Admitting defeat is never the easiest option for anyone, and Ashley Darby is learning that the hard way with her floundering restaurant.
On The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2 Episode 8, Ashley tried to make some changes to the restaurant, but Michael was not impressed with these and made it known.
Let’s just get this out of the way: "War of the Darbys" was an apt title for this episode. Finally, after all this time, we got confirmation that things between Ashley and Michael were just not right.
It resulted in the best episode of the series yet and gave me hope that this iteration of the franchise had a pulse.
When the episode got underway, Ashley and Michael were still bickering over whether to close the restaurant down and cut their losses.
With Ashley against the idea of giving up, presumably because it is all being televised, she tried to think of ways to bring her restaurant back from the brink.
She decided to cancel the Australian aspect of the menu, which did not go down well with Michael. The reason? He only invested in the first place because of the Australian part.
Ashley opted to have her fellow housewives sample the new menu to give her feedback on what was working. With the tension rising, Ashley got on the phone and started bickering with Michael once again.
Ashley felt like it was time to separate if he did not support her, but this threat did not go down well with Michael. Why the heck would it? Ashley has been doing things without consulting her husband and business partner.
Monique stayed away from the drama and attended the rebrand of the restaurant with her husband. The other women, however, picked up on all of the tension.
They knew fine well the restaurant was failing and wanted to make sure she was okay. Surprisingly, Ashley made her way to Monique and asked for assistance with her marriage.
Ashley subsequently declared that she would not hesitate to leave Michael if he did not change his stance on her meddling ways.
Um, alright then.
Elsewhere, Monique and Karen went on a trip to a golf course, and it allowed them to chat about what went down at Karen’s speech.
Monique felt iced out by Gizelle because she tried to play nice with her. As expected, Gizelle ditched her and did not want to include her in any social gathering.
Later, Karen and Gizelle went on a double date. Karen’s husband basically told Gizelle she was getting too old, so she should settle for her date.
Gizelle looked pissed, but it seemed like she got the message loud and clear. She decided to wear leopard out on the date, and something must have gone right because she was all smiles.
Now, we’re leaving the stars in an exciting place. There are a lot of questions up in the air. Will the ladies be able to play nice? Will Ashley and Michael split?
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