Personally I think it’s a cold dose of reality. Erika is like a wicked witch whose powers have been taken away. No more Lambo, no more husband (in that order of priority, of course), nobody to subsidize and bankroll her “career.” She is not guaranteed a Sutton-style settlement; in fact quite the opposite with all the accusations about hiding money, etc.
I think Erika feels closer than ever to her roots as a broke cocktail waitress and realizes that she no longer has a leg to stand on as Scary Ice Queen. She also needs a sympathetic audience for her version of events.
So yes, she’