Jill Zarin DC

Jill shares her thoughts on the season finale and the Salahi situation.

on Oct 13, 2010

Having been in Australia for the past two weeks and having had an absolutely amazing time, can you believe one of the first things I wanted to do when I got home was to watch the finale of The Real Housewives of D.C.? I had a feeling that the entire season was built up, and oft neglected in some ways, for this episode and was I right! I want to congratulate Bravo on the way this episode was edited and prepared. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole show and completely engrossed in it. I may not have enjoyed some of the production on this series earlier in the year, but for the finale, it really worked.

Throughout the entire season I have given Michaele the benefit of the doubt and tended to blame her husband Tareq for most of this couple's antics. However after watching the finale I am convinced that Michaele is more in control than I thought and not the victim we all thought she was of her seemingly controlling husband. Anyone else would have broken down into tears on camera, on CNN, or most definitely in front of Congress. So Michaele no longer gets a free pass. They may not be as bad as "Bonnie and Clyde" as Lynda said, but they are in it together.

The real drama was actually the fallout of the event. The scenes where the ladies got together to discuss what happened is why we all watch reality television. We all saw what happened in the news...but what we didn't see, we can thank Bravo for capturing. Imagine if The Housewives of D.C. was already on television and this was Season 2? Each housewife has their own fallout from this event and the Salahis left carnage everywhere. Thank goodness Lynda had a few great one-liners to ease the tension a bit.