PUMP RULES: ICE QUEENS

I took a small hiatus, but I’m back! And #PumpRules is also back, w/Stassi & Ariana’s (aka, The Ice Queens) Birthday! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

We start out at The Dog House, where LVP is hosting an event to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The whole crew is there, and they have tattoos on their cheeks that say “Stop the Torture”. They’re taking pictures with LVP’s pups, and uploading them to social media in hopes to spread the word and stop the Yulin Festival from happening.

Jax tells the group that he talked to Sandoval, and heard that James had gotten fired from Sur. This news thrills Kristen. “The Sur Goddesses are shining down on me.” (Honestly, I find Kristen’s hatred for James very extreme. It’s a little much.) James shows up, a little later than the rest of the group. We learn that he knows Lisa fired him, but he plans on getting his job back, and he would never miss this event. Meanwhile, Scheana is telling Brittany & Jax that she has to sneak out early because she has a happy hour date with Adam. Britt wants to know what’s going on with her & Adam – and Scheana basically says that they’re kind of seeing where it’s going, nothing serious. I’m LOLing at Jax in his confessional, because he is absolutely right – “Scheana only has one speed – psycho stalker girlfriend.”

Ariana & Stassi are chatting, and they both decide it’s for the best if James doesn’t attend their joint birthday party. Ariana is torn, because she’s friends with James, but she also knows it’s Stassi’s party too, and her BFFs (Katie & Kristen) would not feel comfortable with him there. We see LVP pull James aside, and she tells him that he needs a major shift in his attitude. James assures Lisa he will change. When he leaves Lisa, Ariana calls him over to talk with her and Stassi. She starts off by saying that some people wouldn’t feel comfortable with him at the party, and before she can say anything else James cuts her off and asks, “So you’re disinviting me?” Stassi immediately speaks up and takes the blame, but James doesn’t care. He brings up how Katie just got him fired – to which Stassi shoots, “No, you got yourself fired.” James is done with the conversation, and he tells us in his confessional that he thought Ariana was a leader, not a follower, but he was wrong.

Over at the Tina K. Salon, Brittany & Lala are getting “Booty Smoothies”, which is basically a facial for your butt. Lala asks Britt if anyone has said anything to her about “being worried.” Brittany asks, “About Jax?” And Lala says yes. When Britt tells her no, Lala admits that Sandoval & Ariana had expressed some concern that Jax could eventually go back to his old ways. Brittany’s feelings are hurt – she truly sees a change in Jax, and she’s surprised that Tom & Ariana would say that.

Stassi and Beau are really cute. I’m so happy that Stassi is in a healthy relationship where she can be herself. It’s so refreshing to see, especially after watching how Patrick treated her last year. They’re both just hanging out, and Stassi is basically going on a rant about turning 30, and how she feels like she’s actually a woman. (LMAO, as someone who just turned 30 last month, I totally get this.)

At Scheana’s new apartment in Marina Del Ray, Adam is helping her put together a daybed. Basically the entire scene is Scheana trying to coax Adam into sleeping with her, which we learn, he is not. I just wanna shake Scheana and tell her to stop. 🤦🏼‍♀️ She’s such a pretty girl, she doesn’t have to act so ridiculously desperate.

Lisa is at TomTom, and James’s Mother, Jacqueline, comes to meet her. Lisa called her because she basically wants her to step up and help her son go down the right path. This scene was extremely hard to watch, and it’s easy to see why James thinks it’s okay to speak to women the way he does, based on his Mothers responses to Lisa’s concerns. Lisa tells Jacqueline that James has an unbelievable disrespect for women – to which Jacqueline replies, “When women come at my son, where does he go to?” Lisa must be as shocked as I am, because she tries a different approach. “He’s drinking-” Lisa starts, but Jacqueline cuts her off. “Stop right there, that’s not what we’re talking about right now.” Clearly, Jacqueline just doesn’t wanna hear it, or deal with it. This doesn’t deter Lisa though. “He’s a different person.” Jacqueline says she understands, but when women are attacking him, how does he defend himself? “Not like that!” Lisa exclaims. (Preach!). Jacqueline continues to make excuses for his son. “People provoke him, Lisa! He’s 26 years old.” Lisa realizes she isn’t getting through to her, so she just drops the bombshell that she hopes will wake Jacqueline up – James has been fired. Jacqueline is very upset – she wants to know what he did to get let go. Lisa literally tells her that he’s calling other coworkers sluts and whores, and Jacqueline wants to know “what set him off”? Is this for real? Lisa has had enough and she basically tells Jacqueline what’s up. Jacqueline begs Lisa to give James back Tuesday Nights, but Lisa cannot agree to that, though it clearly upsets her. Jacqueline tells Lisa, “You’re his Mother Figure.” “No,” Lisa tells her, “You’re his Mother Figure. I need you to be strong for your son.”

Stassi, Kristen and Katie are shopping for The Winter Party, and they’re just basically talking about Stassi turning 30. Stassi has an epiphany – “I’m not gunna be able to have meltdowns anymore.” (LMAO.)

The Toms are at Lisa’s – Schwartz goes to count shirts, and Lisa has a chat with Sandoval about James. Lisa thinks that between herself, Sandoval & James’s Mother, Jacqueline, the three of them could really help him change. Lisa tells Sandoval, “He may not work for me anymore, but I’m not going to desert him.” I honestly can understand Lisa’s desire to help him – while I don’t think James’s behavior is okay, I do feel sorry for him in a way. I think he had a hard childhood and really had to fend for himself. I’m not saying it excuses his behavior, but I do think he needs help, and I don’t think he has many other people in his life who are there for him.

We’re setting up for the party, and the girls are getting ready. Stassi and Ariana decide to dress exactly the same so they don’t “out-hot each other” which I think is amazing and hilarious. I’m also LOLing at their confessionals – Ariana tells us, “It wasn’t the original goal, to be twins.” While Stassi tells us, “That is what I hoped for.” LMAO.

Jax arrives, and Britt takes a break from getting ready to tell him what Tom and Ariana had said. Jax is upset – he thinks Sandoval is jealous because Ariana never wants to get married.

Lisa goes to James’s apartment, to let him know she spoke with his Mother, and basically that she’s here for him. James opens up to Lisa about his childhood, and he also expresses he’s not drinking. Lisa learns that James is basically paying for his family – his father and his brothers. Lisa finds that very admirable, and it’s understandable why she has a soft spot for him.

The party is in full swing! Scheana definitely seems jelly that Ariana and Stassi are getting along so well. She thinks it’s weird.

Jax pulls Sandoval aside, and confronts him about what he said. Sandoval apologizes and they quickly make up -it’s basically water under the bridge. (I am LOLing at Sandoval in his confessional, though – “Jax is a recovering sociopath.”)

Raquel is here – Kristen decides to bring her a “Welcome Drink.” The Girls end up briefly arguing over James – Raquel accuses Stassi and Kristen of “wanting him to fail” and Stassi says, “He called my best friend fat, of course I want him to fail!”

Fast forward to 1:49 AM – Stassi inside, taking off her makeup, and texting & calling Beau excessively because she wants him to come to bed with her. We see Beau still partying with all the guys, and he definitely doesn’t hear his phone. I’m unsure if something went down that we didn’t see – there’s a missing gap from the party, I’m guessing, hence the fast forward. Stassi thinks Beau is ignoring her and is getting pissed.

She smashes her phone down, and we can hear her crying in bed. Looks like 30 can still bring a birthday meltdown!

Next week it looks like we find out what happened between Stassi and Beau. We also learn that Lisa plans on bringing back James on Tuesday’s – much to everyone’s dismay.

What’d you guys think of this weeks episode!? Leave me a comment!

Until next week….

PUMP RULES: HOPE & PRIDE

We pick back up where we left off – Jax proposed to Brittany, and now they’re going back to there apartment, where Jax has planned a (surprise) engagement party for them.

I love this scene so much!  It’s so sweet.  Britt is thrilled and so shocked.  I love when she sees Lisa, and she’s like “Lisa, you’re in my house!”  Lisa tells us in a confessional that she does believe Jax has changed – he seems honest and sincere.  I totally agree.

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Britt is so cute and so excited.  I love when she screams, “I’m engaged” off her balcony.

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Over at Sur, it’s Thirsty Thursday, and James Kennedy is DJ-ing.  Billie Lee approaches him, and asks him, “Did you hear?  Jax and Brittany are engaged.”  (Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about Billie Lee.  I think she’s kind of  a pot stirrer.)  James can’t just be happy for anyone – he tells us “the devil got what he wanted”, “old man Jax is getting married,” and “I’m really happy for Brittany, I think Jax will make a great first husband for her.”  James – you’re literally on thin ice dude, with everyone.  It’s like, do you want us to hate you?

Back over at Jax and Brittany’s apartment, Jax and Brittany are talking out on the balcony, and Jax expresses that he wished his Mom had responded to the news.  We then learn that Jax and his mom haven’t been speaking – they haven’t spoken in almost six months, since his father passed.  There’s definitely some resentment/hurt there; apparently, his parent’s marriage was a little rocky before his father got sick, and no one was aware of how sick he actually was, because Jax’s mother kept saying he was fine.  Jax said that he had no idea that his dad was in the ICU, because his mother didn’t tell anyone.  Jax understands that his Mom was just trying to protect Jax and his sister, but he wanted the chance to say goodbye to his father.  Jax wants to talk to his Mom, and I hope that she comes around for him.

Kristen and Lala are talking about James – they think his ego is out of control, and that he needs to stop being an ass.  Kristen is still so pissed about how James hurt Brittany, and she’s definitely not letting it go or getting over it any time soon.

The party dies down when Jax and Brittany go upstairs, and honestly, in this scene, I’m like, “what is with Ariana?” I love Ariana – it’s weird to see her being so weird.  We find out why a little bit later.

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Ariana, Tom Sandoval, Scheana and Lala are shopping for outfits, because Pride at Sur is coming up and it’s 80’s themed.  Scheana says that Brittany is glowing, which she truly is.  Lala believes Jax has changed – she understands what he went through, because she lost her father around the same time Jax lost his.  She tells us that there is no coming back from that, and that it changes you.  Sandoval is worried that “this won’t last” – that Jax is only proposing because he lost his dad, and when it “wears off” will he go back to his old ways?  Ariana also admits that she is cautious.  (Now her behavior at the Engagement Party makes sense.)  I understand being cautious…but I honestly feel like I would probably just keep it to myself.

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Stassi and Kristen are over at Kristen’s, and I love Stassi telling us, “We’re maturing.  We don’t need to go to a bar in the middle of the day, now we just drink at home.” LMAO, love them.  Kristen is still pissed at James – she tells Stassi that she doesn’t understand why Lisa tolerates James’s bad behavior at Sur, and what he did to Brittany.  Kristen is coming for James.

We switch back over to Ariana, Tom, Lala and Scheana, who are still shopping.  Lala asks what everyone is doing that night, and Ariana tells them that her and Tom are going to dinner at James and Raquel’s.  (What?)  LMAO @ Lala – “I’d rather stab myself in the eyes.”  Lala fills them in on what James said to Randall at Coachella, and Sandoval is mortified.

At Kristen’s, Kristen is now telling Stassi that she met up with Hope, and Hope told her that she and James have been hooking up for years.  They hooked up while Raquel was sleeping in the next room, supposedly.  Stassi is shocked.  We see a flashback of Kristen and Hope, and Hope confirms everything Kristen is saying.  Kristen wants to go to Pride at Sur with Hope and confront James.  This should be…interesting?

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Jax goes and visits Lisa at Villa Rosa (love it), and he asks her if he can have his job back.  Lisa is hesitant, but like she said, she sees a change in him, a vulnerability that was never there before.  She agrees to give him a chance, and she allows him to bartend at Pride, as basically a trial.  (This scene warms my heart, honestly.)

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We’re at James and Raquel’s, and Ariana and Tom are over for dinner.  What is with James and all of his bragging comments?  Anyone who has to brag like that clearly isn’t actually happy.  It’s ridiculous.  I’m honestly kind of annoyed that Ariana and Tom are totally fine with him – what he did to Brittany was hideous.  Tom is trying to have them make amends, though.  He asks James how him and Jax are doing, and James says that he does feel bad, and that he wouldn’t have said what he said if he knew that Brittany was in the building.  I give Tom credit for saying, “You shouldn’t have said it even if Brittany wasn’t in the building.”  Truth.  James, always one to go just a little bit lower, says, “Then Jax shouldn’t have fucked Faith.”  Honestly, what the fuck is this kids problem?  Tom tells James he’s “literally being the White Kanye”  – saying fucked up shit, then taking it back and apologizing, and then saying it again.  James honestly doesn’t seem to care.

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It’s Pride Day at Sur!  The girls look so cute.  I’m loving Scheana’s outfit, and I think Katie looks adorable.  I’m LOLing at Jax – “Some things never change.  I can still open a beer bottle, and Sandoval is wearing something feminine.  It’s good to be home.”  LMAO.  James is absolutely wasted, or at least, that’s how he appears to me.  He’s DJ-ing and he’s up on the bar and taking his shirt off and just acting like a total fool.

Kristen and Hope come sneaking in through the back, which makes me LOL.  She wants to blindside James. Oh boy.

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Kristen and Hope see Raquel, and they ask her if they can talk to her, then they basically corner her in the bathroom.  Kristen starts.  “Are you aware or do you just not care?” Raquel asks, “Aware of what?”  Kristen – ” His infidelity, like all the time.”  Hope speaks up and admits to everything.
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She tells Raquel that she’s been sleeping with James for years, and that they fucked at Coachella. Raquel doesn’t believe it.  She tells us in her confessional that “Kristen’s a little deranged.”  Okay – even if you thought Kristen was “deranged” – do you have no thoughts on the fact that Hope is standing in front you saying she had sex with your boyfriend?  I’m confused.
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Stassi introduces Beau to Lisa, and she instantly loves him.  I love when she gives Stassi a thumbs up.  Stassi is literally glowing – you can see it, she’s just so happy.  Lisa likes that Beau lets Stassi be herself, where Patrick tried to suppress her.  She also likes that Beau did not comment on her ass. (Those flashbacks were absurd.  I forgot how fucking awful Patrick was.)

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Pride at Sur is in full swing.  Jax is outside, and he’s playing nice with James.  Brittany approaches, and James gives her a “sincere” apology.  He gives them a gift basket of Tequila, and Brittany isn’t sure if she fully forgives him, but she’s 100% going to drink the Tequila, LOL.

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Everyone is having fun, and then you see Raquel searching fucking everywhere for James.

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She finds him, and she pulls him aside and tells him that she was ambushed by Kristen and Hope, and fills her in on what they told her.  James loses his shit, and shouts, “Kristen is a fucking slut!”  (God, he’s so disgusting.)  He’s such a manipulator – he talks to Raquel like she’s stupid (which honestly, she doesn’t seem like the brightest bulb) but it’s so unacceptable, that’s your girlfriend.  It’s not her fault rumors are swirling around about you.  James claims that “everyone is obsessed” with him.  Oh please.  I’m LOLing when he tries to rope Jax into this – “Look at Jax and Brittany, they’re getting engaged!”  Jax tells us that a lot of girls did say they had sex with him – and that all of the allegations were true. wmoji

Raquel starts to cry, and that pushes James further over the edge.  “All of these stalkers, all of these bitches.”  Is he okay?

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I’m LOLing at Schwartz dancing/grinding behind an unknowing Katie.  Raquel comes outside, and approaches Lala and Scheana, and tells them what’s going on.  Lala tells Raquel that it’s all true.  James enters the scene, and I love when Lala tells him to “fall back”.  (She’s such a bad ass, I love it.)  Lala goes on to tell Raquel to wake up, and that she just wants to shake her, and that she can’t be that dumb.  Lala is super annoyed, she tells Raquel that they’re fine, and then she goes back inside.

Sandoval joins, and James tells him that he’s the “only one who really cares”.  Tom points out to James that here have been a lot of allegations, but James denies that they’re true.

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Lala comes back with Katie, and she isn’t having it.  Kristen and Hope join as well, and they tell James to leave.  James is barely coherent at this point, he’s so sloppy and just not making any sense.  Lala tells him, “We need to get you intense help, dude.”  James snaps back that Lala needs help, which sets Katie off.  “She needs help?  Look at your pants, James.”

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James then tells Katie that she shouldn’t be wearing those shorts, that they’re not “flattering.”  I’m screeeaming at the TV at this point -is this kid fucking kidding?  You’re going to try and fat shame Katie!? On what fucking planet do we live in that Katie would even be considered fat, for starters?  Also – even if she was overweight, WHICH SHE IS NOT, so fucking what!?  That’s your comeback?  You’re going to make fun of someone’s weight because you’re that much of a bitch?  God, sorry, I’m going off on a tangent, but this kind of stuff literally sets me off.  You’re the worst type of human, James.  Lala is 100% right – you need intense help.  It’s not okay to treat people that way.

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James walks away, muttering that Katie needs to “lose some weight.”  My heart hurts for Katie in this scene – I’ve been in her position, and it’s a really horrible and humiliating feeling.  I’m super proud of her though; I know that she’s come a long way, and that she’s finally at a place where she feels good in her skin.  (And she should!  You look gorgeous, Katie.)  It’s just so shitty to see.  When you’re already so hard on yourself, and you work hard to get past those negative feelings and embrace yourself and love yourself, to have someone try and point out your flaws to purposely hurt you is disgusting.  I have no tolerance for that.  That’s not someone I could ever be around, because you’re literally the biggest piece of shit on the planet.  And I hope that Schwartz kicks your skinny, pathetic white ass.

Okay, I’m done with my rant.

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I love that in next weeks preview, we see Katie tell Lisa that she can’t work with someone like that.  Preach babe.  No one deserves to be around that negativity.  His behavior is so unacceptable.

Until next week……..

xo