‘RHOSLC’ Season 4 Premiere Addresses Jen Shah’s Absence

Jen Shah-s Assistant Says Meredith Marks Is the Only RHOSLC Cast Member to Reach Out Amid Prison Sentence
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Jen Shah is now not on The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis, however her presence was nonetheless felt on the Tuesday, September 5, premiere of season 4.

The majority of the episode was filmed in January, the identical month that Jen, 49, was sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail after her conviction for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. (Her sentence was lowered by one 12 months in March.)

Mary Cosby received proper into it, asking Meredith Marks how she feels concerning the state of affairs now that Jen is behind bars. “Look, there’s nothing to say about it anymore,” Meredith, 51, mentioned. “She mentioned she’s responsible and she or he’s going to serve her time. Everybody can begin therapeutic and transferring ahead now. That’s the one optimistic.”

In a confessional interview, Meredith added that she hasn’t spoken to Jen since she started her keep at FPC Bryan in February. “I imply, she’s in jail,” Meredith replied when a producer requested whether or not she’s tried contacting her former costar. “What would you like me to do?”

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Elsewhere in Utah, Lisa Barlow ready to turn out to be a partial empty nester as her eldest son, Jack, made plans for all times after highschool. Jack, 18, had just lately advised his mother and father that he deliberate to delay faculty for 2 years so he may go on a mission with the Mormon church.

“A mission is devoting two years of your life to serving others and educating individuals about Jesus Christ,” Lisa, 48, defined in a confessional scene. “So, Jack’s giving up two years of life to mainly assist everybody however himself.”

Whereas Lisa mentioned she’d miss her son, she famous that “the toughest half” of the entire ordeal was that Jack stored his plans secret from her for a 12 months. “It hurts,” she advised the digital camera by tears. “What else don’t I learn about Jack? Am I so disconnected from my son that he doesn’t wish to inform me this? Am I, like, a nasty mother? Am I not current sufficient? How did I miss this?”

Preserve studying for extra of the largest moments from the RHOSLC season 4 premiere:

How It Feels With out Jen

Jen gained’t be again in SLC anytime quickly, however her presence nonetheless looms giant over the Beehive State. When Mary, 50, reunited with Heather Homosexual, her first query was how Heather, 49, was doing with out her former BFF. “I’m wonderful, surprisingly,” Heather mentioned, including that she had hassle setting boundaries with Jen. “I felt too deep in it — like if I finished for one second I couldn’t catch my breath. As a result of she was rather a lot.”

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Requested how she feels now that Jen is in jail, Heather replied, “I really feel like a weight is lifted.” In a confessional, she added that she felt like she couldn’t be “sincere” with Jen within the days earlier than her sentencing. “With every part she had happening in her life, the stakes had been means too excessive,” Heather mentioned. “It was not a time to speak about our friendship and work on our boundaries. However now that she’s in jail, I really feel like I can simply shut the door on it and transfer on.”

Mary Cosby Returns

Along with the Jen of all of it, the largest information in SLC was the return of Mary, who left the present in a storm of designer equipment after season 2. “You higher buckle up, as a result of right here I’m,” she quipped. “I’m, like, in dinosaur mode proper now. That’s how a lot I should be caught up.”

How The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 4 Premiere Addressed Jen Shah Absence

Mary Cosby
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Whereas a lot of the premiere centered on the opposite girls, Mary hinted that she’s had lots happening in her personal life since her exit. Her son, Robert Jr., has a brand new girlfriend — or is she his spouse? Mary isn’t positive as a result of she hasn’t requested, although Robert Jr. nonetheless lives at house, presumably nonetheless along with his personal in-bedroom fridge (the higher to keep away from passing your mother within the kitchen and telling her whether or not you’re married).

In the meantime, Mary’s husband, Robert Sr. — who can be her step-grandfather, lest you forgot — has been in Las Vegas for the previous six months. “It was good,” Mary replied when a producer requested how the time aside had been for her.

Most significantly, Mary proved she hasn’t misplaced her knack for being essentially the most quotable SLC Housewife. “It’s spicy,” Mary mentioned of a salad she didn’t like. “I don’t do spicy. Every time I do spicy, it comes out the opposite finish spicy. We’re not doing that immediately.”

The New Wives in City

Angie Katsanevas, beforehand a pal of the Housewives, has now been promoted to a full-time Housewife alongside beginner Monica Garcia. The duo defined that they really knew one another earlier than the present — and had been launched by none apart from Jen. Monica, for her half, claimed she as soon as “stepped in to assist” Jen after Jen fired one among her assistants. At that time, Jen allegedly supplied to assist Monica, 40, make more cash. “I keep in mind being so weirded out,” Monica recalled. “It was very weird. And I’ve a pal within the Secret Service. And I known as him, and he mentioned, ‘Get the f–ok away from Jen Shah, she’s going to jail.’ And he or she was arrested two months later. And that’s how I grew to become a witness with the federal authorities in her trial.”

Dangerous Climate, Nonetheless Not Collectively

After the dramatic occasions of season 3, Heather and former BFF (and in addition cousin) Whitney Rose are nonetheless on the outs. Throughout a dialog with Meredith, Heather revealed that she noticed Whitney, 36, for the primary time in months. A snippet of that assembly confirmed Dangerous Climate trying to barter a truce, nevertheless it appears unlikely that clear skies are forward. “I’m going to be sincere, it’s going to be laborious for me to belief you that you just actually wanna be my pal,” Whitney advised Heather. “We’ve simply gotta present one another that we imply it.”

How The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 4 Premiere Addressed Jen Shah Absence

Heather Homosexual and Whitney Rose
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The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.