Greetings New York fans! With a smaller cast this season we finally get a new addition, despite it being an old cast member. In last night’s episode, Heather Thompson joined the cast, and let’s just say it wasn’t a warm welcome.
But first…Lu and her ever-evolving love life. At the moment Lu is infatuated with her trainer beau named Garth. I have to say that Luann is looking phenomenal this season so whatever Garth is doing for her or to her, it’s clearly working. You do you, Lu! Unfortunately for Sonja, she would rather be in the kitchen with a cup of coffee and a doughnut (similar to the rest of us) and is wondering why just because Luann is dating a trainer, the rest of them have to suffer:
While Lu is up to her old antics, Leah is trying something new by taking a vow of silence. In her freshman year, Leah came off as quirky and fun but something about her this season seems off and her vow of silence comes off as odd vs. funny. Poor Eboni is left to ask as her mouthpiece and I think Ramona is relieved that she doesn’t have to hear Leah for a few hours:
Heather and Leah do not become fast friends; however reasons as to why vary. According to a source: “Heather could see Leah was acting up for the cameras and using behavior she considered demeaning and exploitative and frankly, crossed a line. Heather wanted no part of Leah so after she left that weekend Heather had no interest in continuing the season at all and stopped filming.”
McSweeney adamantly denies that she was trying to create a story for herself, speaking out on the Chicks in the Office podcast about their issues. Per Leah: