Not sure how many people saw the very first episodes when Kathy and Mego joined the show, but I do remember how Tre kept talking against, making fun of, her cousin and sister-in-law to Jac and Caroline. Caroline and Jac were practically dreading meeting these awful, awful people UNTIL they actually met and then soon realized they were decent people. Now I'm not talking about their husbands, that is an entirely different situation. But I remember the first get together Kathy had, how hard she worked on it, only for Tre to sit with Jac and make these horribly rude comments making fun of her cousin and the food she served. It made everyone in earshot so uncomfortable. She also made horrible accusations regarding her sister-in-law that were unfounded and tried like crazy to get Caroline and Jac to choose 'sides' against her. Again, once they kept socializing with her they soon realized it was Tre.... not Melissa that had the problem with jealousy.... among other things. It's so obvious..... painfully obvious.... that Tre is so jealous of Joe's love for Melissa. Especially since her own husband is so rude and verbally abusive to her.
I guess I must have watched a different version than you did. What I saw was totally different. I saw a sister come and tell her brother and his wife congrats only to have her brother call her garbage and start a fight. That's my first impression of melissan& joe and it was a lasting one. It tole me all I need to know about them.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think I remember him having an apartment at the Brownstone for late nights....and didn't he get in trouble for something to do with that and the IRS?
doesn't he come home most nights?
All the women are ridiculous regarding their behavior...but I think we're watching Caroline coming to terms with what her lot in life is right now. Maybe now that she doesn't have little kids to mother, she's seeing thing more clearly and is not happy with what her life is. She seems very depressed to me all this season. I'm not excusing her behavior but just remarking on what I see.
I have a very low opinion of almost everyone of these people....Chris (Jaq's husband) seems to be the only decent person there. At first I thought Kathy was a very nice person but she's got to stop playing Mother Teresa and being a martyr.
Who the heck is Mego???
And, I don't think anything makes a woman angrier than for somebody, usually a man to tell her to "get over it". If you want to guarantee that somebody won't get over something anytime soon, just say that to them. It's like they are being given the brush-off, and their feelings are being disrespectfully disregarded.
It's right up there with somebody telling you to "Calm down!" which, in my brain translates to "Shut up!" Trouble!!!!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer
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