Tonight is the night that Kathryn gets kicked out of Erika’s dinner party. I believe that is the reason she deleted her social media accounts. I noticed a tweet from someone a moment ago that she has returned to live tweet tonight. I wish I could be doing about six things at once right how. So let’s get on with RHOBH and I’ll check out Twitter ASAP.
Erika’s Dinner Party
We begin with Erika getting spackled and powdered for dinner party. When Yolanda Skypes from her deathbed in the requisite white robe that she is much to sick to attend. The purpose of the dinner party is to introduce everyone to her husband Thomas. Kyle can’t go because it’s Yom Kippur and Eileen can’t go because she’s shooting a big scene for Y & R about a house burning down. That’s a big spoiler I imagine! Lisa Vanderpump has to leave early for a charity function at 9 p.m. Why was this scheduled tonight?
Kathryn and Rinna ride to the dinner party together. It looks like this whole episode might be the dinner. Rinna seems very positive about Erika and her husband. For the second time this season, Rinna shows up in one of her leopard dresses and another housewife does too. Last time it was Eileen, this time it is Erika. It feels very RHONJ to me!
Tom starts talking about why he became a lawyer. Kathryn jumps in to say that every time she takes a career test, it says she should have been a lawyer. Shoulda woulda coulda. I’d suggest reading How to Win Friends and Influence People instead of taking all those tests, Kathryn, because you are already off on the wrong foot with Tom. Apparently, she is drunk. She was probably nervous after being called out on running to Lisa with everything Erika said. Rinna has already gotten a joke about her not eating from Eileen and now Kathryn is telling Rinna that Tom said she needs to eat two breadsticks. He did not. Rinna is calling her a shit stirrer. Me thinks these two are going to need another car and driver, Bravo.
Erika talks about how she likes to take her new friendships slow. Kathryn takes issue with that and basically says she is not going to go over and above to prove herself to her. Tom jumps right in, interrupting Kathryn who tells him she is not finished talking. Kathryn says that she has some of the same feeling for Erika that she does for her husband. That’s creepy. Kathryn keeps going on and on and Erika keeps saying she needs to give their relationship time to develop slowly. I feel the same way. It’s odd when people men or women are aggressively trying to push the relationship at first. There is trust to be built and right now, Kathryn is going all single white female. God Lord woman, you are in a gorgeous house eating a catered meal that cost enough to feed a small starving country. Be polite. Enjoy dinner, and try to stick Yolanda’s steak in your pocket book. What? What are they going to do with it?
LVP also comes for Erika. What is wrong with these people? I can’t keep typing every disrespectful think that Kathryn is spewing. Basically, it Rinna and Erika on Team Leopard and LVP and Kathryn on Team Uncouth. My money is on Team Leopard. Where is Ken in all this? Is he napping in the living room? Tom tries to suggest that people sometimes misunderstand things and they get blown out of proportion. Oh there is Ken jumping in to defend Pinky. Now the teams have three members and Team Uncouth has brought a dog to a catered dinner party and brought it to the TABLE!
Tom makes a volley LVP attempting to ameliorate things and Erika tosses in a, “No shit!” interjection. Tom immediately turns to her and says, “Pardon me, Erika” because we all know attorney and this one in particular do not like to be interrupted.
Lisa and Ken have to leave. Ken doesn’t throw anyone out. He makes the joke to Lisa as they are leaving. Or maybe he said it to Kathryn. Rinna is not looking forward to having to ride in the same car with Kathryn. We leave them just praying the car would show up. Apparently things did not continue as long as production expected. Maybe they were all thrown out. I’ll not be rewinded to review the play. Either way, Team Leopard won the match. And Erika is going to get a spanking. Lucky girl.
Next week see Erika and Kyle trying to be Sporty Spices. It seems that neither of them are too coordinated despite Erika’s puss patting abilities. In case you have forgotten, we get to have a flash back of her video. I have no room to talk. I’ve never even heard of pickleball. Kyle invites Erika to go with her to Watts to build a Habitat for Humanity House. Kyle and Erika move on to talking about Dubai. Mauricio says that Kyle should open a shop there. I also think it would do really well there. Perhaps one of the reasons I like all of her flowy Bohemian stuff is it is great for beaches and desserts and desserts on beaches. Erika wants to go too. And thus the seed for this season’s trip is planted.
Then we get Erika telling her side to Kyle and Kathryn telling her side to Donnie. Kathryn blames LVP. Erika says that Tom is super pissed with her because she is not allowed to do that kind of shit. It doesn’t fly in their house. Here we go, I can see the pearl clutching comments now.
Lisa and Eileen meet for a bit of a beach workout. Or at least a beach chat. About the whole Webgate of 2015. Eileen says that she was pissed that Rinna defended Lisa so adamantly when Eileen and LVP were having there issues and then denied that LVP is manipulative instead of supporting Erika. Eileen says that Erika was being confronted by the group simply for having good instincts when it comes to LVP. Rinna basically says she likes them both and was trying to be LVP’s cheerleader. Rinna feels like she was trying to keep LVP happy and keep her friendship. She says she needs to admit LVP is manipulative and stop trying to protect her relationship with LVP.
Rinna says Kyle and LVP were texting photos (probably from Yolanda’s Instagram) back and forth and giggling about the indiscrepancies. Um, welcome to most of the sane people who saw them. You can’t claim to be bedridden and then post pictures riding your bike, or running through the streets of Beverly Hills, or posing on the front of a yacht, or standing in a citizenship ceremony for hours, a citizenship that you had to read and study for all while claiming you can’t read books. Rinna says that LVP was the one who told her to bring up the Munchausen. She says Kyle was in on it too. Eileen is shocked. But it seems like she is not on Rinna’s side.
Rinna says that Yolanda didn’t show up to dinner that night because she had spent all day out and about (filming) with Kim and Brandi. I guess she used all of her spoons. Both Rinna and Eileen think Yolanda is sick. But Rinna thinks Yolanda manipulations everyone with her illness. Eileen thinks Yolanda should get a pass for being sick. Rinna rightly says that is exactly what Yolanda wants and expects. Rinna says that she thinks Yolanda is a much bigger manipulator. Eileen is shocked Rinna would say that about Yolanda.
Kathryn went to get her head checked. Or at least her hearing. She is worried she is losing hearing in her one functioning ear. Her hearing seems okay. She is considering a device that would transfer sound from deaf side to her good ear. That would drive me batty.
Kyle stops by for chat with Yolanda and Daisy, the healthcare advocate, makes Kyle’s coffee as all good health advocates do. Yolanda talks about the award she is getting in NYC by the bogus Lyme Group. Three people got awards and the event was sponsored by the three rich families of the three recipients. Honestly, I am starting to feel like a housewife blogging this stuff in real time and then reliving it all over again on the show. It’s more disturbing with every retelling. She wants this staged event to prove to Kyle that millions of people have Chronic Lyme. She should try to prove it to the CDC first. Yolanda’s arms are bruised. I wonder how many veins have collapsed from the constant IV drips from the Wasilla doctor at $8K a pop.
Habitat For Humanity
Everyone except the sickly Yolanda heads out to Watts to build a house. This is supposed to be Mauricio’s project, but he doesn’t seem to know how it works. I think it is his first time though and he has a plan to make 10 a year through The Agency. I think that is great.
Lisa and Erika get stuck painting he same wall and Lisa makes tons of jokes about the spider webs. Kyle and Rinna show up and make similar jokes because they are all freaking out about the spiders and their web. LVP has the good sense to let Kyle know that Erica is not feeling the joking. Erika seems to feel like all of the other ladies are ganging up on her.
Eileen tries to force Kathryn and Erika to talk. It’s way too soon for that, Eileen. So of course there is a huge blow up between Kathryn and Erika. And I am totally team Erika. Erika tells Kathryn that her behavior ended any chance that LVP would want to be friends with her as well as any hope Kathryn had for a relationship with Erika. Which was really none. Kathryn is not the type to understand the nature of Erika and Tom’s relationship.
Next week: we see a lot of acting from Yolanda who is clearly in a miraculous remission to receive her fake award and pretend to be happy in her fake marriage. And LVP has everyone screaming outside a building about the fact that in China they eat dogs, only the building is a local church. It’s not like it makes any more sense at the right building.