Real Housewives of Melbourne
“Bye Bye Byron” – S3/E6
At the end of last episode, Gamble and Rick were just being introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Wolfe as they entered their reception.
Chyka and Susie talking about Marcello this guy who hit on Susie and bought her a drink. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
I hate the editing of this part of the reception because it should have started with the speeches from Rick, Luke, and Gamble, but OH NOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo… Janet and her ex Brian, and some of the ladies were once again talking about his “happy ending massage”… which suffice it to say was borderline the first time it was mentioned and now several iterations later is a snoozefest… Janet is going to have to decide whether to be with the EX or the NEXT! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Now that I have seen both episodes, I really feel the Gina bashing is a bit over the top on why she was absent from the party for an hour and a half to watch CA and be with her partner and sons…she showed up everywhere else on time, did all that was asked of her as a celebrant, tried to point out things like they really needed a plan B due to weather, why is it these women have to bash her for everything she does just because “they” don’t think she should be doing something.
She and Gamble have been friends since almost day one throughout 2.5 seasons… and yet Janet says she doesn’t give a hoot about Gamble. Well she took 3 days out of her busy life to be at Byron Bay which is more than Janet did! Janet is joined by Switzerland who apparently has never made a social faux pas in her life, and I would bet the farm that she wasn’t babysitting Gamble except when the cameras were rolling.
Speaking of babysitting, why would anyone need to do that? Gamble’s family was there, and 50+ other people – no one would expect Gamble to spend all her time with one guest so why are the girls expecting one guest to do something even Gamble wouldn’t do? I just don’t get it other than it is Gina bashing time again.
Swizzy (Chyka) now investigating and asking Bodie where he was and who he was with during the CA viewing.
Janet and Jackie attack Alin and ask him if he was with Gina.
Gina addresses it with Gamble, and said it wasn’t a party… she was with her sons and celebrating Miles’ birthday and watching CA, and someone is trying to stir her up.
Gamble is still upset but will pick her time to talk to Gina… smart lady!!!
Now Susie is in on it with Swizzy and Janet and Jackie… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
If any of the others were on a show they would be doing the very same thing!
Try minding your own business ladies… what difference does it make? My money is on Gamble on trusting the friendship they have had for as long as they have had it to keep things in perspective.
WEATHERING THE STORM
Up comes the storm and everyone hurriedly moved furniture inside and even managed to save the cake before the wind and rain got to it… that one was a bit precarious though, I will say.
Settled out of the rain and the storm, Luke gives a very touching speech about his dad and Gamble and their new family. Luke is a very sweet young man!
Rick gave the next speech and Gamble followed with one of her own. It was all very touching and anyone can easily see how much Gamble and Rick love each other, and how much a part of their lives that Luke is.
BUTTINSKI JANET CONFRONTING GINA
Janet and Swizzy corner Gina and ask if she had a party in her room when she should have been with Gamble? She answers their questions and they keep on her telling her how she should be and who she should be.
GINA TH: I don’t need them telling me how to be a mother and I don’t need them telling me how to be a friend!
JANET AND JACKIE
Having a meal and gossiping about the wedding and Jackie says now the wedding is over she wonders how Gamble is feeling towards Gina now? Jackie stirring the pot again… then they talk about Susie and Marcello. Janet saying she and Susie are having a double date with Susie and Marcello. Then Jackie asks about Brian and asks what is going on there!
SUSIE DRIVING LESSON WITH YOUNGEST SON
Susie says Rupert isn’t the best driver…she is backseat driving from the front seat…
GINA VISITING HER FATHER
Gina says seeing her Dad (who is 82 and has dementia). She asks him about a fall she was told he had. She gives him a copy of her book (which I am sure Swizzy would say was improper, and Janet would say because all she thinks about is herself)… and miss the importance of her giving it to him so he can have the family pictures and still try and recognize people. The people at the nursing home can read the book to him, where she speaks of him often, and show him the pictures in the book. Gina tried and he didn’t recognize his first wife… who was Gina’s mother!
CHESSIE and SWIZZY and BRUCE
Chessie drops by to tell her parents she has no motivation to stay at the University.
Swizzy doesn’t want her to drop out, Bruce wants her to stay and knock out the classes and then move on.
JANET AND SUSIE ON THE BIG DOUBLE DATE
Janet and Susie arrive at the restaurant and the first thing they do is set up a code to tell the other one to head to the loo to talk… LOL Christopher (Janets NEXT) arrives all dressed in a suit and Marcello arrives in an un-tucked shirt, and tennis shoes. He has horrible table manners. Marcello asks what Christopher does and he said he makes infant formula…Susie thought he was a farmer…probably because Janet said he was a Farmer. So they are drinking and eating appetizers and the subject of marriage comes up and out of the blue Janet accuses Marcello of staring at Susie’s breasts… AWKWARD… so somewhere in this awkward group age comes up and Susie is starts hating everything about Marcello, and Susie was yanking her ear off but Janet is not picking up the signals.
Marcello talks about different kinds of girls therefore he is offending Susie left and right, and the rest of this is so awkward I need to stop writing about it, but alas I don’t… the girls finally get up and head to the loo (which really ended up being a table in another part of the bar) and they talk for a few minutes and then go back to the table and say goodbye to the guys and then leave the restaurant… poor Christopher, cause he is kind of a nice guy… and Susie doesn’t even tell Marcello goodbye…
Susie totally overreacted to this… ok so I can see the poor table manners, but that isn’t enough to have to be rude and just get up and leave… and of course Janet had to take her home, and the guys sat back down and last I saw after explaining what a cuff link was to Marcello, Christopher was asking him if he still modeled… #WORSTDOUBLEDATEEVER. Wonder if Janet went back afterwards or skipped out on Christopher too, and hey Janet… liar liar pants on fire with the story you told as to why you were leaving… just sayin’!
GINA FAMILY FEAST
Gina is preparing a HUGE family dinner for Miles’ birthday and has cooked everything under the sun and it all looked so yummy, lasagna, roasted lamb, chickens, potatoes…typical Italian feed the world kind of dinner, and my stomach didn’t just growl during this segment it screamed out FEED ME…FEED ME and asked my mouth if it was on strike!!!
Interestingly enough, Lydia and Petti were invited and showed up, and only one snark out of Lydia about Gina saying Miles’ birthday was when they were away and yet they are celebrating today…Hmmm she snarks says.
(Dear Lydia… Gina’s whole family wasn’t invited to Gambles’ wedding so it would have been impossible to have a family dinner in Gina’s hotel room at Byron Bay).
I swear I don’t know what short circuit is in these women’s brains any more than I know who ties their shoelaces for them before they go out… oh wait… they all wear heels… Hmmm… well I guess we know why!
Lydia and PettyPetti start in again on Gina in the kitchen in her own home… and I just wanted to turn the TV off…and I think they will be the next ones to get in Gamble’s ear… if there is any room left with Janet, Swizzy and Jackie already residing there… this is soooooooooooo reminiscent of season 1…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I am sure there will be more fighting…safe bet?
Ciao for now – thanks for reading!
Thoughts on the big brouhaha?
When is a friend not a friend when trying to be a friend to all? How many hats does a mother, businesswoman, friend have to wear all at once and how many balls does she need to juggle in the air at the same time to keep everyone happy?
Photo Credit: All photos are video screenshots of the episode that can be accessed at: www.bravotv.com. Thanks, Bravo!