October 1st, 2010
04:39 PM ET
They may call it “Nation Building,” but I call it "Party Crashing." Yes, this is the episode where they finally (sort of) get to the big crash, the White House state dinner.
Lynda is casting for a fashion show by a designer from Burkina-Faso. For some reason it amuses me that she checks her astrological chart before she goes to the show, but what was really funny is that she had the Salahis’ picture posted with security to make sure they don’t show up for Lynda’s event. She knows how they are about showing up places they aren't invited. Perhaps they were practicing for the big show.
For the real issue of the night, Stacie is getting ready to contact a biological sibling who doesn’t know he has a sister, much less a black sister.
Stacie and her husband send a Facebook message and leave Jason’s contact info. When he doesn’t answer after a few days, they discuss other ways to find her birth father. They go to the Nigerian embassy looking for help and it turns out they went to the right woman. Stacie has a picture of her father, and the embassy official noticed the clothing he’s wearing means he’s got a high position in his village. It turns out he’s also from the capital of her home state. She seems pretty confident she can help Stacie find her father.
The producers are big on leading up to the state dinner event. Cat and Charles discuss the invitation they have to the White House Christmas party, and Cat, Mary and Lynda bring up the Black Caucus dinner Michaele and Tareq crashed. Maybe if they had dropped some of the chatter about invitations, we could have gotten to the good stuff.
No, we don't actually make it to the White House dinner tonight. We see Michaele and Tareq on some high-roller night out. We hear them talk about how much they love each other, what their big plans are for the future and their polo cup thing. They finally start discussing the state dinner, which they infamously crashed.
I love how the show plays the dramatic music while Michaele talks about being humble and about wanting to be invited back to the White House (don’t hold your breath, chick). When her hair dresser asks to see the invitation, she runs off to find it and she can’t. You hear the producer asking where it is and if she lost it. Tareq says you don’t need the actual invitation, and Michaele leaves it at that. It might be a keepsake, but personally, I would put a chain on it and wear it around my neck for everyone to see, so as not to annoy the security people who carry guns. Michaele spent more time trying to wrap the sari than she did worrying about the lack of invitation. And she still had it on wrong.
We don’t get to see the good stuff until next week. They are working this for all it's worth. I just want to hear what it was they said and did to get into the dinner. What about you? Are you at all interested anymore, or did they lose you a long time ago?
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