The first scene is Cat and her publicist. Cat is writing a book. Yawn.
Stacie’s friends own the only black winery on the east coast. Obama served their wine at a state dinner and if he likes it then she loves it. Tareq and Michaele (I really hate typing her name) arrive and everyone take digs at the limo before they even step out of it. Then as they are walking from the car Stacie makes fun of their clothes. Apparently they were too “fabbed out” for Stacie’s liking. They do a wine tasting and Tareq goes on and on about the wine. Judging by the background music and the cutaways of Stacie and Jason’s facial expressions, they were trying to make Tareq look bad. But I thought it was very nice of him to say such good things about his competitors wine. It was free advertising for them, and I thought it made a pretty nice commercial. I can tell by the editing that the producers don’t like the Salahi’s. I know I am in the minority, but I still don’t hate them yet. But my opinions usually fall in line with the majority so I’m waiting to start hating them any minute now.
They all go for a walk and guess what Stacie wants to talk about – Obama! She has a serious crush on the man. She says his name and brings him up as much as she possibly can. Maybe she is hoping that he will watch her on tv, and hear her say his name and fall in love with her the way she fell in love with him the first time she heard him say “Yes we can!”
I can’t stand Lynda. For 3 episodes now we have had to watch her obsess over Michaele’s weight and insist that it’s because she is worried about her. If Lynda is legitimately concerned for Michaele’s health than Teresa was being nice when she called Danielle honey. I think Michaele might possibly be the “Danielle” of DC. It seems as though Mary and Lynda spend the majority of their air time talking about her.
When I first saw Lynda on the screen I thought she was attractive for her age. But I read a blog by Richard Lawson on Gawker he said Lynda was the product of a genetic experiment that produced a child that was half human, half eel, and that she is an eelperson. Now all I can see when I look at her is an eel. Decide for yourself:
Mary and Lynda are in agreement that it was totally inappropriate for Michaele to confront Lynda about the eating disorder rumors she was trying to spread. But no mention of how inappropriate it was of Lynda to start those rumors in the first place. Also on the list of things Lynda can’t stand about Michaele is her relationship with her husband. Doesn’t it seem that whenever a wife on one of these shows is really close to her husband the other women always have a problem with it?
Stacie makes every situation about race and it’s annoying. Her and her husband find it amusing that those white folks aka Michaele and Tareq (is he even “white”?) would want to go to a hip hop concert with them. But it’s ok, because as Jason pointed out “it’s the Obama era” so…. um… I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean. I think he was just looking for an excuse to say “Obama.”
Cat and Lynda have wine for lunch and discuss Cat’s book. Lynda says that she never writes anything down because she doesn’t want it to be used against her. I assume she saw what happened to Heidi Fleiss and she doesn’t want to end up in the same boat. No little black book for her. Lynda says that she hopes Cat’s book has a happy ending (pronounced “in-ding”) because she’s always looking for a happy ending. The women find this hysterical. If you didn’t understand why they were laughing so hard, it’s because [it is my personal opinion based on no concrete facts that] in Lynda’s line of work a “happy ending” means something a little different than it means in the publishing world. Wink wink.
Mary and her husband have lunch and take digs at Virginia wine, contemplate the dangers of opening campagne with a sword, disprove of the Salahi’s flashiness and them as human beings in general and discuss the nerve Michaele had to confront Lynda about her gossiping.
The Turners and the Salahi’s go to Paris -the fashion capital of the world- and Michaele decides to wear the ugliest outfit I have ever seen. That is an ill fitting tan leather pants suit in case it isn’t clear in the picture.
Stacey wants to know who her birth father is. She doesn’t actually want to meet him, she just want to know her family history just in case there is a tiny 1% chance that her and Obama might possibly be related.
I hate hate hate this necklace. HATE it! Looking at this makes me miss the giant orange cross Jacqueline wears in her interviews. That’s how much I hate it. I don’t know what it is about this necklace that bothers me so much. It’s ugly, yes, but it’s unnaturally irritating to me.
Cat has a cute scene with her husband, but now that we know they’ve split up I don’t really feel the need to write about it. Or take a screen shot.
More shit talking about the Salahi’s. Mary had one scene – a brief conversation with her daughter about sexting – where she wasn’t talking about the Salahi’s. It’s beginning to look a little like Jersey in DC… Just sayin.The bald guy wasn’t at Paul’s party but he said that a woman that goes to his salon told him that Tareq said that he spent a lot of money on Paul’s party. I don’t find that a reliable source so I’m still giving the Salahi’s the benefit of the doubt. I’ll get to the party story in a minute.
The women all go to another dinner with a bunch of gay guys to celebrate…. something… I wasn’t paying attention.
Cat is still talking about the white limo that Tareq and Michaele took to Paul’s birthday party. It was white! Can someone explain this to me please? I still don’t understand the big problem with the color. Is it a British thing, is it a DC thing? I don’t understand.
Apparently white limos are bad and should stay in the 70’s. But feather boas are good and totally appropriate for an upscale dinner.
I don’t know why Stacie has such a problem with Cat. I understand that Stacie has a bit of an unhealthy obsession with Obama, but holding a grudge over Cat’s opinion of him for this long is excessive. I especially don’t see where Stacie is getting the “racist” thing from. Mary said salons need to be integrated and sat the two black people at her party together because they “have so much in common” and Lynda was the one who called her Diana Ross. So why is Cat the racist one? I’m thinking maybe Stacie is the one who is a little prejudice.
Being from the same country as the people around you is much more important than being from the same race as them when it comes to new friendships, bonding, and feeling comfortable with people. Cat is the odd man out in this game, not Stacie. And Stacie seems to be doing everything she can to make her feel as uncomfortable as possible. I want to like Stacie, but she’s not giving me a whole lot of reasons to. The little devil on her shoulder doesn’t help either.
Ok, now finally I’m getting to it: The Paul’s birthday party drama.
Lynda thinks Michaele should have paid for Paul’s birthday. I would love to hear everyone’s opinions about this, because I don’t agree. It was a big party. Paul is not Michaele’s child and it was not a Sweet 16 or a Bar Mitzvah. In my world being a host does not require you to pay for everything. The host is the person who is responsible for arranging everything and making the party happen. The guests are supposed to pay for the party. You don’t bring presents to an adult birthday party. Each guest pays for their food, their drinks, and adds a little (or a lot) extra on top. The party is the present from everyone to the guest of honor. The fancier the party, the more you pay. That is how it works where I’m from. Expecting one person to pay for the entire evening just because they planned it and sent out the invitations is just ridiculous, and Lynda expecting to eat and drink for free is even more ridiculous in my opinion. The only way Michaele should be expected to pay is if she offered, but we never heard her offer, and it didn’t appear to me as though Paul was under the impression that she was going to pay. He didn’t seem shocked that she wasn’t paying, he just seemed (understandably) upset that she wanted it put in writing. In her blog Michaele says that there were 4 hosts of that party, she provided the wine, and another host provided the venue. She didn’t say what the other two hosts did. I’m curious what people think about this. Should she be expected to pay or not?