Renee is seeing her therapist, Kelly, and she tells her she is happy. She has decided to remove Junior completely out of her life and she is putting herself first from now on. She feels by letting Junior go, it’s empowering her. She has been listening more and sees how the other women are making changes in their lives and she realizes that is what she needs to do. So she getting focused, on point and centered, and moving on with her life.
Carla talks to Joe on the phone, he is at the halfway house, but he stays with friends on the weekend and the kids stayed with him. She is concerned about Joe adjusting, but she is happy he is out.
At Drita’s house, her friend Nicole comes to visit to catch up. Drita is stressed out over Karen’s book, but she never read it or talked to Karen about it. Drita keeps saying that Lee is going to be in the book and Karen has disrespected her house and her family, so she doesn’t trust Karen or her book. Drita tells Nicole that Karen’s timeline is all wrong. Karen says Drita got together with Lee during the first year that Karen broke up with him. Drita says she got together with Lee two years later and that she and Karen weren’t even friends at the time; she and Karen hadn’t talked in over a year. Drita says Karen even F’ed Drita’s boyfriend while she was with Lee. Drita is aggravated about everything Karen says because none of it’s true. Nicole tells her to confront Karen in front of Carla.
Renee and Karen get together and talk about the first chapter of Karen’s book. Karen tells her she gave Drita a copy of it and she never called back to talk to her about it. Karen did it as a way of extending an olive branch so that Drita would be comfortable about the book and their friendship. Renee doesn’t think she needed to give it to Drita at all. What does Karen care what Drita thinks? Drita is still complaining about the book? Either they are friends or they aren’t, says Renee. What’s going on? Renee jokes that Karen and Drita need to go into the woods for a long weekend and see who comes out!
Drita’s calls Carla on the phone. Drita needs to see Carla right away, she is very upset. Carla says she can meet her in 20 minutes for a drink. Drita and Carla meet and Drita says she found out something about Lee that she never knew. She went to a hair salon with Aleeya, and a lady in the back calls out to Aleeya by name telling her she can watch television while Drita gets her hair done. This woman knows Aleeya’s name yet Drita has never taken her there. So Drita has a bad feeling and calls the owner of the salon to ask about this woman. The owner told her she used to date a guy a couple of years ago who had a tribal tattoo and he came in with a baby. Drita knows it had to have been Lee and he was cheating on her with this woman from the salon. She has been waiting for him all this time, because he was good to her, and now she finds out he was cheating on her the two years he was home. She is very angry and says he is lucky he is in jail right now so she can’t get to him. All this time she has been waiting and he was cheating on her. Carla sympathizes with Drita, she was cheated on too by Joe, and she knows how it feels. Drita doesn’t want to talk to Lee. She may have wanted a reason to leave him, but not this reason.
Drita is stressed over this Lee secret. She goes to see a lawyer. He tells her he can get her out of this situation if that is what she wants. He has been in jail for so much of the time it’s called “Irretrievable Breakdown” and she has good grounds for divorce. Lee has no idea she is seeing a lawyer. A divorce would not bother Giselle because she doesn’t even know her father, but it would hurt Aleeya, she adores her father. Drita has to think about it. The lawyer says he will take care of everything when she is ready.
Carla is at home talking to a friend and she tells her Joe is in the halfway house. But what concerns her is what he said. If he doesn’t get his own place soon he is going to be on her doorstep. Carla is concerned she will have no privacy and it’s not good for the kids to have him come home only to move out again. Plus his dirty laundry will be all over the place. She doesn’t like the idea.
At Drita’s house, she is walking around upset and stressed and she decides she wants to let everyone know that she did not betray Karen. She calls Renee to invite her to the meeting and the other two women as well. Renee is looking forward to the conversation because she thinks it’ll be a showdown between Karen and Drita.
The all meet at the Rare View Restaurant for dinner. Three women arrive first, Drita gets there a little later. That leaves the three of them guessing what this meeting is all about. They are laughing and Karen even jokes, maybe it’s a dinner to celebrate her first chapter, maybe Drita liked it? Drita walks in and kisses everyone hello and tells them they all look pretty. She says she needs Carla and Renee there because if she confronts Karen alone then they will all be calling each other and talking about it behind their backs. This way it’s all out in the open. Renee can see how stressed out Drita is and she is glad she has a front row seat.
Drita tells Karen that she is fed up with the talk of how she betrayed her with Lee. Drita tells her that her timeline is off. Karen is stunned, she thought this issue was already resolved and over with and now it’s coming back up again.
Drita wants to tell her side. She says that when she hooked up with Lee it was not the same year that Karen broke up with him, it was two years later. She says Karen and Lee broke up in 1997 and she got together with him in 1999. Drita says she did not talk to Karen for a year before she got together with Lee, so in her opinion they were no longer friends.
Karen says she was cheating on Lee with other men for a long time while she was still living with him. They hadn’t officially broken up till 1998...Oh brother! Great excuse.
They get back into the timeline again and I can hardly follow along. But, Karen says it’s not about the timeline anyway. She asks Drita, “Did we have a fight?” over and over till Drita says no…so in Karen’s mind it means they were still friends, talking or no talking. She says they only stopped talking because Karen moved to Arizona, not because they stopped being friends. Drita feels Karen shouldn’t care about Lee, and who was or wasn’t with him, because she cheated on him so many times. Karen insists it’s not about a timeline it’s about the friendship! Drita says she was not Karen’s friend when she got together with Lee, they didn’t talk, they weren’t friends.
The Drita yells at Karen, “You F’ed my boyfriend when you were with Lee!” Karen says she did not, they just made out. Karen adds, “And you ratted me out!”
Big Fight! Karen stands up and Drita blacks out and goes crazy. She lunges at Karen. Renee winds up on the floor with her legs in the air. Drita is pulling Karen’s hair. Drita is in attack mode. Security enters to pull them apart. They want to kill each other as they are cursing each other out……fade out! The season ends with a BIG BANG!
Renee is the one who gets hurt in the fight! Here is a picture of her bruised leg that she tweeted yesterday, OUCH!:
Well, the finale was worth waiting for! Lee’s secret was unexpected and the way Drita found out was devastating. I was waiting for her to drive up to his prison and pay him a little visit. But, I was happy she consulted a lawyer and is looking into her options. What a slap in the face to wait all this time for a cheater! I feel sorry for Drita, she wasted the best years of her life on this man and on top of that, she chose to leave a career in professional soccer for him. Thank God she is still young and can start over, but it must have felt like a kick in the gut.
Carla is concerned about Joe messing up her routine and her neat house. I knew it. I said so last week. He is going to cramp her style. Oh well, it should all be worked out by now, that happened weeks ago. We’ll see what season two brings.
Renee is moving in a positive direction. Once she let’s go of Junior she will be able to direct her energy in positive directions. She has a lot going on in her life. Besides AJ, she has the show, Jail mail Inc launching, her wardrobe styling, and she mentioned cook books too! All that should keep her mind off Junior. And, she just tweeted a picture of her and a handsome man at the Finale Party with subtle hints, but didn’t tell us who he was!
Now the whole Drita and Karen situation is has been blown so out of proportion it’s not even funny. Anyone can clearly understand what they are both saying, if they said it once they said it a million times. Karen: “It’s about friendship.” Drita: “It’s about me being with Lee.” Timeline? Karen was the one that kept mentioning the timeline over and over. Drita never used the word timeline till tonight. Now Karen says who cares about the timeline? Karen did emphasize that Drita got with Lee the same year she broke up with him and implied that the short time made it all the worse. That’s what I heard all season. Now she doesn’t care about the timeline. Well, they promised a BIG BANG and they delivered it! I can’t wait for next season already. Meanwhile we have the reunion to look forward to.
This is me in my Drita voice: “When are we getting a new show? I need to know!”