RHOD: ARE YOU SAYING I’M AN ALCOHOLIC?

Ugh….this was a really tough episode to watch. Let’s just get right into it.

We switch back and forth between LeeAnne & D’Andra. LeeAnne is having lunch with Rich, and D’Andra is at the office with Mama Dee. L is discussing wedding plans with Rich, and then she mentions that she invited Stephanie to go dress shopping with her. She says she would also like D to go, too, but doesn’t think that will happen. Cut to the office – we learn that Mama Dee planned a cooking class/lesson with D’Andra, LeeAnne & Kameron. D’Andra uses this as an opportunity to tell her Mom what’s going on between herself and LeeAnne.

At the restaurant, LeeAnne tells Rich how D’Andra said that “they live separate lives” and Rich is clearly pissed. I totally understand being annoyed with that. However, L also says that she’s not sharing any information with D because she’s Brandi’s drinking buddy. Seriously? If L had just said she doesn’t want B to know her business, then fine, I get that. But to say “drinking buddies” – no. She then goes on to say “If she wasn’t getting drunk and telling Brandi everything then maybe I would trust her.” I call bullshit on this. I definitely think L is hurt that D is telling B her business – which I honestly do understand – but she’s suddenly throwing drinking in there and now this somehow all seems calculated. I feel like she’s gearing up to get her revenge on D’Andra. However, she still says that she doesn’t want to lose their friendship.

Mama Dee is honest as always, and tells D’Andra to basically just butt out. D tells her it’s out of concern, but Mama Dee stands her ground. It gets D’Andra thinking that maybe she should butt out. D will stay out L’s relationship if it means saving their friendship.

Over at Steph’s, we meet her sister, Tiffani. Steph tells us Tiffani is like “Travis with a vagina and a twang” LMAO. Steph opens up to her sister about how she’s worried about Travis attending Harvard for the month. She confesses that she doesn’t know how to the pay the bills and she’s worried how’ll she manage when he’s gone. Steph also confides in Tiffani that she feels like she has to be perfect to be loved. She tells us that she found her voice in her friendship with Brandi, and she wants to do the same in her marriage. I feel like Steph is really coming into her own more and more each episode. She’s so strong, and so capable, and I hope that she starts to realize she can do anything! Love her.

Brandi is having lunch with Brian and Baby Bruin. (How cute is he!?) The three of them are very content and happy. It’s so nice to see.

We’re at the grand opening of Cary’s Laser Center, and I’m already nervous for a few reasons. Kameron & LeeAnne arrive first (love Kam’s dress!) and I freak out over LeeAnne and Mark coming face to face for the first time since the reunion. Of course all went well, but I felt L when she said that her heart was pounding. Mine was too, girl. The girls are all arriving, and LeeAnne shares that doesn’t even want to look at Brandi. I mean, that makes sense after what happened at 80’s Prom. All of the girls look so gorgeous and sparkly, I love it.

LeeAnne & D’Andra decide to go and talk, and I’m so excited. I’ve wanted them to fix their friendship since all this drama occurred! L tells D it upset her that she thought she was unhappy in her relationship. This I totally understand. However, she then goes on to say that she doesn’t know what D has told B, because of all the stuff B said to L at the last event. She says D is spending a lot of time with B. Again, I get this too. LeeAnne and Brandi have issues – she doesn’t want D’Andra sharing stuff about her to Brandi. D’Andra thinks that L’s issue with B are a separate issue, but she does agree with L that she will no longer share info about L to her. We’re making progress, right? Maybe? ….

Meanwhile the rest of the girls are all chatting and Kam tells Brandi she was the “fun patrol” at the 80’s Prom & asks what happened between Brandi and LeeAnne. Brandi does tell them the truth – she says exactly what LeeAnne said. All of the girls seem appalled and don’t know what to say. (If you’re forgetting what was said, L told B, “How would you feel if I said you had a baby to save your marriage.”) Brandi feels like LeeAnne hit below the belt, and she did. But that doesn’t mean Brandi was 100% innocent in this either. She was poking LeeAnne, and I don’t believe she was coming from a positive place. Does that make it okay for L to say what she said? Absolutely not. But no one is innocent in this.

LeeAnne & D’Andra aren’t making progress like I had hoped. D thinks L is deflecting by making this all about Brandi, which I can see. I feel like it’s all getting really blown out of proportion. And then L takes it to a whole new level when she says, “I feel like when you’re with her all you do is end up drinking.” (In regards to D & B’s relationship.). D’Andra is clearly not expecting this, and she asks L, “Are you saying I have a drinking problem?” They only show us LeeAnne nodding, which could be edited. But it doesn’t stop there. LeeAnne also says that she thinks Brandi is unhappy or stressed and that she’s escaping through alcohol. This is absolute BS. D’Andra is clearly very upset – she brings up the fact that her father, who was an alcoholic, committed suicide in a drunken rage. LeeAnne knows this, so I’m blown away that she would even go here. No, she doesn’t actually say that D’Andra is an alcoholic – but she implies it. My heart is literally broken for D’Andra right now. She’s furious and tells L that she’s done with the conversation, and L asks if she’s “dismissing her”. Seriously?

Kam comes in, and D’Andra uses this as a chance to get the hell out. Kam tells LeeAnne what Brandi had told the girls, and LeeAnne is outraged. I don’t understand this – LeeAnne, it doesn’t matter that you said, “how would you feel if I said this”, it doesn’t change the fact that you said it. That thought crossed your mind at some point or you wouldn’t have said it. L thinks her words are being “twisted” though, and she plans on clearing this up.

D’Andra is with Brandi, Steph, and another girl who’s name I’m unsure of (sorry!) and she’s telling them what happened with L. “We were okay and then she said I was an alcoholic.” The girls are shocked. D shares the story about her father with the girls, and I’m glad she has all three of them with her to comfort her. My heart literally hurts for her right now. Cary comes in, and they fill her in. Cary is skeptical – she wants to know if L actually said the word alcoholic. Personally I don’t think it matters – it was clearly implied. The word alcoholic didn’t have to be used. I’m honestly shocked at LeeAnne’s accusations. I don’t believe for a second that L thinks D has a drinking problem. I think that this was a calculated move on her end. She was hurt by D and wanted to get back at her. Obviously this is just my opinion, and I truly hope that I am wrong. I think D also feels this way, though, and I’m losing all hope for their friendship to be salvaged.

LeeAnne confronts Brandi in front of all of the girls, and the conversation goes in circles. L still stands by the whole “I didn’t actually say it” but I think that’s ridiculous. Brandi isn’t backing down either. Cary ends the argument by saying that this isn’t the time or the place, and the girls stop.

In the car on the way home from the event, Steph & Brandi talk about what went down. We see in a confessional that Steph doesn’t take B’s side – she thinks B & L are both guilty in this argument, and I totally agree. B tells S she doesn’t believe L has changed – and she also thinks L is only pretending to be friends with S to get back at B. WTF is going on in this show right now!? Ouch, Brandi! That’s such a mean and hurtful thing to say. Steph’s feelings are hurt and I feel for her. That was such a shitty thing to say. I still love B, but I really hope she apologized to Steph!

Ugh this episode. I think there is so much miscommunication going on in the group right now, and not enough honesty. I think so much of this drama with LeeAnne & D’Andra could’ve been avoided if LeeAnne just told D why she was upset with her from the get go – and I think that reason is that she’s friends with Brandi. I’ve tried really hard to stay completely neutral, and while I don’t think D’Andra always approached LeeAnne in the best way, I do think her intentions were good. I thought LeeAnne’s intentions were good as well, until these accusations. L, I still love you, but please make this right! ❤️

Next week, we see Kam basically coming for D, and I am so not here for that. But my lips are sealed until I actually see what happens,.

Until next time….

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