The RHOBH recaps are by far the most commented on here. The season seems to be going well. So, I have no idea why we didn’t have episode last season. Then, tonight we get the 1111 episode (Season 11 Episode 11). However, they gave us only one very poor quality preview. I just went to review some Bravo ratings and RHOBH is the only franchise that consistently has over a million views a week. In other news, Family Karma ratings were bad. 🙁 Why can’t people watch the good shows?
We pick back up with everyone at Kyle’s house in La Quinta. The kitchen is a disaster. They decide to call a maid. Can you send her to my house afterward? Anyway, they wake up to breaking news that Tom Girardi was “secretly hospitalized.” Rinna, Dorit, Kyle and Crystal take electric bikes to a quaint little neighborhood for crepes. I want a crepe! Kathy calls them and asks for a straw and some chia seeds. It’s an emergency. lol. The ladies rudely ignore Kathy’s dire emergency and instead talk about Erika and Tom. They seem to buy in to the cheating story. They think she is not going to get any financial support. You know, other than that $36 million that is allegedly sitting in her accounts.
Erika apparently has a house in La Quinta that she has never been to. She doesn’t even know where it is. Erika doesn’t even know the address. So how will she have a key? In the meantime, the women go to play croquet. They do not know how to play croquet. It’s ridiculous. I used to play a bit a hundred years ago. It’s really a simple game. Kathy shows up right after they give up. Garcelle will arrive in La Quinta tonight. Rinna and Garcelle are still in a bad place. Garcelle doesn’t follow Rinna or Kyle! What’s up with that? Garcelle’s arrival should be interesting. The scenes so far have been really short. The ladies all head back to the house.
Erika Learns How Banks Work?
Garcelle arrives in a full hazmat suit with a mask and a helmet face shield. Half of the women in the house have recently had Covid so she is not taking any chances. She heads back to the hotel and hangs out with Crystal for a bit. When Garcelle finds out that Erika is now claiming Tom was cheating, she remembers Erika specifically denying that to her. Now, when the ladies get together for dinner, Erika claims she just learned how to “go into a bank” in March. Come on, girl. This is just ridiculous. Kathy Hilton says she doesn’t know how to use an ATM. That I believe. I haven’t used one in years. Mostly because I forgot my PIN. It’s easier just to put everything on Amex.
The ladies all ordered takeout for dinner. Lots of takeout. Kyle tells Erika that her house in La Quinta has apparently been sold. Wouldn’t she need to sign off on that? Sutton tells Erika that in addition to a very good attorney, she needs a team of forensic accountants. This was the least exciting dinner in housewives history. I’m not mad about it. I’m sick of the dramatic dinners. I feel like some things might have been put on the cutting room floor? Perhaps having to do with Erika? The first half of the season they seemed to be coming for her hard.
Erika Has A New Spin On Tom
The next day the ladies break into two groups. Garcelle, Crystal and Erika are going hiking, and the rest of them are going Christmas shopping. The hikers talk about lots of things. Garcelle is the youngest of seven children. They love the desert. Erika shares very little despite Garcelle pretty much giving her the third degree about her financials. Erika said everything went on her credit card. Garcelle asks her if she got divorced because of the lawsuits. She claims not to know about them but she was PERSONALLY SERVED around the same time that Tom was. She also eludes to Tom’s car accident three years ago claiming than he had a significant head injury that completely changed him. At that time, the only reported injury was to his ankle.
Erika goes on and on about how since then they have not had conversations. He would repeat things several times. Wait, remember when they went to Lake Havasu or wherever and she talked about how much she enjoying quarantining with Tom because they got to share meals and conversations together every day? This is a complete reversal of that story. Now she says he would repeat himself all day and that if she would point out she already heard that story he would rage at her. I do not believe her. AT. ALL. Now she is straight up claiming he has Alzheimer’s. WOW. She also says Tom calls her every day but she doesn’t take his calls because of his legal issues. That’s odd.
Garcelle Suffers the Wrath Of Erika
All the ladies get back together for taco night courtesy of Kathy Hilton who went through the Del Taco drive-through. Garcelle tells the group that Tom calls Erika everyday. Erika is pissed that she would share that private information with the group. She gets really snippy with Garcelle who looks very hurt. She tells Garcelle to “go ahead and have her moment” as if she is doing it for camera time. Then Erika says she’ll just tell the fucking story. Tom calls her all the time. This is the first time Garcelle has ever seen Erika come for someone. Production plays us a montage.
Erika starts bawling and then they are all pretty much fighting back tears. Erika tells Garcelle that she already got it out of her once, she didn’t have to do it again in front of everyone. Garcelle did sort of dig in with the questions on the hike. But, I don’t think the fact that Tom calls her is some sort of major secret. Erika wanders off to cry. Garcelle wonders what the big deal is. Sutton is also confused why this is all such a big deal. We can hear Erika having a panic attack in the bathroom.
Next week: Things get even worse for Erika as more stories about Tom hit the news. And they begin to discover that Erika is not innocent in all of the legal drama. Sutton says she is not sure she wants to be involved with Erika during all this drama.