Just up the river from our nation’s capital lies a hidden gem—Potomac, Maryland. Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide a life of privilege for their children. The Real Housewives of Potomac follows the upscale lives of six intriguing, well-to-do women: Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage. In a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage, how far will these ladies go to secure their spot at the top of this prestigious circle?
Finally residents of 20854, Monique and Chris adjust to their new Potomac neighborhood. After months of living apart from Michael, Ashley decides it’s time to give her marriage another shot, influenced by sage advice from newly-in-love Gizelle. Karen and Ray become the talk of Potomac after a shocking headline in The Washington Post. And things get heated between Karen and Robyn after a huge breach of trust.
Robyn and Juan upgrade their lives by moving to a new condo; Gizelle takes her new boyfriend on a romantic picnic; feeling betrayed by her friends, Karen holds a "press conference" to answer their questions regarding her financial situation.
Michael pressures Ashley to cut financial ties with her mother; Robyn and Juan get acclimated in their new home; Monique throws Chris a 40th birthday party; a three-way fight between Robyn, Ashley and Monique gets out of hand.
Gizelle decides to write a book; Monique and Robyn try to get to the root of their issues; Candiace hopes to step out from her mother's shadow; Ashley seeks the advice of a therapist and tries to choose between her husband and her mother.
Ashley invites Gizelle and Candiace to yoga; Karen sends her daughter off to college; Robyn continues to settle into her new home; Candiace invites the ladies to Bubble Soccer, but things go from playful to personal as the ladies interrogate her.
Monique has a car accident that leaves everyone concerned; Karen embraces her entrepreneurial spirit; Ashley plans a fun retreat for the ladies, but things take a surprising turn as two of the women challenge Candiace when she stands up for herself.
The women continue their weekend escape; Karen starts hurling insults at Robyn, leaving everyone confused; the women enjoy an afternoon of fishing; tensions arise as allegations swirl over Monique's denials and Karen's possible secrets.
Gizelle worries about the status of her relationship; Ashley is faced with the daunting task of moving her mother out her house; Candiace struggles for independence; Karen hosts a Scent event, during which Monique confronts Ashley about a rumor.
Candiace decides to face her fears; Monique organizes a donation drive for Hurricane Harvey victims; an emotional Gizelle breaks down over her relationship; Robyn and Juan seek closure, but a visit from loved ones leaves the couple in extreme shock.
Candiace attempts to persuade her mother to give her control over the family business; Ashley and Michael revisit their prenuptial agreement; Monique and Robyn host two different events on the same day; Gizelle receives advice.
Having one extra ticket to her gala, Monique decides to invite an unlikely guest to sit at her table; baby talk puts another roadblock in Ashley and Michael's relationship; finding a wedding venue creates tension between Candiace and Chris.
Ashley must face the truth about why Michael is hesitant to have more children; Robyn confronts Karen about her lies in a public forum; Charrisse is left questioning her friendship with Monique; Candiace is stressed from wedding planning.
Candiace and Chris get marriage insurance in the form of a pre-nup; Ashley decides to give Michael a surprise; Karen and Gizelle try to work things out over lunch; tired of all the fighting, Monique decides to plan a trip to France.
As the ladies travel to the beautiful South of France for a relaxing vacation on the French Riviera, Gizelle and Robyn clash over their accommodations; Monique opens up about her marriage; Ashley questions Karen's living situation.
As the ladies enjoy a wonderful day on the French Riviera, Candiace feels left out; Monique and Charrisse's friendship is put to the test, leading to a revelation that stuns everyone.
While the ladies celebrate Monique's birthday with a fabulous night of burlesque, Candiace finally uses her vocals to win the women over; Ashley and Karen exchange heated words and accusations regarding Karen's marriage.
Karen meets with her assistant Matt to find out his involvement in the alleged rumors regarding her living situation. Ashley finally comes clean to her mother about some of Michael’s inflammatory comments, causing more tension between the two. Determined to find out the truth about whether Karen really lives in her house, Gizelle, Robyn and Ashley plan a scheme of epic proportions.
Ashley finally gives Michael an ultimatum on having a baby; reality starts to set in for Candiace that she is about to be an instant stepmother; Robyn throws a birthday party for her youngest son; a new family member makes a special appearance.
The women revisit this season's emotional highs and lows while trying to mend their fractured friendships; Monique and Robyn get to the core of their rivalry; Candiace reveals intimate details about her relationship; Karen sheds light on her life.
The husbands join the women on stage; Karen goes after Michael; Ray explains the rumors about his wife's infidelity; Gizelle opens up about the "new" man in her life; Ashley reveals big news about her relationship with Michael.
Gizelle and Charrisse’s friendship hangs in the balance following Gizelle's shocking accusation that Charrisse is cheating on her husband. When the two ladies finally get together to talk, all bets are off! Meanwhile, Ashley’s involvement in a new charity threatens her responsibilities to her and Michael’s restaurant, causing tension in their marriage. Also, Robyn and Juan adjust to their new lives outside of Potomac, while Karen and Ray butt heads as they hunt for a new home.
Gizelle finds a new love interest in an old friend, while Ashley and Michael's inability to mix business with pleasure continues to create tension in their marriage. The women (finally) attend Katie's Casino Royale event, where they are less than impressed. Meanwhile, Karen organizes a high-class high afternoon tea in hopes of avoiding any low-class antics, but Gizelle gets her claws into Charrisse's new friend Monique -while Karen questions Robyn's loyalty--causing things to get a little improper.
The ladies of Potomac get decked out in their best hats and are off to the races for one of Baltimore's elite events, The Preakness Stakes. Charrisse continues to reinvent her life by gifting herself a new champagne room. Karen welcomes her daughter with open arms, when she returns home for the summer. Robyn struggles to answer questions about her relationship status with Juan. Meanwhile, Monique heads to the "Dirty South" to celebrate her husband's induction into the Alabama Hall of Fame, where she also reunites with her "Monster-In-Law" for the first time in months.
Monique hosts all of the ladies for a friendly card game of spades, but this house of cards comes crumbling down when she is pushed to kick Gizelle out of her home. Charrisse attempts to move forward with her life by prematurely announcing her divorce to a room full of strangers. Karen throws a special celebration for her mother's 70th birthday, meanwhile, tensions arise when Ashley confronts Robyn with rumors about Juan.
After Gizelle is kicked out of Monique's party with her coat between her legs, Ashley continues to shuffle the deck -- and deals Charrisse a low blow about her marriage. While Karen tries to find a buyer for her "outdated" home, Monique lands right in the middle of Potomac with a $4.7 million mansion. Worried about their friend, Gizelle and Charrisse decide to host a “Juantervention,” causing Robyn to take a hard look at her unconventional relationship. Should she stay or should she go?
While Charrisse struggles to break the news of her marriage troubles to her daughter, Monique and her husband Chris try to reconnect as a married couple by returning to where they started. Karen shocks the world of Potomac by revealing her most guarded secret, leaving the rest of the ladies speechless. Armed with Gizelle by her side, Robyn decides to pay Ashley a visit to her restaurant. The pleasantries quickly go out the window as Ashley and Robyn get into it over spreading rumors, gossip, and emu!
Ashley and Michael's marriage is tested when she unveils a new menu for their restaurant at a press event and Michael attempts to shut it down. Gizelle and Karen head out for a double date where the truth comes out about Gizelle's date. Meanwhile Robyn questions her home life and identity after a birthday dinner for her mom. Golf balls fly when Karen attempts to mend fences between Monique, Gizelle, Ashley and everyone.
Gizelle faces some harsh payback when she is shut out of Monique's summer bash. As Karen closes the deal on the sale of her Potomac home the reality of having to move sends her looking for a distraction. Ashley reveals a decision about her and Michael's future. Robyn finds herself in therapy after everyone questions her relationship. Karen's scheme to "getaway" with a girls' trip goes awry after she decides to kick Charrisse to the curb.
A "bonding" excursion to Bermuda turns cold when some of the women are shut out of the trip. Robyn makes a critical relationship decision. Monique and Gizelle at last address their issues. The ladies take a sunset cruise.
A sunset cruise hits rough waters when Charrisse corners Karen about her overbearing hosting duties while in Bermuda. Also, Robyn discovers many men are interested in her. In Potomac, Michael makes changes at the restaurant, and Karen breaks news about her coveted Potomac address.
The ladies question Karen's quick move out of Potomac after she reveals the location of her new home. Robyn finally confronts her ex-husband Juan about their relationship and is surprised by his confession. Monique shows off her new Potomac home, while Gizelle searches for the courage to break it off with her boyfriend Kevin. The women attend an "exotic" anniversary party at Karen's new home and are shocked to discover her new life outside of Potomac.
Part 1 of 2. The Potomac ladies reunite, with suspicions rising about Karen's move and a look at who will claim the new title of "Grande Dame of Potomac." Also: Gizelle and Monique clash; Charrisse disputes allegations; Charrisse delivers an accusation.
Conclusion. The husbands join the conversation in Part 2 of a reunion. Included: Juan at last tells his side of the story; Monique tries to put Gizelle in her place once and for all; Charrisse spills gossip about Karen; and Ashley reveals a fiery secret.