VH1’s site finally posted episode 3 of Couples Therapy so I can finally recap this famous episode. Though I’m only talking about Simon and Alex on this show, they seem to be pretty irrelevant as far as I’ve seen. They’re not the controversial couple they were in RHONY. That title is actually given to 52 year-old Doug and his 17 year-old wife Courtney, who wears skimpy outfits and seems to just want attention. But since they’re not the fame whores I care about, you can just watch on Vh1’s site, because I’m not going to recap them.
So about seven minutes in all the couples are in their group therapy session and the therapist says that to be a celebrity most people have to sell apart of themselves and their marriage. The cameras on them when she talks about selling yourself to be on reality tv. Well, atleast we know she has ability see through Silex.Simon says they joined the Real Housewives not knowing what they were getting themselves into. Okay, I can understand that. The Real Housewives was a relatively new franchise at the time so I can understand not knowing the negatives that come with it. But that’s where my empathy ends. He then says that they got the “raw hand” on the show. What exactly is their “raw hand?” Acting like they were part of the best of NY and portraying themselves as social climbers? Selling naked pictures of Alex to In Touch magazine in order to get some publicity? Why are they acting like such victims to reality tea, whining about how they got the shorter end of the stick when they were probably relishing every moment? According to Simon, they decided to sign on for a second season because “it couldn’t get any worse.” Then he starts crying and saying how people thinking his children were always misbehaved was horrible. While I do admit that having your children being labeled as a misbehaved brat is pretty horrible, Simon really glossed over so, so, so many things that should have been addressed if he really was in therapy in order to save his marriage. If his problems were real, he’d be in tears, opening up about his regret of selling out nudes of his wife, trying to force his kids to do boring things in front of the camera in order for them to look good, and more importantly, go on Couples Therapy and fake that they have marriage problems. But that means not being in the limelight so that sure ain’t gonna happen.Later, Alex and Simon are chatting with one of the therapists about wine when, all of a sudden, they argue. According to the therapist, they argue about every little thing.The therapist asks Simon if he contradicts everything Alex says. Simon tries to explain but then Alex interrupts him and yells at him for always interrupting her.Alex calls Simon obnoxious but Simon tells her to let him be obnoxious. Hmmm…I think there’s a lot more that Alex should be angry about then him interrupting her in a conversation. She says she wants respect. Maybe this argument is a cover for a lot more feelings then they’re willing to say. But now it’s all about how disrespectful and inconsiderate it is for Simon to keep on contradicting Alex and I don’t know how authentic it is.It’s night and after a dip in the pool Alex is met by Simon. She asks him if he thinks he talks too much and how he dominates the conversation and crap.Simon says it’s not his fault for her feeling that way and she gets fake angry. She’s sick and tired of hearing it, grrrr. And then she…Curses and jumps up from the pool.She starts stomping off and then…BOOM! She slips and falls on her ass.Simon asks if she’s alright but she just wants him to talk to the hand.
NEXT WEEK ON COUPLES THERAPY
Simon and Alex seem pretty irrelevant once again.