Bravotv.com: Tell us about arriving, the gift baskets and the first dinner — did you think Karen Huger was being shady towards Charrisse Jackson Jordan on this trip or just being a good host? Who’s the real Grand Dame?
Gizelle Bryant: I was very happy to see the sun, beautiful beaches, and all the drinks. I never kick a gift horse in the mouth, so I was grateful to have fruit, cheese, and crackers in my room and really didn't care who it came from. However, to this day I don't understand why Karen is holding on to the title of Head Chief Hostess like her life depends on it. A trip for six people can be planned by my 12-year-old daughter in her sleep; it's NOT difficult. Why does anyone need a title, tiara, or a crown for this? Did Karen not get enough hugs when she was a child?
Bravotv.com: Tell us about Karen’s Monique Samuels surprise and Monique’s comments about still being married.
GB: The first time Karen tried to broker a conversation between Monique and I, she was upstaged by Charrisse's tears, and Karen will NOT be upstaged. So I wasn't surprised to see Monique walk on the bus, and quite frankly it was time for us to have a conversation. It would have been even better if it was just the two of us. Karen and her scarf were interrupting us every thirty seconds.
Bravotv.com: How do you feel the sailing excursion impacted your relationship with Monique?
GB: If it were not for sailing, Monique and I might not be speaking to this day. Ha! The thought of sailing really made her turn into another person. She became quiet, gentle and calm. At first, I thought she was joking when she said that she didn't like water. But when she STOPPED TALKING, I knew this girl was terrified.
Bravotv.com: On the boat, you were very supportive of Monique. What made you decide to be encouraging towards her given your rocky history?
GB: Listen, I might throw shade at a house party but in a time of true NEED, I'm your girl. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail on an American Cup boat. I knew that if she didn't take advantage of this opportunity she would regret it, and she would NEVER stop talking about it....and who wants to hear that?
Bravotv.com: What do you think about Robyn Dixon confrontation with Karen and Karen’s words heard off camera at the end of the episode?
Now you know I love me some Robyn. She put on that amazing blue jumpsuit with a train and said, "super powers activate." In 30 seconds or less, Robyn went from "spying" to see if Karen's hairstylist was really there to calling her a HYPOCRITE. Listening to Karen's off-camera comments made me realize that she NOW wears the crown, tiara and holds the title for the "Tell Me How You REALLY Feel Award." Charrisse, get ready girl because shots have been fired.