RHOD: SMASHING FRIENDSHIPS

I’m loving this season, so let’s just get right into it.

We’re at Brandi’s house, and I love her children – they seriously kill me. The Social Workers are coming over to meet her with (because of Bruin’s adoption) and the girls are too funny.  “We’re going to tell them you don’t pay attention to us.  You’re always talking to Stephanie.” Made me LOL.  Oh, and especially when Brandi said she reads Bruin three or four books a day and Brooklyn says, “I find that hard to believe”, LMAO.  So cute.

Kameron is heading to Orlando for the Global Pet Expo. She’s not taking the PJ (private jet) this time, she’s flying…commercial! The horror!  (LOL only I’m joking.)  In Kam’s defense, I also hate flying alone.  I hate the airport in general.  But sometimes it is what it is. Kam is nervous, and Court reassures she will be fine.  I think this is the one and only time I’ve ever heard Court be even remotely supportive to Kameron with Sparkle Dog, and it made me happy.

D’Andra and LeeAnne meet up and they’re having coffee. LeeAnne tells D’Andra that she’s planning a get together for the group, called “A Smashing Good Time.”  She goes on to explain that you smash things to get your anger out, etc.  It’s basically group therapy for the girls.  (I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, it looks so fun.)  D & L begin to talk about D’Andra leaving her Mother’s company, and how she would be starting over entirely.  Okay….I was honestly shocked by LeeAnne’s reaction to D’Andra.  She was mean.  Honestly, I thought she was being a bitch, and I was really surprised because I truly like LeeAnne.  She calls D’Andra lazy, which is just a rude thing to say to anyone, let alone your best friend.  D’Andra is clearly taken aback by LeeAnne’s response, as was I.  LeeAnne basically says in her confessional that D’Andra can give her tough love, so she should expect it right back, and then I had an “aha” moment.  Clearly, LeeAnne is holding onto resentment from their prior conversations about LeeAnne and Rich’s engagement.  If that’s the case, though, just call her out on it!  Just because you feel like she hurt you doesn’t give you the right to treat her poorly because you’re still upset. I hated everything about this scene.  You’re best friends.  Let’s support each other.

LeeAnne and Rich meet with….was he a Wedding Planner? I wasn’t sure. Based on LeeAnne’s confessionals from this scene she’s clearly holding a huge resentment against D’Andra.  She wants to make sure everyone knows she’s getting married.  I don’t like the direction this is heading in.

D’Andra and Cary meet up, and D’Andra is sharing her concerns with her about moving on in the business world. Clearly, D’Andra is a nervous wreck about this, and I totally understand why – it’s a huge decision to make, and it’s scary.  Cary is supportive, of course.  Cary does share, however, that while they were in Beaver Creek LeeAnne told her that “D’Andra has like $200 to her name.”  D’Andra is furious.  I felt furious for her – why would LeeAnne ever repeat that!? In the moment, I felt like it was shady.  (I didn’t feel that way later on, but I’ll get to that.)

Finally we’re with Steph! She is at Travis’s company, and they are having a meeting about how they’re planning on paying for all of the employees of Hollman Inc, as well as their employees family members, to go to school.  Free education.  I think that this is absolutely amazing.  Can I come work there!?  I also loved when a coworker brought up possibly having free dyslexia screening’s (sorry if I’m not wording this correctly).  Steph got teary eyed, thinking of her own son, and Travis also struggled with dyslexia as a child.  I think this is a wonderful idea.  I would’ve been emotional, too.  I think Travis & Stephanie are truly both amazing people.  If every employer in our country thought like they did, we would all be in a much better place.

When Steph shares her worries with Travis about being alone for a month while he’s away for work, I felt so bad for her. Steph, you’re truly so wonderful!  You’re an amazing mother, never doubt yourself!  ❤

It’s “Group Therapy” Time. D’Andra and Brandi arrive together, and on the way there, D’Andra tells Brandi how she’s furious at LeeAnne about the whole money comment.  Once all the girls are there, LeeAnne informs them how she thinks this is a good way to clear the air, and get out in the open anything that’s been bothering any of them.  She says that they live in a “Surface World” and she basically calls everyone in the group fake.  (Or, at least, capable of being fake.)

D’Andra takes this opportunity to let LeeAnne have it. She says she feels betrayed and humiliated, which is understandable.  I was so proud of LeeAnne, though, because she doesn’t lose her cool at all.  She apologizes to D’Andra, and she tells her that she wasn’t “gossiping” about her to Cary, which I do believe. (Side note: Poor Steph looks terrified!) I don’t think LeeAnne was telling Cary anything to be a bitch and talk shit about D’Andra.  I really don’t.  I also don’t think Cary was trying to stir the pot by telling D’Andra what LeeAnne told her.  I think Cary was just being honest, because she’s learned in the past that sometimes not saying something can bite you in the ass.  I love that all of the girls come to D’Andra’s defense, and they reassure her that not no one cares about how much money she has, they love her for who she is!

LeeAnne confronts Cary, because she’s now mad at her for telling D’Andra what she said. Cary agrees with LeeAnne when LeeAnne reiterates that she wasn’t gossiping about her.  Cary just wants everything to be out in the open, so if you don’t want someone to know something, don’t tell her! Her words, LOL.

I also love love love Brandi chiming in, saying, “I grew up in a trailer.” Preach, Brandi! I’m tired of the snobbiness, honestly.  Who cares about how much money you have!?  It certainly shouldn’t make or break a friendship, that’s for sure.

The girls get to smashing. I really liked when they wrote on a plate what they wanted to get rid of, or let go of.  D’Andra wants to feel like she’s good enough, Cary wants no fear, Steph wants to let go of feeling like she has to be perfect.  Then we get to Kam, and she says she wants a “Simple Life”….and crickets.  LMAO, everyone is like, wait what? LeeAnne wants no more danger, and Brandi wants to let go of control.  I loved this!

Steph has to leave, but she’s giving LeeAnne the benefit of the doubt, which makes me happy. Before she goes, Brandi asks her if she thinks that she should bring up LeeAnne telling D’Andra that she doesn’t want them to be friends.  Steph thinks she should, if it’s something that is bothering her.

Brandi does confront LeeAnne, and then the truth comes out. Kam voices her thoughts that “Brandi is a bad influence on D’Andra” – oh, please.  D’Andra is a grown woman who can make her own decisions.  LeeAnne explains that she was hurt by Brandi in the past, and that’s the only reason she said it.  The K-Cup was seriously brought up again.  Brandi ends up getting pissed off (I totally don’t blame her) and the other girls aren’t happy either.  Everyone’s basically done at this point.

Next week’s preview looks absolutely insane. I can’t even imagine what’s going to go down.

Until next week!

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