Last night I finally got to sit down in front of the tube, and watch my Tivo recorded, final episode of Charm School With Ricki Lake.
Without even getting to the very end, I sort of had a huge hunch on who would take how the prize. My assumptions were right.
During this episode, Ricky reunites the remaining 3 with loved ones.
Riskys mom, Marcia's Mom, and last but surely not least is Ashley's
boyfriend, and her adorable son.
One by one, the reunited families go into one on one counseling
sessions with Ricki Lake, and the psychiatrist woman. I forgot her name
because frankly she bores me. At any rate, at the session with Risky and
her mother we learn what happened to Risky, but without actual full
detail. It is quite clear something very, very horrible happened to her
when she was a child, and her stepfather is the culprit.
Ashley is up next, and her session is not quite as teary eyed as
Risky's, but we definitely get to take a peek in at why she is the way
she is, and frankly it made me love her all the more.
Marcia is up at bat next, and she is told to tell her mother about her
drinking problem. Marcia however refuses to tell her mother that her
stepfather was the reason for her drinking problem. Marcia refuses to
tell her mother this, because she does not want her mom to feel guilty
about it. I have to give mad props to her for not wanting to hurt her
mother, and not wanting her mother to feel guilty. Why the shrink chick
wanted her to do so was beyond me. Remember one of your lessons moron? Make love, not war.
Gosh, stupid woman should take some of her own advice. Besides, why
force her to strain her relationship with her mom? Seriously.
Anyhow, not to long after this whole ordeal, the girls lounge around,
nothing exciting happens, and finally we make it to the near end, where
the girls give their speeches. These final speeches make or break them
at Charm School, as always.
Risky had me bawling, and we find out her secret. Her brother is in
jail for bringing violence to the man who molested her (the stepfather).
Ashley had a wonderful speech, as did Marcia, but any fool could tell
who would be winning this season, and righteously so, it was Risky, so I
must say congratulations to Risky, you beautiful, beautiful woman.