'Real Housewives of D.C.' Reunion Part 2 Recap: The Salahis Star in Biggest Goat Rodeo Ever


The SalahisIt was a grand display of delusion by Michaele and Tareq Salahi on tonight's reunion finale of The Real Housewives of D.C.

As host Andy Cohen tried to guide the conversation and address the allegations against the couple one by one, they dodged and denied everything without answering a single question. Not one.

That takes skill, people.

From the houses they supposedly own or owned to where they're currently living, they could not or would not give a straight, or even sort of straight, answer.

Their mantra: It was someone else's fault.

When asked about their finances and why they never produced proof of financial eligibility when looking for $8 million houses with Stacie Scott Turner, Tareq said she never emailed him asking for it.

That was right after a clip in which they showed Stacie directly asking him for it.

As for sneaking into the Congressional Black Caucus dinner -- Jason Backe (who they tried to sneak in too after they told him they had an invitation for him) made that up, according to the Salahis. They firmly stated they did NOT get kicked out.

When Andy read a letter from the head of communications for the dinner saying YES they were asked to leave the event, they just brushed it off as him lying too.

They are so out of touch with reality, Kelly Bensimon and Danielle Staub appear to be pillars of mental health next to them.

The other housewives and husbands could not contain themselves. There was outrage ... and just flat-out rage for the Salahis.

"You never have any real answers and you never ever tell the f&(*&*#  truth," Cat yelled, barely able to stomach their smug psychosis.

Then Lynda Erkiletian let loose:

"Now, this is a goat rodeo if I've ever seen a goat rodeo in my life. It would be right now, right now, this is a goat rodeo. This is crazy."

Note: If you're not familiar with this term, Urban Dictionary defines a goat rodeo as: "A situation that is hopelessly f*&^$# up." A dead-on assessment!

Andy Cohen did a great job trying to present hard evidence showing the Salahis the contradictions between their explanations and actions, but it did no good.

In discussing the whole drunken debacle at the winery in which Tareq accused Mary and Rich Amons' daughter Lolly of being the subject of an FBI investigation for stealing some of the Salahis' stuff, it was made clear that his accusations had no basis. All the evidence Tareq could produce was a comment Lolly made on Facebook about someone wearing a hat.

Yet even when all the facts were laid out -- facts that proved his allegations had NO legs -- Tareq wouldn't even come close to apologizing. 

When Andy pointed out that even The Washington Post had determined Lolly wasn't involved, Tareq shot back with, "The Washington Post says we crashed the White House!"

Uh, yeah.

As for the infamous crash ... Andy read an email from Michele Jones, a liaison to the White House, to the Salahis on the morning of the State Dinner. It specifically stated she did NOT have tickets for the couple, but was still working on it.

Tareq said a phone call with her assistant later in the day gave them a green light to attend, but, of course, there's no record of that.

"Some would say it's a combo of optimism, delusion, and chutzpa on the highest level ... and you got in," Andy said.

Heavy on the delusion, for sure.

"You were NFI -- not f*&^%$# invited!" Cat said.

"You're slime! You're slime!" Lynda shouted.

The whole time all these insults were flying and accusations were being made, the Salahis just sat there with smug smiles, offering forced laughter and condescending eye rolls like everyone else was crazy.

And I think they may really believe that.

Andy also brought up an incident that happened at a promotional event in California, which wasn't taped. While there, Tareq allegedly pushed Michaele and then threw a glass of wine in Lynda's face.

Michaele managed to force a small, curt apology out of Tareq to Lynda for that incident alone.

After which, she said Lynda still owed her an apology for saying she has an eating disorder.

"I will never apologize to you," Lynda said. "The fact that I even breathe the air you breathe is a gift to God."

It's too bad it took an entire season to get here, but that was some good drama tonight. Finally, D.C.!

Whether it's too little too late and if there will be another season of D.C. is the big question.

This season was sustained almost solely by the Salahis and their drama; and while obnoxious and offensive, at least they provided some plot. I'm not sure the show has legs without them, but neither am I sure anyone can stomach much more of them.

What did you think of tonight's finale reunion of The Real Housewives of D.C.? Do you want to see them take on another season?

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Laura... LauraMi261

Thanks for the recap. I haven't watched it yet and I'm not really sure I want to see the Salahis. In anything.

nonmember avatar sam

These Salahi's are liars, cheats and frauds. I would not even given them the curtesy of using the term delusional.

nonmember avatar GB

Michaele Salahi presents the face of an abused woman highlighted by the fact that she cried when a phone in question was asked whether she ever went anywhere without her husband which Linda has also noted saying I think Tareq keeps her handcuffed in the basement as a way to highlight that she thinks Tareq is abusive.

Dorothy Smith

Please, please do not bring those "ladies" back. None of them have any personality, the show was awful and they are all a bunch of mean girls. As the countess says "Money can't buy you class." Those ladies prove the point. Can we all say classless?

Annette Lawrence

I think the whole lot of them suck, all they do is gang up on one lady and gossip, the one from England is a witch go back you did not get invited to the Christmas party at the white house because your husband did not want you there not because of Michaele get a grip he is embarrassed of you too that is why he is divorcing you.

Jenny Ryan

Holy smokes, Annette! Your run-on sentences make me dizzy! You seem about as bright as those crazy Salahis.........

Carey... Carey2006

I hope the Salahis go to JAIL!!!! Maybe Obama is waiting until after the election so that he can get their votes before throwing their butts in the Fed Pen!!!!! I agree with Mary....the Salahis HIJACKED the show.

Helen Nicholas Cook

I would like to see the show with out the Salahi's. I agree that Michaele is an abused woman. She was the perfect wife sitting up there. he has brought her down. The fact is she loves him.Must of trusted him , hope this opens her eyes and she runs fast. I think all the ladies on the all the shows gossip. That is what draws u s back each season . Andy did an awesome job in the interview. Kudos to you .

Madeline Micka Gallegos

I really felt like reaching in to the t.v. and slaping the shit out of them! They were in capable of answering a yes no question,and as its already been said they are in full flight from reality its almost scary! I wouldn't want to see more of them, its to frustrating. I think a little jail time might pop them back into reality!

Nina MacPherson

I am thinking this won't be a repeat show...not because it is less entertaining than the rest, but because the half-witted Salahi's left too many open doors-no one will be able to get past that brouhaha....kinda sad, because I think a couple of the ladies could have really made a great show!  I cannot believe someone as empty as Micheale was allowed to even be filmed~~oh wait! She isn't empty-her husband had his hand in her back like a hand puppet.......

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