RHOD S4: DONDE ESTA MARGARITA!?

Hi guys! I missed everyone last week.  Sorry I was MIA – I’ve literally been sick for three weeks, and I’m almost finished with my second round of antibiotics.  I was too sick to blog Dallas, but I’m back and I’m so ready to talk about this week’s craziness with you all! I have so many feels about this episode, so let’s just get right into it. 

We start off all around Dallas, as usual, getting little snippets of what the girls are up to.  (I seriously just love Bruin.  What a cutie!)  But we land at Hollman Lockers, Travis’s company, where he was supposed to meet with D’Andra that morning to go over her business with her. Travis FaceTimes with Steph to let her know that it’s now 9:10 AM, and D’Andra never showed up for her 8:00 AM meeting.  “Oh yeah,” Steph starts off nervously, “I got a text from D’Andra at like 1:30 this morning that she had to cancel.”  Travis asks Stephanie to read the text, so she does.  I don’t’ know what she said verbatim, but she literally cancelled her meeting because she had a “hair emergency” and didn’t leave the salon until 1:30 AM.  I am so appalled by this.  That is beyond unprofessional, not to mention extremely rude, since Travis is doing her a favor.  Travis isn’t happy, either.  He cleared his entire morning schedule for her.  “You show up and you get the job done,” Travis says.  I am dying though when Steph is like, “Oh stop it, you’re not Beyonce.”  LMAO.  Before hanging up with Travis, she tells him to be nice to her friend.  In her confessional, she tells us that Travis can be very aggressive with work, which is great for their bank account, but not always so great when it comes to friendships.  She calls him “Tramaya Carey” and I’m dead.  Travis calls D’Andra, who doesn’t answer.  He leaves her a voicemail, and honestly, I thought he did it very eloquently.  He definitely expressed that he was upset, and that he thinks her behavior was unprofessional and disrespectful, but he said it in a very kind way.  (Also, LOLing at the “Happy Birthday, bye!” comment at the end of the phone call.)

 

Now we are with LeeAnne and Steve (her wedding planner) at Nardos, where she is looking for a wedding dress.  LeeAnne literally has 7 weeks until her wedding – I have genuine anxiety she waited this long to find a dress! She’s talking with the owner (dress maker, whatever) and she asks LeeAnne her budget.  LeeAnne doesn’t give her one, so she asks, “$10,000?” Christ, that is such a high, ridiculous, number.  LeeAnne’s face gives away her silent “no”, so she counters, “$7,000?” Again, I think anything over $5,000 is over the top.  (I don’t even want to spend $5,000, but if I absolutely fell in love with a dress, I think that would be my ultimate max.)  LeeAnne isn’t happy with $7,000, either, so Steve steps in.  This scene made me so uncomfortable.  Steve basically says that LeeAnne hates asking for stuff, but she’s done so much for other people that people are trying to help her out with her wedding.  He’s basically asking for a free dress without actually having to use those words.  And surprisingly, the owner agrees.  She says she would be honored to make LeeAnne’s dress for her.  For free.  Hey, whatever works, right?

Over at Steph’s, she’s meeting with her Life Coach, Carmen.  Steph reveals to Carmen that for the past 7-8 months, she hasn’t felt great.  She doesn’t feel centered, she’s very anxious, and she just feels like she’s all around struggling.  She talks about how she shared her past with us viewers last season – her struggle with anxiety and depression, and how she did try to take her own life.  When it originally came out, she said she felt really great, like a weight had been lifted off of her shoulders.  However, she got a lot of messages from fans reaching out – but many of them were suicidal, and Stephanie was worried that she couldn’t help everyone.  It stressed her out, and she began to spiral.  She decided to go back on anti-depressants, and she viewed this as a setback.  I totally understand Stephanie and where she is coming from.  As someone who takes anti-depressants, I get the feeling of shame that comes with it.  Even though I know I shouldn’t feel any shame for needing the help, and I would never shame anyone else for taking medication, I can’t help but feel a certain way about actually taking them myself.  Stephanie also speaks about her issues with her self-esteem – starting as early as kindergarten for her.  Carmen asks Stephanie what she would say to that little girl today, and Stephsays, “You’re perfect just the way you are.  You are enough.” The whole scene makes me emotional.  I’ve never felt like I related to a housewife (or anyone on TV, actually) like I do with Stephanie.  Steph’s excited to go to Mexico with the girls, so she can have some fun and get out of her own head.

At D’Andra and Jeremy’s, D’Andra is awake, and Jeremy is doing laundry.  Jeremy asks D’Andra if she has called Travis back yet – she hasn’t.  (D, what are you doing girl!?)  D’Andra is embarrassed and feels like Travis isn’t going to understand her reasoning for missing the meeting.  “To be honest, I don’t understand it either,” Jeremy says.  I don’t understand it either, and I’m a woman who has had hair mishaps.  Jeremy gives D’Andra solid advice – call Travis, and just own it.  “You fucked up,” he tells her.  D’Andra finally musters up the courage to call Travis back.  (I was so anxious when this was going on!)  She is extremely apologetic, she owns it all, and Travis is super understanding and sweet.  They agree to meet again because Travis is willing to give her another chance.  

All of the girls are getting ready to go to Mexico. They meet up at the airport, and LOL @ Kameron with her zillion bags.  (I honestly cannot talk, I do the same thing for a weekend trip.  It’s an anxiety thing for me though.)  They land in Puerta Vallerta and then they have a two hour drive to Kary’s house in Careyes.  They start drinking on the bus, and then they discuss their rooming situation.  Kary puts all of the girl’s names in a hat, and whoever you pick is whoever you’re rooming with.  LeeAnne is already not feeling this.  “You have 7 bedrooms,” she says.  “That’s ridiculous.”  Also, no one wants to room with D’Andra, because she’s a mess.  LMAO.  Kary ends up getting LeeAnne as a roommate, and Steph gets Kameron, which leaves Brandi and D’Andra.  “I think I did not win the lottery on this one,” Brandi tells us.  LMAO.  The girls stop to use a restroom, and they’re all freaked out because that bathroom was disgusting AF.  After what seems like forever, they finally arrive at Kary’s.  OMG – what a beautiful house! So, so, gorgeous.  They get out of the van and a full staff is ready to greet them with Margaritas.  Perfect.

Kary is giving the girls a tour of the house, and I will say that I think LeeAnne is being super rude about having to room with Kary.  However, when we see Kary’s bedroom and realize that they have to share a bed, I am with LeeAnne on this 100%.  I am grown, adult woman.  I am not sharing a bed with anyone, especially someone I’m not even close with.  That’s just weird.  Also, I’m not really here for the way everyone was forced to pick names from a hat and share rooms.  Can’t you just sleep with whoever you would like to?  I mean, I get it – it’s Kary’shouse, and you need to be respectful to the host.  And I think sharing rooms is fine, too.  But sharing a bed? That’s where I draw the line.  As Kary shows the girls the rest of the house, LeeAnne is still being really negative.  At first, I was kind of like, WTF? It took me the whole episode to realize that LeeAnnewas upset about the room situation from the very beginning.  

They walk down the stairs onto a porch/balcony area, and LeeAnne is making remarks about everything.  “There are so many stairs. It’s like stair master on crack.”  On the way down, LeeAnne sees a free room with a king sized bed, and she makes the executive decision that that is where is she staying.  LMAO. Kary is annoyed.  The girls are all sitting on hammocks, and in the distance is a bridge that Kary wants to take them to.  To be fair, I wouldn’t go across that bridge.  It literally looks like it will fall apart at any given moment.  LeeAnne doesn’t want to go across it, and Kary gets annoyed by that, too.  And now I’m starting to get annoyed with Kary, because just because it’s your house and you’re the host, that doesn’t mean you can force everyone to do exactly what you want. If someone feels uncomfortable walking across this rickety bridge, they don’t have to.  She’s being so dramatic about it.  On the flip side, LeeAnne is being a brat at this point, and Kary asks her, “Are you always this negative about everything in your life?”  LeeAnne snaps back that she’s not being negative, and Karycounters, “You’ve been complaining since we got here.”  We then get a montage of LeeAnne complaining since the van ride. 

The girls all go off to their own rooms, and we go with Brandi and D’Andra to theirs.  D’Andra is disappointed that LeeAnne couldn’t just go where she was originally assigned.  In a sense, I agree with D’Andra – but D’Andra, you also didn’t get paired to share a bed with someone.  So it’s not really the same. 

Kam goes to check on LeeAnne.  She tells her that she doesn’t like that she feels like LeeAnne is being “stereotyped.”  I’m not sure if I agree with that.  LeeAnne asks Kam if she thinks she was being negative, and Kameron says no.  Kameron thinks LeeAnne is “misunderstood” in this group, and LeeAnne is offended because she feels attacked by Kary.

Meanwhile, Kary and Stephanie are chatting.  Kary feels like LeeAnne is being rude.  She wanted to get to know LeeAnne better, but she doesn’t think LeeAnne feels the same way.  It’s weird – I agreed with Kary at first, but the more I watched, the more I don’t believe that Kary was being genuine.  Something is off.

Later, the girls are all having dinner together.  They’re all casually chatting – we learn that D’Andra had once dated Eduardo’s brother or cousin? I can’t remember who he was, but he was friends with Eduardo in some aspect. His name was Guillermo.  Kary talks about her jewelry line, and Kam talks about Sparkle Dog.  They all talk about prenups– all of the girls have them, except for LeeAnne and Rich, and Brandi and Brian.  Midway through dinner, Brandi gets up, and she doesn’t come back.  Steph goes to check on her, and she’s passing out in her bed, LOL.  Everything is normal up until now, but if you thought we were going to have a nice, calm dinner, you’re sadly mistaken.

Honestly, I feel like Kary starts it.  She asks LeeAnne, “You never wanted babies?” UGH, for real? This question is beyond inappropriate.  What if LeeAnne did want babies, but had fertility issues? That’s so insensitive.  Or maybe, she just didn’t want to have children – and that’s okay.  Not everyone has to be a mother, and we shouldn’t shame women for not wanting kids.  The question is just wrong all around and I’m so annoyed she asked it.  Also – D’Andra doesn’t have children, how come you’re not calling her out? While I’m Team LeeAnne right now because I’m not here for Kary calling her out – I am NOT Team LeeAnne when I hear her response.  LeeAnne talks about how she was molested as a child, and because of her bad childhood she would never bring kids into this world.  It’s uncomfortable, but I do think she’s being honest.  However, she takes it way too fucking far when starts to talk about suicide.  She talks about how she’s tried to kill herself three times, and, “if given the opportunity, I would probably try again tonight.”  LeeAnne, that is so not okay.  If she was being genuine with this topic, I would feel so much differently.  But I agree with Stephanie – LeeAnnewas purposely trying to shut this conversation down.  And she succeeded by making everyone beyond uncomfortable.  LeeAnne talking about suicide so nonchalantly and cavalierly is disgusting to me.  LeeAnne has been suicidal – she knows better.  Suicide is not a joke, and it’s not something to be taken lightly.  I’m appalled that she would go here.  Steph is upset by the convo, and she decides to go to bed.  The other ladies follow suit.

Next week looks even more intense – I am not here for Kameron throwing her napkin at Brandi! – but I’m excited to see what’s to come.

What’d you guys think of this episode!? Sorry for the super long post – I told you, I had lots of thoughts on this one! LOL.

Until next week….

RHOD S4: OF FRIENDS & FRENEMIES

Dallas is back y’all! I’ve been waiting for this moment since the reunion ended! 🤗 Dallas is easily my fav housewife franchise & I absolutely love these ladies. I couldn’t be more excited for this!

We start off all around Dallas. We briefly catch our new cast member, Kary. (It makes me LOL that we traded a Cary for a Kary.)

Kary seems super cute and fun though, and I’m totally here for it.

Side note: Dying when we see Kam take her dog to get a “pawdicure.” 😂 So Kameron.

LeeAnne meets up with her wedding planner and event planner to go over more details for her wedding. It’s only 7 weeks away! LeeAnne tells us that she and Rich are still together, are very happy, very much in love, and are most definitely still getting married. Prashe, LeeAnne’s event planner, asks LeeAnne if D’Andra is invited to her wedding. Sadly, we learn that L & D are still not speaking. LeeAnne hasn’t spoken to D’Andra since D apologized at the reunion, which was three months earlier. She feels like D should be the one to reach out. “You imploded this friendship, not me,” LeeAnne tells us in her confessional. While I don’t agree with that statement at all, I have to say that I’m obsessed with L’s confessional look. So gorgeous. Anyway.

Over at D’Andra’s, D’Andra and Jeremy are talking about her company, and how it’s not doing so well. After speaking with Esther, the accountant, D’Andra learned that the company was in such poor shape that she only has three months to turn it around, or she’s going to have to close the doors. D’Andra had no idea that the business was in financial dismay when her mom signed it over to her last season. She’s wondering if Momma Dee set her up to fail. I can’t deny that this looks sketchy AF, but I also cannot believe Momma Dee would do that to D’Andra. D’Andra took a salary cut, and although she has a trust, she can’t touch it. (This honestly gives me anxiety. Sorry Gretch, I can’t imagine you having control over my finances.) D’Andra wants Jeremy’s help, and of course he’s willing to help her.

We’re at Steph’s, and her and Travis are being super cute and silly together. Steph tells us that she and Travis are in a really good place. They sit down and start talking, and Steph fills him in on what she’s been up to. She had lunch with D’Andra, and she tells Travis that D’s 50th Birthday is next week. Steph asked D’Andra if she felt like she was going through a midlife crisis, because she feels like Travis is. (Travis will be turning 50 in a few months.) Steph also thinks Travis should talk to D’Andra and give her advice about her company. Steph sees a similarity in the situation because Travis took over his father’s company and increased the profits greatly. Travis is willing to help D’Andra out. Steph also tells him that they talked about LeeAnne. Stephanie wants to have a “Friend-ervention.” She thinks LeeAnne and D’Andra can rekindle their friendship. Travis agrees – they just need a Xanax, some wine, and need to talk it out. LOL.

We’re catching up with Brandi, and I’m dying. Her children literally kill me – Brooklyn is a riot. 😂 We learn that Bruin’s adoption is legally final. I am so happy for their family! And could Bruin get any cuter? Brandi tells us that Brooklyn is ten, and she (meaning Brandi) currently can’t do anything right in her daughters eyes. Brooklyn makes a face, and Brandi asks her, “What’re you doing, making yourself look like a clown?” Brooklyn responds, “I’m making myself look like you.” I’m dead. 💀

D’Andra and Momma Dee are at D’Andra’s Dads grave. It’s been six years since he passed. D’Andra said her dad was more of the nurturing parent. D’Andra brings up what’s going on with the business, and she’s thinking about what her dad would do if he was in her position. Momma Dee tells her that he would tell her to “Follow your heart.” This scene was a little bit confusing to me though. Basically, Momma Dee is fine with giving D’Andra money for the company – or she’s fine with not taking the $60,000 that was in the stipulation when she gave D the company. (I am laughing when Momma Dee says, “Do you think the S on my head stands for stupid? No, it stands for Simmons.”) D’Andra feels like her mother is playing a game – she thinks it’s odd that Momma Dee was opposed to helping her before but is totally fine with it now. But D’Andra is going along with it, because she doesn’t want to do anything to piss off her mom and potentially have her trust money in jeopardy. One of the producers asks if D’Andra would ever give up access to her trust if it meant Momma Dee would no longer have financial control over her. D’Andra says no – she’s done this for 50 years, she’s not giving it up now. Valid point.

Kameron is packing – she’s going on a cruise with her family for spring break. Steph calls her, and asks her what she’s doing on Saturday – she’s having a get together and wanted to invite her. Steph fills her in on her plan to get LeeAnne and D’Andra to become friends again. Kam tells Steph about her spring break plans. When she hangs up, she tells us she has “No fomo about missing this.” (Lmao, love that she gets fomo wrong. 🤦🏼‍♀️) Kam also immediately calls LeeAnne. She doesn’t answer, so Kam leaves her a message to “warn her” that D’Andra will be at Stephanie’s. Stir that pot, Kameron.

We get to meet Kary! She’s over at D’Andra’s. We learn that Kary met Steph and Brandi the night before – all four girls went out and had a good time. Kary asks D’Andra what she’s doing tonight – and D tells her how she’s going to Stephanie’s, and that LeeAnne will be there. D’Andra is still hurt from the comments that LeeAnne made the year before about D’Andra’s financial situation. Kary tells us that she formed her own opinion of LeeAnne because of Cary Deuber – she’s good friends with her and doesn’t like what she said about Mark in the past. (I get this, but Cary moved on from those comments, so I don’t think Kary should hold that against LeeAnne.)

Later on, we’re over at Kary’s, who is also packing for spring break. She’s going away with her 18 year old daughter, Olivia. (How is Kary old enough to have an 18 year old!?) Kary is married – her second marriage. She has two kids with her husband, and three with her ex.

It’s Friendervention time, and I have anxiety. Brandi is first to arrive, and she tells us that she and LeeAnne are actually in a good place. They put all the bullshit aside and decided to move on. D’Andra is coming in optimistic, where LeeAnne seems to have a more pessimistic point of view when it comes to her friendship with D. LeeAnne tells her that she still has a lot of hurt. “I said I was sorry,” D’Andra says. She goes on to say that she thought they were okay at the reunion, but after the reunion D’Andra got a text from Rich about how Jeremy was cheating on her with “Pretty Girl Jessica.” (Whoever the fuck that is. And this is such BS.) LeeAnne isn’t phased by this. She gets why Rich did what he did. “You accused him of cheating.” “I asked him a question,” D’Andra retorts. D’Andra also thinks it’s ridiculous that LeeAnne is being so hard on her, when she made the same accusations about Mark Deuber two years ago. LeeAnne says she still feels bad about that.

Then she randomly comes for D’Andra and says that she can tell by her posture and her stance that D’Andra is “so much better” than her. D’Andra looks blindsided. (I honestly was too.) “You always have to go below the belt,” D says. “I’m sitting here listening to you.” Brandi interjects, which I think helps. I also think LeeAnne’s defense mechanism is to be guarded because she is hurt. They both kind of come around though. D’Andra asks her what she needs to do for LeeAnne to feel comfortable around her, and LeeAnne replies, “Time.” Totally honest answer. They both seem like they’re ready to move forward – maybe D’Andra a little bit more, but I have hope for a future friendship. They toast to the future, and that ends the premiere of season 4.

What’d you guys think!? I’m loving Dallas, and I’m excited to see what’s to come. Next week is D’Andra’s birthday – and she’s having a roast! (Worst idea ever. 🤦🏼‍♀️)

Until next week!

RHOP: SHOWDOWN AT THE HOEDOWN

All housewife franchises – take note! These are the kind of episodes Bravo fans live for.  So insane, let’s just jump right in.

We start out with Gizelle and Robyn – they’re shopping for stuff for Gizelle’s kitchen. We learn that Gizelle’s offer was accepted on the home she wanted to renovate, and she wants to take her time decorating and getting it all together because she sees this house as her “forever home.”

Robyn and Gizelle sit down, and Robyn tells Gizelle that she met up with Katie and Katie is planning to invite all of the girls over to her house (her farm) for a Hoedown. They bring up Ashley, because she’ll obviously be there.  Robyn tells Gizelle that she doesn’t really get why she had to apologize to Ashley.  “You brought it up,” Robyn tells her.  Gizelle is annoyed, and asks, “Are you trying to put this on me?” Robyn replies, “I’m not trying to put this on you, but I don’t get why I’m the only one she’s upset with.”  (I totally agree with Robyn, for the record.)  Gizelle disagrees. “That’s what we’re not doing,” she says. “We’re not bringing Gizelle into PenisGate.”  Gizelle goes on to say, “I wasn’t there, I didn’t hear it.  I have enough to deal with.”  Robyn calmly responds, “We all have enough to deal with.  No one’s mad at you.  She (meaning Ashley) thinks I should’ve pulled her to the side, but I’m not the one who instigated it.”  I mean, Robyn is not wrong.  Gizelle is the one who brought this up.  “You brought it up,” Robyn tells her. 

Gizelle finally sees what Robyn is saying.  “Okay, fine.  I brought it up.” Robyn asks her, “Do you think we should’ve pulled her to the side?”  Gizelle admits, “Okay fine, I own it. This is partly my fault.  But only like 4%.”  LMFAO.  Gizelle admits she was also in the wrong, and along with Robyn, she plans to apologize to Ashley.

Candiace visits Chris at his restaurant. She tells him she came to see him for “another date night”, and I’m dying when Chris is like, “That’s okay.  I don’t need to spend 24 hours with you.”  LMAO.  Candiace beings to fill in Chris on how therapy went with her Mom.  Chris laughs – and then he apologizes for laughing – but he can’t help it because he feels like the way Dorothy treated Candiace in therapy is how Candiace treats him when they argue.  This annoys Candiace.  “I do not diminish the way that you feel,” she snaps.  “You don’t,” Chris agrees, “But the argument is similar.”  Candiace is pissed – she gets up and storms out of the restaurant.  She gets in her car, and Chris follows her, standing in between the car door.

“You need to be able to see the other side,” Chris tells her. Candiace isn’t listening to him.  “The dynamic is not the same,” she repeats.  Honestly, how does Candiace not see that what she’s doing to Chris right now is exactly what her mother does to her?  Chris is not wrong.  Candiace is being a total brat.  The behavior she’s exhibiting right now is identical to Dorothy’s behavior.  Chris continues to try to reason with her.  “When you get emotional like this you shut down and you don’t want to deal with anything.”  “That’s my fucking right!” Candiace yells at him.  At this point, Candiace clearly can’t be reasoned with, but Chris isn’t done trying.  He brings up the situation with Ashley and Candiace loses it.  “I want you to shut the fuck up and leave.  Move.”  Chris won’t budge.  “I’m trying to help you!” He says exasperatedly.  Candiace is acting like a spoiled brat.  She won’t listen, and she drives off, leaving her argument with Chris unresolved.

Meanwhile, Karen and Ray are going for a motorcycle ride. LMAO, I love Karen.  She hasn’t driven a motorcycle in years. She feels renewed since going to the salt cave, so this is something she really wanted to do.  With an instructor’s help, Karen literally rides around the parking lot on a motorcycle.  She tells us she feels liberated.

Monique is shopping for baby clothes, and Ashley meets up with her. (Side note: Monique is literally the cutest pregger EVER.) Ashley fills her in on her performance at Virginia Gay Pride, and Monique apologizes for not being there.  “You had your people there with you, though,” she remarks.  And then she asks, “Is Robyn still your people?”  Ashley tells Monique she’s not happy with Robyn.  She brings up the brief conversation that she had with her, and how Robyn tried to blame Gizelle because she instigated it.  “We all know Gizelle is an instigator,” Ashely says.  Monique thought that the whole thing was “too much.”  Ashley thinks that Robyn should’ve not said anything at dinner, even when being put on the spot by Gizelle.  In her confessional, Monique tells us, “How you gonna get mad at Robyn?  You know Robyn ain’t the brain, she’s Pinky!” They also briefly discuss Candiace’s behavior at dinner, and Monique admits she didn’t appreciate the way she acted.  She tells us that she can’t figure out why Candiace is gunning for Ashley.

Two Days Later:

Oh, the dramatics! They even give us the exact date: 9/27/18.  News breaks about Michael – he’s being charged for “groping/grabbing” a cameraman’s butt, and could face up to 3-11 years in jail if he’s found guilty.  The word is quickly spreading all around Potomac.  Gizelle texts Robyn – it’s a link about Michael being charged with sexual assault.  Candiace FaceTimes Monique – “Have you heard the news?” Monique tells her it’s everywhere, she even heard it on the radio.  We see a clip of Wendy Williams covering the story, and she basically accuses Ashley of knowing Michael did it. I’m not surprised by these allegations – but I am surprised when Monique tells Candiace that this incident supposedly happened the day of the Rainbow Party.  Ummmm, what!?

Meanwhile, Ashley is out with Katie, and they’re shopping for the hoedown. Ashley is completely in the dark that this news broke.  Gizelle calls her to check in.  She quickly realizes Ashley doesn’t know what’s going on, so she tells her.  Ashley acts extremely nonchalant about the entire situation, and she says that she knows all about it – it’s not true, but she can’t really talk about it.  I think we can all agree with Gizelle when she’s like, “What’s really going on here?”

We’re at Monique’s, and Candiace comes over. Monique is putting together her bassinet, because the doctors told her that the baby could come sooner than expected.  The girls start chatting, and the crazy dinner party gets brought up.  “You went from zero to outer space,” Monique tells Candiace.  Candiace says she was angry.  She feels like Ashley took what she shared with the group (about her mom) and used it against her.  “You allowed her to get under your skin,” Monique says.  “Even Chris couldn’t calm you down.”  Monique is trying to be real with Candiace.  She tells her she felt like she wasn’t acting like grown woman, she was throwing a temper tantrum.  Candiace isn’t happy about this.  She feels like she’s being judged by a friend who’s exhibited “hood” behavior.  (Really Candiace?)  Candiace tells Monique, “I don’t want this stuff with my mom to spill over into my relationship.”  Monique replies, “It’s definitely spilling over into your friendships.”  She goes on to tell her, “You could’ve had a little bit more self control.”  Monique is honestly just trying to be a good friend to Candiace – sometimes friends tell you shit you don’t want to hear, but it’s the truth.  Instead of listening to Monique, Candiace is just getting annoyed.  She’s not seeing that she’s coming from a good place.

It’s the day of the hoedown. Robyn is first to arrive.  Ashley and Gizelle are riding together.  Gizelle apologizes to Ashley for her part in bringing up “Penis Gate”, and Ashley forgives her.  Karen and Monique are riding together, and they’re discussing the recent allegations against Michael.  “Consent is everything,” Karen says.  (I’m dying.)  Gizelle briefly brings up the situation to Ashley, and Ashley says that she cannot talk about it.  Gizelle drops it.

All of the ladies are arriving. When Gizelle and Ashley arrive, Ashley jumps out of the car, super excited to see everyone.  She’s bubbly and hyper, and Robyn finds it strange.  “She’s going to pretend like nothing happened,” she tells us in her confessional.  Robyn pulls Ashley aside to apologize, and Ashley quickly forgives her.  For now, everyone is totally fine.

The girls play games – corn hole, tug of war, beer pong, and they’re all having fun. Before they sit down to eat, Katie gives a super weird toast.  The girls all sit down at the table, and Candiace apologizes to everyone for her outburst at dinner.  “I appreciate the apology,” Gizelle says, “but it needs to go to that side of the table.”  Gizelle references where Ashley is sitting.  “That’s a conversation that needs to happen separately,” Candiace says. Then she adds, “But I was also told by you that Ashley never wants to speak to me again.”  Gizelle agrees – Ashley did say that. Candiace goes on to say that if Ashley is open to speaking with her, they can have a conversation.  “Thank you, I appreciate that,” Ashley says.  She doesn’t add whether or not she wants to have a conversation with Candiace. 

Ashley then goes on to bring up Michael – she addresses it as the “elephant in the room”, but tells the girls she can’t discuss it. “You can’t say anything?” Robyn asks.  Ashley says no.  In her confessional, Robyn says that Ashley has been very messy in the past when it came to everyone else’s business. (Thank you to the shady producers for those throwbacks of how messy Ashley was.  I told you – KARMA.)

Karen tells Ashley, “ I hope that it turns out positive for you.” LMFAO at Gizelle – she has to stir the pot.  “Karen, you were high-fivin’ Robyn at Candiace’s house.”  This irritates Ashley, who looks at Karen and says, “Karen, just remember, you have a few skeletons in your closet.”  Karen owns that she did high five Robyn, but says that Gizelle needs to be held accountable for bringing Ashley back in the house after Candiace had already kicked her out.  “What kind of friend are you?” Karen asks.  Monique tells us that she thinks they’re all wrong, and Katie wants them to just “squash it.”  Robyn calls out Candiace for coming for Ashley.  Candiace tells Ashley, “I want to be friends. I have no vendetta against you, Ashley.” Gizelle is like, “Well, you said her marriage sounds fishy.”  “That’s my opinion!” Candiace exclaims.

(Candiace, why aren’t you getting this? Yes, you have an opinion, and you’re entitled to it.  But don’t say you don’t have a vendetta against Ashley and you want to be her friend when you’re saying all of this negative shit.  It doesn’t make sense.) Gizelle says that it’s judgment, not an opinion, and Monique and Robyn agree.  “I don’t care what Monique says, I don’t care what Robyn says!” Candiace tells us.  Monique is calling her out, and Candiace is pissed.  “You’re all hypocrites!”

The girls are all arguing at this point, and Katie interjects with another toast – “To fake bitches and ass grabbing!” LMFAO, that literally shuts up the entire table. Everyone disperses.  Karen approaches Ashley and asks, “Are you okay, Miss Ash?”  “I’m always gonna be alright, Karen, but thanks for asking,” Ashley snaps.  “Is there an attitude there?” Karen asks her. “Yeah, because I also overheard you saying stuff, too,” Ashley tells her.  She goes on to say that Karen is nice to Ashley’s face, but talks shit behind her back.  “You should be used to that,” Karen says. “That’s what you do to everybody.”  Ashley says that she doesn’t do that to Karen – if she has an issue with her, she tells her to her face.  “Karma is a bitch, honey!” LMFAO Karen is not playing.  Ashley makes a comment about Ray’s old lawsuit, and Karen is not having it.  I’m dying when she makes some comment about Michael being careful with the soap, referencing him going to jail.  LMFAO.  I can’t you guys.  You can’t even make this shit up.

Candiace pulls Karen aside, and someone apologizes to Katie. Monique joins Candiace and Karen.  Candiace told Karen she feels like people who are supposed to be her friend aren’t on her side.  Monique is like, “You’re not hearing what we’re saying.”  Candiace says she hears exactly what they’re saying.  “For you to call me a hypocrite Candiace, I’m so irritated right now with you.  I’m not a hypocrite, I’ve been saying the same things to you!  You don’t like the fact that I’m being real with you.”  Fucking preach Monique!!!!  Candiace still does not get it.  “You’re sticking up for someone who had nothing but negative things to say about me.”  Monique is like, “You’re literally doing the same things she did last year!”  “Why don’t you go over there since ya’ll are good friends now?” Candiace says, being extremely petty.  “Don’t talk to me like I’m a child,” Monique says, walking away.  Candiace is still talking shit as Monique goes, and Monique stops and turns around and is like, “I will still drag you, pregnant and all!”  This sets Candiace off.  “Drag me, Monique! Drag me!” Monique makes some comment about throwing a bottle at Candiace’s head.  I’m dying.

Candiace feels judged, and Karen thinks that Candiace needs a friend at the moment. Karen thinks everyone’s been dramatic, and it’s not fair to call out Candiace when they’ve all had their moments.  Monique apologizes to Candiace for threatening to throw a bottle at her – she says she let her emotions get the best of her.  She’s just trying to be real with Candiace, and she doesn’t get why Candiace doesn’t’ see that.  Both girls are emotional, and Candiace tells Monique to get away from her.

Jesus! So much drama. Between everyone.  I truly do agree with Monique, 100%.  I think Candiace is struggling with the issues she’s having with her Mom, and that it is spilling over into all of her other relationships.

Are you Team Monique or Team Candiace? Do you think Michael is guilty?  Thoughts!?

Until next week…..

RHOBH: HURRICANE CAMILLE

We start out at Kyle’s, and Kim comes over. Kim seems to be doing wonderful and I’m beyond happy for her.  She’s loving life as a Grandma.  Kim and Kyle talk about how Alexia recently got a job at The Agency, and she loves it. Kyle invites Kim to The Agency’s Party – but she does warn her, Lisa Rinna will be there.  Kim says she probably can’t go.  This part is weird to me – they act like the apology between Kim and Rinna never occurred?  Kim tells us that her and Rinna “will never be friends”, but it would be nice if they could be civil. Whatever.

Over at Dorit and PK’s, Dorit fills in PK on what Camille said during that horrible dinner. (Also, LMAO at Dorit just causally riding around on that trike.)  Dorit says that Camille is two-faced.  PK confirms what Dorit said at dinner – he filed for bankruptcy ten years ago, so what does that have to do with anything now?  Dorit also brings up the Beverly Beach lawsuit. She says that because it’s ongoing, she can’t talk about it, and Camille knows this.  Interesting.  Dorit brings up The Agency party – unfortunately, PK can’t attend –his daughter, Atlanta, is in town, and he’s spending the night with her.  Dorit doesn’t want to see Camille and wishes he could go with her, but she understands why he can’t.

It’s the night of the party, and we catch glimpses of all of the girls getting ready and heading out. Dorit rides with Denise and Aaron, and you guys – I just love Aaron.  Favorite house-husband of all time.

Erika and Rinna show up together, and they’re both wearing wigs. I love these  two.

Camille arrives with her posse – Kimber, and Rose. (Is Kimber the new DeeDee? I think so.)  Camille comes in guns blazing.  After she really thought about what went down at dinner the other night, she decided that it was bullshit.  She’s totally disappointed in the girl’s behavior and their actions.  (LMAO, what about your behavior and your actions, Camille?)  She walks into the room and says to Kimber and Rose, “I feel like I’m back in high school with these bitches.”  She’s tired of being on the chopping block, and thinks that the ladies are “heartless.” Oh, please! Give me a break, Camille.

Camille and Kyle greet each other, and Camille instantly goes in on her. Teddi tries to step in, and of course Camille is not having that.  She literally puts her hand in Teddi’s face and says, “Shut it down, Teddi!” LMFAO.  Camille is on another level.  Teddi walks away, and she stops and fills in Erika and Rinna on what was going on.  Meanwhile, Denise, Aaron and Dorit arrive.

Rinna is confused by Camille’s sudden change of mood. After Dorit’s dinner, Camille showed remorse for her behavior.  (We even see a flashback of that, which is surprising.)  Rinna decides to confront Camille.  “Camille, can we have a chat with you?” Camille is so aggressive, I am dying.  “No.” Rinna still tries to proceed with having a conversation with her.  Camille tells her that the way the girls treated her, just because she was nice to LVP, is bullshit.  “Let’s figure out who the mean girl really is,” Camille says, getting in Rinna’s face.

Camille books it to the bathroom, and Denise follows her. Denise is like, “Let’s talk it out.”  Camille is not having any of this.  “I like you Denise,” she says, but basically tells her to stay out of it.  Denise isn’t staying out of it, though.  “You fucked up,” she tells her. “You owe Dorit an apology.” Denise thinks what Camille did to Dorit is unacceptable.  Surprisingly, Camille takes responsibility for this, and does say she wants to apologize to Dorit.

Mauricio and Kyle are giving their speech, and everyone is listening – except for Camille and Denise, who are literally still arguing. LMAO. Dorit turns around and is like, “Can you please stop?  He’s giving a speech.” 

The girls shut up, and once the speech is over, Camille pulls Dorit aside.  “Can I talk to you? I want to apologize.”  She tells her that she’s so sorry.  Dorit clearly doesn’t trust Camille, but she just lets her apologize.

I honestly don’t even know how Teddi ends up confronting Camille again, but she does. She’s pissed that she was so rude to her and doesn’t appreciate the way she talked down to her.  Camille literally doesn’t give a single fuck.  “Teddi, you have been so annoying to me,” she says.  Then she randomly brings up her daughter, Mason, and how Mason told her that Teddi snubbed her at the airport. Teddi adamantly denies that, which makes Camille even angrier, because her daughter didn’t make it up. 

Denise sticks up for Teddi, and Camille tells Denise to “back off.”  Denise is pissed and tells her, “You fucking back off!”  Denise tells us, “I can handle drama, enough is enough!”

Camille leaves, and the party is somewhat normal after that. Kyle brought wine from France so Denise could have some, and they all cheers.

Six months later….

Kyle has the girls over for lunch – minus LVP and Camille.

We learn that Camille has switched over to LVP’s side – we catch a flashback of her telling LVP that she felt like she was the target after she (LVP) left the group.

Meanwhile, the girls are all chatting. They talk about how LVP just opened up a new restaurant at Cesar’s Palace in Vegas, and Camille was in attendance.  Rinna tells us she actually ran into LVP in a parking garage.  She said she was trying to get money in her purse and her nails were wet, so Rinna asked her if she needed money. (LMAO, only Rinna.)  LVP declined, saying, “No! And even if I did need any, I wouldn’t take it from you.”  Kyle also fills us in on how she bumped into LVP at Neiman Marcus.  They had a much more civilized convo.  Kyle apologized for everything, and told her she wished it didn’t end up the way it was.  Lisa told Kyle she couldn’t get over the fact that she called her a liar, and Kyle says she didn’t call her a liar, that was what LVP took away from their conversation.  (Kyle, you called her liar.)  Kyle’s sad, because she knows that nothing will change, but she also feels a sense of relief, having seen her and having that closure. Kyle feels as though she was more invested in their friendship then LVP was.

Honestly, this group of girls do seem very close. Erika tells us she feels very close with this group.  We talk a little bit about what they’re doing at the end.  Denise moved to Brentwood, so I’m happy she found a home.  Rinna’s daughter, Amelia, is starting college in the fall.  Teddi is staying busy with her business.  Dorit is looking for a new home,  and we also learn Beverly Beach is doing well.  And Kyle says that she just doesn’t want any enemies.

Lastly we get LVP – she tells us she’s in a different place. “Out with the old and in with new.”

We leave off with the girls cheers-ing – “The future is ours!”

It’s weird, because I feel like a lot went down this season – but I also feel like nothing went down this season, too. My opinions on cast members have changed drastically from the beginning.  I really wasn’t a fan of Dorit when we started the season, but she’s one of my favs now.  I also really loved Camille in the beginning, until Season 1 Camille reared her ugly head.  I’m so over her and her victim mentality.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens next season….LVP has already said she won’t be returning, and I’d be shocked if Camille came back since she burned her bridges with everyone. Who will they cast?

In the meantime, we still have the reunion to look forward to.

Until next season…..