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.
Poor Cat. How horrible and embarrassing it must have been for her to no longer be invited to the White House Christmas party. It was very sad to see this was a big source of tension between the couple, and I only hope that this wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back before they separated. People like the Salahis don't seem to care that their actions cause negative consequences that effect others. If they did, apologies would have been flying. I do not blame Cat one bit for her resentment and anger toward them. The Salahis could care less.
Which brings me to the dinner at Stacie and her husband Jason's house. Can you believe how casual the Salahis acted upon arrival? It was unbelievable. Talk about an ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! The Turner's could not have shown more class and patience than they did trying to give Michaele and Tareq every chance to share their side of the story. But no, the Salahi's basically plead the fifth again AGAIN and leave using the back door! Cowards. There is simply no acceptable excuse anymore.
Many kudos have to go to Stacie and Jason. I usually don't compare anyone to Bobby, but Jason Turner is a man I would. The couple so impressed me with their grace and sensitivity. Stacie is a friend ANYONE would be lucky to have.
Thanks to all of the ladies for a very interesting and enjoyable season. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
I hope you enjoyed reading my blogs over the past few months. They are often hard to write, but someone has to say something, right? In the meantime, we are busy with our own lives. My mom's birthday is tomorrow, and I am so grateful to have her in my life. Happy Birthday, Mommy!