Who is ready for another episode of RHOBH where Kyle Richards gets blamed for LVP’s backfired plans? Also, I fear that comments are going to get political when Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards disagree with Camille Grammer’s views on Brett Kavanaugh. We actually tried to talk about the Kavanaugh hearings here. I’m not sure how excited to be about this particular RHOBH Recap.
The episode begins with Denise Richards and her personal assistant Mikey putting out snacks for Dorit Kemsley. Already I have so many questions. Why does Mikey look so familiar? What kind of things does Mikey assist with? Why is Dorit coming over? Denise and Dorit seem like such an awkward pairing. Then again Erika Jayne started out the season as Dorit’s BFF. Maybe Erika Jayne said her rehearsals prohibit her from being cast in the role longtime. Production wants what it wants. Denise claims she liked Dorit from the moment she met her. That is concerning. I’m very distracted by Dorit’s ponytail.
The takeaway from this scene is that Lisa Vanderpump hasn’t spoken to Dorit or Paul since Denise’s wedding. And Denise has a stunning house right on the ocean.
Camille’s Bridal Shower
Wow, I thought this would be the last scene. I suppose it will be the Kavanaugh fight. I miss Kyle’s hats already. What is with all the weird ponytails this episode? Camille does a talking head about how great David is. Is he though? Check out this link. Camille’s picker has been broken for years.
The table setting is gorgeous. Camille was given a Swarovski crystal tiara to wear for the event. Dorit mentions she ran into Kathy Hilton and she was very nice. Kyle says she and Kathy had a nice dinner recently. Rinna says, “well, the show got cancelled.” True. But Rinna, try to think before you speak. Kyle laughs it off. In Kyle’s talking head she said getting back in touch with her sisters was the one good thing about American Woman getting cancelled. I actually really liked that show. So, it’s probably my fault it got cancelled. Along that line, y’all should enjoy Mexican Dynasties while you can.
Camille is pissed that Lisa Vanderpump didn’t come to her shower. Camille says when she was going through all the things with Kelsey Grammer, LVP told her to be strong and keep going to things. That was a lot of work for such a short segment.
Goodbye Vanderpump, Hello Vanderhall!
Kyle has a new toy. It’s a Vanderhall. A Vanderhall is a hand-made three-wheeled autocycle (priced at $30K) designed for sports driving, touring, commuting and city driving. She takes Portia out for a spin to pick up some items at Sabzee Market. The fancypants grocery store has a terrible logo. I could not for the life of me figure out what the B was supposed to be. Some of you rich Californians please regale us with stories about this place in comments. We are not even inside yet and I already have grocery envy.
Lisa Rinna’s Mom is in Town!
Lisa Rinna tells everyone she meets that her mother, Lois, in almost 91 years old. Her mom has never had a facial or a massage. So she is taking her and her daughters of IV drips. Lois is smart so she passed on fully participating in this informercial. It’s the day of the Kavanaugh hearings. So Rinna talks about how Dr, Christine Blasey Ford horrible it is that her family was receiving death threats. The prevailing feeling of most women who watched the hearings was that this is exactly why women don’t come forward with these sorts of allegation. We will soon find out that Camille Grammer, Trump supporter, doesn’t share the popular sentiment.
Dinner With Lois
All the girls are excited to see Lois. Rinna has a new $5,000 Hermes handbag. It’s tiny. But it is Hermes! Rinna’s kids are there and they are all grown up! They just stayed for a minute. They are too cool for this event. Camille tells Kyle that LVP said she was not invited to the bridal shower. Please. It was an all cast shoot. LVP refused to tape anywhere but her house right after Denise’s wedding. And Denise was the only one she would talk to. She has to get the gossip from someone.
Kyle calls LVP a liar and shows Camille on her phone that both her invitation and her birthday wishes were delivered. LVP was not speaking to anyone. Kyle is pissed at Camille for not saying that LVP had an empty place at the table.
Harry Hamlin didn’t come to dinner because he was glued to he senate hearings and all the news surrounding it. Rinna talks about the courage that Dr. Ford showed at the hearings.
Camille Has An Unpopular Opinion
Camille says she has a different point of view. She claims she has been falsely accused of abuse before.Or so she says. She was the one who claimed Dimitri was abusing her and she could not prove that he did so he was not prosecuted. So Dimitri actually filed defamation charges against her. I’m not sure why she is telling a different story now. Perhaps she is talking about someone else. I do seem to recall that Dimitri said that she was aggressive while on her medication prior to her cancer surgery. Why would she dredge this all up again?
Camille says that is Dr. Ford was assaulted, she would have told her mother or one of her friends. No one at the table agrees with that. Furthermore, she had no witnessed to the abuse she claimed against Dimitri so the whole stance of if you don’t have witnesses you can’t report it is ridiculous. Almost all the time when a woman is abused it is done in private. One of Rinna’s friends speaks up and says she was assaulted in the seventh grade and never told a soul unto recently. She talked about it because of the #metoo movement. So she believes Dr. Ford.
Camille Says She Was Wrongly Accused of …Something?
Camille says she was assaulted too. She told her boyfriend, her mother and her therapist. I believe that Dr. Ford’s therapist did have notes about her abuse. Camille needs to understand that what she did doesn’t mean that there are a lot of people who never told anyone. I didn’t tell anyone about my childhood abuse until menopause. Because during menopause a lot of childhood trauma bubbles to the surface for some reason.
Rinna points out that Dr. Ford did tell her husband and her therapist. Camille says that it was years later that she talked about it and that doesn’t make sense. I want to punch Camille in the face. Also I am remembering that Camille emailed me once about something I wrote about her legal case where I reported on the evidence ans she was upset that I wasn’t supportive enough of her at that time. Times change apparently. Camille is furious that no one agrees with her.
Apparently, it was Kelsey that accused her of being abusive. Rinna is pissed because Camille is making this conversation about Camille. Kyle points out that she was raised not to discuss politics, religion or sex in a public setting. That is her very polite way of getting the ladies to drop it.
Can We Get Back To Lois Now?
Rinna changes the subject by giving a toast to Lois. Kyle says that Kim is on a date in the same restaurant. Rinna hasn’t seen Kim since the bunny reunion. Kyle says her goodbyes and goes downstairs to speak to Kim. Kyle runs into Camille who went to the restroom to cry. Whatever Camille. Then she remembers that she is supposed to ask Kyle to be a bridesmaid in this scene. So she pops the question as Kyle is walking out. Kyle is thrilled. Because who doesn’t want to be a bridesmaid. Other than you know, everyone. Especially after age 30.
Camille goes back upstairs crying and Rinna comes to give her a hug. Poor Lois. Everyone bids her farewell and makes haste to the nearest exit. Kyle has not made it out of the restaurant yet. Oh look. It’s Kathy Hilton. What a coincidence! Sigh. Kathy and Kyle take their production cue and leave. This leaves Kim Richards to run into them all as they try to flee Camille. Rinna walks right past her.
Lois’ Mom Shares Her Story
Rinna’s mom was assaulted before Lisa was born by a male coworker. It was bad. He drove her down an isolated road and straddled her with a knife in one hand and a hammer in another. She thought he was going to kill her. He tried. He also tried to rape her. But, a military police officer patrolling the area knew no one was supposed to be on that road so he went to investigate. He saved her life. The guy went to jail for seven and a half years. After he got out, he killed multiple people and was sentenced to life in prison. Wow. He was the Trailside Serial Killer. He killed 16-18 women.
Lois was beaten so badly she has a metal plate in her head. She also lost her sense of smell. She didn’t tell her kids for years and years. Lois didn’t want them be afraid of the world. Rinna says she is the only woman she knows who was never raped or assaulted. That is why she feels so strongly about Dr. Ford being believed.
Both LVP and Erika Jayne got random filler scenes to insure they are paid for all the episodes. This is literally what fast forward is for.
So They Will Show Lisa Vanderpump’s Vegas Opening?
The trailer came out for the rest of the season and I’ll be damned if they didn’t film LVP at Caesar’s Palace. When I asked Tamara Tattle’s source about it they said that the season was wrapped. And it was. And that a Vanderpump Rules line producer hopped on a plane with the Vanderkids after a the Vanderpump reunion was filmed.
The source said that a producer has to be present all out-of-town filming. No filming was planned. So either they filmed her standing outside in front of the crowd of tens, or they used some local TV footage. It’s crazy. It also means we are going to have lots of wasted time with kitchen renovation scenes. Because when you are despondent and in mourning, a major home renovation is always the best remedy. Denise coming for Camille is kind of shocking!