I cannot believe we are officially at the end! Before I get into the Reunion, I just want to quickly put out there my Top 5 Favorite Moments from this season.
- ) Brandi adopting Bruin. Watching Brandi with Bruin was so heartwarming and amazing. Brandi is a wonderful Mom, and I’m beyond happy for her and her family.
- ) Watching Stephanie really come into her own. Steph was so honest and true to herself this season. She stood her ground on her beliefs. I’m so proud of her.
- ) Just getting to know D’Andra more, and seeing her relationship with Mama Dee evolve. Mama Dee has become a lot more maternal to D’Andra, and it’s been very rewarding to watch. I loved seeing her tell D’Andra how proud of her she was. It was a moment that D’Andra had been waiting for, and something she deserved to hear.
- ) Brandi and D’Andra’s newfound friendship was everything. I love that they became close, and I love how easygoing and carefree their relationship is. They just have fun together – at the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters?
- ) Of course, Brandi and Steph’s antics will forever be my favorite. They are so silly and fun together. Everyone thinks you need so much drama for a reality show to be good, but you really don’t. I love watching Steph and Brandi just being normal and having a good time.
We pick back up with Kameron, and I’m LOLing at the scenes of her nodding. I feel like I said this all season – Kam is nodding like a puppet at whatever anyone else says. (Brandi’s impression of Kam is the best.) According to Kameron, she is just “spacing out.” Andy always interpreted Kam’s nodding as being judgmental (as did I), but that’s apparently not the case. Andy brings up Sparkle Dog – Kam has found a distributor, as well as a business partner. Andy then asks, “Was there any part of you that was pissed off at your husband who always seemed to be rolling his eyes at you and was very dismissive?” YES ANDY, THANK YOU! Court was such a prick to Kameron about her business. Honestly though, I like that Kameron wants to prove him wrong and have her business succeed.
We move onto The Simmons and The Westcotts. Watching a lot of those clips again was hard to see. I feel like D’Andra went through so much bullshit this season w/all of the Dallas Society nonsense. I also like that D’Andra points out that Kameron married into the Westcott family, she didn’t grow up under a microscope, constantly judged. D’Andra can’t just be herself and let loose without worrying about it. D’Andra believes Kameron is bound by rules that Jimmy, Kam’s MIL, has set. This is brought up because they talk about how Jimmy told Kameron there was “someone” she was friends with that was basically making her look bad, and Kameron unfriended that person. Kam insists that she is not bound by any rules, and that Jimmy was just giving her advice, not an ultimatum. “Doesn’t your Mother give you advice?” Kameron asks D’Andra. D’Andra replies with, “She doesn’t tell me who to be friends with, she gives me business advice.” Kameron always has to take it to an extra level of petty – “You’re sure her puppet.” D’Andra snaps back, “You’re the Westcott puppet.”
Steph basically calls them out and is like, “There are people that are starving in the world and dying, so if this is what we are arguing about then I think we have it pretty good.” Thank you Stephanie! This is literally so unimportant. Preach babe!
Kameron tells us that she hates the word society, and I think I can speak for everyone when we were all like – wait what? I’m sorry, that’s weird Kameron. That’s literally all you’ve talked about ALL SEASON LONG. (Andy & Steph’s faces were the best, LMAO.) According to Kameron, however, Dallas is “judgey”, and there’s no tolerance for bad behavior. Yes to Andy with his comeback – “You’re fairly judgey yourself.”
Stephanie tells us about her experience with Dallas Society. She says that she thought she was friends with certain people, and they literally cut her out and looked down upon her after the first season of RHOD. “I don’t want to be around those people. That’s disgusting.” Preach Steph.
Andy reads a viewer comment: “Kameron, the only reason why you’ve aligned yourself with LeeAnne is because you’re afraid of her and don’t want her turning on you.” D’Andra immediately says, “Agree.” Kam insists that that isn’t true – she has a great friendship with LeeAnne, and she’s not scared of her. She claims she can disagree with LeeAnne and it’s fine. (We’ve yet to see Kameron disagree with anything LeeAnne has said all season.) Brandi pipes in – “You’re her puppet.” Andy turns to D’Andra and asks her if she thinks Kameron is scared of LeeAnne. She thinks Kameron is LeeAnne’s doormat, which gets LeeAnne fired up. “Like you’re your Mama’s?”
I do agree with D’Andra 100% when she says that Kameron seems to make excuses for LeeAnne that she would never make for anyone else. She’s extremely hard on D’Andra – I mean, she really harped over a K Cup all season, yet LeeAnne can give a lap dance that “looks as good as a strippers” and that’s totally fine. Andy asks if LeeAnne has any Westcott Family Secrets that she’s holding over Kameron, which kills me. LMAO. Only Andy. Andy also asks Stephanie what she thinks, and she tells us that she is not scared of LeeAnne, and she doesn’t think Kameron is scared of her either. She thinks Kameron is “loyal to a fault” to her. Kameron says Steph was the same way with Brandi and Cary, which Stephanie agreed with.
Andy wants to know if Jimmy told Kameron not to be friends with D’Andra. Kameron says of course not, “Jimmy loved D’Andra!” Andy brings up the fact that she used the past tense, which D’Andra also noted. “Does she not love D’Andra anymore?” Andy wants to know. “Now she’s just like whatever.” Okay Kameron. Andy then goes on to ask Kameron if she thinks D’Andra is tarnishing her family’s name, and Kameron says that that’s not for her to answer, that’s for Dee to answer. This next part confused me – what did Kam say, something about how she doesn’t need a babysitter? Implying that Dee is D’Andra’s babysitter? D’Andra shoots back that Jimmy is Kameron’s babysitter, and Kameron says, “Look who’s mother is here today!” Andy clears this up quickly – he invited Dee, because he very much wanted her to be here. (Take that, Kameron. LMAO. I’m becoming just as petty as her the longer I watch this LOL.)
Andy asks LeeAnne if she thinks that D’Andra is from the “Black Sheep” side of the Simmons family. (Honestly, what kind of question is that?) LeeAnne says, “I would say she’s been described that way, yeah.” I am so proud of D’Andra with her epic clapback – “You have no right to talk about Dallas Society because you’re not apart of Dallas Society so if I were you I would clap it.” Cary asks why D’Andra would say that when she claims she doesn’t care about Dallas Society. Kameron feels like this is her opportunity to jump down D’Andra’s throat. “You constantly say I married into Dallas Society, am I like, from the Ghetto or something? I grew up in Montecito.” (Andy’s face LMAO.) Kam has to make sure we all know she’s from Montecito, so she reiterates it. “I grew up with a very well off family in Montecito.” (Jesus Kameron, we do not care.) “You talk down to me about that and your mother married into it as well.”
Honestly, Cary’s been driving me fucking insane this reunion, but finally a voice of reason. “Do you guys know how ridiculous you sound right now? You sound like the most superficial bitches.” This lightens the mood, and Andy asks, “Which family is more important, The Simmons or The Westcotts?” I love Brandi jumping in – “The Redmonds!”
Andy addresses Kameron – he brings up that in Copenhagen, she made up with D’Andra, but when they got home she went and told Cary that D’Andra was on “Friend Probation.” Kam is annoyed; she tells us that D’Andra is the one who made that up. D’Andra tells us she was joking. Kameron goes on to say that she thought she was fine with D’Andra – she went over her house over the Summer and had taco salads. (Insert crying laughing face emoji here. Dead.) Andy compares The Simmons and The Westcotts to The Montagues and The Capulets. LMFAO. Let’s move on.
Now we’re talking to Cary about her relationship with her Dad. She tells us that her relationship unfortunately hasn’t changed much – it’s strained right now, and she goes months without talking to her father. She said that her parents are “ultra conservative” and they were pissed when she was naked in the jacuzzi at Beaver Creek. We don’t stay on this topic much longer, but I do feel sad that Cary didn’t make the connection she was looking for with her Father. It honestly seemed promising during the season.
Copenhagen flashbacks. Andy addresses Brandi’s plan to become so drunk that LeeAnne would call her an alcoholic, and that it “wasn’t very thought out.” I’m LOLing. Brandi tells us that she thought it was going to prove her point, and Andy points out that she was clearly trying to provoke LeeAnne, which she admits that she was. Someone calls it passive aggressive. They discuss the filming controversy, and I don’t know why it’s so hard for everyone to grasp why Brandi wouldn’t want LeeAnne filming her topless. Yes, I understand that camera crews are there filming – however, the camera crews fucking edit everything! Why is everyone so lax on this fact? If LeeAnne wanted to, that video could have went floating around the internet for the entire world to see. I completely understand why Brandi was pissed about her filming them.
Andy asks Brandi if she stole LeeAnne’s phone, and Brandi addresses LeeAnne when she replies, “No, I did not steal your phone and you know that.” Andy asks LeeAnne if she knows that, to which LeeAnne says, “No.” Brandi is pissed off and explains herself for the umpteenth time. We talk about CloneGate/PhoneGate; whatever the hell you want to call it, and how LeeAnne lied about cloning the phone. Brandi tells LeeAnne that if she thinks she stole her phone she should have called her out the night she returned it to her, but she didn’t because she’s “chicken shit” – LMAO. Brandi then calls out Kameron, and says that Kameron lied about calling LeeAnne’s phone numerous times. She said that she could see the front screen of LeeAnne’s phone and that there were no missed calls from Kameron. Kameron, always the one to take it to the extreme, says, “You’ve lost my trust”, and is now mad at Brandi. Brandi tells Kameron, “You flat out lie all the time.” Kam is pissed, and she tells Brandi to stand up and tell her what she lied about. She keeps pushing her to stand up, and Brandi’s like, “You can stand up.” I’m literally laughing out loud at Andy looking like an exhausted schoolteacher – “No one needs to stand up.”
Andy brings up LeeAnne and D’Andra’s issues. “Finances, infidelities and alcoholism.” These flashbacks were also hard to watch. LeeAnne and D’Andra have been through a lot. Andy comments that it seems like it all started when D’Andra pressed LeeAnne about the wedding. D’Andra says she pressed her because she had genuine concern for her friend – she got engaged, and she was excited for her, thinking she was going to start planning a wedding and dress shopping, and then a year went by and nothing happened. D’Andra was worried that Rich only proposed to appease LeeAnne. Honestly, this is the kind of stuff best friends do for each other. They tell you shit you don’t want to hear sometimes because they’re being honest and they have your best interest at heart and don’t want you to get hurt. I truly believe that D’Andra always had good intentions when it came to LeeAnne, and that she was genuinely concerned for her.
They bring up the $200 comment – LeeAnne says she only told Cary that because she was “trying to help”, and D’Andra wants to know how that would help. Cary says that LeeAnne told her in a “concerned” way. Andy wants to know why Cary would even tell D’Andra, and Cary says she thought that she should know. She also said that “people talk” – and Andy calls her out on this, asking, “People talk about D’Andra’s finances?” Cary says yes, and that D’Andra also has brought it up. (This is the most bizarre thing ever.) D’Andra finds it weird that LeeAnne would go to her archenemy with concern, and Cary and LeeAnne both express that they are not archenemies. D’Andra says that they were at the time, and I mean, she has a point. (I don’t think that they were archenemies, per se, but they were not good friends.)
Kameron always has to make her presence known – she immediately chimes in. “D’Andra, you told me in the cab in Copenhagen that LeeAnne gave you the golden ticket, and I was like ‘what do you mean, the golden ticket?’ and you said that America was going to eat it up because they could relate. You said it was the best thing that could’ve happened to you.” D’Andra literally laughs at this, and I don’t believe for a second that D’Andra said that. I think Kameron is honestly a liar, and I think she’s good at the game she’s playing. Kameron also accuses D’Andra of acting, which is bullshit.
Andy talks about how D’Andra said Rich and LeeAnne lead separate lives, and then they show the confessional where D’Andra says that she has heard rumors that Rich cheated on her. Steph tells D’Andra, “I love you, but if you were going to say it in your confessional you should’ve said it to her face.” I will say that I do agree with that. I do not think D’Andra should’ve expressed anything about Rich cheating in a confessional. Stephanie says that if she was in LeeAnne’s position, she would feel heartbroken and betrayed. Understandable.
LeeAnne tells us that Rich has never cheated on her, and that they don’t have problems in their relationship. D’Andra says, “I know that’s not true. Both of Rich’s ex-wives came to me and told me I would be saving you from marrying him.” Cary feels like D’Andra is going below the belt with that comment, but I truly do not believe that is D’Andra’s intention at all. D’Andra says she was genuinely concerned. Kameron says that they’re all losing their trust in D’Andra, watching the way she treats LeeAnne. (Like what?) D’Andra doesn’t say anything, and Andy asks, “That doesn’t bother you?” And D’Andra says, “No, because I was doing the right thing. I was trying to help her.”
The alcoholic comment gets brought up, and again, LeeAnne will not own this. D’Andra says that she insinuated it all season (fact) and that “implication is the same thing.” Andy brings up that in D’Andra’s blog, she wrote that she has had other problems in the past but none with alcohol. Andy asks what she had a problem with, and D’Andra says that when she was 29, she went to rehab because she had an issue with cocaine. She said that she went to narcotics anonymous for years. I’m honestly so happy that D’Andra shared this. That’s a hard thing to talk about – and it’s very hard to get sober. I’m so proud of her.
Andy then brings up the fact that both LeeAnne and D’Andra say that they are both telling the other things “out of concern”, but they both think that the other is being nefarious. D’Andra still believes that LeeAnne was being nefarious about the alcoholic comment, as do I. I think LeeAnne was mad that D’Andra brought up anything about her relationship, and she was pissed that D’Andra and Brandi were forming a friendship. Just my thought.
Yaasss – Mama Dee has arrived! I love her sayings so much. She is so wise. She addresses the feud between LeeAnne and D’Andra, and says, “The real issue is that you lose a diamond when they’re out there collecting stones.” She thinks it’s sad, because at one point in life they were “the very best of friends.” LeeAnne thinks that D’Andra, “always has to win” and D’Andra asks, “win at what?” LeeAnne says she doesn’t know. Andy wants to know if the show has torn them apart, and they both agree that it has played a role in the demise of their friendship. Andy asks what it would take to get them back on track. D’Andra apologizes; she says that she thought she was doing the right thing at the time, and she was wrong. LeeAnne states that she already apologized for the $200 comment. (It’s so much more than this now, though.) Mama Dee feels like there is hope for LeeAnne and D’Andra. She wants LeeAnne to be her daughter’s best friend again. (Side note: when Mama Dee was giving her worldly advice, I was literally dying when she told Kameron to look at her. Like yes, Mama Dee! Also, I find it funny that Kameron thinks it’s okay to be disrespectful and make faces when Mama Dee is talking, but if D’Andra EVER did that when her MIL was talking, all hell would break loose. Just saying.)
We’re wrapping up, but Andy wants to know if they could have one do over, what would it be?
Steph: Waits too long to say how she feels, would like to get better at that, and say how she’s feeling in the moment.
Cary: Feels like she was “overly honest” this season, and wants to reign that in.
Kameron: Will hold back on asking so many questions, and let things go. (Except she says, “It will make the group happy if I don’t ask questions.” Andy points out she also said she was going to let things go, and she tells us, “Not internally.” EYE ROLL.)
Brandi: Apologizes to Kameron for calling her a liar – would like to take that back. Kameron forgives her, and they move on.
D’Andra: Would like to be a “kinder, gentler” person. She said that she knows she can came across harsh, and that’s not her intent.
LeeAnne: Would like to continue being a peaceful person.
We end with D’Andra apologizing to LeeAnne – and you wonder for a moment, is there hope for this friendship to be salvaged? Only time will time.
I love that we end on a “Spitfire” shot – LMAO @ Steph, “It’s so disgusting!” And then we cheers to an epic season.
Can’t wait for Season 4! I’m truly going to miss these ladies every week.
Until next season….