Mary Cosby threatens violence on the latest episode of ‘The Real Housewives of SLC’

Monica battles her mother; Lisa’s husband kept a secret from her.

(Photo courtesy of Bravo) Mary Cosby in an episode of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."

In the Oct. 31 episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” Whitney Rose wants to “find some sort of resolution” with Mary Cosby, despite the fact that Mary has been dismissive, rude and downright mean to her repeatedly. Somewhat surprisingly, Mary shows up to meet Whitney for lunch, and — though Whitney apologizes for that time she referred to Mary and her husband as “predators” — Mary isn’t having it.

(There have been allegations that the Cosbys financially exploited members of their church, which they have strongly denied.)

Although Mary leads a Christian church that preaches forgiveness, she refuses to accept the apology or apologize for her own bad behavior. “What do you mean, I have to own it?” she says, dismissing that she did anything wrong. The editors helpfully insert a bunch of clips of Mary acting badly toward Whitney, who says, quite reasonably, “you can be mean and I can’t?” (That’s exactly what Mary means.)

In a confessional, Mary says, “Someone’s going to backhand” Whitney. “Like, seriously, it might be me.” (Yes, Mary is threatening violence.)

And before Mary stalks out of the restaurant, she gets her food to-go and sticks Whitney with the check.

Monica vs. her mother

Monica Garcia says that her “volatile” relationship with her mother, Linda, stems from her “abandonment issues,” which began when she was 12 and her mother left her to live with friends in Pennsylvania because Linda moved to New York City “to chase her dream.”

(Fred Hayes/Bravo) Monica Garcia has joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."

A bit later in the episode, Monica compares her mother to serial killer Ted Bundy: “No one ever thought he was a murderer because he was so charismatic.”

And still later in the episode, Monica and Linda have a big fight in a Salt Lake City restaurant. Monica accuses her mother of faking tears and trying to manipulate her. “Mom, you’re not going to scold me like a[n expletive] little child anymore,” Monica says. Linda shoots back, “And you’re not going to disrespect me. I’m still your mother.” Then, in what is probably a first for “Real Housewives” — certainly for “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” — a mother calls her daughter “a motherf-----.”

After much loud arguing, Linda suggests they see a counselor. Monica is non-committal as she gets up and leaves.

(Bravo) John and Lisa Barlow on "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."

Barlow family secrets

Lisa Barlow is still stewing because her 18-year-old son, Jack, told just about everybody he is planning to go on a Latter-day Saint mission before he told her. And it turns out that Jack told his father, John, two weeks before he told Lisa. John hasn’t told his wife that, because he figures “she’d beat the [expletive] out of me, probably” if she finds out.

Both Lisa and John tell Jack they are proud of him, and that he is welcome to come home from his mission if he changes his mind. Lisa prefaces that with a story about a college roommate she caught wearing her clothes. (Really.)

At the big mission reveal party, Jack reads the email telling him he is going to Bogata, Colombia. Lisa’s reaction is not exactly positive: “He’ll probably be held up at gunpoint at least once or twice on his mission.”