We talk endlessly about southern culture, which in modern times is still racist, misogynist, elitist and violent, and whose male members (and churches) still repress women, These characteristics are still deeply ingrained in some of my southern cousins. So I don't think it's a bad thing to reference someone else's repressive culture; there's lots of it to go around and it's a reality.
However, despite his behavior, we don't know whether Metul was raised in accordance with certain aspects of his culture.
So we have at least one addict (Craig) and one probable alcoholic (Shep) who join Katherine on the couch. Doesn't excuse her behavior, especially given her children, but let's out the hypocrites.
As always, Andy panders to the viewers about the obvious, and this time it was to go after Shep's obnoxious ways. Good to see Shep on the hot seat, but his excuses and defensiveness are the very definition of arrogance.
Chelsea, fire your stylist. I usually adore your fashion, along with Naomie, but the reunion was a notable miss.