SALT LAKE CITY — SPOILER ALERT: The following contains spoilers for Season 1 Episode 3 of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City"
FOX 13 web team members Melanie Porter and David Wells are watching "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and giving you their real reactions. Melanie is a real "Real Housewives" fan, and Dave deliberately steered clear of it until now. Melanie and Dave are "Keeping it Real in Salt Lake City."
This episode was all over the place. Not a lot of Utah gems or ties which was a big letdown. I’m telling you - the housewives need to go to Lagoon. Lol.
We start with more stilettos in the snow. Jen, get with the program - I’ve been living in my moccasins since October. Heels and ice are a no-go.
Lisa teaching her son to drive took me back to my teenage driving years. I was the kid that got sent to driving school because driving with my parents was a truly stressful experience. The fact they ended in the parking lot for Diet Coke was so classic. Lisa had been asking for Diet Coke the whole episode - I can respect that.
We got a lot of Mary in this episode! I like her more now that I know more of her background. She seems very family oriented and protective over the people who she loves. Her reaction to her son having a girlfriend was a relatable moment (I imagine for all parents with teenagers.)
I also feel bad for Jen. She seems super lonely, which makes her a little more fragile and more prone to start drama. She likes attention - she always gives off main character energy. It’s getting old - let’s move on.
HOW DOES JEN FUND A WHOLE TEAM OF PEOPLE TO WORK FOR HER?? All of their income isn’t just coming from her husband’s assistant coaching job right?!?!?! She admitted her staff fills the void of her family when her husband is away - which made me feel really bad for her.
The moment at church with Whitney and her dad was sweet. They both seemed touched and I hope that they’ll be able to get the support they need through the faith journey they seem to be on.
Finally, the baby shower was so chic I loved it. Much more glamorous than Meredith’s birthday party. Loved the white. The baby range rovers made me laugh, what a great baby gift for new moms (??????) So funny.
I am READY for a Jen explosion because of Meredith and Mary next week. I knew that drama wasn’t done.
Heather is still my favorite. Overall, not my favorite episode but I have high expectations for next week!
One of the themes in this week's episode was showing friendship, and Mary and Heather are winning in this category.
Mary showed a strong sense of friendship by inviting Whitney and Whitney's father, Steve, to her services at Faith Temple Pentecostal Church.
According to Whitney, Steve is a recovering prescription drug addict who needs a place to feel loved and supported.
Mary spent part of her sermon addressing Steve and assuring him that God will help him through his challenges. Steve was clearly touched and it will be interesting to see if he continues attending.
Heather showed a strong sense of friendship by throwing a posh baby shower for five of her 20 employees. She gave them each a toddler-size electric Range Rover and some motherly advice. Awww.
Whitney is the runner-up in the friendship category this week because she threw a fun, mostly 1920s-themed party (was pole-dancing around in the 20s?) in the not-so-secret speakeasy at "Prohibition" in Murray.
It looks like most of them had a great time, but the show teased ahead to some Jen-driven drama and we can see at least one person *coughjencough* didn't enjoy herself. We'll know more about that, I'm sure, next week.
Meredith's attempt at making margaritas and Jen's nerve-wracking Diet Coke run were some other highlights.
Once again, I didn't feel a strong Utah connection with this week's episode, other than a mild desire to visit "Prohibition" some time, once the pandemic is behind us.
Speaking of Prohibition, here's a little Utah trivia: In 1933, Utah cast the deciding vote to repeal alcohol prohibition in America. You can read more about that here.
Watch their discussion below: