I’ve been waiting FOREVER for the lovely ladies of BH to grace their presence on my TV screen – and they’re finally back!
We start off with the most ominous music ever, and just a glimpse of a massive fight between Kyle & LVP. We see Ken scream at Kyle, and she storms out of their home.
If that’s not foreshadowing at its finest…
The next screen tells us: Two Months Earlier; and then the show begins.
We start off basically catching up with all the ladies. Kyle is having a pool party, and she’s sending out texts to all the girls. Her new home is finally completed, and she wants to throw a party so it feels like a home and not just a house. We also learn that Teddi has bought a new house as well, and she loves it. I feel like I’m loving Teddi already this season – she seems more confident and sure of herself this time around. I also find her to be so genuine, it’s refreshing.
Catching up with Lisa Rinna is always interesting. She’s going to a yoga class at Laughing Frog Yoga with her daughters, Delilah Belle & Amelia Gray. Not just regular yoga – goat yoga. So, so, bizarre. It’s a silly time over all, and Lisa enjoys the time spent with her daughters. Delilah Belle is planning on moving home from NYC – she’s been there a year, and she’s lonely. Lisa is very proud of her. I was surprised to learn that Delilah suffered/suffers from anxiety. I love an anxiety story that has a happy ending – clearly Delilah has come a long way.
Over at Villa Rosa, Lisa Vanderpump and Ken are talking about the passing of Lisa’s brother three months prior. This scene truly breaks my heart. Clearly, Lisa’s brothers death has had a huge impact on her, and she is still mourning. I can’t imagine what Lisa is feeling or has been through. I do like that Lisa brings up the fact that her brother did take his own life, and she addresses how other people say that it’s a selfish thing to do. I agree with Lisa wholeheartedly – it’s not selfish. If someone is desperate enough to take their own life, they are in so much pain and feel so hopeless. They don’t see another way out. I’m so emotional watching this, my heart just truly hurts for Lisa, and I’m sending her all of the love and prayers.
Kyle & Teddi meet up – we learn that Kyle is very close with Teddi. They’ve grown closer since last season, and they have an easygoing friendship that seems fun and lighthearted.
Dorit & Erika also meet up. (Who would’ve thought these two would have a friendship one day after all the shit that went down with Panty Gate?) Dorit informs Erika that she & PK’s House was recently robbed, and it really shook her up. Okay, I’m not trying to be an ass, because I can’t even imagine what being robbed would feel like, and that’s a terrible thing that happened to her, but the fact that Dorit felt like she needed to go to Utah after it happened and climbed a mountain made me LOL. I’m sorry, that’s so strange. 😂🤷🏼♀️
At Vanderpump Dogs, Teddi arrives with her daughter, Slate, and Kyle arrives with her daughter, Portia. LVP arrives shortly after, and they’re chatting with John Sessa and John Blizzard, who are both employees of Lisa.
Immediately, Lisa makes a comment to Kyle about how she copied her car. Kyle shrugs it off, but it’s obvious to me right off the bat that there’s still so much tension between these two. Their relationship last season was definitely strained, and it seems like it has a weird, competitive edge to it now.
One of the John’s brings out a dog – Lucy – and he asks Kyle and Teddi, “You don’t recognize this one?” LVP tells him to stop, and Kyle & Teddi look confused as Lisa walks away. They follow, but they don’t let the conversation drop. Someone mentions that it’s Dorit’s dog, and Kyle asks if she’s getting groomed. John tells her, “No, she’s back with us again.” “It didn’t work out?” Kyle asks, to which LVP snaps, “I am not talking about this.”
Kyle looks confused, Teddi looks uncomfortable, and I’m just wondering WTF is going on at this point. Lisa finally says that Dorit adopted Lucy, and she ended up in a shelter. The shelter contacted LVP & they took Lucy back to Vanderpump Dogs.
Meanwhile, at Erika’s, Dorit tells her about the Lucy situation. Lucy “wasn’t the right fit” for their family. Dorit said Lucy bit the kids a few times and “took a chunk out of PK’s face.” (I mean, based on the picture, that’s kind of dramatic.) Dorit apparently gave Lucy away, and then she got a call from Lisa saying Lucy ended up in a shelter. Dorit tells Erika she believed Lucy was going to a good home.
Back over at Vanderpump Dogs, everyone’s acting so odd and there’s a visible tension in the air. I’m wondering why anyone brought up the Lucy situation at all if no ones allowed to talk about it. Lisa is acting strangely, and she looks at Kyle and says, “Don’t look at me like that.” “I’m not looking at you like anything,” Kyle retorts. Teddi steps in, and she tells LVP that she feels like Dorit should’ve handled the situation differently, because Lisa is a good person and is understanding. Lisa replies, “In her mind, she thought she was going to a good home.” One of the John’s chimes in again, and he’s pissed. The entire Lucy ordeal has been a shit show, and makes Vanderpump Dogs look bad. Lisa still stands by her belief that Dorit did not just drop the dog off at a shelter. We then learn that Teddi already knew about this, but was sworn to secrecy by John Blizzard – apparently they’ve done charity events together and have become friendly.
The Lucy story has dropped, and LVP brings up the party they had for the opening of TomTom, and apologizes to Teddi that she didn’t get to talk to her that much. She looks to Kyle and says, “She came to my restaurant, I wish that you had come.” Kyle asks which restaurant, to which LVP replies, “The new one that I’m opening that you have never seen.” They show us a clip of the party at TomTom three weeks earlier. “I wanted you to come that night.” Lisa tells Kyle. This sets Kyle off. “Lisa, you are so full of shit right now, I am not going to do this. I’m not going to do this. I landed from a plane, it was four in the morning, and you said it’s not my party, I didn’t even invite anyone.” Apparently the party was hosted by The Daily Mail, not Lisa. Lisa starts to reply, but Kyle cuts her off. “You can be a bitch to me, but Dorit can drop off a dog and you’re like, she didn’t mean it.” Kyle angrily storms out of the room and goes to the front of the shop. During her confessional, Kyle tells us that she feels like LVP does things to make her look bad. Honestly, I kind of agree.
LVP isn’t done. “I’ve been working on that restaurant for over a year and you still haven’t seen it.” Kyle is so frustrated, she yells, “It wasn’t done yet!” Kyle storms away from her again, and Teddi tries to go after her but LVP stops her. Teddi tells LVP that she knows she messes with Kyle, but Kyle takes it seriously. Lisa gets super emotional, apologizes and hugs Kyle, and breaks down in tears. Kyle easily forgives her; clearly LVP is going through a very difficult time. I agree with Teddi – she thinks Lisa takes a lot of her frustrations out on Kyle. I definitely see that. However, both parties are not happy in their friendship at the moment. Kyle feels like Lisa expects too much from her, and I think Lisa expects more from Kyle. They’re totally not on the same page.
Rinna’s having the girls over – we meet Denise Richards, our new cast member, and we learn that Rinna & Denise have known each other basically forever. Erika and Dorit also come over, and meet Denise for the first time.
At Crustacean, LVP & Ken are dining with Dorit & PK. Lisa wants to clear the air about the Lucy situation. She starts by saying she knows that they didn’t have any ill intent, which annoys PK. He feels like it should just be a given that they didn’t have bad intentions with Lucy.
Dorit brings up the fact that she told Lisa about the lady she had given Lucy to the next day, and PK chimes in that it’s a mistake that could’ve happened to anyone. LVP is quick to retort that it’s actually not. I see Lisa’s point of view – they screen all of the homes that their dogs go to. I honestly don’t understand why they wouldn’t have just given Lucy back to Vanderpump Dogs? Wouldn’t that have made the most sense? Lisa also tells Dorit that Teddi knows about it, because John Blizzard told her. Dorit now thinks Teddi is going around talking about it, which is so far from the truth. (I was yelling “Shut up, Dorit!” at my TV screen during this scene. Dorit can be infuriating.)
It’s the day of Kyle’s Pool Party! All of the ladies are here, including Camille, who I am so excited to see. Everyone is chatting and mingling and having a good time. Teddi’s son, Cruz, and Dorit’s son, Jagger, are becoming fast BFFs. It’s funny because their moms pretty much hate each other. (To be fair, Dorit is so over the top dramatic. Also – wtf is with that visor?)
Nothing crazy happens at the pool party. Kyle tells us she feels uncomfortable knowing about the Dorit situation, and she’s not going to bring it up. Teddi isn’t bringing it up either.
Rinna tries to ask LVP how she is, but LVP shuts her down real quick. In typical Rinna fashion, she’s not offended.
We end with the Pool Party wrapping up, and the ladies are all saying farewell to Kyle.
As far as first episodes go, I would say that this was a pretty good one. They’re typically boring, because we have to get caught up on what we’ve been missing, but while we did manage to do that, there was still an element of drama in their that has you wanting more.
I’m super excited for this season. What’d you guys think?
Until next week….