Toya wants the group to turn it up a notch.
She tells them that she needs them to turn up more because they have been pretty boring thus far in New Orleans.
They discuss the fact that Toya is irritated that Quad didn’t want to open up about her bedroom life with Dr. G.
Dr. Simone and Dr. Jackie tell her she can’t force people to open up when they aren’t ready to.
The group hops on the bus and Simone refuses to tell them where they are going. She wants it to be a surprise.
While on the bus, Toya and Dr. Heavenly waste no time in getting their first drink.
Contessa sets Dr. Heavenly straight on how to pronounce her name. She’s been pronouncing it “COON-Tessa.”
Heavenly thinks it’s funny and pretends it’s innocent, but Contessa returns the shade by suggesting she thought Heavenly had a speech impediment.
“I don’t make fun of people who have disabilities.” – Contessa
When they get off the bus and arrive to the safari /alligator boat ride, Toya slips and falls. The group laughs at her.
Dr. Jackie says she’s not enjoying the boat ride and she’s afraid of the gators. Simone tells her she needs to start trying new things.
When they get to the part of the boat ride to see the pigs, Heavenly says that one of the pigs looks like Mariah. Toya checks her.
“Look at Mariah!” – Heavenly
“That’s not cute. Why are you angry at that girl?” – Toya
Heavenly denies being angry and Toya says in a green screen interview that she secretly asked Mariah to meet them in New Orleans. She hopes it won’t lead to any drama.
When she gets to the hotel, the ladies aren’t there.
She knows that the last time she saw them (at the reunion), things did not go well.
She makes herself comfortable and awaits the group’s return.
The group makes their way back to their hotel and Toya is nervous about how things will play out.
When they enter the suite, Mariah says, “Surprise!” and everyone looks confused.
“Y’all don’t look excited to see me.” – Mariah
Simone makes it clear she’s not happy to see her there, and she says in a green screen interview that she feels Toya was messy to invite Mariah without talking to anyone.
Toya explains she invited Mariah to New Orleans because she wants all the bad blood to end.
Dr. Jackie says she’s nervous about Mariah being there.
“Now Lucifer has arrived.” – Dr. Jackie
Meanwhile, Quad, Contessa and Heavenly discuss marriage.
Quad makes it clear she isn’t happy with Dr. G. Heavenly says that Quad should be happy she’s not single. Quad thinks this is nonsense. She tells them that she doesn’t feel like Gregory appreciates her.
“Maybe there’s something deeper with him.” – Heavenly
Heavenly says that Gregory may be upset that at 50 years old, he still doesn’t have a child. Contessa says that was insensitive to say because some women aren’t able to have children (even though that may not be Quad’s case).
“I feel like your uterus is your business.” – Contessa
Heavenly says she was only speaking the truth as a friend but Contessa feels like Heavenly doesn’t really know how to be a friend to anyone because she’s always saying hurtful things.
They start arguing after Heavenly tells Contessa to shut up. Contessa doesn’t back down.
“You shut the f*ck up!” – Contessa
In a green screen interview, Contessa says Heavenly always acts like an attack dog and she should never place all the blame on a woman when it comes to a troubled marriage.
At this point, Contessa has decided she does not want a relationship with Heavenly.
Toya walks in the room and Mariah follows behind her.
Heavenly laughs nervously and Quad turns down Mariah offer for a hug.
“It’s like Night of the Living Dead and Mariah keeps coming back.” – Heavenly
Mariah introduces herself to Contessa and Contessa and Heavenly confirm they have been arguing.
“This is some bullsh*t.” – Toya
Toya gets angry and says everyone is acting too fake for her.
“This lack of reaction to Mariah being here is not going to help the process of healing in this group.” – Toya
Contessa says she’s thinking about leaving for Atlanta early because she can’t deal with Heavenly.
The husbands hang out.
All the husbands meet at a cigar bar, except Curtis.
They tell Contessa’s husband, Scott, that Contessa will come back at odds with some of the other women.
Quad and Mariah have an icy moment but still try to interact. In a green screen interview, Mariah says she misses Quad but just being cordial is best.
Heavenly tries to make things right with Contessa.
Heavenly seeks some advice from Dr. Jackie on her issues with Contessa.
“Why am I always in mess?” – Heavenly
Dr. Jackie tells Mariah that she can sometimes be too harsh with her truth.
Heavenly says she wants to do better and she asks Contessa to join her and Jackie for a conversation.
Heavenly apologizes and Contessa does as well. Contessa admits she was immature and didn’t want to have that kind of interaction.
Simone later makes it clear that she’s really upset that Toya invited Mariah to New Orleans.
Mariah tells Toya she did her part and the rest is up to the other ladies as far as peace with her goes.
The husbands gloat about their kids.
Dr. G listens intently and makes it obvious that he’s not happy he can’t contribute to the conversation.
Dr. Gregory tells the husbands that he wants children and Quad says in a green screen interview that they can’t make that step until they deal with their issues.
Dr. Jackie tells Quad that the real reason she’s not happy to see Mariah is because she’s afraid Mariah will say something hurtful about Curtis cheating on her. She still isn’t over what Mariah said to her at the reunion.
A clip from the reunion plays back of Mariah tell ingJackie that she can be a very nasty person and she throws shade in her own way.
Quad confides in Jackie about her troubled marriage and breaks down in tears.
Quad says she feels unappreciated and Jackie admits that she knows Curtis feels the same way. Quad says Dr. G can be hurtful.
“Some of the things that he says to me is just horrible.” – Quad
Jackie says that she filed for divorce but it was painful to watch Curtis leave.
Quad says the lack of reciprocity is hurtful to her and she doesn’t know how much more she can take.
Later on, Simone tells Jackie that Mariah being there has made it hard for them to connect about their marriage issues.
She also says that having Mariah there is affecting Quad’s energy.
She tells Toya that she needs to ask Mariah what her intent with the group is.
They eat dinner in their hotel suite and Quad says she’s just going to pretend Mariah isn’t there.
“I don’t see you.” – Quad
Mariah and Quad clash yet again.
Simone says that Mariah is the elephant in the room and Toya says her being there is about women coming together and moving on from the past.
Mariah thanks Toya for inviting her and says she never thought Toya would be the one to reach out.
“It’s some real sh*t and the grown ups get it. And the kids don’t.” – Mariah
Mariah says they can discuss their beefs back in Atlanta plus she feels like she’s apologized enough.
Quad says she is still upset that Mariah said she was homeless back in the day.
“She will do anything in her power to make people feel less of me.” – Quad
Simone insists that they put everything on the table now.
Heavenly says she’s ready to make peace with Mariah.
Jackie says it will take some time for her and Mariah to move forward.
When Quad attempts to speak, Mariah says she doesn’t feel like doing this with her in New Orleans.
They start arguing and Toya says they need to handle issues on their own time because it’s getting old. Quad says she’s not interested. However, she still wants to call Mariah out for her past statements.
“Let it go!” – Mariah
Quad says that she won’t ever discuss her issues with Mariah again.
“Her and I are done.” – Quad
What are your thoughts on the episode?