Real Housewives of Cheshire S3E2 Recap – A Currant Affair
Catch up with the Real Housewives of Cheshire – A Currant Affair with Screen Queen’s latest Recap. This week’s episode focuses on Missé’s raisin, new housewife Stacey’s dinner party and the fall out from Dawn’s drunken comments at Seema’s fashion show.
This episode finds Dawn rehashing #currantgate with anyone who will listen, including best friend Leanne, daughter Darby and hunky Cheshire hubby Ashley. Dawn clearly feels bad in her own hilariously gobby way. Explaining her predicament to her family, she told them that she hadn’t even met Missé when she made the gaffe. She said it was like “Hello, I’m Dawn Ward. Pleased to meet you and your raisin”.
She tried to justify her rudeness by saying that “if Missé was a minger and I said she had a currant on her face, that’d be really cruel”, later explaining that she’d never have said it if Missé looked like Nanny McPhee. She worries that someone will tell Missé what was said and cause her to be offended, and that she won’t understand her brand of tipsy humour. I think that is a given, Dawn.
Meanwhile, Stacey and Missé are enjoying a shopping trip. No one ever buys anything during these shopping trips. They just flick through the racks and chat. Stacey helpfully tells her new friend all about her currant and invites Missé to her dinner party where hopefully Dawn will apologise and they will move past it.
There really was no moving past that jumper though.
Over at Tanya’s place, our favourite pregnant housewife is enjoying a cuppa and some cupcakes with her mum and granny when her daughter pops in for a chat too. Four generations of Bardo wit in one scene leave us with Nanna asking if Tanya and Phil are hoping for a boy or a girl? After pausing for thought, Tanya responds by saying “No… we’ll keep it whatever it is.” After two little boys, Tanya is hoping for another girl.
We then check in on Ampika who is out with ex-husband Mark walking their dog while discussing their relationship. They decide that the reason that they are such good mates after their divorce is because they have moved past the hurt to a new understanding based on love and friendship. And a shared love of hideous winter fashion.
I’m just going to throw this out there. Missé is really dull. REALLY DULL. I never thought I would say this, but I’m almost missing Magali. Missé says the wrong thing more often than Dawn does. I don’t know if it’s a cultural thing, whether she doesn’t quite grasp the English language, if she’s genuinely clueless or calculatingly brilliant. I’m suspecting she’s just clueless. It’s really no wonder she’s not made any friends in Cheshire yet, and that none of the WAGs want anything to do with her. She puts in no effort to approach anyone at all, and expects everyone to come to her all the time.
Now it’s time for Stacey’s dinner party. The ladies arrive and immediately split into two groups, creating an awkward tension in the air, something that Stacey should have sorted out straight away but instead she plonked herself down in one of the groups and began discussing Missé’s raisin.
They all wander into the dining room to sit down to dinner and Dawn takes this opportunity to apologise to Missé about her sultana. Unfortunately, she did it after Missé sat down and it came across rather domineering and was not well received at all.
Stacey spends the rest of the evening making digs at an infuriated Dawn, while Lauren makes an astute observation…
“I think Stacey’s got an image she wants to portray but I’m not so sure she’s the lady that she’s making out that she is”. Absolutely spot on, Lauren. Stacey looks like a pot-stirrer, perhaps an English, classier version of Brandi Glanville.
Missé tries to explain what she meant when she said that people from Liverpool and Manchester have a “rough” sounding accent, digging her hole even deeper in the process. Tanya announces that she’s had enough and gets up to leave. It seems her opinion of Missé being a dickhead isn’t being changed any time soon.
Until next week!
Screen Queen x
The Real Housewives of Cheshire – Season 3, Episode 2: A Currant Affair
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