Gizelle and Candiace break the news to Ashley.
While at dinner, Gizelle tells Ashley and Candiace that she needs to talk to them later about “planning” some things. Both women agree to this. In a green screen interview, Gizelle says she just wants to make sure Ashley is informed about the latest rumors about Michael in private.
When they get back to the house and the others are sitting at the fire pit talking, Candiace and Gizelle sit down with Ashley. They tell her about the text message Candiace received about Michael.
Ashley says that she will take the information and talk to Michael. But she’s also always been a super sleuth. She smells underwear, checks his texts and emails. And she told him to stop going to the strip club while she was pregnant because he came back smelling like perfume while she was pregnant.
When they make it to the pit fire, Gizelle tells Monique they were planning a surprise for her.
Monique confronts Ashley and Candiace.
After Karen gets drunk, she says that she gave Ray half of the money he needed to pay the tax debt so if she was going to leave him she would have been left. So she wants a return, which would be a commitment from Ray to work on their marriage.
As Gizelle leaves the following morning to head to New York to receive her literary award, Monique’s husband Chris makes it to the lake house.
Later on, Monique tells Ashley and Candiace she didn’t like that they were late to the fire pit because of the conversation they had with Gizelle.
Ashley then tells Monique about what she heard about Michael. Monique says that they went though this already last year. She’s getting tired of people coming for other people’s marriages. In a green screen interview, she says Candiace has been acting really shady lately.
Monique and Candiace clash.
In a green screen interview, Robyn says she thinks Candiace had sincere intentions with Ashley. But Monique doesn’t want people to talk about other people’s marriages because it’s her marriage she doesn’t want discussed.
The rest of the husbands begin arriving, but Michael and Juan aren’t coming.
Not too long after, the women sit at the pool. Once again, Monique brings up the fact that she didn’t like that Candiace, Ashley, and Gizelle went off to have their conversation during the fire pit time. With Gizelle gone and Ashley inside taking care of Baby Dean, Monique calls out Candiace again. Candiace says she already apologized and she’s walking away because she’s not about to argue about it.
Wendy and Robyn take up for Candiace and they tell Monique that Gizelle and Candiace were just worried about Ashley. Monique thinks this is BS. But she decides to end the conversation so there won’t be any more drama. While Wendy thinks Monique is being harder on Candiace than the others because they haven’t resolved their underlying issues, in a green screen interview Robyn says that Monique is a “control freak.”
Wendy and Eddie open up.
Later on that day, Chris surprises Monique with balloons and a birthday cake. When everyone starts singing the happy birthday song, people wonder where Candiace is. Monique says they got into an argument, so Candiace is probably packing to head home. But Candiace comes downstairs after packing and both women try to play like they can be cordial.
While all the couples are talking, Wendy and Eddie reveal that their mothers don’t get along. It’s really bad and to the point where people protested their wedding and Eddie’s mother hasn’t even met their youngest child.
Chris then interjects and says he understands. And thankfully, his mother made things right with Monique.
Wendy isn’t feeling Chris’ impersonation of Monique.
The couples play a game in which the husbands imitate their wives. When Chris is up next, he seemingly imitates Monique “orally pleasing” him. In a green screen interview, Wendy says this was inappropriate and Chris needs to do better if that’s the first thing he thinks about when it comes to her.
It’s time for all the couples to leave, and things are still awkward between Monique and Candiace. When Candiace attempts to say bye to Monique, Monique is seemingly sleeping. And Candiace makes it clear to Chris she’s not so sure if their friendship can be saved. In a green screen interview, Candiace says Monique was faking being asleep.
News spreads about Michael.
After the lake house trip, Ashley and Michael attempt to talk about the rumors. After Michael says he did get too close to another woman at the club, things get heated. They don’t finish the conversation and Ashley makes him sleep in the baby’s room.
Not too long after, photos and video of Michael with another woman and even their time together in a hotel room go viral.
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