Note: I was in the middle of recapping the show when ET released false information regarding Ang's passing. Needless to say it was shocking and evoked a lot of emotion in me and so many of her fans. My Twitter feed was full of grief stricken posts and concern. I tried to keep track of the show and the updates on Ang's condition. I have written a blog in tribute to her memory this morning. I feel Ang is more than just her illness. Most articles today will focus on her surgeries and the progression of her disease. I chose to focus on Ang, her life and the outpouring of love for this sweet woman. Here is the link to that blog: Loving Memorial to Big Ang. May Ang rest in peace.
Now for the recap which isn't full of it's usual snark:
Coney Island. Karen, Carla and Renee are at a Cyclones minor league game. Big Ang shows up. Renee is concerned for Angela and her test results. Ang says the game will help cheer her up. Drita and Brittany show up too. Drita is impressed with Renee's plan to watch the game. Brittany says she is ready to move forward from all the BS after talking with Karen. Renee asks if everyone wants to go sit outside. Renee tells Brittany she looks good and asks if she is behaving. Brittany plays dumb. Brittany says you want me to control my anger, but Marissa hit me first. Carla thinks Drita is in Brittany's ear. Brittany and Drita say the same words. Renee tells Brittany that Marissa thought Brittany was going to hit her, she was standing over her in her face talking about fighting. Renee says Brittany has an attitude and is immature and has a lot to learn. Renee tells her, as grown women, they were trying to make the situation calmer. Renee feels Brittany won't move past the petty BS. But Brittany says she isn't a child, she is an adult, and she is over Carla and Renee. Carla asks Drita if someone stands over you and talks about fighting you're not going to hit her? Drita says of course I'm going to hit her. There you have it, Drita basically says Marissa did the right thing. Brittany says when Marissa wants to finish what she started she can come meet her.
Marissa is at the salon. She starts talking about Brittany and how she is easily influenced by Drita. Brittany is young and immature. She says she expected to get along with Drita because their men are friends. She thought Drita would have her back, but no she is defending Brittany instead. Drita has been "egging on the troll" from day one. Marissa wants Drita to prove she likes her.
Manhattan. Ang is going to see a specialist about lung cancer and she is full of anxiety. Neil couldn't make it because he is working. The doctor is going to get her recent CT scans. She says there is a nodule that is growing and looks like early stage lung cancer. Ang says she has already been through hell and back and she is devastated. Ang feels she needs someone there with her. The doctor assures her it very early stage and potentially curable, but it must come out. Ang is scared. It's a nightmare. She is angry because Neil isn't there with her.
Brittany is at a photo shoot for current pictures for her portfolio. Guess who arrives? Drita. Drita does her make-up. Drita sympathizes with Brittany against all the other women. Brittany says Carla is an idiot. Drita says Renee and Carla love the ambush. Brittany is tired of hearing their opinions. Brittany thinks Renee and Carla are instigators who think they can make the rules.
Marissa says no way that conversation happened. She is angry that Drita is putting her man in jeopardy. Karen says the best thing to do is confront Drita and if she is in the wrong she will want to fight. We see some old clips of Drita and Karen, they are friends and hugging and then Drita tells Karen they stopped being friends. You can see in the clip how Karen was shocked by Drita's words. Marissa feels she has to speak with Drita about this so called conversation the men had.
Drita's house. Ang drops by for a visit. She tells Drita she went to NYU to see the specialist for the lung and the doctor told her she thinks is's cancer. Drita hugs her. Ang says everything is happening at once, it's all crashing down. Ang doesn't want to stress out her kids so she isn't telling them anything. Ang turns to Drita. She says Neil is an asshole, she had to go to a doctor all alone to find out she has lung cancer. Drita says Ang has issues asking for help. Ang is done with Neil.
Carla and Renee meet at a bar. They talk about the girls. Renee says Brittany is a kid and wants to fight. Drita is a mother of two and she wants to fight. Yes, apparently Drita wants to fight on AND off the show. Carla says her kids just turned 13. Joe threw them party for their birthday. She wasn't invited, but she told them she was going to stop by. Her son told her she couldn't crash the party. She feels a distance between her and her kids. They don't do anything as a family since Joe got married. She says he should never forget while he was in prison it was her and her family that raised his kids. Renee advises her to call Joe and talk about it.
Marissa meets Drita at a bar to hash things out. Drita is shocked that Marissa is confrontational. Drita says she likes Brittany, but she loves O.Z. At th end of the day Marissa feels Drita should have her back over Brittany. Drita says she has nothing to do with Brittany and Marissa's issues. Drita says she does not coach Brittany and, if anything, she told her don't fight, talk. Marissa says she heard that Drita made a remark about Lee calling O and telling him to tell the girls to play nice. Drita says it never happened. Drita says it wasn't Carla or Renee, it could only be Karen who is always talking about Lee. Drita swears she would never say anything like that ever. Drita thinks Karen is obsessed with her marriage and Lee and blames her for this rumor.
Carla needs to talk to Joe. She calls. She says the kids enjoyed the party. She says she didn't like it that her son said she shouldn't crash the party by coming. Carla feels they are divided as a family. He thinks the kids are afraid how she is going to react or how Rachel is going to react if they are together. Carla wants them to all do something together, including Rachel, to show the kids no one has to be excluded. They have to know she is welcome as their mother.
Drita and Brittany talk about her pictures. Brittany wants Drita and Ang to go to her show. She doesn't want Renee and Carla, but she may ask Karen. Drita tells her about her talk with Marissa. Drita says Marissa was asking about a conversation their men had talking about the girls playing nice. Drita swears the rumor was started by Karen. She thinks Karen is miserable because Lee is happily married. Drita feels Karen is running her mouth about Lee, she is a stalker, she is obsessed with Drita's marriage, that they are together and happy. Karen is not an Exe, she's a Why! Drita says she is trying to be mature and not fight. But, if Karen talks about someone she loves she will snap her neck.
Ang's house. She hasn't seen Neil since her doctor's appointment. She is so angry she had to go to the appointment alone. He says he has been working from 6 am to midnight. She says she never sees any money. She doesn't want him around her any more. She wants him out of her house. She just wants to focus on her health. He says he isn't leaving with six dollars in his pocket. He leaves.
Brittany's show. Karen, Ang are there to support Brittany. In comes Drita with a huge attitude looking to crack Karen's jaw for talking about her and Lee. Ang tells Drita she threw Neil out. Karen sees Drita in the corner giving her the side eye. Karen doesn't care, she stays away from Drita. Drita keeps talking bout hitting Karen in the face. Brittany is up on stage. She looks amazing. Drita vows not to do anything to ruin her night, but next time Karen talks about her husband she will drop the b*tch. Drita is delusional if she thinks Karen has anything but disgust for Lee? Have you see him in action recently? I am at a loss for words, but I'm sure you can come up with some of your own.