RHOD: THE BADGER OF BEAVER CREEK

You guys, I have so many thoughts and so many feels on this episode. I was loving it in the beginning, but then Kameron pulled this bullshit and really ruined everything.  It was hard to wrap my head around.  (Still is.)  So I’m just going to jump right back in.

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We pick back up at Stephanie’s house, where we left off last week. Obviously, being surprised is a completely normal reaction.  However, when D’Andra tells us that LeeAnne told her that “Brandi didn’t have a good marriage” – that bothered me.  I understand that LeeAnne and D’Andra are (or, were) best friends, so I get it if LeeAnne told her that in confidence.  But I don’t think D’Andra should’ve said it in the confessional.  It just seems like it’s going to start unnecessary drama.  I don’t think that’s D’Andra’s intention, however.  And LeeAnne states in her recent blog post on Bravo that she NEVER said that Brandi and Bryan didn’t have a good marriage. So who knows.

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Kameron seems to be making this all about herself. Whenever she made a flip comment – something along the lines of, “Why are you keeping this a secret?  It’s not like you’re Madonna or Beyonce”,  my jaw dropped.  It’s Brandi’s family, Brandi’s adoption, she doesn’t owe you an explanation as to why she does anything.  Can you just be a normal human being and be happy for her?

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Brandi pulls LeeAnne aside and they both decide that they want to start fresh. I was so excited, I’m not going to lie.  I honestly couldn’t remember why Brandi and LeeAnne were in such a weird place this year – and then we get the flashback of the reunion, where Brandi says she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to move on with LeeAnne.  She also supposedly tweeted (I say supposedly because I didn’t see this tweet, I just read what someone else posted) that Brandi said she was never friends w/LeeAnne.  Obviously, that’s hurtful.  I understand LeeAnne being hurt.  However, I didn’t watch Season 1 – I started off at Season 2, and all I saw at first was LeeAnne and Brandi seeming to be super close, and Brandi was mad at Steph so the two of them weren’t speaking.  I don’t know what LeeAnne and Brandi’s relationship was like in Season 1, honestly.  So it’s hard for me to really say anything about their dynamic.  However, I was excited that they were both willing to put the BS aside and be friends.  The Pink Detective wasn’t feeling this.  She was very interested in what was going on between L & B – and, in my opinion, she seemed jealous.  I don’t think she wants LeeAnne and Brandi to be friends.

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When Kameron suggests a Girls Trip to Beaver Creek, I’m instantly like, “this is suspect.” I just have a bad feeling that this is a setup of some sort.  I don’t think Kameron has good intentions with this trip, but I’m hoping that I’m wrong. I know she’s already feeling hurt that she didn’t know about Bruin before the party, she’s annoyed that Stephanie lied to her about having a surrogate, and she is definitely jealous of LeeAnne and Brandi reconciling.  I don’t trust this.

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Brandi and D’Andra begin to rehash their issues – Brandi is still pissed about the squinty eye comment, which D’Andra doesn’t deny, but she doesn’t apologize for her either. The whole Adderall thing though – this is so confusing to me.  D’Andra I guess did some podcast where she talked about how people abuse Adderall – but she said that it wasn’t about Brandi.  Brandi tells her she has a source who told her that it was about her, and D’Andra denies that it was. Brandi feels like D’Andra is lying to her and just wants her to own what she said, but D’Andra refuses to own something she didn’t say.  They don’t get anything resolved.  Cary and D’Andra go outside and Cary asks her how her convo went with Brandi.  D’Andra begins to tell her, and then Cary admits that she did tell Brandi that D’Andra said it.  D’Andra is clearly annoyed that Cary would tell Brandi this.  But again, D’Andra says that she wasn’t specifically talking about Brandi, and Cary doesn’t argue with her.  I was so confused.  I don’t know who said what.  Can we just drop it?

All the girls are packing for Beaver Creek. Stephanie is only staying for half of the trip – she’s going to Italy! So jelly.  Brandi and Steph FaceTime, and Brandi is still annoyed with D’Andra, wishing she would just own it.  D’Andra is at home with Jeremy (I’m LOLing at how Jeremy made the bed, side note.  Reminds me of how my boyfriend makes the bed) and she’s annoyed with Brandi because she thinks Brandi should’ve immediately have come to her if she was mad and confronted the situation head on.  I can see where they both are coming from.  Brandi and D’Andra are both strong women, and they both seem a little bit stubborn.  I hope they resolve this!

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Kameron gets all the girls matching PJ’s to wear on the plane. “PJ’s on the PJ!”  LOL, I thought that was super cute.  Then Kam pulls out an itinerary, and while I am also all for an itinerary, I wouldn’t want one on a girls trip. It’s unnecessary. I like Steph’s philosophy, Jesus and Liquor is all you need.

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When they arrive in Beaver Creek, they stop at Beaver Liquors. I loved everything about this scene. The girls were all getting along so well.  Brandi and Steph are my favorites; they get so silly when they are together, they remind me of me and my cousin, Melissa.  (Love you Sissy!) Also, this was totally the episodes of all the epic quotes.  I’m still LOLing @ Cary – “Kam’s boujie, she’s probably never been to a liquor store…or had her beaver licked.”  Crying laughing.

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Kam’s house is absolutely breathtaking. Can you imagine a bowling alley being in your home? Not even your main home, your vacation home.  And that elevator….I wonder what it would feel like to be that insanely rich?  Sadly I will never know, LOL.

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Anyway, the girls are getting settled in, and of course Brandi & Steph have to tease Kameron. Kam said that she was fine w/the poster, and she honestly didn’t seem upset by it, but then she went over to the other girls and said it made her uncomfortable.  LeeAnne explained to her that it’s just their sense of humor. D’Andra agrees.  Steph says it, they’re playfully nudging her.  Lighten up, Kam.  God.

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Watching Brandi and Steph go “sledding” was everything. I was laughing out loud.  I genuinely love their friendship.  They’re so cute and so fun.  They can have fun wherever they are, and they’re so silly.  Inside, Cary made the other girls “Beaverito’s” (instead of Mojito’s, lol) and LeeAnne is teaching them to meditate w/the bowl.  (Sorry, unsure what this is called, but I’m intrigued.)  Kam continuously laughs every time, and doesn’t take it seriously.

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Dinner time. Of course there is a chef,  I wouldn’t expect anything less.  Things are kind of tense between D’Andra and Brandi, but that’s not surprising.  LeeAnne isn’t drinking, and I applaud her for deciding to stay sober.  Good for you, girl!  She knows that alcohol could potentially trigger her anger in this situation, so she made the right choice.  Kam pulls out these cards that ask questions on them, and everyone has to answer.  Just silly, fun, girl stuff.  Somehow, Baby Bruin gets brought up, and Kam comments again that she thought it was weird that Steph lied and said she had a surrogate. Steph explains to her that she just didn’t want to ruin Brandi’s surprise.  “It was scary, Stephanie.  You didn’t even blink.” Okay Kameron.  She also goes on to say that she “looked like an idiot” because she was so excited for Stephanie.  Jesus, get the fuck over it already.  This is so beyond ridiculous. Kameron also expresses she feels left out, and then Cary just keeps repeatedly calling her a Badger, and then Brandi starts teasing her.  Based on the preview, I thought this scene was going to be way worse. (The “worse”, unfortunately, comes later.)  Everything is kind of passive aggressive here. Brandi is teasing Kam, telling her she wants to make out with her.  Kameron makes a comment that she thought Brandi would’ve been with “like 50 people”, which is beyond rude.  Somehow the fucking dildo incident from last year gets brought up (WHY ARE WE NOT OVER THIS?) and I’m just floored.  Brandi’s a good sport, though, and she continues messing w/Kam, and does manage to kiss her.  Everything is going….okay?

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All of the girls, minus LeeAnne, are drunk at this point. They want to go in the hot tub.  Kam is upset that Cary is naked in the Jacuzzi.  She even seems upset that Brandi’s wearing a bra & underwear…..that’s basically a bathing suit?  Also – have you never seen your girlfriends naked before? Who cares?  Side note: D’Andra, that bathing suit was so gorgeous. Where is it from!?

Inside, LeeAnne decides to go to bed early. I don’t blame her – if I was the only sober one out of my drunk friends I’d be going to bed, too.  The other girls are out of the hot tub at this point, and they’re all hanging out in the kitchen and chatting.  Everyone keeps mentioning that LeeAnne seems off.  I don’t’ think any of the girls are saying this in a negative manner – I think that they’re just drunk.  D’Andra says she thinks it’s because of the rift between LeeAnne and Cary.  I don’t think D was being mean in suggesting that – I think that’s how she honestly felt.  The girls even agree at one point that they are drunk, so maybe they’re overreacting.  D’Andra then turns to Brandi and says that she knows they have issues, but they should talk about it when they’re sober.  Smart idea.

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Now here’s when all hell breaks loose and shit really hits the fan. Kameron, using this opportunity to once again bring up Brandi’s adoption, asks if anyone’s feelings were hurt that they didn’t know about the adoption prior to the party.  Cary is so pissed, and calls the whole thing “stupid”.  Totally agree.  Brandi begins to get upset, and says that she doesn’t want to fight with anyone, and she also doesn’t think she has to explain herself.  Again, I agree 100%.  Brandi does not owe anyone an explanation for how she chooses to do anything in her life!  This is unreal.  I don’t understand why Kameron is making this about her?  You’re not that close to Brandi, you never were….I’m so unsure as to why you feel like you should’ve been in the know?  Also, this is a really happy time for Brandi.  Way to make her feel shitty.

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When Steph says, “We are not going to bash Brandi for adopting a baby” (or something along those lines) I was like YES STEPH! THANK YOU!  Kameron twists this, which I don’t even know how she managed to do, because she was bashing Brandi!  She sat there and made her feel bad, to the point that Brandi got up and left the table and went to her room, crying.  How else would you define bashing? And then for her to flip the fuck out on Steph – so uncalled for.  Steph is sticking up for her best friend.  She tells Steph to “take back” what she said, and then declares that Stephanie owes her an apology.  Stephanie owes you absolutely nothing.  Steph won’t do either, and now Kameron isn’t mad at Brandi at all, but has an issue with Stephanie.  I mean, really?  This is so dramatic, so over the top.  I knew it from the beginning when Kam wanted to do this girls trip – I didn’t trust it. It was a total set up.

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We end the episode with Kameron saying that she doesn’t want Stephanie in her house anymore, and then you see a clip of Steph leaving. I honestly think that this was just the producers, I don’t believe Kam kicked Steph out of her home.  Steph was leaving early for Italy anyway, so I think the producers used that to their advantage.  Based on next weeks preview, it seems like Brandi and Kameron are fine….but now it looks as though it’s D’Andra and LeeAnne who are having an issue.

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Sorry guys, I know this was abnormally long, but this was a lot to take in. I told you, I had too many feels while watching this.  Tell me what you think – were you Team Stephanie, or Team Kameron?  I think it’s pretty obvious whose side I was on, LOL.

Until next week……

xo