In the final part of The Real Housewives of Potomac
season 2 reunion, the men of the series join their respective ladies on stage to reflect on the second season. Host Andy Cohen puts each couple in the hot seat, which leads to some shocking revelations about dissolved relationships and secret suitors.
The Men Join the Fray
As if part one didn't hold enough drama in the palm of its hand, part two of The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion brings all of the husbands to the stage to defend their respective women while going after the other ladies. The first question from Andy is to Karen's husband -- also known as "The Black Bill Gates," according to the grand dame herself -- as to the reasons for their move. This finds Charisse battling the married duo over Charisse's remarks about their financial standing, with the former dubbing Ray "The Broke Bill Gates."
The reunion then pivots to the moment during the season when Juan's mic picked up his comments about wanting a life free of Robyn and their unconventional relationship. Rather than going after how Robyn may feel, Andy points the questions right at Juan, directly asking him if he sees a future with Robyn. And while he expresses a deep love for her, he kind of dodges the question and, in doing so, falls into the trap of rehashing his infidelity.
After Juan reflects on his past transgressions, the ladies see the opportunity to once again comment on the Robyn and Juan dynamic and how it is just an unstable house of cards. Andy, seeing the opportunity to expose a crumbled marriage, turns his face to Ashley to find out the shocking detail that Michael and Ashley have been living apart and separated for three months.
The ladies immediately have a thousand and one questions as to who is at fault and who moved out but choose to focus their energy toward Ashley's attacks on the other marriages while hers is crumbling beneath her feet. Ashley sheds light on the fact that, while she is the one who moved out, she remains steadfast in her want of not divorcing and reconciling the relationship. The ladies, however, pick up on Michael's undertone and remark on the fact that Michael seems to be checked out on the relationship, citing the age difference as a huge motivating factor.
The Ladies Spill the Tea One Last Time
The men leave the stage, and the mics still pick up some hidden audio, with Juan voicing a dislike for his treatment in front of the camera and Karen offering a sturdy shoulder for Ashley during her hard times. Charisse is the next victim in the hot seat when she reveals the fact that she has officially filed for divorce from Eddie and drops a second bomb by illuminating the fact that Eddie is dating another woman, which may or may not have been the final nail in the coffin.
In reliving the events of the past season, the subject of the trip to Bermuda and who the queen of the trip was comes up, yet again placing Charisse and Karen at odds with one another. It becomes evident quickly that the two ladies still aren't close -- in reality, they're barely friends -- and the line in the sand finds Robyn coming to Charisse's aid and Karen fighting a two-on-one battle. Though the voices seem to just get louder and louder, Charisse breaks through the void by accusing Karen of having a secret man under the moniker "Blue Eyes."
It turns out the man in question was a security guard at her party who, according to the rumors, is her boyfriend. Karen just plays it off as word of mouth, coyly stating that everyone in Potomac is screwing somebody. Gizelle even chimes in and lets Karen know that she is pretty much throwing rocks from glass houses and ought to be a little more conscious of the way she looks on the streets of Potomac. Karen tries to deflect and attack Charisse's possibly shady love affairs, but it doesn't do much to dissuade her image.
At the end of it all, a lot of loose ends remain frayed as the ladies reflect with some contempt over this past season, but they all express optimism toward the relationships in the group, eyeing a more even-footed and rosy potential third season.
Are you sad to say goodbye to the ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac? Do you think Karen has a secret lover waiting in the wings? Were you shocked to learn of Michael and Ashley's separation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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