RHOD: GAME OF PHONES

Before we get into this week – can I just say that I am so not ready for next week to be the finale!? We have so much left unresolved!! Ugh. 🤦🏼‍♀️

We are right back where we left off – in Copenhagen, at the most awkward dinner ever. Brandi has called everyone out, saying that she doesn’t think any of the girls trust LeeAnne. Cary chimes in, admitting that she’s currently working on her trust with LeeAnne. Brandi then goes on to say that she thinks it’s bullshit that LeeAnne talks about Brandi behind her back. For Kameron to say that LeeAnne doesn’t talk about Brandi is 1.) a lie, and for her to also say it’s an “insecurity” on Brandi’s end is 2.) complete bullshit. Brandi is pissed and tells LeeAnne that she despises her. She goes on to call out Kameron, saying that Kam tiptoes around LeeAnne, and Kam disagrees, telling the girls that she trusts LeeAnne. Seeing LeeAnne bring Steph into it was unsettling to watch. I do feel as though that was a calculated move on LeeAnne’s end. “Do you think Stephanie is lying to you when she says she’s starting to trust me?” Clearly this is going to cause a rift. Poor Steph looks so uncomfortable. And this is just setting Brandi up to flip out.

“I do feel like all of you are being a bunch of fake bitches.” Everyone is stunned at Brandi’s words, and she leaves the restaurant. Stephanie is very upset when Brandi leaves, and she tells the girls she has to go. She expresses that she feels bad, that she understands why Brandi feels hurt and she doesn’t feel right not having her back. D’Andra tells Steph that she gets it, that she feels like they’re both in the middle, and Cary agrees that they’re basically all in the middle because they are friends. Steph tells us in her confessional that she does think they are all kind of being fake bitches. Steph doesn’t think it’s okay that LeeAnne called Brandi an alcoholic, but she doesn’t want to call her out on it because she doesn’t want conflict.

LeeAnne tells Steph that she would never want to put her in the middle. Stephanie comes clean to LeeAnne and gives her credit because her delivery is a lot calmer, but she has to stop with the low blows, that it’s not okay. L’s response? “When I’m hurting I cut you off at the ankles and I want you to try and crawl away while you’re bleeding.” I think all of our faces were Cary & D’Andra’s faces at that moment. Like what?

Brandi is at another bar down the street, and she tries calling Steph, not knowing Steph left her phone at the hotel. Brandi calls D’Andra next and asks if she will meet her, and D’Andra agrees. D’Andra and Steph leave to go meet Brandi, leaving LeeAnne, Cary and Kameron still at the table. LeeAnne is pissed that D’Andra has gone with Brandi – she tells us in her confessional, “Choice made.” On one hand, I understand LeeAnne being hurt that D’Andra has left, but on the other, their friendship has been so rocky, and she’s formed a solid friendship with Brandi. I feel like if Kameron was to storm out, LeeAnne would 100% go after her. So I don’t think it’s fair for her to be mad about this.

Brandi, D’Andra and Steph are together, and Brandi tells us she felt betrayed. D’Andra expresses that she was hurt by the “fake bitches” comment because she and Brandi have come so far in their friendship, and she explains that she feels like herself and Stephanie are stuck in the middle. Steph totally understands why Brandi feels hurt. Brandi feels like everyone just kind of glossed over the alcoholic comment, which I agree with.

We are back in Dallas, and Kam is over at Cary’s house. The girls talk about the trip, and it’s so annoying to see Kam saying how “scary” D’Andra was. Eye roll. Cary asks how they are now and Kam says good, but D’Andra is on friend probation. I seriously can’t. That’s not the end of it, though. Apparently more drama went down in Copenhagen that we, the viewers, didn’t get to see. Apparently LeeAnne’s phone went missing for like two hours. Brandi apparently found it in the couch cushions of the bar they were at, and she brought it back up to her. This made LeeAnne think Brandi stole her phone. Both Cary and Kameron state that they don’t believe Brandi stole her phone.

Meanwhile, Steph and Brandi are on a walk with Bruin (he’s so cute!) and they’re also talking about the phone. I am LOLing at B – “If I was really going to do something with your phone I would’ve flushed it down the toilet.” LMAO.

Kameron tells Cary that LeeAnne told her she “cloned Brandi’s phone.” Cary doesn’t understand how that would be possible, and Kam says something about how their phones were next to each other and LeeAnne has some kind of software that could clone the data. Cary thinks this is outrageous and says that it’s “CSI on crack.” Agreed. When we switch back over to Brandi and Steph, we also learn that Steph doesn’t believe the phone is cloned. Brandi is feeling weary, which is understandable – it’s her phone, after all. Kameron is totally stirring the pot, and she tells Cary that they should just ask LeeAnne if she did it. Why do I feel like this is a setup?

Cary has a nice scene with her parents, and Kameron has a convo with Court about juggling Sparkle Dog/Girls Trips/Mom Life, and I don’t even want to go down that road. Basically Kam decides she wants a business partner because she had 80 emails when she got back from Copenhagen. Christ, I have 80 emails if I leave the office for 2 hours. Spare me.

The day of the fashion show has arrived! Steph can’t make it because it’s Travis’s birthday, but she sends flowers and a very sweet card to LeeAnne, that LeeAnne definitely appreciates. Cary and D’Andra are getting glammed up together, and they talk about “cellphone gate” as D calls it. They call Brandi and learn she wasn’t invited to L’s show, which I don’t find surprising in the least. It would be weirder to me if Brandi got an invite, honestly. Cary tells D’Andra what Kam said about the “friend probation” and D is pissed. Cary thinks she’s being dramatic, but I don’t. I think Kameron is being so condescending and treating D’Andra like she’s one of her children. It’s bullshit. You either forgive someone or you don’t.

Over at Brandi’s, she’s FaceTiming with her Mom and she fills her in on the cell phone clone thing. Brandi’s mom thinks LeeAnne is “full of shit” and I’m dying at Brinkley – “she always is.” 😂

After the show, the girls are all talking, and Kam is stirring the pot so bad. LeeAnne comes over to the group, and her and D’Andra start chatting, and she’s immediately such a bitch to her. It’s clear that she’s holding a grudge from Copenhagen – but it’s like, enough already. Why bother holding a grudge? Let it go, or let the friendship go. This is all becoming a little bit ridiculous. To me, D’Andra is really making an effort here, and LeeAnne is shutting her down. It’s frustrating. The girls bring up the cloning of the phone, and the truth comes out. “I didn’t clone her phone, that was bullshit.”

D’Andra and Cary agree that it wasn’t nice of LeeAnne to pretend that she did clone Brandi’s phone, and LeeAnne says, “Don’t steal my fucking phone!” Kameron starts to agree with her, and I’m loving Cary putting her right in her place. “You agreed with me yesterday that you don’t think Brandi stole her phone.” Kam tries to flip flop, saying she goes both ways, but that’s the beauty of capturing it on film – we all heard you say it. LeeAnne is also saying that Brandi deserved it, and it made her happy that she was worried. I’m sorry – how old are we? This is how I used to act in middle school, to be honest. This is so damn petty. Also, LeeAnne keeps harping on the fact that everyone always thinks she’s wrong and that no one seems to call out Brandi’s behavior, and I think it’s time for LeeAnne to take responsibility for her actions. You assumed Brandi stole your phone – you have no proof of that. You went out of your way to make Brandi think you had all of her personal information – you even told D’Andra that you had Rich help you clone it. You did that with the intent to get some sort of reaction out of Brandi. So own it. Stop worrying about Brandi’s actions and worry about your own.

I’m struggling to stay neutral with Kam and LeeAnne right now. I think LeeAnne is hurting and is acting out, and for some reason Kameron is literally her puppet. She will nod and agree with whatever LeeAnne says, and we have seen her lie more than once to protect L. I agree with Cary – “Girl, Mirror.” D’Andra also thinks the phone gate situation is super petty, and she tells us, “If you’re going back to your old habits you’re not changing.” I have seen a change in LeeAnne for sure, and I’m being 100% genuine about that. I’m just not here for the childish antics that seem to be going on. It’s just not important or worth it in the grand scheme of things.

One more episode – Steph’s throwing Travis a frat party before he goes to Harvard (LOL I love it) and then it’s onto the reunion.

RHOD: SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN DENMARK

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The Circus has arrived! (Cary’s words, not mine, LOL.)  The girls are all exhausted from the plane ride, and as they pile into the bus they all decide they’re going to have a chill day at the hotel, take a nap, and go to dinner at a restaurant at the hotel that Cary picked (it’s a Michelin star restaurant, FYI.)

The girls all seem super loopy on the bus – Kam admits to taking a sleeping pill on the plane, because who can sleep with those loud motors!? – and she doesn’t think it’s fully worn off yet. Kam tells LeeAnne she brought a leather jacket to be hip, and LeeAnne asks, “Who are you?”  She then makes a comment about how Kam is wearing leopard, and somehow we end up with Kam trying to rap?  It makes the girls laugh though, and I’m just happy everyone seems to be getting along.  Of course, it’s a short lived moment.  I didn’t exactly see what happened, but champagne got spilled, and it ended up all over D’Andra.  Kameron says, “Karma is a bitch!” as D is trying is to clean up the mess.  In her confessional, we see D’Andra say, “Karma may be a bitch, but you’re the bitch that spilled the champagne.”  LOL get it D!

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We’re at the Hotel (Hotel Nobis), and the girls are sharing two penthouse suites. Brandi, Stephanie and D’Andra are sharing one, and Kameron, LeeAnne and Cary are in the other.  They’re all connected though, so they can easily go through each others rooms when they want.  Kameron is showing LeeAnne everything she packed (honestly, she’s an expert packer and we could all take some lessons from those organizational skills), while Cary and D’Andra are talking.  D’Andra is bringing up the awkwardness between herself and Kameron, and how she is still hurt about how Kam reacted to her at her husbands mural unveiling event.  I wasn’t aware of this until right now, but apparently Jimmy knew about the “k-cup in the butt” thing, and that’s what everyone has been talking about.  Like D’Andra says, there were only six girls in Beaver Creek, so clearly one of them told Jimmy, and the story circulated.

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Downstairs, Brandi and Steph are talking. Steph tells us in her confessional that Brandi had confided in her that she had a plan – she was going to get as wasted as possible to see if LeeAnne would call her an alcoholic to her face.  This made me LOL, but I agree Steph, I don’t think it’s the best plan.  Stephanie thinks that Brandi is being passive aggressive, and just needs to have a conversation with LeeAnne face to face.  I agreed with this.  (Until the end of the episode, but we’ll get to that later.)  Hearing Brandi say, “I just want to have fun and make her feel uncomfortable”, however, made me feel uncomfortable for Stephanie, because she’s clearly put in such an awkward position.

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The girls come down for dinner, and they’re all absolutely slaying. Steph looks so gorgeous – I am obsessed with that dress, blue is definitely her color.  Not to mention she’s sparkling like a diamond.  Cary seems to be the only one excited to eat at this particular restaurant.  Steph and Kam are struggling (Kameron wants to order a Quesadilla, LOL) and Steph tells us, “Fancy food is disgusting.”  LOL I love Stephanie.

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The waitress gives all of the girls shots (I have no clue what it was), but judging by their facial expressions after taking it, it’s strong AF. Brandi is really pushing her plan, and I’m dying.  She’s just taking all of the shots and stealing everyone’s drinks, and I’m LOLing.  I think everyone at the table is Steph when she says, “Shit, shit, shit.”  LeeAnne doesn’t call Brandi an alcoholic to her face in this scene, however, she does say in her confessional that Brandi is proving her point that she’s a drunk.  Interesting.  Brandi continues her plan, and builds a champagne glass pyramid.  Steph is paranoid because she didn’t think it would go this far.

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Cary brings up LeeAnne’s wedding, and they discuss wedding planning, and of course, dress shopping. I think it was Cary who asked why D’Andra didn’t go.  D’Andra responds, “Because I was asked at 9:00 PM the night before and I had work that day.”  Kameron of course has to insert herself, and asks, “Why didn’t you call her?”  I don’t even understand the point of this question, to be honest.  Why would she call her?  D’Andra snaps at Kameron and tells her it’s none of her business, and I agree – it’s not.  This is between D’Andra and LeeAnne and Kameron needs to stay out of it.  Kameron is infuriating, she just keeps repeating, “It’s just a question.”  Cary tries to speak, and Kam tells her, “Be careful, you’ll get attacked.”  Really Kam?  D’Andra says she’s not attacking anyone, and Cary responds with, “I know.”  Cary tells us in a confessional that Kameron is great at pushing buttons, and she’s absolutely correct.

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D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she feels like her and Kameron are ganging up on her, and LeeAnne says she’s not ganging up on anyone. I don’t necessarily think it’s LeeAnne’s doing in this situation – I think Kam is taking it upon herself to insert herself between LeeAnne and D’Andra.  But I can certainly see why D’Andra would feel that way.  The girls are all still going back and forth, and Kam says, “I’ve been a good friend to you, D’Andra.” D disagrees with this – she doesn’t feel  like Kam has been a good friend lately, and says so.  She goes on to say, “I wasn’t attacking you Kameron, I was having a conversation with LeeAnne,” to which Kam says, “Actually you were attacking me.”  D’Andra replies, “No I was not.  Stay out of something that’s not your business.”  Preach D!!

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Kameron is honestly infuriating me at this point – she’s totally pushing D’Andra, and trying to get a reaction out of her. She keeps telling her to calm down, and up until this point D has been calm, she just has a tone in her voice that conveys her annoyance. When Kameron says, “Is this how your Mother yells at you?” I literally just stared at the TV and was like, what the actual fuck? Kameron goes on to say that D’Andra “attacked” her at Jeremy’s mural unveil, and that she attacked her MIL.  (I don’t think Kameron knows what the word attacked means.)  D’Andra tells Kam that she is condescending, and then she yells, “You are a liar!”  (I’m honestly so proud of D’Andra right now.)  Kameron of course is going to take this to an entirely different level.  “You’ve broken a friendship,” is what she tells D.  She actually brings up the K-Cup (I can’t, Lord help us all.)  And then in typical Kameron fashion, she declares that she’s done and stands up to leave.

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Dinner is over, and the girls get up to leave shortly after Kameron’s departure. D’Andra runs into Kameron in the hallway, and their fight continues.  Kameron tells D’Andra that she’s “disgusted” by her, and proceeds to call her a psycho and says that she’s nuts.  (Seriously?)  D’Andra gets on the elevator, and the rest of the girls are right behind.  Kam is absolutely refusing to get on the elevator with D’Andra.  Brandi steps in, the elevator closes, and D’Andra and Cary go up, leaving Kam, LeeAnne, Brandi and Steph still in the hallway.  Kameron is visibly upset and starts crying.  I’m so over this.

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Back in the suite, LeeAnne tells D’Andra she wants her to be calm. She says she’s coming off aggressive, which she is, but I mean, who wouldn’t be?  Kameron is impossible to have any kind of argument with.  You can’t get a word in edgewise, and she’s always making herself out to be the victim.  LeeAnne talks about her own calmness, and D’Andra does throw shade when she says something like, “What’s it been, like six months?”  Of course this pisses LeeAnne off, though D’Andra says she didn’t mean it in a rude way.  Kameron, Cary, Brandi and Steph are also back in the suite – Kam is still crying, and talking shit about D’Andra.  LeeAnne joins in, and then it’s a huge “Hate on D” Party.  I’m so annoyed right now though – Cary is supposed to be a good friend of D’Andra, so why isn’t she sticking up for her?  I give Brandi a pass because she’s wasted,  and she already has her own issues with both Kameron and LeeAnne.  Stephanie also isn’t that close to D’Andra, and she’s Switzerland in this situation.  But really Cary?  I was disappointed.

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D’Andra enters the room and says she wants to clear something up. She brings up the fact that it was only the six girls in the room who were at Beaver Creek, so if rumors are circulating about D’Andra and the K-Cup, it obviously came from one of them.  Kameron snaps that she did tell Jimmy about it, because “she’s her best friend” (weird), and then again demands to know why D’Andra keeps bringing up her MIL.  (See? Literally impossible.)  LeeAnne keeps chiming in, and D’Andra tells her to shut up, and then all hell breaks loose.  LeeAnne almost loses her cool, and I thought there was going to be a full on brawl.  Thankfully, she doesn’t, and she excuses herself and says she’s going to bed.

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Brandi isn’t done with this yet, though. She’s yelling for LeeAnne downstairs, and I’m literally LOLing.  Especially at Stephanie, “Brandi, go home, you’re drunk.”  LeeAnne comes back up and they talk, and Kameron and LeeAnne are both saying that they’re done with D’Andra.  Brandi does stick up for D at this point, and says to LeeAnne, “That’s your best friend.”  LeeAnne says that she’s D’Andra’s best friend, but not the other way around.  I’m confused here.  We end the night with Steph telling us, “I need a shot of a tequila and a hug.”  I think we all do.

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The next morning, the girls are up and planning the day. (I am literally Brandi, hungover and throwing up LOL.)  Kameron and LeeAnne are talking, and of course their topic of conversation is D’Andra.  I’m starting to wonder if these two would even have anything to talk about if they weren’t talking shit about D.

The girls all go their separate ways. Brandi and Steph are heading to the brewery, and Cary and D’Andra are going to a cooking class.  I’m so excited for some fun time with Brandi and Steph!  They’re being silly, and they decide that “Jerry’s hole” sounds like their kind of drink.  LMAO, I love them.  LeeAnne and Kameron join them, (honestly I’m kind of disappointed because I was enjoying it being just the two of them) and they bring up the craziness from the night before.  LeeAnne admits that she almost lost her cool last night, and says that she wanted to punch D’Andra.  Steph commends her on her self-restraint, and applauds her for walking away.  Steph says something along the lines of “LeeAnne’s changed” and then she says, “Don’t you think so, Brandi?”  And then there’s crickets.  DEAD.

At the cooking lesson, D’Andra explains to Cary that she’s annoyed because she felt like LeeAnne and Kameron were tag teaming her. She tells Cary she thinks she’s wrong how she treated Kameron.  (I personally don’t see this, I don’t think she did anything wrong.  Like Steph tells us earlier in the episode, she thinks D’Andra has felt judged for a long time, and it caused her to lash out.)

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Later that night, the girls all head out together to go to the performance for the release album. Cary’s cousin, Camilla, is in a band with her husband, Johan, called Eugenia.  It was really sweet seeing Cary meet up with her family, I was excited for her.  Camilla’s voice is absolutely amazing.  I was in awe listening to her sing.  The night was really nice, and all of the girls got along.

Back at the hotel, the girls are all sitting in a circle in the lounge, and they cheers to Cary for bringing them to Copenhagen. Cary thanks them all for coming with her, and they talk about her cousin’s performance.  So far, the night has been completely drama free.  That’s about to change real quick.

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Brandi confronts LeeAnne, saying that Mama Dee told her that she had told Mama Dee she was an alcoholic. LeeAnne pauses and says, “I don’t believe I called you that.”  (I call bullshit.)  Cary brings up the fact that LeeAnne specifically used the word alcoholic at Kam’s event.  LeeAnne doesn’t believe this either.  And then Kameron sits there and says that LeeAnne didn’t say that – uh, yes she did!  Thank you Cary for speaking the truth!  Cary tells us in a confessional that Kameron’s just being a pussy and doesn’t want to go against LeeAnne.  LeeAnne tells Brandi that if she said that she was sorry, and she doesn’t feel that way.  Brandi opens up to the girls, and becomes emotional.  For starters, anyone spreading that rumor while Brandi is still in the adoption process with Bruin can be life altering.  She also tells them that although she wasn’t an alcoholic, she did hit a low point with drinking when her and Brian were having issues.  All is okay – and then LeeAnne goes in her confessional and says, “Brandi isn’t sophisticated enough to be an alcoholic, she’s just a drunk.”  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  LeeAnne, you’re the queen of telling everyone to own their shit – so if that’s how you feel about Brandi why don’t you own it to her face?  I’m so sick of this.  This Mean Girl stuff is just complete and utter bullshit.

I didn’t think it was possible for next week’s preview to look even more insane than this episode, yet here we are.

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Until next week….

RHOD: WHERE’S COPENHAGEN?

Another week, another crazy episode of RHOD! This drama between D’Andra & LeeAnne is literally exhausting me.  I have a lot of feels on all the shit that went down, and although I truly try hard to stay neutral, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult with each episode.  It’s hard not to take sides when some of the arguments and fights are just so petty.  Or, even worse, really dark and deep.  Let’s go.

We start off at Cary’s house, where she’s making the girls gift baskets to deliver to them to invite them to go to Copenhagen. Her gift baskets include Danish Pastry, Danish Beer, and (gag) pickled herring?! Ugh it gives me the chills even looking at it through the TV screen.  I’m with Zuri – “disgusting”, LOL.  Cary has been practicing her Danish, and she writes “Join Me” in Danish on the cards she sends with the gift baskets.  It’s a cute idea, I’m all for a good gift basket.

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Steph is casually getting her hair done in the middle of the kitchen (Steph lives my dream life) and she’s chatting about her upcoming vow renewal with Travis. Travis planned the entire thing, and although Steph know it’s coming, the rest of the details are a surprise.  Super sweet.

The gift baskets are arriving one by one. Everyone is excited and enthusiastic about this trip – they show each girl FaceTiming w/Cary, and everyone is in to go to Copenhagen.  I am LOLing that everyone freaks out over the fish.  And my favorite response ever – “Where’s Copenhagen?” Love Steph.

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It’s time to go dress shopping! We’re with LeeAnne, Stephanie, and L’s friends Kim and Christina.  Stephanie was happy to be included, and she tells us she thinks it’s bullshit that Brandi thinks LeeAnne only wants to be friends with her to hurt Brandi.  I totally agree with that, I think LeeAnne and Steph have truly started over and have bonded.  I’m genuinely enjoying the newfound friendship between LeeAnne and Stephanie.  LeeAnne begins to try on dresses, and she tells us she wants a “basic & boring” dress. She really just means simple.  She looks gorgeous in all of the dresses she tries on.  In her confessional, LeeAnne tells us that she feels silly for being so giddy about getting married because of her age.  Girl, you should never feel silly for that!  This is a wonderful, magical, romantic time – you have every right to feel giddy! ❤

The girls are talking, and LeeAnne informs us that she did invite D’Andra, but she couldn’t go. Stephanie’s advice is really on point – she wants the two to talk it out, because they’re fighting over petty bullshit, and if they make up one day and D’Andra wasn’t at LeeAnne’s wedding, she could be regretful for not making amends and having her BFF miss out on important memories.  Stephanie compares it to her own drama she previously had with Brandi – she said she really regrets them not talking, because they both missed out on big things in the other’s life.  I agree with Steph.  Life is too short.  Stephanie also tells LeeAnne that she has definitely noticed a change in her.  Even when LeeAnne is put in a position where she could fly off the handle, Steph observes that she remains calm.  LeeAnne tells us that she thinks D’Andra doesn’t believe that she has really changed, she thinks it’s fake.  I don’t think I necessarily agree with that.  I think D’Andra and LeeAnne have been friends for so long, and D is upset at the way L is currently treating her – I don’t think this feud has anything to do with D not thinking L has changed in a positive way.

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We head over to the office, where D’Andra meets with Mama Dee. They briefly bring up the contract, and handing over the papers for D’Andra to take over the company, and then D’Andra brings up what’s been really bothering her.  She fills Mama Dee in on what happened at the cooking class, and Mama Dee immediately cuts her off – she thinks D’Andra should’ve put a stop to the conversation with Kameron & Jimmy, and told them that it wasn’t an appropriate time to talk right then and there, at a cooking lesson.  D’Andra agrees.  Mama Dee then fills D’Andra in on her conversation with LeeAnne – how she’s so concerned about D’Andra and Brandi always drinking.  D’Andra is (understandably) pissed off that LeeAnne would ever say to this her 77 year old Mother and make her worry about something that is simply not true.  D’Andra expresses that LeeAnne doesn’t actually believe she has a drinking problem, she just always has to get the last word in.  I agree with the first part of that – I don’t think LeeAnne honestly believes D’Andra or Brandi have an issue with drinking, or are alcoholics.  I think LeeAnne was hurt and threw that out there, and now she can’t come back from what she said.  D’Andra tells Mama Dee that LeeAnne and Kameron are now BFF’s and that their loyalty is to each other.  I love when Mama Dee tells her, “Let them go off and have their wonderful loyalty to each other then!”

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At the same time, LeeAnne is over at Kameron’s house, drinking rose water and gossiping. They start out innocently enough, talking about dress shopping.  Before I even get into this, I have to say one thing first: Why wasn’t Kameron invited dress shopping????? Does anyone else find this odd?? Anyway.  LeeAnne tells Kam that she invited D’Andra dress shopping, but that she was too busy to go.  She reads us D’Andra’s text in a super sarcastic tone, one that I do not believe for a second D’Andra intended when sending it.  (LeeAnne also fails to mention that she invited her the night before she planned on going.) Kameron has an over the top reaction, as usual.  “Who is too busy to go wedding dress shopping for their best friend?”  “It’s psycho.”  “Who is this person?” Jesus Christ, my patience is running so thin watching Kam bash D’Andra.  (Yes, I used Kam’s most hated word  – well, besides, twat LMAO – BASH.  Because I’m sorry, that’s what is happening here!  You’ve been constantly BASHING D’Andra and it’s not okay.)

We switch back and forth between Mama Dee and D’Andra, and LeeAnne and Kameron. Mama Dee is growing upset, because she doesn’t believe her daughter is an alcoholic either, and she has her daughters back 100%.  (Yaaaasss Mama Dee!!)

Kameron tells LeeAnne that at Jeremy’s event, D’Andra came for her “full throttle” – which is a huge exaggeration. She literally said she was upset and felt attacked.img_5078D’Andra tells Mama Dee what happened at the event with Kameron. Although I am clearly on D’Andra’s side, I don’t think either one of them are seeing what happened in a clear light.  I do think Kameron was out of line for getting pissed at D’Andra and storming off, but I don’t know if I would say she was like the exorcist and her head was spinning off.  I think sometimes when you’re actually in the situation, you see it differently than an outsider would.  To both girls, it was a much bigger altercation than it actually was.  D’Andra tells Mama Dee how Kam got upset when D’Andra mentioned Jimmy (though, she wasn’t actually talking poorly about Kam’s MIL) and how Kameron referred to Jimmy as the “Grand Dame” of Dallas.  I’m dying at Mama Dee’s priceless reaction this – “She is?”  D’Andra also tells Mama Dee that she feels as though LeeAnne and Kameron are being mean girls.  Mama Dee tells D’Andra that if she has to be mean, then she has to be mean.  Tell them off.  (I’m loving this side of Mama Dee, going into complete Mama Bear mode!)

img_5072LeeAnne brings up the Pajama Party for Hard Night Good Morning, which she had coordinated before “D’Andra betrayed her.” Also, another exaggeration here.  LeeAnne doesn’t want to go, but feels like she has to because essentially she set it up.  Kameron tells us she’s glad she’s not going, and I’m so annoyed with Kameron right now that I’m also glad she’s not going.  Take your negativity somewhere else, please.  Then they both start talking about the “Simmons name” and I’m so over it.  Please, can we get the fuck off of this topic?  Kameron tells us that D’Andra is on a self-destructive path and I’m basically screaming at the TV at this point.  Can you please give us an example of this, Kameron?  Because all I see is D’Andra living her life.  Like I’m so tired of this.

kam.jpgAlso, before I even move on to the next scene, I have to say this: Can someone please explain Kam’s logic to me? She’s so worried about how she is perceived in Dallas Society, yet she’s on a Bravo Reality TV Show.  (And I am NOT hating on Bravo, you all know how much I love Andy and I love all of the housewives, Pump Rules, ETC.  I’m just using this example to prove my point.)  I’m guessing that in Dallas Society it’s probably not proper to be on a reality show at all?  Also, what’s with the double standards?  How come when Brandi says twat you freak the fuck out, but when LeeAnne insinuates giving a blow job, you’re okay with it?  (Again – I don’t care that LeeAnne did that, at all.  It was funny.  Just proving my point about Kam and her double standards.)  Like why is that acceptable, but anything D or B do is not? It’s annoying to continuously listen to this bullshit.

img_5067It’s Pajama Party time! D’Andra has reformulated the Green Miracle product, and there is also a new night moisturizer coming out.  YAY D’Andra!  I’m over the top happy for her, she deserves it.  Everyone is dressed so cute in their PJ’s (or lingerie – Cary is smoking!) and we are celebrating Hard Night Good Morning.  LeeAnne expresses again how she doesn’t want to be there, and also says that D’Andra stabbed her in the back.  Again, I would say that’s an exaggeration.  I don’t see how D stabbed L in the back?

img_5052Everyone is arriving, and I have to say that Mama Dee in her leopard print is literally everything. She’s killing it.  Mama Dee tells Brandi and Cary and to watch out for her daughter in Copenhagen, and if she comes back upset everyone will wish they were dead, or something like that.  I literally LOLed at Cary’s face.  Mama Dee also speaks privately with Brandi and thanks her for being a good friend to D’Andra.  She confides in her that D’Andra has been extremely upset over LeeAnne and Kameron’s accusations, to the point that she’s losing sleep over it.  Brandi thinks that’s some things are not worth losing sleep over.  Preach, babe.

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img_5054D’Andra is talking with Cary, and she tells her she’s still upset at how Kameron acted at Jeremy’s event. She doesn’t understand why Kameron only focused on D’Andra saying she felt hurt by Jimmy, and not the fact that she felt hurt by her.  Cary doesn’t think Kam’s intentions were bad, but I disagree with this.  Cary expresses that she’s worried about Copenhagen, and D’Andra says she “doesn’t want to go” – which is unfair.  This is Cary’s trip.  D’Andra explains that she just doesn’t want to listen to the same bullshit, and she’s not going to take their shit anymore.  She says that they’ve awakened the dragon, and Cary says, “You can be a real bitch” which made me LOL because D’Andra agrees with her.  I understand Cary being somewhat annoyed that she felt like D was anticipating drama in Copenhagen, because like I said, this trip is for Cary – but I don’t think D’s intentions were bad, I think she’s so caught up in this whirlwind of accusations that she can’t focus on anything else.  She does tell Cary in the end that this trip is for her, and that they’re going to have a good time.

Inside, Mama Dee and LeeAnne are talking. LeeAnne says she loves D’Andra, and Mama Dee responds with, “And she loves you, too!”  LeeAnne then says, “She hurt me”, to which Mama Dee replies, “You’ve hurt her, too.”  Mama Dee starts saying how LeeAnne voiced her concerns to her at the cooking lesson about Brandi & D’Andra’s drinking, and then I’m completely shell shocked because LeeAnne literally turns her back to Mama Dee midsentence and starts talking to Cary!  This honestly doesn’t seem like something I think L would do – I wonder if the producers edited it this way? So shady.  I feel like if Mama Dee and LeeAnne had that conversation, Mama Dee may have been able to intervene and get D & L on speaking terms again.  I was disappointed.

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img_5061The girls are chatting outside, this time Brandi’s included, and D’Andra is filling her in on what has been going on. Mama Dee appears, and she tells Brandi how LeeAnne said she also had a drinking problem.  Brandi is upset for many reasons, and she has every right to be.  She’s worried that an accusation like that could affect the adoption process with Bruin.  It really is so fucked up for anyone to say something like that.

img_5069Brandi and D’Andra chat separately, and I really am loving their friendship as well. Brandi is proud of D’Andra for owning her truth and she fully supports her in being herself.  I think that’s all D’Andra needs at this point in her life – supportive people, who aren’t so worried about your last name and your dynasty and upsetting the socialites of Dallas.  It’s all just so ridiculous.  I’m glad D’Andra has Brandi.

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The vow renewal is here. Steph is looking absolutely gorgeous.  Brandi and Cary arrive, and Brandi can’t stay for the whole ceremony.  Steph is disappointed, but she doesn’t tell Brandi this because she doesn’t want her to feel guilty.  Cary is sick, but is still staying.  Of course the PJ Party gets brought up, and I’m LOLing at Brandi’s impression of Mama Dee.  Her impressions are so spot on.  Brandi tells Steph and Cary that this is why she can’t be friends with LeeAnne, and Steph says, “LeeAnne said that she never said that.”  I’m so glad Cary is here right now to chime in, because she is the one who heard it firsthand out of LeeAnne’s mouth.  She tells us, “I think Mama Dee is right,” and both girls look shocked.  Cary explains to them how LeeAnne originally said she was just concerned about drinking, but then at the event Kam was hosting she actually used the word alcoholic.

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Steph is clearly uncomfortable, and I understand that completely. It’s so hard to be friends with someone who your best friend doesn’t like.  And I get that mentality – when your BFF hates someone, you automatically hate them, too.  At the end of the day though, you can still be loyal and be friends with whoever you like.  I’ve learned the hard way myself how having this unwavering loyalty can backfire on you.  What happens when your BFF starts being friends with that person again, and you’re just there like….what now?  It’s a shitty situation to be in.  Steph can still be loyal to Brandi and be friends with LeeAnne.  Steph wants to confront LeeAnne, because she wants to know she actually said that, and unfortunately she thinks it’s going to have to happen in Copenhagen.  Cary looks so worried.

img_5049All drama aside, the actual ceremony was so gorgeous. I love that Travis flew in Steph’s original MOH.  I also love that she can still fit into her wedding dress from ten years ago!  She looked flawless, as usual.  Chance and Cruz were so cute, and I just love their family.  I also LOLed at Travis mentioning butt sex in front of Steph’s parents, and her Mother’s mortified expression, lmao.  It was such a nice, drama-free day.

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The girls are all packing now for their trip, and then we see them all heading to the airport. Cary, Steph, Kameron & Brandi are all flying first class, and LeeAnne and D’Andra are flying coach.  I already feel uncomfortable watching D’Andra and LeeAnne not speak at all.

Next week, shit looks like it’s about to hit the fan. Is it Wednesday yet!?

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Until next week….

xo

RHOD: 80’S LADIES

I have to start off by saying, #RHOD is giving me life.  This is easily the best housewife franchise there is.  I genuinely love these ladies.  Yes, sometimes they do some questionable things….but who doesn’t?  They’re relatable, they’re fun, and they’re just trying to live their best lives.  80’s Ladies did not disappoint, so let’s get to it.

LADIES WHO LUNCH & BABES THAT BOOZE

Steph, LeeAnne and Kameron are all meeting up for lunch today, and I’m honestly loving this trio.  LeeAnne remarks that she know Kam & Steph will get along well, because they’re like Barbie and Skipper – a perfect match. LOL.

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Meanwhile, Brandi and D’Andra are meeting up for lunch elsewhere.  The waiter asks them if they would like a glass or a bottle of Rose, and they both pause for a moment as they look at each other, and Brandi responds, “We might as well get a bottle.”  Yes!  I love these two.  They are so much fun together.  I’m so happy for Brandi that she hired a Nanny, because she needed the help.  Being a Mom doesn’t have to be your identity, and it’s totally okay to have help, and to have some “me time” or girl time.  I love that D’Andra and Brandi are having fun and letting loose.  Get it girls!

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Back over at lunch with Kam, Steph, and LeeAnne, Steph admits that she was nervous about meeting the girls.  (Steph is so cute, and so sweet.)  I’m LOLing when Steph says she’s like Christopher Columbus- “Stefina Columbus, exploring uncharted territory in the land of pink & carnie.” wmoji  Kam goes on to say that she feels like Steph is their new pledge sister for their sorority – LMAO.

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D’Andra is telling Brandi about her chat with LeeAnne.  She feels as though as LeeAnne is pushing her away.  In D’s confessional, she tells us that she has heard rumors that Rich has been unfaithful.  She also thinks LeeAnne knows that she’s heard this, or has heard these rumors herself.  She doesn’t want to be the one to point out the rumors, because she feels like she’ll be blamed for it.  Which, I don’t blame her – being the messenger sucks, the messenger always get it the worst.  She also reiterates that she feels like LeeAnne and Rich live separate lives.  Brandi listens, and then she gives her own opinion.  She doesn’t believe that LeeAnne has truly changed, and she also thinks that she’s jealous of D’Andra.  I’m not sure how I feel about that statement right now.  I do, however, agree with D’Andra when she says, “best friends tell each other everything.”

Kam and Steph seem to be getting along very well, and LeeAnne points out their similarities; they’re both basically wearing the same shade of pink, their sons have the same name (Cruz/Cruise….sorry I can’t remember if one is spelled with a K!) and they’re the only blondes of the group.  LeeAnne and Kam feel like Steph is different when she’s away from the “other girls”, and I’m a little bit annoyed because obviously when they say “other girls” they’re referring to Brandi.  In Steph’s confessional, she says she feels like everyone lumps her & Brandi together like they’re Siamese twins.  I understand her frustration.  Yes, Brandi is her BFF, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own identity or her own friendships.  I’m not blaming Brandi for this at all, either, I’m blaming everyone else who keeps making this some kind of thing, when it’s not.  At least, it shouldn’t be.  LeeAnne then brings up how Cary told her that Brandi said she’s in Kameron’s ear.  There is way too much he said/she said right now, I can’t deal with it.

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When we switch back over to D’Andra & Brandi, they’re getting drunk on tequila shots and having a blast – and I love it!

LGBTQ BLACK TIE KICK OFF

LeeAnne is hosting a charity event for the LGBTQ community.  We see L in a confessional say that she thinks D’Andra’s priorities have changed, because D’Andra isn’t there.  (Yet.)  She says that’s how she became friends with D’Andra; they met through charities.  I don’t think that this is a fair statement.  Even if D’s priorities have changed – who cares?  She’s not obligated to go to every single charity event and she shouldn’t be judged for it, either.  I think it’s pretty obvious that LeeAnne is hurt.  I wish she would just tell D’Andra why.

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D’Andra does show up to the event, albeit late.  And with Brandi, which LeeAnne is NOT happy about.  Should D’Andra have brought Brandi to the event?  Maybe not, but I honestly don’t think it’s that big of a deal.  There wasn’t ill intent behind it – they had been together all day.  Also, it’s a charity event.  I don’t really know how these things work, but isn’t everyone welcome?

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LeeAnne tells D’Andra what Cary had told her that Brandi said, and D’Andra admits that she didn’t know.  D also thinks that LeeAnne and Brandi need to chat – and I agree, but right now is absolutely not the time or the place.  LeeAnne confronts her, and Brandi “calls bullshit.”  Brandi also brings up things that LeeAnne has said; recently, and from two years ago – about B being a bad influence, etc.  LeeAnne gets pissed, and she is even more annoyed that D’Andra has stayed silent.  Nothing gets resolved, of course, and Brandi leaves.  D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she came to be supportive of her, and LeeAnne shoots back that there’s like 12 minutes left of the event, and she showed up with Brandi.

This entire scene was such a shitshow.  I have so many issues with it.  I do feel like LeeAnne was definitely being aggressive, and I am not here for her bashing Brandi for drinking.  So what, she was drunk?  She was letting loose and having fun.  We aren’t going to judge her for that, it’s bullshit.  Clearly, LeeAnne is mad at D’Andra – she needs to just talk to her and tell her exactly how she feels.  Tell her that your feelings are hurt that she showed up late and brought someone she knows you aren’t crazy about!  Don’t be passive aggressive, be honest.  D’Andra has always been understanding.  If LeeAnne approached the situation in that manner and D’Andra reacted negatively, then I would get it.  But she didn’t give D a chance. It’s frustrating.

GIRL POWER AT IT’S FINEST

The scene with Kameron & Court was EVERYTHING.  I hate talking poorly about anyone’s significant other, but I literally cringe when I watch Court speak to Kam.  He can be super condescending, and it honestly enrages me.  He doesn’t really support Kam in her Sparkle Dog endeavor, and a lot of the time I feel like he’s just humoring her.  Hearing how the conference call went made me jump for joy.  Yaaaassss Kam!  Get it, girl!  Court is shocked, and I’m thrilled.  Fuck you, Court, for doubting your Boss Bitch wife.  So proud of Kameron, and excited for her.  I hope Sparkle Dog takes over the fucking world, LOL.

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^ That’s my Kameron face to Court after the conference call.  “I TOLD YOU SO.”

BALANCE & (VAGINAL) REJUVENATION

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We’re with Cary and Stephanie, and Steph is having Vaginal Rejuvenation because “she pees her pants in public all the time” – LMAO, love her.

When Steph’s done, she’s chatting with Cary, and they are talking about the No Tie Fundraiser Prom Event that Kameron is hosting.  Steph says that Cary can ride with her and Brandi, and Cary explains that she really needs to talk to Brandi because she fucked up.  She tells Steph how she told LeeAnne what Brandi had said, and I love how Steph responds to this.  Can everyone take notes please and be a Stephanie Hollman type of friend?  She tells Cary in a very sweet way that she may be going overboard with the honesty thing.  It’s a good thing to be honest, and Steph knows that Cary has good intentions, but it may come across to others that she’s just being a shit-stirrer.  Cary agrees, and basically admits that she’s just trying to find a good balance.  Last year, she felt like she wasn’t honest at all, and now this year, it’s too much.  Trust me, I get it.  It sucks being friends with a group of girls who aren’t all friends, or who are arguing with each other.  You want to be loyal to everyone, and it can be a tough balance to find.  I think we all need to take more notes from Steph, because she has truly mastered staying out of any drama this season.

NO TIE FUNDRAISER – 80’S PROM STYLE

The girls are all attending Kam’s event, and they’re dressing the part. (Can I just say that they all killed it!?)  Before we get into what actually happened, let’s talk about how amazing these babes look.

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D’Andra’s look was my fav – she looks absolutely gorgeous!  I’m honestly obsessed with her big hair – love it LOL.

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Brandi arrives at Steph’s in a limo so she can pick up her prom date.  They are Prom King & Queen, after all.  They are too funny, I loved this idea and I love how much fun these two have together.

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At the event, we see Kam, and she is looking fabulous.  Very 80’s Madonna.  She tells us she is the honorary co-chair for the AIDS Services of Dallas, which is what this event is for.  The girls are all chatting, discussing the 80’s, and Kam says, “I was born in the 80’s.”  LMAO, me too Kam.

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In the limo, Brandi and Steph are chatting.  Brandi tells Steph what happened at LeeAnne’s charity event.  She goes on to say that she doesn’t think LeeAnne is being honest and that clearly something is wrong with her and Rich since they haven’t set a date for their wedding yet.  Steph thinks D’Andra is winding Brandi up.  (I don’t think D’Andra is intentionally doing anything – I think she’s formed a friendship with Brandi and is venting her frustrations to her about LeeAnne, which in turn, is winding Brandi up.)  I 100% agree with Stephanie, though, when she says that Brandi shouldn’t care when LeeAnne’s wedding will be.  Brandi also thinks LeeAnne is using Stephanie to annoy Brandi, and I don’t agree with that.  Steph and LeeAnne have both been making an effort to become friends with each other this season, so I don’t think that’s the case.

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During the event, Cary, Kam and LeeAnne are chatting, and LeeAnne shares how D’Andra and Brandi showed up drunk to her charity event.  LeeAnne is definitely being judgey about Brandi, and I like that Cary steps in and defends her.  Kameron asks if Brandi was invited to the event, and LeeAnne says no.  Again – do you have to be invited to a charity event?  I honestly do not know the answer to this.

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All of the girls arrive.  Everyone exchanges greetings, and LeeAnne and Brandi are actually being cordial to each other, so at first I’m like, Yay, there’s hope!  But that hope crashes and burns pretty quickly.  Brandi asks LeeAnne if they can talk, and they both move away from the group to have a one on one conversation.  Brandi totally comes for LeeAnne in this scene, saying that she doesn’t think she’s truly changed.

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At the table, Kameron brings up the charity event yet again, and D’Andra speaks up and says that she brought Brandi, and it was her fault.  Kameron goes on to say that Brandi was drunk, and Stephanie steps in and says that it’s not D’Andra’s fault.  Thank you, Steph!  Can we please stop talking about this now?

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Brandi and LeeAnne are still talking, and Brandi asks LeeAnne why she hasn’t set a wedding date yet.  I will say, I do agree with LeeAnne 100% when she says that it’s not Brandi’s business.  However, when LeeAnne replies with, “How would you feel if I asked you if you had a baby just to save your marriage?” I actually gasped.  Everyone is going to turn this around and say, “She didn’t really say that, she used it as an example”, but I don’t give a fuck, you don’t go there.  If that thought never crossed her mind, she wouldn’t have said it, period.  LeeAnne is pissed and wants to hurt Brandi, end of story.  Brandi retaliates by saying that she believes LeeAnne is jealous of D’Andra, and when L asks why, she says, “because she’s already walked down the aisle and she’s happily married”, to which L responds, “She’s walked down the aisle twice.”  I think that’s a weird response, honestly.  If someone accused me of being jealous of my BFF, that’s not the first thing that comes to mind to say.

D’Andra approaches them, and Brandi leaves, leaving D and L to speak to each other.  D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she’s concerned about her – she says that they talked for three hours last week, and she basically got nothing out of her.  LeeAnne says that she’s going to look at wedding dresses in a few weeks and hopes D will come.  (Like wait, what?)  D’Andra says again that she’s concerned, and LeeAnne says, “Don’t be.”  D’Andra – “I am.”  Then, L says, “If I hear that we lead separate lives one more time I am going to fly into a rage of fury that no fucking meditation bowl can get me out of.”  Well, that escalated.  D’Andra isn’t one to take shit, though, and tells LeeAnne, “Don’t fucking talk to me like that.”

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The other girls are standing around talking, and Brandi tells Cary she’s pissed at her.  I love this “argument”, if you even wanna call it that.  Cary immediately owns that she was wrong.  “You deserve to be pissed at me.  I fucked up.”  They make up quickly, but Brandi is wary of sharing things with Cary in the future, and I get that.

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D’Andra and LeeAnne get absolutely nowhere.  I feel like D is in such a bad position, and neither of them can see eye to eye.  They can’t get through to each other.  I do find it strange, though, that LeeAnne doesn’t tell D’Andra (either on or off camera) that she has nothing to worry about.  Yes, I know, she tells D she doesn’t have to be concerned, but she’s also being very elusive and vague.  If things were really great in my relationship and my BFF came to me, I might be pissed at first but I would definitely ask her why she had these concerns, and reassure her that I was happy.  LeeAnne isn’t doing these things, which is why I do think that there is more to the story than we know.  I’m just not sure what that is.

Sorry guys, this was an extremely long recap, longer than I realized it was going to be.  I’m excited for next weeks episode.

Until then…..

xo