On last night’s season 4 premiere of Southern Charm 2017, we caught up with the cast to see what they’d been up to in Charleston. Last season Kathryn looked like the better parent in the family, but Thomas actually proved to be the stable parent in his kids lives, while Kathryn was forced to go away to work on herself. Then, new cast member, Austen Kroll, was introduced and it seemed like he’s going to give Shep a run for his money with the ladies. Landon returned to Charleston after a summer of traveling with a clear head and a new, young boyfriend. Meanwhile Craig was on his last leg with his friends, and Cameran thought she found the perfect girl to finally make Shep settle down. Finally, Kathryn made a surprising announcement that she was back in Charleston ready to get her life on track, and Thomas had an awkward reunion with Landon at a mutual friend’s pool party. For more on what happened on last night’s episode of Southern Charm 2017, check out our Southern Charm 2017 spoilers below.
Last night’s episode of Southern Charm 2017 titled,”While the Kat’s Away,” basically caught viewers up on what our favorite southerners have been up to for the past year. Craig finished his requirements for law school, and while waiting to take the bar, he’s picked up some odd hobbies. Thomas and Kathryn were no longer together and Thomas had sole custody of their kids because Kathryn was court ordered to go to rehab. Shep was still a bachelor, and found a fresh wing man in new cast member Austen, but Cameran was convinced that she found the perfect girl to make Shep finally settle down. After rumors flooded Charleston about Landon and Thomas, Landon traveled all summer to get her head clear, and returned back home with a new boyfriend. Finally, Kathryn informed Craig that she was back from rehab, and Thomas and Landon had an awkward reunion at a mutual friend’s pool party. There was a lot of drama to catch up on, but you can read below for our top 5 moments from Southern Charm 2017.
5. Thomas is a Single Dad
All last season it looked as though Kathryn was the stable parent in her children’s lives, although, what we didn’t know, was that Kathryn failed a court-ordered drug test. When this news came out, Thomas went from never seeing his kids to having sole custody of them. The kids now lived in Thomas’s guest house because he felt more comfortable with them spitting up on a $200 carpet instead of a $30,000 carpet like the one in his main house. Kathryn had not seen the kids in a couple of months and was not allowed by the courts to see the kids until she could pass a drug test. Hopefully she can get to a place where she’s able to pass a test because her children needed her. Thomas had spent 50 years of only caring about himself, and now he was responsible for two children on his own. This was quite the change from the playboy lifestyle he was used to living.