In previews at the end of the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” viewers see that Heather Gay has a black eye. Who gave it to her? We won’t find out until later this season, but it’s a beaut.
And here are 10 other developments in the Nov. 16 episode:
Somebody ratted out Jen Shah to the feds • We’ll have to wait to find out who, but in a preview, Housewives “friend” Danna Bui-Negrete tells Whitney Rose, “Someone close to me was working for Jen, and now he’s an informant.” (At this point, Jen Shah is facing federal fraud charges and loudly proclaiming her innocence. She has since pleaded guilty.)
How did Jen Shah improve her snow skiing skills? “I attribute that to hard work, dedication and taking my anti-anxiety pills,” she says.
Lisa Barlow is not ready to forgive Heather for lying about her in the Season 2 finale • “All of her stuff is a house of cards built on lies,” Lisa says. “And if one of those cards moves, it’s all going to crumble.’”
Whitney Rose admits she’s a pot-stirrer • And she attributes that to the still unspecified “abuse” she suffered as a child. “That’s where I got attention. And I’m, like, trying to tell [Heather] I’m trying to break that pattern.”
Danna is brave • She takes on Jen. “Honestly, I felt like [Jen] was almost bullying [Angie H.]. Like, I feel like no one stands up to [Jen] and no one puts her ass in check when she’s stepping out of line.”
Danna was wrong • In most cases, she would’ve been right. In this case, Jen was reacting to the fact that Angie H.’s husband (and maybe Angie H. herself?) had been bullying her.
Heather seems unlikely to ever take responsibility for starting her latest fight with Lisa • She still cannot accept that her false accusation (that Lisa texted Heather good wishes for her father after he’d already died) at the Season 2 reunion set this one in motion, nor can she acknowledge that she caused Lisa pain. “Let’s put the facts aside and focus on the feelings. My feelings are hurt,” Heather says.
Lisa won’t stop trying to prove that Heather lied • When Heather says, “If you want to just start ground zero moving forward, I want to be your friend.” Lisa doesn’t take her up on her offer. “But you lied,” she says.
Does Heather actually like Lisa? • No. Face to face, she dodges the question. In a confessional, Heather says, “Uck, I hate her.”
Lisa chooses Whitney • “I choose to believe Whitney” that Heather was somehow involved in spreading false rumors about Lisa’s infidelity, Lisa says. It’s worth pointing out that (a) Whitney had been drinking when she alleges the rumors were spread, and (b) NOBODY has corroborated Whitney’s version of events.
The next episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” airs Wednesday, Nov. 23, on Bravo — 7 p.m. on Dish and DirecTV; 10 p.m. on Comcast. Previous episodes can be streamed via Peacock or on demand.