#RHOP Recap: The Ladies Try To Dethrone The Grande Dame Karen Huger!

Posted on Jun 19 2017 - 8:16am by Dani-K

Welcome back to the Bermuda triangle with The Real Housewives of Potomac. We are on a bus with Robyn, Ashley, and Charrisse, and her make-up guy, Greg who is the strong, silent type, on our way to the marina. Robyn is telling everyone how she gave Karen a reading and called her a hypocrite like she’s some kind of bad ass. Charrisse is the host of the sunset cruise, but secretly hopes Karen misses the boat.

When they arrive on the giant catamaran, Charrisse announces to the “elite” people she’s double-fisting it tonight. She receives a kiss from an unknown man and becomes stiffer than her Courvoisier on ice. The other girls arrive and Monique and Gizelle hug for the ladies to ohh and aww over now the fact that Karen’s meddling worked…for now. Time to fix Robyn up! There are several cute men on the boat, unfortunately that’s not the guy who wants to meet Robyn. Charrisse sets it up and Robyn asks him, “Are you sure it isn’t Gizelle?” Gizelle totally dodged a bullet. Turns out, this guy shaves his legs, so obviously we can’t trust him. And his sprained ankle? Sex mishap with a fan? Next!

Ashley is where she usually is, at the bar, schooling Karen about leaving her out of the day trip with Gizelle and Monique. She doesn’t recognize this peace-maker, Karen, and thinks she’s hiding something. Maybe her marriage is in the crapper, too! Gizelle asks Charrisse and Karen to kiss and makeup so their entire vacation doesn’t suck. Karen gives Charrisse a non-apology and Charrisse tells Karen to apologize the right way, by saying, “I’m sorry you feel that way.” Charrisse thinks all the ladies with no hairline need therapy.

After the boat trip, the ladies split up. Monique joins Karen in her room. The rest go to Charrisse’s suite and bitch about Karen. Charrisse drops what she thinks is a bomb and announces Karen has purchased a home from foreclosure. Most people would call that a good deal, but in Potomac that’s a reason to shame someone. Karen tells Monique she’s over her friendship with Charrisse

Clips are shown of the ladies checking in at home. Ashley and her broken nail calls her husband, Michael, but he’s too busy to hear that his wife misses him. Karen calls to check in on Ray but he’s too busy overseeing their move to Great Falls. WTF? Couldn’t that wait until she got back?

Off to watch a cricket game surrounded by attractive men “for Robyn.” These women have no idea a cricket game can last days. The men are swarming the ladies. Did you know, in Bermuda, age is just a number? Good thing because Gizelle has met a hottie. Goodbye Kevin. Another guy is chatting up Robyn but she is checked out. And the tired aggravation between Karen and Charrisse is lasting longer than the longest cricket game.

It’s the final night in Bermuda and Karen and Charrisse try again with an apology talk. Karen explains they need to show a united front because the other ladies look to them for leadership. Charrisse decides to cut Karen some slack since her “little friend,” is having trouble finding a house in Potomac. 

 

Robyn, Gizelle, and Ashley show up in their PJ’s for pajama night. Monique shows up and says she needs help with her night. Oh woe is her. She’s having trouble transferring her utilities from one house to the other. Oh the horror! How did we ever get a man on the moon? The food arrives and in between bites of chicken wings, Monique explains that her rap career came to an abrupt end because she wouldn’t play to pay. The ladies all give samples of their rapping skills and it’s clear, none of the ladies will be asked to put out.

We are back on the mainland and Robyn has an appointment to disappoint her therapist with the news she didn’t go on a date and was a WTF – Whole Total Failure. How long did it take Robyn to come up with that? Robyn says she just wasn’t open to the male attention in Bermuda because her heart is at home, though she hasn’t discussed this with Juan. Her therapist asks Robyn if she wants to live or just keep existing. Ouch!

Ashley is there to have a meeting with her boss husband and staff, but Michael dismisses the staff so he can speak with his employee wife first. Turns out, while Ashley was away, a new girl was at play at the restaurant, making changes. They goal is, according to Michael, modify Ashley’s role as the manager of his restaurant. Michael pitches it as a promotion, when truthfully the restaurant is a cock-blocker. Ashley agrees and convinces herself she likes the change. She hints at having sex on the desk with Michael, but no way do we believe that.

Yay the champagne room is ready for the unveiling! Here come the girls dressed to the nine’s as a butler answers the door wearing white gloves. Charrisse is dressed like the theme was 70’s mother earth. Karen hasn’t arrived yet, so Gizelle tells everyone that two hours after they got back from Bermuda, Karen had already moved into her new-to-her home. Everyone is stunned. They begin to ponder if the black Bill Gates is really the broke Bill Gates.

 

As Charrisse cuts the ribbon, she explains that her therapist told her she needs to do something for nice herself. She probably meant get a scoop of ice cream, but Charrisse read it a different way. The door is opened and transformation is really cool. It’s not a big champagne room, only four chairs fit, a wall of champagne bottles, and a crystal chandelier, but Monique swears the chairs are perfect for “riding” in them. Charrisse says there will be no sex in the champagne room and sadly, I believe her.

Karen finally tells the girls about the move to Great Falls. The ladies are like, Say what? You never said you were leaving Potomac. Karen tells them for now she is renting until the perfect home comes up or she builds. Ashley doesn’t understand. Monique managed to find a great house for a mere $5 million, why can’t Karen find something in Potomac. Ashley tells Karen goodbye to being the Grande Dame. Karen is unfazed. A peasant Ashley can’t dethrone the Grande Dame until she bestows it on someone else, and calls Ashley an idiot. Shut up Ashley!

Tune in next week for the season finale party and to see the new digs for the Grande Dame of Not Potomac. Spoiler alert: it includes a meltdown.

 

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  • Shelly Jones

    These chicks have nothing going on….these dry and these silly a$$ arguments are clearly production trying to stir up drama…talking about someone buying a home in foreclosure smh…lol. Cherrisse (I don’t feel like learning to spell her name) is a miserable boring shrew. She’s done nothing this season but cry and talk about Giselle and and Karen. Unfortunately, ALL of these woman associate their self worth with their net worth and zip code, with the exception of Robin who seem emotionally stunted and clueless about everything…..It’s really sad. Ashley can’t take a smart phone out of the country and argues with her husband as if she’s a teen rebelling against her father. Cherrisse brings nothing to the show but venom against whoever happens to be her current adversary at the time. Giselle brings her horrible style, clownish makeup and giant spoon to stir the pot in feuds when she’s not the center of a meaningless feud that she started. Although Monique turned me off by constantly talking about how much things cost, how many homes she has, how big her budget is for her child’s first party and Christening seems to be the most likable person…BTW…..I recognize the Chef who cooked for Cherrise’s party…He’s super talented, been on Hell’s kitchen and has lots of events in the DC area.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      Yeah… I don’t get why it is so shameful to buy a house in foreclosure. It’s actually a good deal because you could be buying a $700,000 for a fraction of what a new house would cost in the area. Kim Z. and Kroy bought their house for pennies on the dollar after the builder abandoned the propertyj. They completed all the work and now Zillow now has their house worth $2.3 million.

      • Ravello

        It is smart to buy a foreclosed home. We’ve done it several times and made money fixing it up and reselling. Laughed all the way to the bank. Plan to do it again when the housing market cools off and hope to teach my kids how to do it.
        I like this show and hope it comes back. I think it will, these women are not making the big bucks like Atlanta, NY. Also trips, parties and events are on the modest side.

      • GetReal2014

        I don’t find it shameful and I don’t think the majority of the audience does either. They need to move on to something else more substantial. Shading her for downsizing after her children are grown is just silly.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Agree with all your assessments.
      I’d be surprised if they renew it for a third season.

      • Shelly Jones

        They have to do something. It’s silly and boring.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          I think so too. The women are just not that interesting, rich or fabulous. Certainly not the definition of what a HW should be. Also, there doesn’t seem to be much going on in Potomac. Lol. It’s not like it’s NYC or LA. It seems like a nice, upscale, QUIET, low key kinda place… It seems nice enough, but I don’t see it being fabulous enough to have a whole show about it!

    • Dani-K

      In the beginning I cut Robyn a lot of slack, but I’m tired of her not trying. I’m bored with her inability to take life by the horns and kick some ass. I don’t want a woman to stay a doormat for the entire season. Maybe during the season finale we’ll be wowed after Robyn and Juan have “the talk” next week, but I’m skeptical.

      • Shelly Jones

        Me too. She seems really emotionally stunted to me….Juan seems to be over it. I don’t think he likes being on the show. I wish them the best tho.

        • Dani-K

          I think they’ll be successful co-parents, but you’re right, Juan is over it.

    • GetReal2014

      Great post, Shelly. The “arguments” are so contrived and silly. Everything is about money and zip codes. They are all total snoozefests. Each week I get a new person to dislike more.

      • Shelly Jones

        The producers think we want to see this petty foolishness. Most of are tired of it. We went to see more fun and lighthearted story lines with sprinkles of petty fights….This show is all petty fights.

        • GetReal2014

          So true, these shows have turned into pure nastiness, digging up dirt on each other, and making it up when you can’t find anything. Boring.

  • Deanna777

    And just how in the hell is Karen going to be the “Grande Dame” of Potomac when she doesn’t live there any longer? Does she not know that African Americans make up less than five per cent of Potomac? She will only be the Grande Dame in her home wherever that is, and I am willing to bet that there is already a Grande Dame of Great Falls.

    Robyn has the lowest self-esteem I have seen in a long time. I get that she was turned off by the guy with the fan-sex injury, but those guys at the cricket match to cute! Why is she trying to hold on to a man who has said he was not want to be with her? Her therapist had better call for back up because she hasn’t made a dent. Maybe if Robyn walked in on Juan and another woman in their bed, she may wake up.

    I am quite surprised that Gizelle didn’t start grinding up on a few, but maybe that was because the camera crew was there or none of them had any Benjamins to rain down on her.

    Charrisse finally has a room she can lock herself in while she gets hammered, which is most of the time. Every time I see this woman she has just had a few drinks, has a drink in her hand, or on her way to get one. I hope she doesn’t need a liver transplant any time soon.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      They were cute but I don’t think Robyn is interested in a long-distance relationship (and they also appeared to be much younger than her).

      • Deanna777

        Robyn doesn’t seem to be interested in any relationship unless it’s with Juan.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          It’s interesting how we all see it, but she doesn’t…. It’s like she just had some revelation while in Bermuda….lol. Haven’t they been divorced for years already and lived in multiple homes? I would think she would have physically separated from him when they had to move to this new house. Instead she moved into the new place with him!

      • the underground train

        I get not wanting a long distance relationship but I think she should have been thinking about not Mr. Right but Mr. Right Now. You know someone to just help her ease back in the game.

    • GirlPlz

      Everyone else with real money is laughing at the Grande Dame

      • Shelly Jones

        None of them on the show have real money.

        • GirlPlz

          you’re right about that. They’re broke bitches acting like they’re something. The people not on the show are laughing at these fools

        • Supatall2u

          Monique has real money…4 houses going on five.

    • Dani-K

      Gizelle should fall in love (even though I’m sure it’s hard to love anyone more than herself) with one of those cricket guys and then go on the show 90 Day Fiance. Since she’s going to be making the money instead of just spending her husband’s money. lol.

      • Sandy Wood

        I think Mohamed Jbali is available.

      • Deanna777

        Did you hear that she kicked Kevin to the curb? He seemed like a nice guy, but maybe he didn’t have enough money for her.

    • Hawhaaat?

      Did he say “fan sex injury”? OMG, I thought he said “spam sex injury”…i was like, that’s a choice.

  • Evil Queen

    A Champagne room? Really?
    How gauche.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      She saw Heather’s champagne room and had to have one.

      • Dani-K

        ROFL

  • GirlPlz

    Karen is weird, delusional, insecure, crazy and has bad wigs

    • the underground train

      And what looks like a mustache in that photo from the last scene.

    • and broke

      • GirlPlz

        I’m still laughing

  • GirlPlz

    It’s already the season finale!

    • Dani-K

      IKR! I also recap LWLA and that show is just never going to end. But I was totally shocked when they said next week was the RHOP season finale. Supposedly the reunion is 2-part.

      • GirlPlz

        I’m shocked too!! But then again, nothing is happening with these broads. Most of the drama has been manufactured and we’ve got one of them having drama over who’s got hosting duties. I’ve never watched LWLA

        • Dani-K

          I’ll say this LWLA have real drama. There have been 2 surgeries this season due to complications with being little. But there has also been nonsense drama like RHOP.

  • GirlPlz

    Everybody else notice the staged cruise scene with all of Andy’s pals. ROFL.The cricket boys were cute though

  • 4peace

    Who do you think have nose jobs? Karen?
    ( As I age, mine seems bigger, so I am obsessed with noses. )

    • Trippinhhard

      Karen didn’t have one, they showed a picture of her in college, the same nose and mole on her face..Robin looks a thousand times better than her original hair color., It was black..

      • 4peace

        I think her nose tip is quite low, but if you’re born that way. . .it’s cool.

        I can not picture robin with black hair!

        • Trippinhhard

          She had black hair on a picture of high school or college, she looks horrible.. This light color hair looks so much better..I think she should give up on Juan, he’s definitely not into her, like she is with him..imo

    • Bobbi

      Hahaha. I think they get longer for sure.

  • italiano bambino

    Did they film the reunion?

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I think so. I saw the seating chart on another site.

    • JrzShoreLady

      Yes, it’s already filmed because Andy, Karen & Monique were talking about the reunion on WWHL last night.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I haven’t sat through this ep yet, but Karen and Mo’Neek made (really awkward) appearances on WWHL last night. Try as he might, even Andy couldn’t muster up one shred of enthusiasm for these bishes. Karen was ripped to shreds in every poll.

    • Dani-K

      I think RHOP will either get cancelled or have a major cast shake up. Right now it’s kind of like watching a show of 50 Shades of Phaedra Parks. Nobody is really getting real.

      • Shelly Jones

        So true Dani….and the only thing they are doing is attacking Karen and speculating about her finances….meanwhile, they have nothing going on.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        I have that same sense … in fact, almost wrote it. Bravo clearly has no enthusiasm for this one … but then again, none of the cast seems to either.

        • GetReal2014

          It’s like a hodgepodge of women thrown together and they don’t know what to do. Outside of Ashley and that restaurant they have nothing in common. The rest are stay at home moms?

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            The fraudulence eventually catches up with these shows (and it doesn’t only apply to Potomac). I suppose the ratings are steady, but that’s only because it’s one of those interim shows. Would anyone really miss it? Probably not. The reunion is going to be one of those pretentious and pointless efforts where they all sit around rehashing BS that we weren’t even interested in when it aired. All I can say is I gave it a shot … was mildly interested, but not enough to become hooked. Bring on Melbourne~!

          • GetReal2014

            What an excellent summation. This post wraps everything up with a neat little bow. Bravo’s first mistake was to bill these shows as wealthy women. They could’ve just been women in a community from the start.

            So true about Potomac being an interim show, if it wasn’t for RHOA going off and there being a void I doubt many would even tune in. And yes, I don’t care about their reunion at all because nothing happened on this show, nothing, nil, zilch.

            I didn’t watch Melbourne. You like that one? I might take a peek at that one.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            I’d catch Melbourne on Sunday mornings (when the hubs was at church), and unlike other HW shows, I was immediately drawn in. Like you surmised, they actually have serious money and histories with one another. They are all distinctive and interesting personalities; Janet and Gina are like the resident LVP grand dames, and the others are quirky and fun. The bitchery can be brutal, but unlike all the other HW shows, they are hugging it out (and besties) 10 mins. later. But mostly, I get a kick out of their Aussie accents and expressions. You can check out some eps on Bravo’s website.

          • GetReal2014

            Thanks, That sounds interesting. It takes a long time for me to get drawn into these reality shows. RHOA is the only one I really like, or probably love to hate because of the diverse personalities. BH used to be my fave but Brandi’s second season soured the show for me. And I can’t stand OC because of Tamra. NY is ruined because of Carole and Bethenny, so I guess I don’t have anything to lose by giving this one a shot. M2M, I tried last year, but it’s just a total bitch fest. Not interesting to see people constantly throwing shade for no apparent reason, and Potomac seems to be the absolute worst.

            Love your review. Very interesting.

      • GetReal2014

        So true. The insincerity is rampant on this show. It’s like they’re trying to channel BH, but they’re not in the same zip code and it comes off as false.

    • GetReal2014

      Dag! Didn’t they rip her enough last night? For no reason either. So sad.

    • GirlPlz

      Andy was even side-eying Karen. He is not into her delusions

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        LoL … yep. Stacking the deck against them with (multiple) stupid polls (while they’re sitting there) is a pretty good indication Andy ain’t into you.

  • TartLemon

    I do not like those bangs on Karen. YUK!

    Robyn, PLEASE make a move. One way or the other. This story line is stagnant. Gizelle is boring, too. Not an authentic thing about her. To have a make up line she is promoting, Gizelle really needs to get some better advice about her own appearance.

    I really like Ashley. Can’t help myself. Something about her just shines. Monique is still an enigma of sorts. Like what I see so far, but the layers are still peeling. Charrisse is trying. Gotta give her credit for at least doing what she can to move forward.

    • Supatall2u

      But Karen really needs bangs to hide that 6-head & lack of edges.

      • GetReal2014

        Ha ha ha.

    • GirlPlz

      Gizelle’s makeup game is off. She gives me like cheap wannabe 90s model vibes

  • penny 2

    Karen is channeling Elizabeth I with her wigs

    • GetReal2014

      LOLOL! Too funny.

  • RRRobin

    Pls tell me bald azz Karen has a new wig hat by now.