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: 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: 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….