chemistry. Her PPD ideas might be factual, or, given her history, be just another histrionic maneuver to draw attention to herself. It’s getting rather old at this point.

    As much as I admire Terra’s moxie for going as far as she could on DWTS it was at a terrible cost to her health. Speaking as somebody who almost died from a strangulated hernia that literally left me with no stomach at all, doing what she did could have killed her. She had not one but three AND she tore her stomach lining? I agree with Elena on this one – Terra lost sight of what was really important to prove a point and be the poster child – the first little person to dance competitively on television. While that looks great for her resume it really won’t do much for her when she realize that she missed some of the most important milestones in Grayson’s first months on earth or that she missed Penny’s first steps (which I’m pretty sure she did). Her comparison to other working mothers really doesn’t hold much water for the simple reason that most working mothers HAVE to go through those paces, she DOESN’T. I think she’s at a stage in her career where she really doesn’t even have to work constantly if she doesn’t want to. So she’s home with the kids now, she needs to stay there for a while and freaking heal up.

    I know there’s a lot of talk of Elena being jealous of Terra and, honestly, that could be it but I really think that it’s more from a ‘mommy’ place than anything else. Elena is very much into her sons (no matter how vain she remains) and I can easily see her trying to figure out why Terra doesn’t want to be home with her children 24/7 like she is. I think she was truly concerned about Terra’s health and the fact that she wasn’t with her children. It kind of went against everything Terra went on and on about in previous seasons about having a family. Being the famewhore that she is, Terra thinks about herself first and her children second, Elena is just the opposite, she’s vain, she’s focused on her looks but her children seem to come first for her (at least on camera).

    Tonya needs to take a season off and let herself heal. Filming anything is stressful and hanging around those women only amps up the stress. Bells can take a long time to heal sometimes, she’s inhibiting her healing process by staying in front of the camera.

    Jasmine needs to stfu already. I like her, she’s interesting, she’s talented, her kids are cute but omg quit bitching at the poor husband already!

    Last but not least, I know I’m in the minority but I kind of feel for Christy. It’s hard when you’ve had major surgery and you have limited help. Yes, she has her mother and her daughter but it’s not the same as when you have your spouse to help you. Been there, done that. Poor Todd is obviously clinically depressed and needs to get some therapy (yeah, yeah, I’m a therapist, of course I’m going to recommend therapy) so he can deal with whatever issues are plaguing him – which, honestly, I don’t think Christy is his issue, she adds to what’s already there and that probably doesn’t help but I think he had issues long before he met her, they’re just compounded now that he’s in front of a camera, his wife is a drama queen and he can live up to the other men (save Mutt) on the show who, by and large, are good providers (up to a point), relatively supportive of their women and seem to be hands on parents. Todd doesn’t seem to have a job, can’t seem to meet eye to eye with his wife and has no children and his step-children don’t really seem to care about him one way or the other. For somebody insecure with issues that only compounds what they’re already feeling. Just sayin….

    • chacha1

      I applaud this comment and ITA …. to be honest they kept Terra on longer than I thought and I was sure she would be gone by week 3 …. she is very self absorbed and had no business having more children after seeing how Penny is struggling to just life her head …. I thought Elena was jealous but someone her reminded me that Elena did not even want to dance in a video on season 1 ….. I am totally disgusted with Terra as a producer also for keeping a pervert on that show … Mutt needs to go and he gets more air time than any other husband and I cannot figure that out

    • Dani-K

      Msm, such a fabulous post. First, I didn’t know you were a therapist – very cool that you can provide us with real info while I only call it as I see it. Did I get the gaslight right? I really think that’s Matt’s m.o. right now. I don’t think Briana has a clue. And while I get Elena being concerned about Terra’s bad choice to go on DWTS so quickly after giving birth (this season that starts Monday would have been smarter) I don’t think ending their friendship over this decision is what real friends do. And finally, Christy. I am shocked that none of the girls visited her after her surgery – and such a scary surgery at that. Bad form. I thought Tonya might go at least, but was surprised the producers didn’t set this up. Shame, shame!

      • MsM

        Yes, mental health therapist. All I can give is my opinion, it’s not a diagnosis, but it definitely opens the doors to more discussion regarding these women and their oddball behaviors!!! You definitely got it right – Matt’s been gaslighting Brianna since day one. It’s what men like Mutt do. He’s all about controlling her and trying to make himself look like a good person at the same time. He doesn’t realize that he’s pretty transparent. He’s not a very organized sociopath. And I agree that the girls not visiting Christy was totally wrong – I’m sure Terra had something to do with that. She probably wielded her producer’s power to say anybody who went would be out of a job. Frankly, it was cruel. It’s that simple. And yes, I agree, Elena is going over board with the whole ending the friendship thing. It’s way overboard but I still think it comes from a good place. Elena has never been vicious or vindictive like the other women, it doesn’t seem to be part of her make up at all.

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    • chacha1

      thank you, it has been so annoying to comment here, and I love it here, even with this comment it is jumping all over the place