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….

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RHOD: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

We start out with D’Andra and Jeremy, and they’re doing a photo shoot for Hard Night Good Morning, D’Andra’s skin care line. We learn that D’Andra’s college roomie named the company, because D was a former party girl, and you could party all night and still look great the next morning.  I love that D’Andra and Jeremy work so well together – they have such palpable chemistry, it’s so obvious how in love they are.  I love watching them.  D’Andra is the face of her own company, and Jeremy is the photographer on the shoot.

Kameron is helping host the Elizabeth W. Boutique Opening, and Cary and LeeAnne attend the event. The girls get to chatting, and I’m not liking where this conversation is headed.  LeeAnne brings up Cary’s launch party and how hurt she is by D’Andra saying that she & Rich lead separate lives.  Cary doesn’t really want any part of it, however, in her confessional she does say that she hopes LeeAnne realizes how much it hurts to talk about someone’s family, because that’s exactly how Cary felt last year when LeeAnne said some not so nice things about Mark.  (Karma?)

LeeAnne is really stirring the pot in this scene, if you want my honest opinion. She’s coming across like she’s concerned about D’Andra, but saying things like, “you’re showing up to a charity event sloshed and shitfaced” is not showing concern, it’s throwing out accusations that aren’t even true.  Cary really doesn’t want anything to do with this conversation, that much is clear.  And Kameron is just nodding and agreeing with everything LeeAnne says.  I do find it funny, too, that when Cary asks LeeAnne if D’Andra ever had a prior drinking issue, LeeAnne doesn’t really answer the question, but dances around it.  Last week, LeeAnne absolutely implied that D had a previous problem.  I’m not liking this at all.

After the Hard Night Good Morning Shoot, Jeremy and D’Andra are talking, and D tells him she’s stressed about the upcoming cooking class. Jeremy asks why LeeAnne is even invited, and she tells him that Mama Dee invited her and Kameron, but explains how awkward it is right now because of what’s going on between the two former besties. Jeremy tells D’Andra that “that’s just how she is”.

Back over at the Boutique Opening, LeeAnne is still talking about D’Andra & Brandi. She thinks that her words are constantly getting twisted by both girls.  She mentions that she doesn’t have that problem with Cary, Kameron or Stephanie – just D’Andra & Brandi.  She also says that she feels as though they are “bullying” her.  And then she says the word I’ve been dreading hearing – alcoholic.  I honestly wasn’t sure if she was talking about D’Andra or Brandi, but you cannot just throw the word alcoholic around freely like that, like there are no consequences.  That’s a huge accusation, and a very untrue one at that.  Like Cary says, “Those are big words.”   I’m not here for this.

The scene between Mark & Cary was really cute. I feel like we’ve seen a change in their relationship, a very positive one.  Cary tells him how her cousin Camilla from Copenhagen is a musician and she invited Cary to go see her perform.  Cary wants to go so she can reconnect with her family, and she also hopes it will help her relationship with her father.  The day of the performance is a day that Mark is operating, so he can’t go, but he still thinks Cary should, and also thinks it’s a good idea to bring the girls with her.  Cary & Mark FaceTime with Cary’s parents, who are super excited she’s going.  Her dad tears up, as does Cary.  It’s a really nice moment and I’m happy for her.  I’m also excited for this Girls Trip!

Can I just say that I love Steph & Travis? I love that we open the scene with the two of them, and you just hear Steph say, “I think we should just get drunk and sloppy.”  LOL love her.  They’re talking about their vow renewal, which is happening before Travis goes to Harvard for the month.  I love when Travis tells Steph it’s important to him because it’s important to her and makes her happy.  Men everywhere, please take note!  Steph also voices to Travis her worries about being alone.  She expresses that because she struggles with anxiety and depression and has been on and off medication, she’s worried that being alone will be too much for her.  I love how sweet and reassuring Travis is.  I totally feel for Steph, too.  I understand that feeling of struggling with anxiety and depression, and dealing with medication.  It can be a lot.  I know Steph will be fine, she’s stronger than she realizes.  ❤

Now we’re at Mama Dee’s BFF, Marian’s, house, over in Cedar Creek Lake. It’s time for Cooking Lessons!  D’Andra and Jeremy show up first, and we learn that D loves to cook.  D’Andra also shares with Marian what’s going on between herself and LeeAnne, and I love when Mama Dee chimes in.  “Marian, remember when we used to fight all the time?”  and Marian responds, “What do you mean used to?” LMAO.  It gives D’Andra hope that her and LeeAnne can overcome the struggles of their friendship since Mama Dee and Marian have.

Rich and LeeAnne are the first to arrive, and I definitely feel the tension between them. Mama Dee gives D’Andra an apron that says Queen Bee, and apparently D’Andra thinks this is Mama Dee’s way of telling LeeAnne to stop messing with her daughter.  (Ronnie & Ben from Watch What Crappens Podcast thought this too!  I seriously didn’t think that at all LOL.)  LeeAnne tells D, “You can finally be a Queen.”

Kameron, Court, and Kam’s MIL, Jimmy, arrive. Jimmy is an “Icon of Dallas Society.”  Jesus Christ I am rolling my eyes so far into the back of my head right now.  We jump right into cooking, and I’m LOLing at Kameron saying that the meat loaf looks like dog food, and at D’Andra saying she argues with Mama Dee about how much ketchup should be used.

Once the food is in the oven (or on the stove, whatever), D’Andra, Kameron and LeeAnne are just hanging around the kitchen, and D tells us that “there’s an elephant in the room.” Kam asks how Cary’s event was – and D’Andra brings up LeeAnne saying she has a drinking problem.  LeeAnne says that she did not say that, and she can keep on saying it until the cows come home, but that’s not what she said.  D’Andra wants to know what she did say, then, and LeeAnne said she’s just concerned that Brandi only wants to hang out to get drunk together, and that she doesn’t see D’Andra’s other good qualities, or some BS like that.  Kameron agrees, saying that it’s totally okay to go to charity events and have a few drinks, but you have to know your limit – apparently Brandi was “swaying” at the No Tie Event.  D’Andra says she doesn’t visually recall Brandi swaying, and LeeAnne insists that she was.  (I mean, who gives a fuck though?  You guys all drink and get drunk at charity events, why are we picking on Brandi?)  Mama Dee puts an end to this real quick and calls LeeAnne over to chat with her.

Jeremy and Rich are outside talking, and I like that the men can get along, even when their wives/girlfriends can’t. They both made me laugh in this scene.  I know people are speculating about Rich, but I genuinely like him.  I think he’s good for LeeAnne.  I certainly don’t think he’s cheating either.

During Mama Dee and LeeAnne’s chat, it seems like everything is going okay. Mama Dee wants LeeAnne and D’Andra to put aside their differences and make up. I hear that.  In a confessional, though, LeeAnne tells us that “blood is thicker than water”, so at the end of the day she knows Mama Dee is on her daughters side.

D’Andra, Kameron and Jimmy are chatting at the table, just the three of them, and I am highly annoyed by this scene. Kameron is telling D’Andra she needs to be cautious of who she hangs out with. (I’m assuming she is referring to Brandi?)  I love that D’Andra says she’s almost 50 years old, and she doesn’t have to worry about what people think about her; she’s not in her 30’s like Kameron, with little kids.  Jimmy keeps on at it though – she tells D’Andra that Kameron has a friend, and Kameron knows who she’s talking about, that she tells Kam she shouldn’t be friends with because of her behavior, and people are going to associate Kameron with her and believe that that’s how she acts.  Okay – I thought Jimmy was referring to Brandi in this scene, but I honestly had no idea.  I think D’Andra took it like Jimmy was referring to her.  And Kameron is just sitting there nodding and agreeing with Jimmy, and I’m enraged at this entire encounter.  First of all – the who fuck is Jimmy Westcott?  I’m sorry, I don’t care if you’re some “Icon” of Dallas Society – no one in the real world knows you, or cares what you think!  Why are we worried about what this woman thinks?  For Gods sakes, she’s wearing neon green nail polish.  I’m so over this.

I needed a break from that house, so I’m happy we’re with Brandi and Travis right now, at the jewelry store. Brandi is helping Travis pick out Steph a ring for the vow renewal.  I’m even more excited Baby Bruin is here (I just love him – he’s the cutest!)

Back at Cedar Creek Lake, we’re all eating outside. Mama Dee gives a toast, and it’s seriously everything.  She’s a smart woman, we could all learn a thing or two from Mama Dee. (Can we give her a spin off?  I know I’ve been hard on Mama Dee in the past, but it was only when she wasn’t being very nice to D’Andra!  But I love her – and no matter what, she clearly has her daughters back.)  LeeAnne tells us that this toast makes her feel sad, and she feels like D’Andra should know that she’s clearly trying to fix the relationship because she’s there, at the cooking lesson.  She wants to D’Andra to say something, but I’m so confused- what do you want her to say?  She did say something, and you shot her down so fast.  There’s no resolution here.

Now we’re at The Green Room Bar and Grill, for an unveiling of a mural that was replicated of a photograph that Jeremy has taken. D’Andra is pissed at Kameron for coming for her at Cedar Creek Lake.  She says she would never speak badly to Jimmy, because she’s her elder, but she thinks it’s bullshit Kam brought Jimmy to fight her battles for her.  Everyone arrives, but we have no LeeAnne or Rich.  D’Andra tells us that she did invite LeeAnne, because she, too, felt sentimental during her mother’s toast.  Rich does show up, but he tells D’Andra that LeeAnne was going to try to make it, but she was at a Fashion Show.  Like really?

D’Andra and Kameron talk, and D tells K how she feels. She says she’s upset, her feelings are hurt, and she felt attacked.  Kameron literally loses her shit and I’m so confused how we went from 0 to 100 so quickly.  Like why can’t D tell you her feelings are hurt without you being a bitch about it?  Kameron is “disgusted” that D’Andra would feel like Jimmy attacked her.  She says that Jimmy is not someone you want to cross and, I swear, I literally said at the same time as D’Andra, “Is that a threat?”  Kameron is now offended that D’Andra is offended, and this is just a bunch of bullshit.  Cary chimes in, and she tells D’Andra that Kameron is just trying to be honest with her.  D’Andra shoots back that, “It’s none of her damn business.” And I’m like YESSSS, PREACH GIRL!  Kameron is literally so extra, she leaves.  Cary follows her, and K tells Cary, “She’s done.”  She goes on to say that everyone is talking shit about D’Andra and she’s just trying to help her but she’s being a crazy bitch.  No, Kam, I think that’s you.  Kameron leaves super dramatically, and I’m honestly just like, good fucking riddance.  D’Andra tells Mama Dee what happened, and Mama Dee tells her that she shouldn’t care what anyone else thinks.  I agree Mama Dee!

The mural is unveiled, and it’s beautiful.  It is a really nice moment and I’m glad that D’Andra is surrounded by her true friends and family.

Each episode seems to be getting crazier and crazier. Each preview for the following week looks more insane than the last. It looks like shit about to go down next week….we’ll have to wait and see.

Until next week…..

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….