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Recaps, opinion pieces and analysis of Bravo TV shows including Don't Be Tardy, Manzo'd With Children, Ladies of London, Tour Group, Shahs of Sunset and Southern Charm.

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Manzo'd With Children Season 3 Finale - Startling Surprises

Glenn Rowley

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This week on the season finale of Manzo'd With Children, the party for Albie's thirtieth birthday turns into the setting for major confrontations between both Al and Vito and Chris and Albert. Plus, Caroline receives a diagnosis from her health scare and shocks the family with the news. Read on for a full recap of all the family drama...

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Still high off his success as a children's book author, the finale kicks off with Chris Manzo pulling up to the Manzo mansion in his brand new, bright orange car. Does a lavish purchase get any more typically Chris Manzo than that? Didn't think so. All Caroline Manzo can do is shake her head and laugh - though inside she's mighty proud that her youngest was able to make this kind of investment with money he's earned completely on his own. Turning her attention to Albie Manzo, who came along for the ride, the Manzo matriarch reminds her oldest son that the big 3-0 is just a few days away. She also surprises him with the news that she's taken it upon herself to put together a small waterfront party at La Marina to celebrate Albie's big milestone. What the boys don't know is that planning the party is Caroline's way of distracting herself from the dreaded wait for her test results to come back about the lump in her breast.

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The next day, Caroline and Albert have a heart-to-heart in their backyard garden. Fulfilling the promise she made last week, the Manzo matriarch unveil's Christopher's plans to move to her husband in an attempt to pave the road for a conversation between father and son. Albert agrees with Caroline that they can't hold Chris back from going after his dreams, but warns that his youngest son may not like to hear what he really has to say on the matter. Albert is still of the opinion that everyone in the family should want to stay together, and the idea that Chris would want to pack up and leave isn't sitting well with him. 

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Meanwhile, Albie's distracting himself from the drama with his brother-in-law by clinching another deal for his business consulting company. This time, Albie's set his trainer Roderick up for a meeting at Eat Clean Bro to pitch the idea of a meal prep service to go along with his Core Rhythm Fitness workout brand. At first, the Eat Clean Bro executives are wary of letting someone else come in and use their business infrastructure but when they hear that Roderick's clientele would be adding 1000 meals per day to their production, you can practically see the dollar signs in their eyes. This is the first official deal Albie has locked down for his fledgling consulting business and now he's ready to go into turning thirty with some upward momentum. 

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On the day of Albie's birthday party, everyone in the Manzo family is nervous. Vito's nervous to see Albie for the first time since their blowout fight, Chris is nervous about telling his father he wants to move and Caroline is nervous about getting the results of her final ultrasound. So nervous, in fact, that the normally tough-as-nails mom breaks down in tears in Albert's arms as she waits for the results. Just as she lets herself start contemplating the possibility of her family going on without her, the doctor calls with the results she's been waiting for all these weeks...

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Cut to Albie's 30th birthday bash in Upper Manhattan. The whole gang shows up dressed to the nines and one confrontation after the other is on the party's itinerary. First up is round two of Vito vs. Albie. The brothers-in-law haven't spoken to each other since Vito's spiral caused a huge fight between them over the deli business deal, and Vito is finally ready to apologize. Admitting he wasn't thinking about all the effort Albie put into securing the pitch meeting for him in the first place, Vito own his part of the argument. At the same time, Albie confesses that it was selfish of him to push Vito into the deal if he didn't feel ready and next thing we know, the besties turned brothers-in-law have made up and hugged it out. On the other side of the party, Chris finally broaches the subject of moving with his father. Albert beats him to the punch by explaining he already knows what his son is thinking. Chris reveals that he's considering New Orleans as a possible option and while Albert is far from overjoyed at the prospect, he won't hold Chris back. That being said, he also wouldn't be surprised if Chris only lasted six months away from his family back in Jersey. Plus, what will Chris moving mean for Manzo'd Season 4?

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As the party winds down, Caroline and Albert gather Albie, Chris, Lauren and Vito for a surprising and somber family meeting. Caroline breaks down almost immediately, revealing through tears everything about the lump she found in her breast before the family went to San Francisco. This bombshell sends the kids into a panic - particularly Lauren, who turns to her brothers with a distressed "I told you something was wrong." However, the scare has a happy ending. Caroline got the results of her second ultrasound just before the party, and it turned out to be nothing more than an infection. Caroline not sick, and she's not going anywhere. Thank goodness the Manzo matriarch is healthy, with a new perspective on just how important it is to appreciate the life you have while you're living it.

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If you thought that was the happy end of the finale, the Manzos have one last surprise up their proverbial sleeve. Cut to two months later and Lauren's got big news: she's pregnant! That's right, Caroline is going to be a grandma! Obviously, the Manzo mama is over the absolute moon about this development; it's everything she's ever wanted since Lauren and Vito started dating. And with that, Season 3 of Manzo'd has officially come to an end. Personally, I enjoyed this season much more than I anticipated. As I live-tweeted during the finale, the show this season represented real life and real family moments, people. Do you want to see the Manzos back next year for Season 4? Let me know in the comments!

Tour Group Travelogue: Ep 10 - So Long, Farewell, Sayonara

Glenn Rowley

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After ten weeks of adventure around the world, Tour Group is finally coming to an end. As the travelers close out their time in Japan, Misty and Jared are forced to confront the reality of their relationship while things go from bad to worse between former besties Heather and Amy. In the end, will any of the travelers take something special away from this opportunity of a lifetime? Read on for the complete recap in my final travelogue...

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On the last full day of the trip, the travelers awake in the shadow of Mount Fuji to the shock of the small Japanese woman who serves as their innkeeper throwing on the lights at 6:30 a.m. In Japanese culture, the ryokan decides when it's serving breakfast, so if you choose to sleep in you miss out on all the food. However, some members of the group aren't too thrilled with the early meal, which turns out to be a traditional multi-course Japanese breakfast featuring lots of fish, raw sushi and more than a few dishes that are completely unidentifiable to American palettes. Of course head tour guide Brandon Presser digs in with enthusiasm, but only Michael Cook is willing to try every course...except the tofu. Jared Levy is also intent on eating the meal - seaweed included - but it might just be a way to distract himself from the awkwardness that's building between him and Misty Kingma.

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Traveling back to Tokyo, the tour guides split the travelers into two separate groups. For an exploration in being people they're not, Brandon and Sandhurst Miggins take the guys to learn karate while Rachel Grant and the women dress up as Geishas and learn the history of the ancient Japanese Geisha houses. Being the sole woman of color on the trip, Jetta Bates Vasilatos feels uncomfortable with the idea of painting her face in the white makeup of the Geisha. Arriving at the geisha house, the ladies learn that Geisha history dates back to 300 years ago and that, contrary to popular belief, Geishas were not prostitutes. Their singular purpose was to entertain customers by dancing, playing Japanese guitars and serving sake. They were performers known for their beauty and grace. Also interesting to note: a Geisha wore white makeup because it made her easier to see in the dark before the advent of electricity. (Even today, about 100 Geishas still exist, though that number continues to dwindle as society advances.) Next, the women are outfitted in the traditional dress of the Geishas, which involve many more layers under their kimonos than the girls were expecting. When it comes time for makeup, Jetta submits to putting the white makeup on her face, but draws the line at fitting her mass of curls under the tiny wig. According to Jetta, it's called being an African-American Geisha and anyone who has a problem with it can just deal.

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Meanwhile, the guys arrive at a dojo in Tokyo for an introduction to the ancient art of karate. The dojo master explains that karate originated in the city of Okinawa and the sport involves no gloves or protection pads of any kind. After running the guys through some basic moves and a series of exercises to focus on discipline and self-mastery, the instructor challenges them to break some wooden boards with their fists. Every single guy manages to punch through a board, and the exercise quickly becomes a competition between Michael and Jared over who can break the most boards at once. The boys add board after board until Jared breaks four at once, and the guys move on to breaking clay tiles. Michael bows out (citing the fact that he uses his hands cut hair) and it takes Sandhurst a couple tries to punch through one, but Jared lets out all his aggression by breaking two. Clearly the playboy is going through some stuff in his head...

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After decompressing for a few hours at the hotel, the ladies head out to a traditional Japanese Host Club - where they're surrounded by a bevy of (mostly gay) Asian boys to wait on them hand and foot. As the drinks flow, the party eventually spills out into the streets of Tokyo and things between former besties Heather Marianna and Amy Grice take a dark turn. First, Heather sprays champagne on her frenemy. When Amy tries to return the favor by giving the Beauty Kitchen CEO a champagne shower, Heather flips out and ends up slapping Amy right across the face. Enraged, Amy lunges after Heather and - as 38 days of resentment come flooding out - the two divas get into a knockdown, drag out brawl in the middle of Tokyo. Shoes are thrown, bags are flung and the sign of the cross is even made before the rest of the women manage to break up the fight and send the former BFFs home in separate cars. Yikes. This is not going to do anything to fix the divas' fractured friendship.

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The next morning, it's the last full day of the trip and things are at an all-time low between Heather and Amy. With Sandhurst attempting to mediate, the former best friends sit down in an attempt to talk things out, but the conversation goes nowhere fast. Before we know it, Heather is dropping bombshells left and right about Amy - that she had an abortion, that she needed a lawyer for some mysterious legal issue and that she's always calling Heather in a crisis. Amy fires back that Heather cheats on her fiancé and the fiery brunette storms out of the room after insisting that she's always been a good friend to Amy. (Besides, you know, outing her for abortion on national television.) It looks like the friendship between these two Vegas girls is about as dead in the water as it could possibly be.

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At the same time, Jared finally works up the nerve to visit Misty in her room and air out his concerns about their relationship. It turns out that Jared got spooked when Misty's twin sister Jenna Kingma gave him a sisterly warning to be careful with his girlfriend's heart and inadvertently dropped the L-word into the conversation. Despite Misty's protestations that she doesn't actually "L-word" Jared because she's not one of those crazy, obsessive girls, Jared already has one foot out the door and essentially dumps Misty on the spot with the old "I don't want there to be any expectations" line. In a hotel room in Tokyo. Ouch. Immediately, Misty runs to her sister's room for comfort. Jenna's shocked that Jared ended the relationship with her sister so abruptly and Misty tearfully explains that she regrets spending the whole trip with Jared. Hindsight's always 20/20, I suppose. 

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Finally, the group gathers for one final dinner together on the last night of the trip. Somewhat awkwardly, Misty is flanked by Jenna on one side and Jared on the other, while Amy and Heather maintain as much space between them as possible. In one final toast, Brandon presents each of the travelers with a rock he picked up on a secret beach in Iceland and challenges each of them to someday bring their rock back to that secluded spot as a reminder to never stop traveling. He then asks the group to go around the table and express what each person took away from their trip around the world. Answers range from the importance of saying "yes" to new experiences and learning to be independent to overcoming fears and putting family in perspective. Heather even manages to say something nice to Amy about her future as a mother. And surprise! Jenna reveals that she'll actually be staying in Japan once the rest of the travelers head home - her own trip is just beginning.

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The dinner ends with Jared changing into the panda costume he's been asking for since before the group got to Japan and everyone finally seems happy as the trip draws to a close. As the travelers finally part ways the next morning, we're given "Where Are They Now?" cards for each person. Jetta expanded her travel website, Jettasetting, while her husband Jeff Vasilatos is still living life the fullest in the wake of his life-threatening scooter accident. Heather dumped fiancé #13, moved right on to #14 and continues to travel the world with fellow diva Michelle Harvey. Amy's still working on restoring her relationship with her former BFF, but hasn't made much progress. The Georgia boys have continued traveling by visiting Jay Ward in California, and Michael hopes to build a chapel in Kenya. Jared and Misty reconciled when they made it back to the States, and are taking things slow as they trade off visiting each other on opposite coasts. And Jenna, now bicoastal to spend more time with Misty, created a new jewelry line inspired by her time in Japan. With that, the trip around the world has finally come to an end. I've very much enjoyed writing about Tour Group and have even added a few places to my personal bucket list in the process. Thanks for following along on this trip of a lifetime!

What did you think of the Tour Group finale? Which destination on the trip was your favorite? Do you think the show should come back for a second season? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

Southern Charm Season 3 Finale - Founder's Brawl

Glenn Rowley

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It's time for the Southern Charm season finale, and after the chaos of last week there are more than a few questions that need answering. However, the drama is far from over as the second annual Founder's Ball sets the stage for a major confrontation between Kathryn and Landon over Thomas. Read on for my full breakdown of all the drama from Charleston...

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The finale picks up right where last week left off in the aftermath of Thomas Ravenel's dinner party turned verbal assault on his cast mates. As the rest of the Charmers ride off on a golf cart into the night, T-Rav storms around his estate like the Mad King in his castle after driving away his last remaining friends and advisors. Converging at Landon Clements's house, the other Charmers are still in shock by Thomas's vitriolic outburst.  While the guys wonder if Thomas has finally lost it, the show's resident voice of reason Cameran Eubanks sees the dinner party as a planned attack. Either way, the damage has been done. There just might no longer be any kingdom for Thomas to lord over.

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The next morning, Craig Conover meets with his boss JD Madison at the Gentry headquarters, but both are still reeling from the events of the dinner party from hell. T-Rav has already started making the apology rounds via phone, but Craig has more pressing issues to discuss than Thomas's meltdown. #NewCraig has reached a professional crossroads with a major decision to make. While working for JD was a good way to get back to Charleston, overseeing construction of the Gentry Group's new hotel isn't his career ambition. He wants to get back to his original goal of practicing law, and informs JD that he needs to take time to study for the bar exam. As such, Craig will be putting his time with the Gentry Group in the rearview mirror, but at least this season he's leaving on good terms.

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Meanwhile, Cameran has a follow-up appointment with her therapist to rehash her fears and insecurities surrounding having a baby. This time, she's come to the appointment with a list of pros and cons she put together with her husband Jason about what life would be like with or without a child. Once again, it becomes clear that the couple has entirely different perspectives on what starting a family will do to their life, but ultimately Cam's therapist is able to help her understand that she's acting out of fear by refusing to have a baby. It's not that she flat-out doesn't ever want to have kids, it's that she's approaching the idea with anxiety because she's a child of divorce. Breakthrough! 

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At The Commodore, the latest addition to his fledgling dive bar empire, Shep Rose invites Landon to have a rather personal heart-to-heart. The topic at hand? Her surprising love confession for a couple episodes back. Shep's been doing quite a bit of thinking since his old friend's admission of unrequited love and has come to some major conclusions. As gently as he possibly can, Shep tells Landon that she deserves more from a guy than he's willing to give to a relationship - it's the old "it's not you, it's me" excuse. Landon, however, tells Shep she doesn't want him to wake up at 50 and have a Thomas-like midlife crisis where he haphazardly tries to start a makeshift family with the first young girl who catches his eye. While the idea of Landon and Shep getting a happily ever after may work on paper, the reality is that Shep simply doesn't feel the same way Landon does, and nothing she can do or say is bound to change that reality.

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While Craig informs his girlfriend Naomie Olindo about his decision to quit his job and pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer, JD and Whitney Sudler-Smith hold an impromptu intervention for Thomas at Sermet's. Following his outburst at the dinner party, Thomas is feeling great, and completely justified in putting the rest of the Charmers on blast. His real excuse is that he was standing up for Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, who's been excluded by the group at pretty much every turn throughout the season, but JD warily reminds T-Rav that he doesn't want to find himself alone in that big empty house because he set fire to every single bridge in his life. If anyone can talk some sense into Thomas, it's these two and by the end of the meal, they seem to have set him back on the path toward attempting to make up with all this friends. 

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It's time for everyone in Charleston to start prepping for the second annual Founder's Day Ball. Sitting down with Thomas, Kathryn's revved up. In no uncertain terms, Kathryn explains to Thomas that she's reached the conclusion that - for the sake of their renewed relationship - he can no longer be associated with Landon. Kathryn still has plenty of questions about the pictures Landon posted all over social media with Thomas while the couple was off, and she's mentally steeling herself for an inevitable confrontation with her nemesis at the Founder's Ball. Landon, meanwhile, has enlisted the help of Patricia Altschul as her real-life fairy godmother to get ready for the ball. The queen of Charleston high society has decided to take the younger woman under her wing and still has hopes that she can help Landon catch Shep's eye in a new light. For the special occasion, she loans Landon a gorgeous Dior dress and a bright purple fur coat. After teaching the brunette how to properly sit in a real fur coat, Patricia sends her off to the ball dripping in diamonds. 

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The annual Founder's Ball, organized by recurring cast member K. Cooper Ray, is meant to bring together the creme de la creme of Charleston society to celebrate the city's beginnings, and amid the parade of gowns and champagne, the Charmers warily eye each other from all corners of the ballroom. Landon came alone to the grand affair, but is visibly devastated to see that Shep brought a date, her friend Robyn. Ouch. It's definitely not going to happen, Landon. As Thomas and Kathryn make their grand entrance together, with the latter ravishing in a bright red gown with matching cape, an icy chill seems to descend upon the room of partygoers. While Kathryn takes a seat with the likes of allies Jennifer Snowden and Danni Baird, Thomas begins to work the room. However, when Landon sidles up to say hello, Kathryn inevitably sees red and everyone can sense the impending explosion as the fiery redhead's face goes dark and she makes a beeline for the pair. 

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First, Kathryn pulls Landon out into the foyer for a private conversation, but the discussion quickly goes nowhere. Despite Landon's protestations to the contrary, Kathryn refuses to believe that nothing went on between the brunette and Thomas when they mysteriously went to London together before the season started filming. Eventually, Thomas also gets dragged into the fight and sides with Landon in telling Kathryn that nothing has ever happened between them, but she vehemently claims to know otherwise. In Kathryn's eyes, Landon is nothing more than a social climber who set her sights on Thomas as the successful and prestigious man about town who would help her get a proper foot in the door of Charleston high society. 

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As the two women verbally brawl, Craig and Shep step in to make a valiant, but ultimately pointless, effort to mediate. Draped in furs, jewels and gowns, the ladies come face to face one last time outside the party and barbs are thrown as Kathryn demands that Landon fess up to what she did with Thomas. However, Landon continues to deny that she's done anything wrong, to which Kathryn replies that her rival must be crazy to think she's blameless. Ten minutes later, the arguing is still going on - this time between Kathryn and Thomas - while Shep's date wonders aloud if Landon will just come clean that she slept with Thomas. What?? And then, all of a sudden, the screen cuts to black and the finale ends on the kind of tense cliffhanger that literally had me screaming at the television. What happened next?? Guess we'll have to wait until the sure-to-be epic reunion to hopefully get some answers...

What did you think of the Southern Charm finale? Did Thomas go off the deep end? Did Shep do the right thing in turning Landon down for the sake of their friendship? Do you believe Kathryn's right that Landon slept with Thomas? Leave your thoughts and opinions below in the comments!

Ladies of London Season 2 Finale - The New Queen Bee Bikini

Glenn Rowley

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After a fabulous season full of high society moments, we've finally reached the end of the road for Season 2 of Ladies of London. However, don't worry, there's plenty that still needs to go down in this final episode. Buckle your seat belts, Brits, it's going to be quite the bumpy ride to the finish line. 

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The episode opens with Annabelle at Caroline Fleming's and both Ladies are still recovering from the trip to Denmark. Annabelle points out that everyone actually seemed to have a great time on the holiday while dealing with all the individual dramas going on. Exhibit A: the baroness managed to make up with Marissa over dinner at the castle (hopefully for real this time). Exhibit B: Annabelle still feels that Julie isn't being a supportive friend and has vowed to talk with her about the issues brewing between the besties. Talk about perfect timing - Julie and Juliet arrive just as the sentence escapes Annabelle's lips, ready to join the girls for lunch. As they take their seats at the table, Julie can already feel the tension in the air. 

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However, the first hit comes from a source she probably wasn't expecting as Caroline Fleming probes about the trip. When Julie says she loved it, CF does some kind of bait and switch and claims she heard Julie was talking about her behind her back, questioning why such a "terrible person" would be joining their group of friends. Umm...what? Julie's obviously taken aback by this accusation, which came courtesy of Caroline Stanbury. Flustered, she admits to making the comment, but insists that it was months ago, back when she barely knew the Danish beauty. I'm sensing a pattern that clearly Caroline Fleming likes to hold onto things. Watching from the sidelines, Juliet points out in her interview that she's always had an inkling that it's not all love and light with the baroness - there's a punchy, dark side to her too, so don't piss her off.

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Now that Caroline Fleming's gotten the ball rolling, Annabelle jumps on the bandwagon, saying that she knows where the baroness is coming from since people seem to have plenty of opinions about her that they don't say to her face. Sensing the shade, Julie asks why the dig felt directed at her and Annabelle seizes her opportunity to explain that there seems to be a disconnect between the Julie who's been her best friend and the person sitting across the table from her now. Annabelle admits that she has been deeply struggling with the five year anniversary of McQueen's passing, and the fact of the matter is that Julie hasn't come around or checked on her. Annabelle's feelings are hurt, and it seems it was more important to Julie to be getting in good with the other Ladies than to support her BFF. To defend herself, Julie whips out proof of a long apology text on her phone, pointing out that she's been there for Annabelle consistently in the past. Is the one time she wasn't there big enough to rip their entire friendship apart? Caroline Fleming attempts to mediate between the two as Julie starts sobbing and apologizing from "the bottom of [her] heart" with a litany of excuses about how she's just been so busy and can't be a good enough friend.

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Immediately after the disastrous lunch, Julie meets Marissa for some white wine spritzers and a rehash of the fight with Annabelle. Julie explains that she specifically reached out to Marissa because she has the best relationship with Annabelle out of all the women in the group. Being stuck in the middle is never easy, but Marissa can empathize with both of them. From her perspective, Marissa explains that maybe Annabelle can't understand all the strains and demands on Julie as a wife, mother, budding entrepreneur, etc. On the other hand, Annabelle may feel like she's losing Julie and has a bone to pick with Caroline Stanbury about it. The one thing Marissa knows for sure is that Julie's grown a pair of balls and they look good on her.

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Meanwhile, Caroline Stanbury is at home adjusting to life without Gift Library. In her confessional, the reigning queen bee admits that she gets that her life is easy, she has a rich husband and lives in a nice house. However, the presence of a safety net doesn't make losing the company she started from scratch any easier. In England, women are raised to believe that they'll marry a banker or businessman and then stay home raising the kids, but tradition was never in the cards for Caroline Stanbury. Later, Annabelle meets up with Marissa at Bumpkin to plan the book reading for the first Me Me Me's book. Marissa asks how things are between Annabelle and Julie. After all, last she'd heard there had been tears. Annabelle admits that Julie's floodgates opened during the fight, but felt the conversation needed to happen. 

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The next day, Caroline and Annabelle meet for a sit down full of ultimatums. Apparently, all the girls have each come to Caroline individually to complain about how Annabelle "ruined" the trip to Denmark, so the queen bee has taken it upon herself to deliver the news to her frenemy. Caroline insists that she wants Annabelle to have a good time with the group and throws out an ultimatum: change your attitude or leave. Annabelle admits that when life gets hard, her first reaction is to shut down and retreat, but that she tried to open up as much as she could in Denmark. Caroline claims that she doesn't want Annabelle to cut ties, but leaves it up to her to decide whether she wants to lose all the Ladies as friends. This seems very dramatic considering that Annabelle is the one going through a difficult time. Caroline explains that she's throwing a pool party to celebrate "friendship and girl power" and hopes that a new and improved Annabelle will make an appearance. Plus, it's an excuse to have lots of hot guys in swim trunks.

For Annabelle's book reading, Bumpkin has been turned into the Me Me Me's world, complete with decorations and a kid-friendly menu. In addition to Marissa, who's hosting the event, Julie, Juliet and Sophie all show up with their kids to support Annabelle's big debut. Julie can still sense a distance between her and her BFF, but it's certainly not the appropriate time to broach the subject. As Annabelle reads her book to the kids, Juliet explains via confessional that it's awfully nice to watch the budding author get into her stride and see the work resonate with the kids. Annabelle herself admits that she's proud of making her dream come true and believes that she really does need to open herself up more. Maybe Caroline was right after all?

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The night of Caroline's winter pool party is at hand and all the Ladies show up in their best tropical garb, with halter tops, swimsuits and minidresses galore as they're geeted by shirtless swimsuit models. Caroline makes sure to fill all the women in on her conversation with Annabelle before she arrives sporting legs for days in a stunning one-piece swimsuit. Julie and Annabelle are still skating on thin ice around each other and both are finally ready to put this drama to bed once and for all. Pulling Julie into the kitchen for a chat, Annabelle explains that she doesn't want anything to change between them. However, she started to see changes in Julie in Denmark and needed to express how she felt. For her part, Julie apologizes for being selfish, admitting that she was really just being there for herself and not for Annabelle. The two hug it out and Julie explains in her interview that when you love a friend as much as she loves Annabelle, it's important to show your true feelings and work things out. (As for whether this truce lasted, Twitter tells a very different story.)

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Caroline gathers all the Ladies and other guests to the pool to deliver a funny, heartfelt speech saying that they really are all like family to her, and she can't wait to spend the next who-knows-how-long making memories with them. Now, let the naughtiness begin! As the Ladies jump into the pool and get the real party started, we get final thoughts from each of them. Julie hasn't managed to save Mapperton yet, but she's on her way and focusing on being the best version of herself she can be. Marissa's busy growing her family (she's pregnant again!) and Top Dog, determined as ever to have it all. Caroline Fleming is finally at peace with herself, and hopes her journey will help inspire other people. Juliet's been busy working on her blog, which has given her a voice and a passion for fashion...and maybe keeping her out of trouble. Annabelle signed a deal to publish more books in the Me Me Me's series and celebrated with a party at the Hotel in NYC. As for Caroline Stanbury? The queen bee doesn't know what's next for the group of Ladies, but she's going back to the drawing board. And that, my friends, is a wrap on Season 2 of Ladies of London!