Dr. Phil starts out giving us a recap of the incident at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge while standing in front of the Hotel. Long montage of news and entertainment shows covering the story.
Footage is shown of Dr. Phil sitting on set waiting while Kim was fucking around trying to get herself together. So she is already on the wrong foot with Dr. Phil. Kim says that she watches Dr. Phil all the time. Well then, what is about to happen to you should be no surprise, Kimberly. Dr. Phil asks Kim if she has been delaying this for some reason. Kim goes straight to her little girl in trouble face and then denies that she has.
Dr. Phil says, ” You’re a mom! What are you doing getting arrested?” Kim says she has been sober but she has not been working a program. Kim says that her namesake daughter called and she was having a hard time so Kim went down to care for her. Kim says that she had not had the opportunity, nor had she felt emotionally prepared to watch the reunion episodes. So they decided to watch them together. Already, this seems odd. I believe Kim is sent disks just like the promotional ones I sometimes receive of the episodes. So she would have had to carry them with her.
Kim drones on about how hard it is for her to watch the episodes and relieve things and then blog about it. Really? Kyle seems to manage it. She says the fans are mean to her for not blogging. Really? Is she on the Dr. Phil show to talk about blogging and how hard it is on her? Kim said the next morning her daughter had a class and she left for school and Kim decided to watch the episodes alone. But first she went on Twitter to see what people were saying. Um, we’re saying you have relapsed and need help. Kim tries the Farrah Abraham fake cry as she talks about how mean people are on Twitter to say she was drinking. Dr.Phil says “Some people say you are a mean drunk, some say you are mean sober.” So far she has blamed, Bravo and the RHOBH fans. But Dr. Phil is not moved.
So Kim goes on to blame Monty, her son Chad, her two daughters and wait for it… “she’s got a situation with her sister,” and the situation with her niece and her dog. It’s kind of like Oprah passing out cars. And you get the blame, and you get the blame!
Dr. Phil asks if she has been drunk on the show. Kim says she has not drank on the show this season, not one time, ON CAMERA. Dr. Phil plays a clip from the dinner in Amsterdam for Kim and says tell me what this is about? It’s the altercation with Lisa Rinna. I was totally expecting to see the poker party clips. And it seems Bravo released the footage to Dr. Phil. Kim says she felt very attacked by everyone and they had been lying behind her back. Dr. Phil asks her if she has been lying to everybody and Kim’s makes a shocked face. As is she can’t believe he asked that. Is she sure she has seen this show before? Kim says, “About what?” Dr. Phil spells it out for her. She says at that point she was not lying. She had not drank in over three years. She says that it wasn’t any of Lisa Rinna’s business whether are not she is drinking again.
Dr. Phil asks about “the pain pill.” Kim says well, remember, I had been sober for three and a half years so my tolerance was low.
Dr. Phil tries to steer Kim back to the timeline leading up to the arrest. She watched the reunion shows and left Kimberly’s house and went to pick up Brooke from the airport. Brooke was returning from Dubai. I listened to this part twice. I think she is saying she and Brooke read Kyle’s blog. Kim tries to squeeze out some tears and she tells up about the relationship between her and her niece that has been destroyed. She appears to be blaming her relapse on Kyle’s blog. She says they went to sleep, I guess she was at Brooks house and she couldn’t sleep because she was thinking about the blog. So she helped herself to some of Brooke’s vodka before driving home. My question is who is taking care of Kingsley with her now being away two, soon to be three nights in a row? She says when she got to the Beverly Hills Hotel she realized she was feeling the effects of the vodka so she pulled over. Because a bar is a good place to stop when you are drunk driving.
Dr. Phil, is buying none of this. Kim really needs some acting lessons to learn how to cry on command. Dr. Phil asks her if she was drunk when she got there. She says she was definitely feeling it. She said she put her purse on the table where she always sits. Wait what? How often does she go to that bar? Kim says that she got up to talk to some people at another table and the Maître D that she had never seen before asked her to go back to her table. In other words, she was shit faced and annoying other customers. Dr Phil asks what was she doing to illicit the response from the Maître D to return to her table? She says, “I was talking to the girl.” Kim is going to maintain that the bar had no reason to throw her out. Kim says she thought she knew the girl. The bar was closed so she could not buy a drink. The place was empty. Okay to the real story is she drank all the vodka Brooke had and the got in the car to try to make last call.
Kim says it was only her and the other table left in the bar. She says she really can’t remember everything that happened next. She says the waiter mentioned the word “trespassing.”
Dr. Phil asks her if the two inches of vodka was in a five gallon paint can! Dr. Phil says, “let talk about the common sensibility of your story. Assume this was something someone else said.” Dr. Phil asks if Kim was loud, obnoxious or crazy. And I swear to God this is the first commercial! I need commercials to catch up!
Kim says she only remembers bits and pieces. At that point they called the cops who showed up and she went to the bathroom. Then Kim says they all stormed the bathroom to get her. Dr Phil asks if she was in a stall. She says she was but getting ready to come out. He asks if the door was locked. She says yes and they are all banging on the door. Kim seems very clear that she was only locked in the stall for a few minutes. Dr. Phil questions her memory and says that the officers had to physically pull her out of the stall. Dr. Phil points out that her memory seems to come and go.
So Kim tries again to cry. She says she is beating herself up over this. I think she is hoping for a “there, there it will be okay” but she is on the wrong show fort that.
Dr. Phil points out that Kim was in the bar for an hour and a half. If she just had one drink and didn’t order anything at the bar, she should be sobering up at this point. Dr Phil talks to her about her slurred speech and cussing at the cops. Kim said she was frightened and didn’t like the way they were treating her. He asks about her kicking the cops. She said she was flailing around in handcuffs. Maybe she tried to kick him, she doesn’t remember she was frightened. Dr. Phil points out for her to still be drunk in the police station she must have drank a hell of a lot. Kim maintains her one drink version of the story. Dr. Phil said, so an alcoholic who is relapsing stops at a bar for an hour and a half and doesn’t order a drink?
Kim is trying to explain why she was in a bar. Kim’s crying is pathetic. Have I mentioned that? She finally got some tears out. Why is it so hard to cry in this situation? So Dr. Phil questions Kim straight up about her claim to three and a half years of sobriety. OMG! Kim admits she had been drinking again on previous occasions. She said she was embarrassed to admit it on the reunion. Phil plays a clip of her admonishing Andy for daring to question her sobriety. Kim says she would have loved to have admitted her relapses to the girls but the way they were coming at her, she just couldn’t. Yes because gently asking if you are okay and asking if you are drinking is way too harsh. She also says that she was nervous because she had not seen Kyle in months. Phil asks if she resents Kyle exposing her about being an alcoholic. She says she did, but she got over it. Obviously.
Phil says the dog bite is not the issue. They need to talk about their real issues. He asks Kim how she thinks Kyle will react. Kim says Kyle texted her for the first time in months after the arrest to ask if she is okay.
Dr. Phil says he is not going to judge Kim for what is going on right now. He wants to look at the whole life story. He talks about her fiancé being shot in the head when she was on the phone with him and having to identify his body. Then he talks about Monty. Dr Phil says none of this ever goes away. Kim says she started drinking heavily when her mother died.
Time to bring in the kids.
Brooke says she didn’t see her mother drink. She woke up and she wasn’t there and she assumed she just went home. She called the next day on her way home from jail. Kimberly found out from tabloids. This is the first time Kim has seen her kids since the arrest.
Dr. Phil brings up Brandi Glanville and asks how they feel about her. Chad says “Toxic!” Kimberly was about to say something negative as well. Kim is shocked that they don’t love Brandi. Chad tries to backpedal. Kim defends Brandi as someone who has been a good friend to her and she never drinks around her unless they are at work. The kids all seem to back off the Brandi issue when Kim says supportive things. Brooke says the arrest is one of the best things that could have happened. It should be a wakeup call.
Dr. Phil asks if she would leave the show if she can’t handle it. She says if that were to happen she could leave. Dr. Phil is like HELLO! You just said that watching the reunion, blogging, the filming and mean people on twitter drove you to drink. Kim says she has to start going to a meeting and exercise.
Dr Phil gives his opinion. He is recapping the bullshit stories Kim gave and pointing out the inaccuracies of it all. Kim is not liking this one bit and keeps trying to interrupt and minimize the issue. Kim wants to make it clear that her drinking that she is finally admitting to never happened on the show. She really wants us to believe that.
Dr Phil says to Kim, ” You were drunk in a bar at 1:30 in the morning. That is not good mothering. That is meltdown mothering!” I think he is taking this odd tact (these are adult kids we are talking about here) because her kids are the only ones she will probably go to rehab for.
Dr Phil makes his rehab offer. Kim says she wants to go someone close for thirty days to recharge. Brooke asks if she would be willing to do 60 days. Kim says not more than 30 days. And a pass for the wedding. Kim says she has not been able to find a place that fits her needs. Phil says she needs to be focused on the process and not make diva demands. Kimberly says she doesn’t want Kim to go back home. Dr. Phil has arranged her treatment at a dual diagnosis center in Malibu! Yay! She is at the place he selected. I just knew he was going to send her to Texas. Kim realizes that this is an intervention and storms off the set.
Dr Phil wanted Kim to consent to rehab before he told her where she would go. He had met all of her diva demands. But he wanted to agree to rehab under any circumstances.
Kim has a tantrum on the other side of the door. She says “You can forget this whole thing. Here is your microphone. FUCK him, I’m leaving. He totally put me on the spot in front of all of those people!”
Brooke tries to go retrieve Kim but Kim is going off on Brooke. She is not going back in there. Kim says she doesn’t like all the secrets. Brooke is being very kind, Kim is being angry Kim..All three kids are PLEADING with Kim to take the help. The place has everything Kim requested. Kim says that the people that really know her and see her everyday know she doesn’t need to go. Kim says that she is not drinking everyday. Chad says, “I live with you. you are taking pills and smoking pot.”
Twenty minutes later Dr Phil stops by to tell Kim bye. Kim gives him a big ole fake hug.
Dr Phil says the next day Kim called to accept his offer. But then she began making demands again. She wanted to choose the rehab, she wanted a private room and the list goes on.
Oh he wanted to send Kim to Malibu Beach Sober living. It’s gorgeous. Anyway, Kim refused that help and he says he has heard reports that Kim did check herself in to rehab. And it is in Malibu according to TMZ so maybe she went there on her own after all? She may have skipped the dual diagnosis center and gone straight to the sober living place.