Y’all, this episode was so emotional! I legit cried myself to sleep because it brought up unexpected feelings for me. I found myself relating to Cameran, Shep, & Landon – words I never thought I’d write about Landon. I thought this particular episode seemed to be shown out of order & referred to things off camera, so instead of following the episode like I normally do, I will recap by situation.
Cameran & Chelsea:
Cam called Chelsea to get together for HH, but Chels was already planning to meet Kathryn to pick out outfits for a photo shoot. Chelsea invited Cameran along, which she seemed happy to accept. I think my girl Cam has really turned a corner from her bad attitude last season towards Kathryn…at least for now. On the other hand, did Chelsea & Kathryn’s budding friendship not get filmed? I’m a little confused.
Landon & her Dad:
Landon drove out to some properties that her dad wants to develop. He’s clearly showing her this because he’s tired of footing her bills; he’d rather have Landon on his payroll. Daddy Clements is still real confused about “Roam” that has no name, us too dude, us too. The only nice thing I’ll say about Landon, & I’ll deny it if you ask me, is that I appreciate that she wants to make it on her own. I don’t have family that bank rolls my lifestyle, but I can definitely relate to wanting to be successful without the help of my parents. Ugh, how dare Bravo make me feel sympathy for
Kathryn, Cameran, & Chelsea:
Chelsea met up with Kathryn at a boutique so that she could become a “J. Crew Bitch,” which is now my new favorite thing. Kathryn adamantly states that she is anything but in her confessional…pretty sure her outfit to Saint’s birthday party could’ve been straight out of the latest J. Crew catalog. Hey, who am I to judge if you want to pay $180+ for a sweater.
Cameran showed up, grabbed a glass of wine, & demanded a fashion show…she also invited both gals to her birthday weekend in Key West..
Chelsea & the Love Triangle:
Okay, here’s where I also get so confused… It seems to me that Chelsea neither confirms nor denies when Shep &/or Cameran has point blank asked her about her status with Austen. Austen will also not confirm if they are dating.
Chelsea tells Austen that Shep tried to kiss her a few times the night before; which infuriates Austen. They were all three out together at Commodore, & Shep also said what he really thought of her & Austen – they don’t got it.
Shep & Austen…and Craig:
This was just bro by blow! So, Craig, Whitney, Austen, Shep, & Shep’s friend Beau (how you doin’?) got together for drinks.
Oh hey, Beau:
Sorry Sheppy, you’ll have to move on & forget about me. Somehow, I think you’ll live. Can we still be friends?
Anyways, enough of my mooning over my new beau, Beau. Austen laid into Shep immediately; the producers did a horrible job trying to villain-ize Shepparoni, as he had a reasonable comeback to each of Austen’s accusations & he apologized. They seemed to bro it out, until that stinky weasel of man, Craig, just had to add his two cents. He kept telling Austen that Shep was an awful friend & tried to fck Naomie, which obviously means he also tried fck Chelsea…blah, blah, blah. I am hating Craig this season. Does anyone else feel like Craig is still mad at Shep for sleeping with Kathryn season 1? Whitney, being his charming self, & my new boyfriend Beau tried to diffuse the situation. They both basically thought Austen was a diva & Craig was a shit-stirrer. Shep ended up walking away with Austen no longer a friend…at least until next week. The Broforce is broken.
Just so we are clear, if you neither confirm nor deny your relationship status with a person I think that means anyone can keep pursuing you until you shut it down.
Kathryn & Kensie (and the father):
Over in the civilized world, Kathryn & Kensie enjoyed the cutest, sweetest, most lovely photoshoot. I thought this was a really special scene for Kathryn, maybe even Thomas.
This part got me so emotional. Kensie did not want to leave Kathryn’s side & essentially threw a tantrum, as Kathryn so eloquently put it – Kensie can’t express in words how she’s feeling, so crying it is. Kensie was cognizant enough to go to Kathryn’s SUV & try to get in to go home with her. This was so heartbreaking. I bet they all just felt so helpless.
Shep & Cameran:
After Shep’s little incident last week, Cam checked in on her pal. Shep was up, eating, & reading all before noon! Once again Cameran encourages Shep to pursue Chelsea – I can see why Shep would be confused – mixed signals everywhere! Cameran also pointed out that she & Shep were a lot alike – she has trouble with opening herself up to the possibility of motherhood & Shep has trouble opening himself up to love. Sheppy disagrees & says, “I’m not afraid of getting hurt; I’m afraid of doing the hurting. I have no connection.” I totally related to Shep on the connection thing; the longer you go being single the easier it is to close yourself off.
Side note: Cam did admit to both Chelsea & Shep that she encouraged him where perhaps she should have let it be. She just wants her friends to be in love y’all. We all need a “my angel” in our lives, right?
Craig & Naomie:
These two morons head back to therapy to bitch at each other. I honestly think this is the only time they actually communicate with each other. Craig is right in saying that Naomie should have his back; however, in private Naomie should be able to voice differing opinions freely without retribution from Craig. It’s a two-way street that neither seem to be able to navigation.
Favorite Tweets from the night:
Cameran gets my vote for “Most Improved” since last season, Whitney is a close second. What do you all think? Is Shep a villain? Is Cameran meddling too much? Where do we stand on Chelsea?
Until next time…