In the past week, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City It ended on a surprisingly pleasant note. But if you think Club Zion’s good vibes will last, you’re sadly kidding yourself. Because all it took was less than 24 hours for the group dynamic to once again turn chaotic. Do these women, uh, despise each other? Because I’m sure he’s starting to feel like it.
The wild night at Club Zion could have been the perfect note to end the Mother’s Day getaway. But we still have two more days in Zion, so the journey must continue. As someone who grew up on the outskirts of the national park, I can tell you that there is much more to do there than sit in a villa yelling at each other about who turned Jen Shah | in the feds. And so the women parted ways in classic housewife style for a day’s outings. And also to repeat all the drama that has gone from the group as a whole.
While Alone Y whitney rose riding a quad, the strange trio of meredith marks, mary cosby Y Jennie Nguyen I prefer a day at the spa. And then there’s the weirdest couple of all, Lisa Barlow Y gay heather, who show off their skills at both the canter and gallop on horseback before living out their best Britney Spears fantasy as if they were on the set of “I am not a girl, I am not a woman yet.” (For the record, that video was actually shot in Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, which is a couple of hours’ drive from my hometown via Zion. There are kinds of important details you’re coming to these summaries about, right? truth?)
It’s quite interesting to see heather Y Lisa filming alone together for what I’m *pretty* sure is the first time all season. And it seems that after last night’s terrible dinner, Heather is starting to see her nemesis sometime in a different light. Throughout the season, Meredith has expected Lisa’s unwavering support in her feud with Alone. In fact, both women have almost demanded that Lisa choose a side, instead of trying to play peacemaker or trying to be a good friend to both of them. And now Heather finally realizes that, frankly, Lisa doesn’t get the same kind of support in return.
In all your interactions with LisaIt’s always about whatever Meredith or Alone is going through. They both yelled at her, dismissing their feelings and demanding more from her. Add Meredith’s seemingly blind (and confused) loyalty to Mary about his supposed best friend of over 10 years, and it creates a weird dynamic. heather he also has questions about the memorial to Meredith’s father. Meredith apparently told him that the service was Monday, the day before the trip to Vail. But Lisa was under the impression that it was Tuesday, the same day Jen was arrested. He even called her on the phone in the middle of the memorial! Hmm…is it a miscommunication or could Meredith be lying to one of them?
Whitney Y AloneMeanwhile, the same questions are being asked. Is Meredith using his father’s memorial as a cover for something else? The convenient reason he didn’t ride the van to Vail, maybe? Whitney also tries to dig into her theory about Meredith and Jen sharing a secret boyfriend, but Jen claims that there was nothing else in last season’s storyline about Meredith dating other people…
Meredith she herself has no idea any of these conversations are going on, of course. Because she’s busy getting a massage with deadly enemies. Mary Y Jenny. At Five Petals Spa, the trio try to strike up small talk, but even that basic level of interaction quickly becomes awkward. Jennie apologizes to Meredith for spilling Jen’s tea on the PI. She claims she wasn’t trying to hurt Meredith, but given the weird fixation the now-fired rookie has had on the subject since Vail, I’d say that’s hard to believe.
Mary you have no idea that Jenny‘s talking about when you broadcast your marriage status to Meredith especially the sister wife drama. (Breaking news: duy nguyen refuses to go to therapy.) And when Meredith and Jennie ask the simple question of whether she’s talked to Robert Cosby Mr. during the trip, Maria is a closed vault. By stating that he refuses to talk about his family in front of Jennie, he completely excuses himself from the conversation instead of trying to open up or bond. Like I said… awkward.
That night, Alone host a Mexican-themed dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Supposedly it is in honor of Mary calling her a Mexican thug in Vail. Which is… a hilarious way to turn the racist slur on its head. Dinner, however, is no laughing matter for Meredithwho wonders Whitney how the hostess is paying for the party, given that she has publicly stated to the federal government that she has exactly “zero” assets to her name. If Jen financed the dinner with dirty money allegedly stolen from the pockets of hundreds of elderly victims, Meredith isn’t interested in participating. And yet she dons her boldest crushed orange velvet pantsuit and joins the other ‘wives for dinner anyway…
To make things even more awkward, Alone Start the meal by presenting each of the ladies with a diamond snowflake necklace. Do you remember the gifts he was supposed to bring for everyone in Aspen? If those. There’s an even bigger question mark in the air as to whether Jen paid for this extravagant jewelry with fraudulent funds, but Meredith he also doesn’t turn his nose up at the gift right away. Instead, she coldly thanks him for it!
Between quesadillas and margaritas, dinner starts on a sour note when Mary goes to the villa for a jacket but reluctantly refuses WhitneyThe request to bring blankets for the rest of the group. Watch out, Mary is clearly in one of her moods. While she is away from the table, Jenny she tells the women how the First Lady treated her at the spa. And surprise, surprise! Meredith runs to Mary’s defense. So when Mary returns (in a jacket and no blankets), Whitney decides to ask her bluntly: does she like Jennie? Without skipping a beat, the answer is a resounding “No.” And she is not willing to apologize for it.
The confrontation begins with all the reasons. Mary Y Jenny we don’t like each other, but heather he is quickly drawn into the fray after pointing out how rude Mary was to Jennie even that morning during breakfast. Although the husbands gave this trip to the group, Mary tells Heather that she doesn’t have one. What… uff. Low blow, Maria. And Heather eschews Michelle Obama’s advice and reminds Mary that her husband is her stepfather, thank you very much. (Everything Alone can do is sit back and watch the quills fly across the table with a smile).
At the other end of the table, Lisa jump to point Maryis cruelty to Meredith. But her best friend remains unfazed when Mary turns her anger on Lisa. Which leads to the Sundance queen exploding and positively reading Mary for filth. She reads Mary up and down for everything from her verbal abuse and questionable character to the accusations about her church and her dwindling congregation. Hilariously, Mary’s only retort is that Lisa likes to eat Taco Bell. Which in Mary Land somehow equates to Lisa having no “depth”. Uh… it’s okay, Maria. Nice try, Taco Bell is untouchable.
Caught (literally) in the middle, Meredith once again she does absolutely nothing to defend her best friend. Because at this point it’s clear: for some unknown reason, his loyalty is to Mary above all. Even when she’s calling Lisa “the devil” and a “chihuahua”. Not a peep. The other women begin to point out Maria’s blatant hypocrisy in claiming to be a woman of God while treating people the way she does. This season, he has been unpredictably cruel, insensitive, and condescending to just about every other Housewife. Besides Meredith, of course. But Mary doubles down, basically breaking the fourth wall in the process, by stating that none of these women are really friends. At best, they are co-workers you get paid for. Again, apart from Meredith. From course.
In this, Whitney try to force Meredithfeet to the fire Does she condone the road? Maryhas been talking to Lisa? Her best friend of 10 years? what to say Jenny she doesn’t matter? Is that leading with love and kindness from Meredith’s point of view? But instead of taking a stand, Meredith plays Switzerland and tries to make her way by making Mary’s verbal abuse of others okay. And seeing this brings Lisa to her breaking point. She leaves the table crying. Then barricading themselves in their room, we enjoy a hot mic moment that could signal the end of Lisa and Meredith’s decade of sisterhood. It also has the high (or low) honor of outperforming basically every other popular mic captured in Bravo history. To finish the summary, I present it below in full:
“Meredith she can go to hell herself. I’m done with her. Because I’m not a fucking whore, and I don’t cheat on my husband. She and her silly family posing. Why don’t you have a house? Wait, you can’t. Why does your husband change jobs every five minutes? Fake Meredith sucks. ‘I’ve got your back’, and that offends me. Fuck you! That fucking garbage. I hate her! She is a whore; Half of New York is screwed up! She can go to hell [opens door and emerges from bathroom]. Here, you can retrieve your microphone. [tosses mic to producer off-camera].”
TELL US: DO YOU THINK MEREDITH IS LYING ABOUT HER FATHER’S MEMORIAL? WHY DO YOU THINK SHE CAN DEFEND MARY’S VERBAL ABUSE OF OTHER WOMEN? IS THIS THE END OF MEREDITH AND LISA’S FRIENDSHIP? DID YOU GET MOUTHED AT THE TIME OF LISA’S HOT MICROPHONE?
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