Three takeaways from "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City"
Here are our main takeaways:
1. Jen's legal battle
The episode kicks off shortly after New Year's, with Jen's impending trial largely looming.
Details: The episode's cold open features Jen Shah in 2019 saying: "What I've done for the last 20 years is direct response marketing. I've made millions. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do for money."
Yes, but: Fast forward three years, we know that's not the whole story after she pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Flashback: Jen was arrested in Salt Lake City last year in connection with a national telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted hundreds of victims over the age of 55.
What's happening: The show shows Jen and her husband, U of U football coach Sharrieff Shah, downsizing from their former 9,000-square-foot home to a house half the size.
- "Every penny is literally going to fighting my case. You might not think this, but I can operate on a budget," she quips.
2. Meredith v. Lisa feud builds
Former best friends Meredith and Lisa are still not on speaking terms after feuding last season.
Flashback: Unaware her mic was still hot, Lisa went on a profanity-laced tirade against Meredith, calling her a "wh***" who's "slept with half of New York."
Go deeper: Lisa goes to Heather for advice on how to bridge the gap between her and Meredith, who she's been friends with for a decade.
- Meanwhile, Meredith said she's still processing the hurtful words but then goes on to spread unsubstantiated rumors about Lisa allegedly cheating on her husband.
Lisa later offers Meredith a brief apology at a party and asks if the two can sit down and talk at a future time.
3. Heather's faith struggle
After a session with an energy healer named Megan, Whitney said she wants to remove her name from the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
What she said: "One of the biggest wounds I have is the church. I came to a realization that I'm ready to close that chapter and leave officially and ask them to remove my name," Whitney tells her cousin Heather.
- With Heather's moral support, Whitney visits the website QuitMormon.com to get the process started.
What's next: The next episode of RHOSLC airs Oct. 5 at 7pm on Bravo.
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