Delusions of grandeur on the D.C. 'Housewives' reunion
October 22nd, 2010
12:19 PM ET

Delusions of grandeur on the D.C. 'Housewives' reunion

"The Real Housewives of D.C." was nothing if it wasn't a season full of craziness and awkward moments, and the reunion special was no different, giving us two hours of more awkward moments and crazy explanations.

Let's deal with part one of this craziness first. With a little help from Andy Cohen and some viewer comments, Stacie and Cat got into it over race and whether Cat is racist or just uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations.  Stacie pointed out that she’s not the one who brought up the word “racist.”

They also followed up on the story of Stacie trying to find her biological father. Going to the Nigerian embassy paid off. She did get in contact with him and she’s planning to go to Nigeria to meet him in person. She talked about how wonderful it was that he was excited to make a connection with her.

Apparently Michaele felt left out of the discussion, so she jumped in at the most inopportune moment, talking about Cat’s fallout with Erica, that she wasn’t there to witness. That eventually led to Michaele saying she’s sorry Cat's husband left her.  Wow. What that had to do with the discussion I don't understand.

She also still couldn’t answer the question about whether she was really a Redskins cheerleader, which didn’t bode well for answering The Big Questions about the state dinner.

Lynda explained that she believes Michaele changed after marrying Tareq. Michaele started crying, and Andy wanted to bring Tareq out without the other husbands/boyfriends. Lynda said absolutely not, not without Ebong sitting next to her. And that was the set-up for hour two.

Tareq came out and got right to it, saying he was disappointed people would accuse Michaele of lying about having MS. He said no one would make up an illness (as if it’s never happened before in the history of humankind).

They talked about the birthday party the Salahis supposedly hosted. They claim they donated wine, but the venue said they didn’t. Then they talked about the house hunt. Tareq said Stacie didn’t ask for a letter of credit, but um, the discussion is on tape. It’s strange that every time someone questioned Michaele about something, she talked about how they needed love in their hearts.

On a side note, I loved that Andy Cohen used the phrases “total supreme ballers” and “there’s a dichotomy” in the same sentence.

Anyway, when the other husbands/boyfriends joined the party, they got right to the day Tareq and Michaele accused Rich and Mary’s daughter Lolly of being involved in the theft of his car. Tareq brought a print out of a picture from Facebook, but when Andy asks how Lolly posting about someone wearing a hat implicates her in car theft, they couldn’t answer.

Rich (Lolly's father) asked Tareq if he understood why he’d be upset that Tareq accused his child of a felony. Jason (whom I adore) told Tareq to man up and apologize (which he didn't do). Andy said the Washington Post reported Lolly wasn’t involved, but Tareq countered with the fact that the Post reported they crashed the dinner. What was that supposed to be? Proof that the Post gets things wrong?

Then, when they moved on to the crashing of the Congressional Black Caucus dinner, Tareq skipped over the fact he went in the side door and claimed that Jason lied. But Andy had a statement from someone at the CBC saying that since they didn’t have tickets, security escorted them out. Tareq said they were lying, and told Andy he didn't find it odd that all of those different people would make up stories about them. Perhaps because he's too busy making up his own stories?

Case in point: Tareq said the whole state dinner incident is a series of misunderstandings caused by the government!

Andy came prepared with statements and emails from people involved in all of these incidents. He also read the email that indicated Michele Jones was trying to get tickets for the Salahis. I repeat: TRYING to get tickets for the Salahis, not that she had tickets for them or that the invitation was on the way.

Tareq tried to say that because he called and got information as to where people who actually had tickets should show up, that meant he was okay to go. Meanwhile, Michaele was STILL insisting no one lost their job! Has she STILL not heard of Desiree Rogers? Jason asked Michaele how it felt to have representatives call her shameful, but Michaele was still saying they didn’t do anything wrong!

Tareq added that he thinks the biggest story out of it was whether the whole fiasco was an audition for the show. Really?

When Andy pointed out that none of the “Housewives” stood up for the Salahis, they pretty much said, “why would we”? And they’re right, why would they? Mary finally said it: “You guys hijacked our show.”

The show wrapped up with Andy asking the ladies if they would do it again. They all said yes for various reasons, including having the opportunity to promote their charities.

How about you? Would you spend precious television time on this? I'm not so sure I would.

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  1. Dave R.

    Amazing... Housewives of OC became ridiculous to watch. Underage drinking promoted on a TV network and now all of the other Housewives shows are popping up. I can't even believe I saw this article, much less watched a few early episodes of Housewives of OC. Know I know why this world is so upside down; networks glorify these dysfunctional, plastic, corrosive behaviors from adults. What tone does this set for the younger generation.. Amazing and I figured it wouldn't hurt to at least voice my opinion because I figured 2 minutes of my time is better than wasting the brain power of todays younger generation. As for the "characters" on the shows; best case scenario is that the POPULATION wakes up to realize there is more plastic people in these shows than Legos can manufacture til the end of time..... Dave from Pittsburgh, PA...

    October 27, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ella Jay

    i also think it's pretty telling that only 4 people have even commented on this story. apparently everybody else already thinks they are a worthless disgrace (they being either the salahis, or the whole DC "cast").

    October 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ella Jay

    i didn't watch one second of the show, nor would i. i did watch the original housewives show from Cali several years ago, but that was enough for me. they are all attention wh0r3s and it is heeeelarious that the DC crew is angry at the salahis for sopping up a bit of their limelight. as for the salahis, they are complete and total sociopaths. why are we, as a country, paying these people money by giving them any sort of attention other than the jail time they deserve for breaking past white house security?

    October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. patricia lumaava

    Rather watch Atlanta Housewives, New York Housewives, and New Jersey! They're more fun to watch then these housewives and their "GAY" husbands!

    October 24, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sarah D.

    I can't believe that the Salahis were allowed to lie with ammunity. Tarque was asked (by Congress) i "Was he was at the Congressional Hearing " and he said; I can't answer on the advise of counsel. But on the reunion show no one ask if his counsel really said not to answer even that question. Horse feathers! Lier, lier, why is he given television time neither he or his wife are worth my time.

    October 23, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. DougB

    I seriously doubt I would be interested in a season 2 of this. This was all a bit of a bore, especially the Salahis, they are so delusional it's not funny. The other women, except Cat, come off pretty normal=boring! Cat, she doesn't seem to care what she says and to who, besides she said that she's not coming back. This begs the question what will a season two look like, you will have the obnoxious Salahis and a bunch of boring women! Who wants to watch that?

    October 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |

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