Desperately running out of party themes, the show’s writers had to dig deep in last week’s episode of Made in Chelsea. Luckily for their clever researchers, Mr Laing turned out to be half Scottish, who knew? And so what better way to draw the bickering, backbiting cast into one majestic milieu, than that of a Scottish reel? Honestly.
As Jamie and Proudlock were fitted up for the dance in “modern Cameron” tartan, Proudlock talked a rather reluctant and somewhat bitter Jamie into inviting Louise and love rival Spencer – “You should never hold a grudge,” came the wise words of Chelsea’s hottest church goer – words a certain singleton would most certainly benefit from.
Speaking of which: “I am dying to know what is underneath that smile” Cheska revelled in her own bitterness towards Kimberley this week. After Binky spilled the beans on Kimberley’s secret life with her now ex boyfriend Diego (yes, we love the name too) Cheska has been fraught all week, with a wicked assortment of both exhilaration and malevolence in her eyes...
The prospect of bringing down the beautiful blonde who stole her love interest Richard was too much to bear for Cheska last week. “I don’t want Richard to get hurt by her” she scorned, because the fact that series three is almost over and still, no one will have her, has absolutely nothing to do with her hatred towards Kimberley at all.
“Calm down” Binky reeled her in, “this is just a meeting” she reminded her, “not an investigation,” and whilst a storm was brewing in the Royal Borough, miles from its bushy haired epicentre we were at the Cookham Reach Sailing Club in Berkshire where Richard wooed an a very giggly Kimberley on their second date-adventure.
“It’s a little bit over the top don’t you think?” Cheska grumbled whilst inside she was most probably screaming with all her might: “IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME!” She would definitely not have liked a helicopter ride, or a sailing trip or a private romantic dinner for two. Instead, Cheska settled for the Living Room W1, where she and Binky met Diego (Kimberley’s ex) for a drink and a spot of prying.
“I think we should throw a dinner party” Richard suggested to Kimberley as they sailed blissfully unaware of Cheska’s antics, along the river in Berkshire - perhaps a little too soon for the pair who only enjoyed their first date last week? But then, ordinary is so not Chelsea
In Chelsea, like the British Summer, you have to soak up the romance while you still can, before your best friend steals your girlfriend or conducts a private investigation hell bent on your demise. Yes, romance in the Royal Borough is a tough business indeed.
Elsewhere, another blissfully happy couple were enjoying a catch up at the Chelsea Farmers Market
. “It was lovely to meet Natalie’s sister Karin” Louise poked a little into Spencer’s past, “you had a thing with her, do I have anything to worry about?” she wondered aloud, and quite frankly who could blame her?
Meanwhile, feeling a tad responsible for the tragic spa weekend in aid of Louise, Hugo decided enough was enough in last week’s episode as he devised a rather cunning plan to put an end to the Rosie vs. Millie feud, and he did so in the most delightful way. Taking a little more than a spoon full of sugar to soften this pair of vixens, Hugo personally invited both girls to meet him in space fit for a Princess – or two, a far cry from that quiet corner in Starbucks. Finally the girls agreed on something: “You have gone too far this time” Rosie told a bemused Hugo.
We were back in the country last week as “project Miss Marple” was underway at Kimberley’s country house as Cheska and Binky accepted a dinner date with the pair - “because Richard is our friend” Binky insisted, after all. Throughout the meal, false kind exchanges were made between the girls followed by a “code sneeze” from Binky as Cheska got a little carried away, reeling from the sight of the happy hosting couple.
“We have to say something” she whispered to Binky in the garden as the pair had made their excuses and left the table, “Richard is our friend.” Wishing for no further involvement, in the garden of Kimberley’s country house was where we left Binky in this plot of destruction.
Last week’s episode drew to a close with a series of dramatic scenes. First, Cinder’s did go to the ball; Cheska arrived at Jamie’s Scottish reeling party arm in arm with Diego. Kimberley won the award for the most authentically shocked face of the season, yet Diego’s confrontation was not quite show stopping enough to win the show a BAFTA yesterday evening: “I loved you and you left in the middle of the night” he croaked.
Mumbling something about inappropriate behaviour Kimberley fled the party leaving her date, an inconvincibly heart-broken Diego and one smug Cheska behind.
At least Spencer seemed to be enjoying himself; for once the drama was not centred on him. Ceasing the moment, Spencer made amends with Jamie, who went on to ask Binky on a date. In other news, Richard invited an emotional Kimberley to Italy for the weekend and we left Francis, still a little drunk for the party, skipping through Chelsea in his kilt.
Tonight on Made in Chelsea
The ultimate episode, Richard and Kimberley’s romantic break in Italy is ruined when Cheska and co go along for the trip. Spencer accuses Jamie of trying to make things awkward within the group by holding a grudge and Hugo finds himself torn between two friends once again.
Will it be a “gay summer” for Ollie, will Millie and Rosie continue on their new path to civilization? Who knows? Find out tonight on Made in Chelsea.