RHOP Recap: Candiace Files Charges Against Monique and Ashley and Michael Share Their Past Infidelities as Wendy Celebrates Her Daughter’s Sip and See

by Elizabeth

RHOP Recap: Candiace Files Charges Against Monique and Ashley and Michael Share their Past Infidelities as Wendy Celebrates Her Daughter's Sip and See

On this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Potomac, will Candiace pursue charges against Monique, and will the other ladies react in solidarity? Let’s get to the bottom of this legal hot mess, shall we?

Wendy is having a Sip and See for Kamrynn, who has an adorable nickname, Kam-Bam. Too cute. The party will actually be a combination of the southern tradition of Sip and See and a Nigerian cultural celebration called ikuputanwa. All of the ladies are invited, except of course Monique, who is literally off the grid and in a production-mandated time-out.

Eddie shares that some members of his family haven’t even congratulated them on Kamrynn. It sounds like it is a battle of the Mama Titans where their two moms are battling it out for power, but at what expense? SIGH. Eddie’s siblings were unfortunately forced to take sides and they chose their mother’s side. His mother doesn’t have a relationship with him or his children since there is a strong dislike for Wendy and her mom. I hate to see when families are in this type of turmoil. Life is too short and they have to find a way to bring these two powerful women to a peace summit.

Ashley and Michael are meeting with their therapist to discuss his indiscretion. She shares that they had rules for their relationship and he violated them. Ashley doesn’t want this type of open relationship anymore. She admits that they used to have threeways in the past but they had conditions and he didn’t comply with them. I have to say on this topic, when you open the door to another person in your relationship, you are taking a chance that your partner will expect that door to stay wide open.

Michael thinks because there is a baby in the relationship now that there is a divide between them. He feels complete isolation from Ashley. Ashley admits she has changed since becoming a mother and no longer desires an open marriage. Michael feels that his relationship with his dad where his dad was hyper-focused on him made him very needy. His father basically smothering him gave him severe emotional distress. Ashley wants to work on their communication and be open with their needs and so no one feels neglected. I just don’t understand why she is pregnant again when her husband is feeling neglected with just one baby!

In the next competing scenes, we have Robyn and Gizelle trying to hang on to their guys. Gizelle is pretending to ask Jamal for advice on household décor for the house he will NEVER live in. Robyn is trying to copy the cheerleaders’ dance moves at a game to get Juan’s attention. Girl, he is just not that into you. I am sorry to say but both of their relationships come off as rather desperate. SIGH.

Karen and Ray are putting out their Halloween decorations. It means fall is here and such a beautiful time of year! I love their spooky zombies! Karen discusses her trip to Surry with Ray. She shares that it was good to go home to see how much she has grown. Karen admits she has changed since she is now a public figure. Ray feels that he has helped her get to where she is. He tells Karen he isn’t getting enough attention. Ray wants a balanced relationship and claims Karen’s fame has gone to her head. Karen is proud of her success and just wants Ray to love her like he used to.

Karen needs Ray to meet her halfway in order to make their marriage work. I hate to say it but I see a couple with an age difference that unfortunately grew apart. It is interesting that there is a storyline where we have two couples and the husbands feel neglected. Ray, I have empathy for, and the other one, Michael, not so much.

Candiace is meeting with a prosecutor to give her statement on Monique’s assault. She tells her mom, Dorothy, she must do this. Dorothy is totally supportive of her decision. Candiace doesn’t feel that Monique is being remorseful and she has no other option than pursuing legal remedies. Why can’t Dorothy or Chris go with her to the prosecutor’s office? I would think going through this process would require some support from your loved ones. Candiace shares that what happened really traumatized her, but why is she pursuing this alone? It makes me question if Chris agrees with her decision to prosecute Monique and potentially send her to jail.

Robyn is talking with her boys about her different business ventures. She shares that she dabbles in real estate and making hats? Hmm, she has 14 orders for her Embellished hats business. Where did that not so brilliant idea com