This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of DC was rather tame, and for the first time all season, I think we managed to get through the hour without a cringe-worthy scene of awkwardness. Don’t get me wrong — I definitely cringed, particularly during Lynda’s kooky spiritual ritual to rid her new house of the previous owner’s “energy.” Most of the hour, however, was rather mundane. Mary spent a good amount of time complaining about her daughter Lolly’s bizarre penchant to raid her closet. Turns out that after all that talk of having a biometric lock on the closet door, Mary doesn’t close the thing half the time, which allows Lolly (who’s something of a roving sartorial raccoon, it seems) to enter unhindered and steal what she wants. I think it’s time Mary sets up a booby trap or at least some sort of primitive device that will trap Lolly in a net (with the option of said netted Lolly being shipped off to a zoo or a far-off wilderness).
As usual, Cat was totally horrified by Lolly’s actions, but just when we thought the entire episode would feature Cat saying haughty, dismissive things about the girl, things took a tragic right turn. Cat’s close friend killed himself, and she spent most of the show mourning his death. There was even a touching moment when Cat broke down in tears when she met a man who reminded her of her late friend. It was actually pretty sad; although, the following scene in which Cat announced to her daughters that she had cried in public was somewhat strange. Still, it was a tough blow to her, and I can’t rag her for that.
I can, however, rag the Salahis, who continue to treat this bizarre situation of Tareq and his mother as typical “family drama.” This is not normal, people. Mothers don’t generally seek to have their sons perpetually arrested. Nevertheless, the Salahis were deadset on resurrecting their Oasis vineyard, and not only that, they wanted to buy a new place in DC. But did they have the money to fund their lavish housing dreams (which included an apartment big enough to host TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE)? Well, Stacie the realtor had her doubts, but she put on a professional smile and toured the Salahis around. Clearly this is a relationship headed for disaster.
Also headed for disaster is Stacie’s quest to find her biological father. Since her mom has been tightlipped about his identity, she’s decided to move forward and send a message to her half brother over Facebook. Keep in mind that this half brother has no idea that she exists and the mere query will certainly stir up a gigantic family drama, but hey, I loved Secrets & Lies, and a reality TV version of it couldn’t be much worse, right? Right? (If you haven’t seen that movie, you should)
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