Sunday, August 4, 2013

Princesses: Long Island Season Finale - Loving Chanel, Not Loving Ashlee

Princesses: Long Island closed out its first season tonight, and I hate to say it, but I lost a lot of respect for Ashlee.

First and foremost, I give Chanel so much credit for bringing all of the girls together to facilitate forgiveness. That was tough, considering that there was sure to be some kind of drama (and there was), but she took the chance. She genuinely wanted piece among her friends.

Before the girls threw bread into the lake, everyone, including Joey, gave their apologies. I had been more on Ashlee's side than Joey's in the past, I have to give Joey the win on this one. Joey openly apologized regarding her situation with Ashlee, even thought it was hard for her. Ashlee, on the other hand, had more trouble apologizing.

Ashlee did eventually apologize...sort of. Before she did, she made Amanda apologize to her for 'abandoning' her at the winery, and she told the girls how grateful she is for her wonderful life. Her apology to Joey was half-hearted, at best. And when everyone threw their sins (the bread) in the lake, per Jewish tradition, Ashlee said she was thankful for her life, rather than talking about her apologies.

All season, I've really liked Ashlee. And I want to continue liking Ashlee. But this episode made it pretty tough. I realize she's gone through a lot in her life, including a recent major illness (a stroke), but part of life is realizing when you're wrong - and I don't think Ashlee's able to do that at this point.

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