The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion begins with Andy telling everyone that Adrienne is not longer with us. I love how he says that her last act as a housewife is being a chickenshit. Lisa says that if you sign up to be on a reality show you can’t then sue when someone brings things up about you. Yolanda says that her not returning is a known consequence of not showing up for the finale. Lisa says that Adrienne is leaking stories to the tabloids saying that she quit, when that is not true and Lisa knows she wanted to stay. Even Kyle is doing some back-pedaling to distance herself from Adrienne.
Andy still won’t say what Brandi said about Adrienne. I guess the lawsuit is still in place. But we do get a retrospective of all of Brandi’s altercations with Adrienne and Paul. It’s quite the body of work for a new housewife. When Bernie put out negative info in the media about Paul, Paul called Brandi and apologized to her. Brandi clears up the lawsuit/letter debate by saying that she was friends with someone named Geneva who worked for Adrienne. Adrienne thought that Geneva was telling Brandi information so Adrienne sent Geneva a letter with Brandi’s name included. It sounds like a basic cease and desist letter Geneva’s lawyer called Brandi’s lawyer and said that Adrienne’s lawyer was going to go forward with a lawsuit if Brandi (and Geneva) did not agree to sign a non-disclosure. Did everyone follow that? Good.
Kyle says that her favorite part of the season was the big party in Ojai. Thus ends the Kyle segment, apparently.
Yolanda says that because she is Dutch, her personality can be misunderstood as cold or arrogant. Yolanda said she was sort of thrown into the shark tank at first and people did not reach out to her. Lisa (who she knew before the show) says she didn’t want to poison water against anyone and wanted to let Yo come to her own conclusions. Kyle tries to say she did. Yolanda shuts her down. Yolanda says she sat in Kyle’s driveway sick as a dog and she did not even come out to offer her a glass of water. Kyle says she didn’t even know she was out there. Andy asks about Yolanda saying that people should be honored to be around her husband. Yo says that she is honored everyday to be his wife and when people come in to her home she expects them to be respectful toward her husband. A viewer asks Yolanda about her comments about worrying her daughter was a lesbian. Yolanda said it came out wrong and she supports her children whatever choices they make. Andy is quite to say, “It’s not a choice!” and Yolanda says that “they had one that went from one side to the other and back again…” and Andy says he is not going to debate that issue with her. Andy is a bit huffy about the whole topic.
Viewer question about Yolanda telling the contractors to learn English. Who cares. A viewer asks if she and David have a pre-nup. She says absolutely. Andy mentions that Yolanda had never seen the show before she came on. Yolanda is too busy picking lemons and reading to watch TV like a commoner. She says she does regret not watching the show so she would have known all the back stories. Kim says that she was upset with Yolanda for saying that she had plans to Master Cleanse with her and she stood her up. Wow, Kim is really articulating her point very clearly. Yolanda finally admits that she did not make plans with Kim, that the plans were through production, that is that production told her who to expect for the lemon squeezing scene. Point, Kimberly. Andy asks about her Lyme disease. Yolanda tells Andy that she has noticed for about two years that her brain function was changing. Andy asks how it manifested during filming. Yolanda says the significant moment was when she and Taylor were arguing about David and she remembers looking at her and not being able to formulate any sentences. She just blurted out, “you are such an asshole!” which is so not like her. Taylor apologizes to Yo and gets choked up.
Taylor’s retrospective is of her drunkenness. Kim is shown looking on forlornly. Andy asks Taylor if she thinks she was drinking too much on the show this season. Taylor says absolutely. Andy asks if she thinks she has a drinking problem, she says she doesn’t now, it was worse during the show. Taylor says she was drinking as a coping mechanism. Lisa jumps in to say that Taylor was stumbling and over doing it. Kim is crying saying that she was worried about Taylor and she was scared for her. Kim says she doesn’t think Taylor can control her drinking. Andy reads Taylor’s blog going after Kim for having an intervention for her on national TV. Taylor says that Lisa discusses it with her privately but Kim uses it as a storyline. There is disagreement about whether or not Kim calls Taylor. Taylor says she appreciates Kim and the conversation ends. I would like to say that I think Bravo needs to stop making a storyline out of people’s alcohol consumption. We can see who is drunk all the time and who isn’t. NO ONE thinks that calling out someone with a substance abuse problem on national TV is helpful. It’s just using people’s illness for a storyline. Which is very lowdown and sleazy.Next up, Taylor’s scene where she doesn’t know where Kennedy is. Andy is appalled. Brandi points out that Kyle was talking about her good friend Taylor to Marisa and others who don’t even know Taylor at the party. Taylor says her legal situation is good now. Andy asks about the married lawyer. Brandi says that Taylor dating a married man bothered her. Taylor says that the wife and lawyer were living apart for several years. Brandi says they were happily married when they began dating. Everyone on both sofas looks uncomfortable. Taylor is staying in Colorado for ski season with the new man.
In that little 40 minute mark scene Bravo likes to do, Andy pretends that Leann Rimes is the new housewife. Then he laughs and says won’t it have been funny if she had walked out with Brandy’s kids???? SMH
Lisa and Kyle’s friendship gets their own retrospective. Lisa says that suddenly Kyle was all cozied up to Adrienne when they had never been that close before. She says she knew it was because they wanted to list Adrienne’s house. Well that was a Camille Grammer “No I’ve Said It!” moment if ever there was one! Kyle starts screeching about that is an attack on her character. Yes, Kyle, it is, and it was meant to be one. Lisa asks if she is friends with Adrienne now. Kyle says she has never been really close with Adrienne. Oh really? So that was all for the show? Or all for the listing? Which one is it Kyle? I think we all know the answer to that. Kyle says that the reason she kept defending Adrienne is because she was not there to speak up for herself. Um, hello If Lisa is your friend and Adrienne is not that close to you, why would you take up for Adrienne in her absence when your friend is venting? Your story makes no sense, Kyle.
Andy asks if Lisa feels her relationship with Kyle and Mauricio changed after Mauricio sold their house. Lisa says, “yes, very much so and so does Ken.” Kyle says then why has she been trying so hard to mend the relationship? Lisa asks when that happens. She says she never hears from Kyle. Kyle says she feels like she has been replaced by Brandi. Brandi keeps saying that she doesn’t talk shit about her friend behind her back. Kyle says that she and Brandi have never fought at all. Yolanda jumps in to say that Kyle is two-faced for saying something about (Brandi? I think) having plastic surgery. Kyle finally explodes at Yolanda and says, “Why don’t you tell Lisa what you said about her in Paris?” Ominous music plays, Yo’s jaw drops, Lisa’s eyebrows go up and ….commercial.
When we come back Yolanda asks Kyle what she said. Kyle says that Yo said that Lisa was a phony and a fake and that she is pretending to care about Kim to look good in front of everyone and that she doesn’t care about Kim. Yolanda denies the whole thing. Kyle tries for the sister backup. Yolanda cuts that option off by saying Kyle was not even talking to Kim in the airport. Yolanda carried Kim’s bags and Kim was alone in the airport and Yo was the only one who sat with her. Kim goes for the sister backup anyway. Kim says that, “she was talking behind my back” (while gesturing toward Lisa) the night before at dinner (in Paris) and you said “she’s not your friend she’s full of shit.” So far Yolanda and Kyle have called each other liars multiple times. Kim finishes her diatribe with “you said it, I promise you!” Yolanda says, “You remember?” and Brandi and Yo sort of giggle. Kyle now goes off again because Yolanda is mocking Kim’s alcoholism. Well to be fair Kim was out of it on something for most of the Paris trip so she is not really a credible ally for Kyle in this.
Andy interrupts trying to get Lisa’s take on what just happened. But Kyle wants to know who is the real Yolanda? The one who is nice to her face or the one who is mean on her blog? Long awkward silence by Yo. Andy finally asks Lisa if she believes that Yo said she was full of shit. Lisa says she doesn’t believe it. OMINOUS MUSIC! Kim and Kyle look furious!
Tune in next week….Does Lisa think Kyle is a liar? Lisa tells Kim she was cuckoo for cocoa puff in Paris! Mauricio shows up to say the women have no idea what they are talking about. Kim and Kyle cry over their friendship for the billionth time. Lisa tells us who of the ladies she trusts. Brandi tell Mauricio how a man should never speak to a woman and Kim and Kyle yell at Brandi some more!