I am once again very behind because I thought this was coming on at 9 p.m. Did they move it for Below Deck Mediterranean? I can’t wait for the new Below Deck. But first we have to get through this.
We begin with LVP’s dramatic revelation of being in an abusive relationship. Andy thinks it is odd that she didn’t share this information when others were talking about abusive relationships. Odd indeed. Kathryn says that LVP has been very vulnerable with her a couple of times. Eileen says that LVP has a lot more compassion for dogs than she does for people. Andy is not ride or die for LVP in this episode, that is for sure. Andy keeps asking LVP if she has a hard time apologizing.
Erika goes after Kathryn for her backstabbing ways. Oh wait, first we have to debate if it’s okay to use certain words. #WordPolice Erika points out that Kathryn called LVP a “harmless old lady.” Kathryn denies it. Erika reads Kathryn for filth.
Yolanda talks about all of LVPs manipulations. A viewer wants to know why Tom calling her an alligator didn’t bother her but everyone saying she is a spider in her web. Kathryn says she has never heard LVP say a bad word about anything. Was that before or after she got hearing aids? Because everyone else’s jaw dropped at this ludicrous form of sucking up. Can we people move on? EVERYONE with a brain knows that LVP is the biggest manipulator of them all and quite quick to make nasty comments about others. The only reason why we are having another bash LVP reunion is because on occasion certain casts feel the need to point it out for those random watchers who are slow on the uptake.
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Once again, I have blocked this hot mess of a season out of my mind. With three franchises of housewives going, we all seem to be suffering from housewives fatigue. The RHOBH however are not fatigued at all. LVP has taken time away from her pet cause of regulating the dietary habits of a small Chinese village to get into it with Eileen on Twitter. Eileen told LVP to get a conscience after LVP suggested Eileen get a life. It was all very “Fix that body! Fix that face!” Since the last episode I have blocked an estimated five hundred LVPlunatics who gleeful drilled me down to discover that my commenters paid for my lawyer in the Sheree Whitfield lawsuit and the fact that I think it is poetic justice when someone who lives off of millions acquired by knowingly selling snake oil to cancer patients then gets cancer and needs appropriate treatment. Shocking secrets all.
So let us gird our loins and prepare for LVP to cry and play the victim role and Andy Cohen to drag an alcoholic back on stage and interrogate her about “her lowest point.” That question to Kim can’t help but make me wonder what Andy Cohen’s lowest point was? I’d say the way he is treating Yolanda and Kim on this reunion has to be a major part of his moral abyss.
We begin with Yolanda storming off the set in tears. Daisy is in the makeup room to dry Yolanda’s tears. Erika goes back to the couches to fight for Yolanda’s honor. Yolanda comes back out. Andy asks Yolanda who she believes. Yolanda says she has a history of manipulating people to make a good storyline and it’s possible that LVP said that. Rinna walks off yelling at LVP to “own it!” Eileen chimes in.
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I was more surprised than usual to see this show in my DVR tonight. I think I am getting old timers because every damn day I have no idea what I am supposed to recap until I look at what the DVR is going to record. At some point this week I forgot all about the reunion and actually thought it was all over. I think that is because we have talked this season to death. I’ve written a million Yolanda posts and almost as many Rinna Posts. Over the season I have read more about Lyme disease, Chronic Lyme Disease (or the lack of such a thing). neurological Lyme Disease and whatever other names and co-infections and whackadoodle treatments Yolanda came up with and how that affects her impending divorce. I think another reason I feel like we have already done this is that they put out so many clips and pictures. I am disappointed we are not starting backstage.
We start with someone asking where Kathryn gets off telling Eileen to spend 10K on handbags. Kathryn says maybe on three and they are investments. Kyle says she has some of her mother’s and will pass them down. Look Andy, enough with the softballs questions about ponies and handbags and sunglasses.
Time for an Erika package. Andy calls LVP out for wearing the same Tom Ford dress that Erika wore in her talking head. LVP points out that Erika just wore the top and she has the dress. Oh Pinky and her pitiful one ups. I am not a fan of any of the dresses on that couch, but it is the best dress LVP has ever worn to a reunion. She usually looks very matronly. Erika talks about how much Tom’s partners in the firm and their wives hated on her every day when she first got married. I have literally seen every moment of this reunion so far on the Internet. Everyone sucks up to Erika. Then Andy starts subtly pushing some buttons Erika doesn’t with to respond to, “submissive,” “traditional marriage,” Yolanda jumps in and sort of veers the topic off to Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne’s face briefly registered that she did not appreciate the assistance, then she moved on to not answer catsuit questions. Erika Jayne is handling her first reunion like a seasoned pro.
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It occurred to me yesterday as I spent five and a half hours getting a haircut and some highlights (I look fabulous but Jesus Christ on a cracker, how do these housewives abide sitting for hours with a chair while people fuck with their hair and makeup?) it occurred to me that a lot of commenters here have either not watched RHOBH from the beginning, or see every season in isolation from the previous ones. Others just pick their pony ( or mini-horse or swan) whenever they began watching and defend that person to the death. I do not understand this viewing method as it is just not how life works in general with a group of women, and it certainly isn’t things evolve on reality shows. In any group of women, in a sorority, in the junior league, in an office setting, friendships change and develop and are influenced by the introduction of new members and the departure of old ones. On reality TV people come in one way on their first season and can be a completely different person on their second season. Kenya Moore came in batshit crazy and then toned it down for season two. Thus I hated her season one and have enjoyed her more and Moore as the season’s progress. Camille Grammar season one was not the same Camille Grammar we had in season two. Those are extreme examples, but in general you never see the season one personality of anyone by the second season. The longer people are on, the more they understand the game.
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I find it so difficult to understand the venom surrounding this show this season. It began with uncovering the layers of Yolanda’s illness. Before the season even aired, we had a lot of questions and doubts and concerns about what is going on with Yolanda. I have to agree with Lisa Rinna who says that there is no way to look good when you are questioning someone’s illness. On the heels of the Brooks Ayers Cancer Saga on #RHOOC last season, where I was the dead last person to admit he was faking cancer, I think I was more willing to question Yolanda. You just don’t want to question anyone who says they have cancer. But Yolanda’ has been claiming “Chronic Lyme Disease” a diagnosis that is not accepted by the CDC or the vast majority of western doctors. It’s an arbitrary syndrome for whatever ails a large percentage of women at of a certain age. The waxing and waning of symptoms, the myriad “co-infections” including two foot long parasites and bogus heavy metal toxicity labs, the neverending sick selfies which seemed a plea for sympathy and a crafty public documentation of her “condition” to use in order to nullify a prenup. Then finally the by proxy component coming into play by announcing that the two NotGigi offspring were also infected. That was just beyond.
It would have been impossible for every single person on the cast not to have discussed the Yolanda situation. It seemed clear to those who knew of Pinky’s feud with Yolanda, that has simmered in ever season the two have shared, Pinky was going to be pulling a lot of strings this season. Apparently, Rinna missed that memo and didn’t understand that neither Pinky nor Kyle were going to get their hands dirty.
What I was not prepared for was the vile nature of the Pinky fans. After LVP wrote the nasty blog about Eileen, whose only crime this season was being a bit naïve and sensitive during a time when her beloved father in law had died, she was still grieving her sister’s death and her marriage was being tested one presumes in the natural way that happens when a patriarch of the family dies and the siblings and survivors begin to lash out in the ugliest of ways. With Kyle and Eileen going though such major trauma at this time, Rinna became the best foot soldier to fight LVP’s battles. Now at the end of the season, everyone seems to be comparing notes about LVP and her strategic manipulations behind the scenes. And EVERYONE (except Katherine, who is a nonfactor) realizes that LVP was using them all. Continue reading
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I am just not seeing how some of you can form such derogatory opinions against Rinna and Eileen. To me they are just two people that have little idea of all the behind the scenes drama an manipulations of reality TV and had no idea they were walking into a lion’s den with LVP and Yolanda each trying to take the other down. In fact, they had no idea of the simmering hatred between the two. So when the two original members of the show take you under their wing and explain that the storyline is going to be uncovering the truth behind Yolanda’s bizarre illness, why would you not go along with it? Rinna loves to “uncover the truth” and Eileen just wanted to make some money and do fun things. I don’t see why there is such vitriol.
Just to clarify some confusion: I did not manipulate Lisa R. into saying the truth about Lisa V. I’ve been hearing what Lisa V. has been doing all season long regarding Yolanda and what happened the day Munchausen was brought up. Lisa R. came to me many times with information about Lisa V.’s attempts to “manipulate.” I did not want to be in the middle of it anymore. I didn’t like knowing the truth and either having to pretend I didn’t or be the only one saying anything. So I asked Lisa R. to address it with Lisa V. herself.
This makes a lot of sense to me. For one thing, much like Kyle, Eileen seemed to be wanting nothing more all season than to be friends with LVP. She made numerous attempts to get in her good graces. And then came the day when she realized that LVP was not her friend. LVP clearly wanted to make Eileen’s marriage a storyline. I believe that was the producers plan from day one of filming the season. I believe that Eileen squashed it by saying that Vince would not be willing to film anymore once they realized what was happening. But at the point that LVP started prying, the topic was still on the table from a production standpoint. It was then that Eileen realized that LVP was willing to disparage her marriage on TV. Eileen was hurt. She wanted to be friends with LVP. She kept hoping LVP would apologize for hurting her feeling. She kept trying to give LVP an out and each time she made things worse and apologized for ridiculous things like asking her questions and laughing in her face.