The Real Housewives of Potomac (2016)
Just up the river from our nation’s capital lies a hidden gem—Potomac, Maryland. Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide a life of privilege for their children. In a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage, how far will the ladies go to secure their spot at the top of this prestigious circle?
Seasons & Episode
Finally residents of 20854, Monique and Chris adjust to their new Potomac neighborhood. After months of living apart from Michael, Ashley decides it’s time to give her marriage another shot, influenced by sage advice from newly-in-love Gizelle. Karen and Ray become the talk of Potomac after a shocking headline in The Washington Post. And things get heated between Karen and Robyn after a huge breach of trust.
With their relationship back on track, Robyn and Juan upgrade their lives by moving to a new condo with an interesting address. Trying to keep her man happy, Gizelle takes her new boyfriend Sherman on a romantic picnic, while Monique and Ashley hang out with a fabulous young friend who has a bubbly personality and a crown to go with it. Feeling hurt and betrayed by her friends, Karen decides to hold a "Press Conference" to answer all their questions regarding her financial situation.
Michael pressures Ashley to cut financial ties with her mother; Robyn and Juan get acclimated in their new home; Monique throws Chris a 40th birthday party; a three-way fight between Robyn, Ashley and Monique gets out of hand.
Ready to close the chapter on her days of being the "First Lady" of the Black Church, Gizelle decides to write a controversial book loosely based on her life. Monique and Robyn try to get to the root of their issues, while Candiace hopes to step out from her mother's shadow. Ashley seeks the advice of a therapist to help solve her marital problems and as a result, tries to make the impossible choice between her husband and her mother.
Ashley invites Gizelle and Candiace to yoga, where Candiace reveals details about her fiancé; Karen distracts herself from her husband’s financial issues by sending her daughter off to college; Robyn continues to settle into her new home; and Candiace invites the ladies to “Bubble Soccer”, but things quickly go from playful to personal, as the ladies interrogate her.
Exhausted from her busy life, Monique has a car accident that leaves everyone concerned about her well-being. Karen embraces her entrepreneurial spirit with a new business venture, meanwhile things heat up between Robyn and Juan. Ashley plans a fun outdoor retreat for the ladies to let off some steam, but things take a surprising turn as two of the ladies challenge Candiace when she stands up for herself.
The ladies continue their weekend escape in the woods, but it's not quite as relaxing as Ashley had hoped. After a few glasses of champagne, Karen starts hurling insults at Robyn, leaving all the ladies confused. Tensions come to a halt for an afternoon of fishing, but things escalate once again when allegations swirl over Monique's denials and Karen's possible secrets.
Gizelle worries about the status of her relationship; Ashley is faced with the daunting task of moving her mother out her house; Candiace struggles for independence; Karen hosts a Scent event, during which Monique confronts Ashley about a rumor.
Tired of keeping Chris' full family history from her mom, Candiace decides to face her fears. Monique organizes a donation drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, while an emotional Gizelle breaks down over the stress of her relationship. Robyn and Juan seek closure from their past, but a visit from past loved ones leaves the couple in extreme shock.
Candiace attempts to persuade her mother to give her control of the family business, while Ashley and Michael revisit their prenup. Monique and Robyn host two different events on the same day, forcing the ladies to reveal their loyalty. After celebrating her birthday without Sherman, Gizelle begins to re-evaluate their relationship and receives advice from a very unlikely source.
Having one extra ticket to her gala, Monique decides to invite an unlikely guest to sit at her table. Baby talk puts another roadblock in Ashley and Michael's relationship, while the pressure of finding a wedding venue creates tension between Candiace and Chris. Upset that Karen chose to not come to Robyn's event, Gizelle and Robyn decide to confront her, but are caught off guard by her shocking response.
After seeking counsel from her uncle, Ashley must face the truth about why Michael is hesitant to have more children. Robyn confronts Karen about her lies in a public forum, while Charrisse is left questioning her friendship with Monique. The stress of wedding planning becomes too much for Candiace, testing her relationship with Chris.
Candiace and Chris get marriage insurance in the form of a pre-nup; Ashley decides to give Michael a surprise; Karen and Gizelle try to work things out over lunch; tired of all the fighting, Monique decides to plan a trip to France.