Who is ready to spend another hour talking about Kim’s sobriety? Well too bad. Because I am pretty sure that is what is going to happen tonight. So make it a double and get settled in.
Erika Jayne drops by to catch Eileen up on the Project Angel Food event she missed because of her food poisoning situation. Erika Jayne runs some lines with Eileen and Vince is there to give some notes.
Rinna is nervous about going to Kyle’s cake tasting part with Kim and everyone there. Rinna’s amnesia seems to be lifting. It’s almost like the crew told her they had it all on video. Harry Hamlin is so supportive of Rinna. She’s going to come clean to the ladies tonight at the party.
Apparently, Kyle is a hoarder. She is organizing all of her crap in the garage into very orderly white boxes. Well, the person that she hired is organizing it.
When Carnie Wilson shows up with samples of all of her desert line for the cake tasting event. She and Kyle talk briefly about sobriety. Carnie has been sober for twelve years. Kyle asked if she had ever relapsed and Carnie says know. I found that to be a telling question. Kim arrives with her sponsor, Clare. This is so good to hear! This is the first we have heard of her having a sponsor.
On the car ride over Rinna tells Erika that she now thinks she did say all of those things about Kim. Rinna brought a gift for Kim’s grandbaby to try to smooth some waters. It won’t help.
Eden arrives and plunks herself down at the end of the table where Kim and Carnie are talking about sobriety. Kim tells the camera that seeing Eden makes her skin crawl. This should be interesting. Kim and Carnie are basically ignoring Eden.
Things start off fine. Kim graciously accepts the bunny that Rinna brought for the grandchild, but she is not buying Rinna’s fake attempts at kindness. However, Kim is way more angry with Eden. Kim’s talking heads are quite sane on this episode. It’s good to see. She is however angry that Eden, as someone in recovery, would say things to disparage another woman in recovery. She has a point.
Rinna tells Eileen that she said the things Eden said she said. Eileen and Erika are both supportive of Rinna in advance of the ass beating she is about to receive.
In the middle of the tasting in front of God and everyone, she calls for Kim’s attention. Here we go. Rinna admits to Kim that she said the things she’s been accused of saying. Kyle’s jaw hits the floor. Kyle in a confessional says that she can’t believe Rinna flat out lied to her in Mexico. LVP’s confessional mocking Rinna’s amnesia is actually quite amusing.
Then Rinna begins the justification. Oh Rinna, girlfriend. The proper route here is something like, “I said those things, it was inexcusable, I am embarrassed by my horrible behavior, I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.” I feel like that is not the path she is about to take. Rinna says that Kim was provoking her at game night. LVP jumps in to pour gasoline on the fire. Rinna says that sober people don’t act the way Kim acted on game night.
But Kim turns her wrath on Eden. She tells her that someone in recovery should not be repeating disparaging comments made by another person in recovery. LVP chimes in with ” well it was out there.” This pisses off Kyle who very sternly tell LVP that is not true and to “pick a lane.” Oh LVP has a lane, she wants to make sure the derision if focused on Rinna and not her little solider, Eden. Kyle goes in on Eden now. It’s the Richards sisters ganging up on Eden. Then Rinna seems to be trying to draw fire away from Eden. Carnie tries to mediate. She seems to be the sanest one at the party.
Kim continues to refuse to apologize for her insinuations about Harry which is when the relationship between Kim and Rinna became contentious. Rinna explains how Kim’s insinuations hurt Harry and her family. She says people come up to Harry all the time and ask him what he did. Kim apologizes and claims to have apologized previously. I don’t think she has. Rinna accepts Kim’s apology. Carnie, the voice of reason, explains to Kim that both Rinna and Eden have lost sisters to addiction. Carnie reminds Kim that some compassion is needed. If they judge too quickly or too harshly it is due to their own fear and sadness. She says that Rinna and Eden need to stop being so judgmental and realize that Kim, and everyone else is not perfect. Kim says she just doesn’t want it out there that she may not be sober. Kim says she has worked too hard to get where she is. Rinna gives a serious apology. Kim gets a bit emotional. They all seem to be willing to move on. Did we actually just resolve a serious situation on a housewives show
Next week: The plan to go to Hong Kong is laid out.