Recap: #RHOBH “Poker Party Aftermath” [Episodes 11]

Posted on Jan 28 2015 - 2:36am by BeachSpin

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As “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” kicks off, we find ourselves back at Eileen’s party, smack in the middle of a babbling attempt at communication between Kyle and Kim, with Brandi Drunkville Glanville incoherently staggering around in the middle of it all, thwarting any productive dialogue. Kyle tells Brandi through tears to get lost, and fights to squeak out a few words with Kim, even though I am sure  that she is aware that Kim won’t remember any squeaks by morning. Brandi shares that when she had earlier approached Kyle with some loving concern for Kim, Kyle heartlessly didn’t care, so she figured that it was fine for she and her favorite junkie gal pal to just stay wasted. Brandi blurts to Eileen and Lisa that the two sisters hate each other, and then busts between the pair, looking like a jealous, flailing giraffe. Kim screeches and blubbers like a typical plastered wreck, Kyle comments that Brandi thrives on hurting people, and Kim & Brandi continue to smirk and slur needy love mumbles to each other.

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Brandi wants all of Kim’s twisted loyalty, and challenges Kyle to a driveway brawl to win Kim’s devotion. Eileen and Lisa exchange their all too common “OMG these women are aliens” look, and Lisa wisely states that there is just too much drinking and drugging goin’ on with this hot mess of a cast. Lisa goes on to speak for all of us, and deserves a dozen Emmys for remarking on camera that Brandi is a DRUNK who needs rehab. Eileen nails that Kim and Brandi have a co-dependent relationship that is defined by slurring while swaying. Kim determines that all the stupid sober people might be right about her craziness, and Brandi agrees but adds that Kim’s hooked kind of crazy is just perfection… at least until she’s forced to butt kiss Lisa Vanderpump again, and fake being less disgusting for a few minutes.

 

Eileen and Vince sit down to rehash the train wreck, and both agree that the whole evening was strange and ugly, and that Brandi is both, and toxic to boot. Eileen thinks Brandi is needy and is always trying to recruit other users to be on her team, and Vince is just baffled that no one even liked playing poker.

We jump over to Yolanda’s, where we watch her struggle to FaceTime Bella, and drone on about the DUI again, which makes me want to go drink.

Over at Vanderpump Central, Lisa is hanging with Ken and their half a dozen fuzzy dogs, including Rumpy who has been a bad boy and was sent away to an exclusive training camp to pull himself together.  He has happily returned home, having fallen for a chubby old bitch named Avery.

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Lisa immediately adopts her and renames her Pumpy,  impressed with Rumpy’s lack of superficiality. It’s cute..because they have the cash to hire someone to pick up such massive amounts of poop.  We pop over to the other Lisa’s, who calls Kyle to lend support, and to make sure that no one hits the pain killers before her jewelry party.

Back at Yo’s house, now that both better versions of herself have flown the coop, Anwar steps into the spotlight. I am a sucker for moms and their sons, so I think it’s sweet. The mommy fun is shattered when we are forced into Brandi’s house, where she is rehashing the previous evening’s events with her friend Jennifer. Jennifer is concerned because of all of Brandi’s hammered ‘texis’ were scarier than normal, and Brandi explains that Kim fell off that wagon that she herself would never set a  wobbly foot on. Brandi rambles on about Kim’s ‘full plate’, like NO ONE can possibly understand losing a loved one to cancer at the same time as planning a wedding. Brandi believes that everyone needs a ‘minute’ from Kyle, because being falling down drunk actually thwarts remembering what actually happened at any given event. She also forgets to mention that her ‘panic’ was really complete classless looniness that accompanies being a total lush. The women look like a couple of cheap mannequins straining to make concerned facial expressions. We hear from Kyle that Kim is in the hospital, with a kinda maybe ulcer, or more likely some sort of side effect from raging addiction.

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It’s time for Lisa Rinna’s jewelry party, which is going to win her friends, so controlling very detail is crucial. Eileen swings by to pick up Queen Lisa, and is blown away by her gorgeous home, as we all are every week. Yolanda is with Kyle and we hop back and forth between the four women yapping about Kim’s pretty commonplace, but dramatically impossible plight. Queen Lisa remarks that even when Kim is normal, she’s a whackadoodledoo, and doesn’t even blink when hearing Eileen’s disgusted opinion of Brandi. Yolanda wonders what kind of mother would actually brawl in a driveway…HELLO…the same type that spews nastiness all over your dinner parties! The most shocking part of the segment is that I actually sort of like Kyle’s dress. The jewelry party is in full swing, and Yo greets Brandi warmly, even though the rest of the women don’t seem to want to even glance at her cowgirl inspired, crotch length dress.  Brandi explains her version of the evening, and Yo immediately nails her with one of her newly crafted for season 5, ‘it’s gross to be drunk’ lectures.  

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Brandi tells her to back off because she can be wasted any darn time she feels like it, and lying that she isn’t the rest of the time is a-ok too.  Yo believes that she is acting like a trashy child, even though behaving the same exact way last season was just  adorably so “Brandi.” Eileen confronts Brandi about being rude and disrespectful, and Brandi apologizes, but snarks that these women need to lighten up and let her be rude and disrespectful any darn time she feels like it. Lisa V and Kyle later have dinner, neither of them trust Brandi, and they mutually decide that the angry attention hog should be permanently avoided like the plague.

Things heat up again next week, so I will see you then!

 

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  • Trippinhhard

    Great recap @BeachSpin— I didn’t watch this train wreck, but the recap captured the heart of the show…. Drunk ass Brandi and Kim is a sick drunk that thrives on attention.., ugh

  • That Brandi is crazy psycho! Now that she’s moved on from hurting Lisa, her next target is Kyle, and the only way she can hurt her is by using her sister. It’s disgusting the way she twists the knife in everyone’s back season after season.

  • TartLemon

    I’m not backing Brandi anymore. However, Kyle/Kim have a codependent relationship that seems to have been going on for MANY years. It’s not Kyle’s choice what decisions Kim makes. Kyle needs to just back the f*ck off Kim, accept her or not.

    I have no sympathy for either Kyle OR Kim. Kim’s sobriety has been Kyle’s storyline for EVERY season and it’s pretty obvious for many years before this series started.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    I really really hope that Andy plays that clip of Yolanda saying “if she doesn’t want me to mother her then she should stop acting like a child” swiftly followed by a clip of her last season saying that Lisa is not Brandi’s mother, she’s a grown woman.
    This has to be Brandi’s and Kim’s last season. Brandi doesn’t even really engage or promote the show other than bitchy revenge stuff on her podcast. She’s a nasty festering putrid sore who will just get worse if she isn’t dealt with.
    I’m starting to kind of understand Kyle a little more – she’s probably has years of dealing with Kim while Big Kathy told them all to keep a lid on it and let Kim just blamed them all for her problems. It was probably a huge relief to her to have this out in the open.

    • Gabby

      “…if she
      doesn’t want me to mother her then she should stop acting like a child”
      swiftly followed by a clip of her last season saying that Lisa is not
      Brandi’s mother, she’s a grown woman.”

      Yolanda…NEVER practicing what she preaches. I’m still awaiting the Yo/Brandi blowout.

      • Jennymckitty

        It is going to be ugly. I don’t think David will stay as quiet as Ken.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I cannot wait for that. Didn’t Yolanda look terrified when Brandi snapped back at her? I think she’s doing everything she can to appease her because Brandi has a lot to spill about Yolanda’s feelings on Lisa.

    • Jennymckitty

      Brandi works hard initially to befriend these mature, stable women. She gets them to take her under their wings by acting like a helpless, broken baby bird. Then she turns on them like a defiant teenager for doing it. That remark is the kiss of death for her & Yolanda’s friendship.

      • Guardian

        Nailed it! I’m hoping Yo is waking up. How on earth B manages to fool these women with her act amazes me. B is so screwed up.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        ITA. I think she also latches on to the older women because she thinks being youngest automatically makes her more attractive – she’s often talking about how dried up, sexless and menopausal they are and how their husbands all cheat etc. Brandi can’t handle women her own age because she’s sees them as competition.

    • itsjustme

      Festering, putrid sore. Perfect description. Brandi is the gangrene of all HW’s shows. She’s disgusting and I am SO done with her. I am so glad both Eileen and Lisa R are wise to Brandi and hopefully will keep her at arms length!

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        HA! She is indeed gangrene.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Oh wow I just read Eileen’s blog. I love her. Her comment about Brandi saying they had little kid pancakes “that are usually known as blinis” is priceless.

    • Gabby

      “little kid pancakes”…A testament to just how stupid, clueless & useless she is! As Eileen said, this was a “poker party,” not a “dinner party.”

  • Guardian

    Well, Jennifer the addiction specialist (self professed?) got at least one thing right about the subject – families get tired of supporting addicts . . . for decades. The fact that her best friend Br”addict” is using and abusing seems to exceed her knowledge though. Another friendship rooted in co-dependency – just like the one that has blossomed with Kim. Twisted, totally twisted. So glad LR and E aren’t fooled by any of it. I like them more and more each week. Smelled a bridge starting to burn between Y and B – only took Y, what two seasons to clue in – maybe it was the Lyme disease that prevented her from connecting the dots sooner. As for K and the hospital, she may truly have something wrong with her like an inflamed liver but in tandem, do think she was seeking attention and meds as well.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Well Said!
      I recall reading that Kyle insisted Kim’s contract should be renewed for RHBH or
      she wouldn’t return to the show. I wonder if that was ever the case?
      I do think Brandi told the truth about Kyle not caring about Kim’s problems because
      as you stated , “families get tired of supporting addicts.” So my guess is Kyle
      wanted Kim on the show for a story line. Kyle can appear to be a loving sister to Kim as long as the cameras are rolling. In recent episodes Brandi put a bit of truth between Kyle and the cameras and Kyle is embarrassed.

      Kyle, Kim and Brandi should not be on the show.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi MM! I think Brandi told the truth about Kyle’s relationship with Kim. Kyle was too upset by Brandi’s words.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Hi Marsbars09!!
          : )

        • Kyle cries every five minutes. She should have let them leave and contacted her sister immediately afterward – in private – if she was so concerned. But, she wanted the air time and EVERYONE gets air time when they conflict with Brandi

          • MidwestMiddie

            Kim is Kyle’s Sympathy Card. Last season Kyle was such a bitch to
            Lisa V that viewers turned against Kyle – Big Time. Now, Kyle is trying
            to refresh her tarnished reputation by playing the part of being a
            concerned sister. This is her story line for this Season.

          • MorningYawn

            I thought lisa V was a pretty big bitch to Kyle last season… Constantly repeating the mo cheating rumors, constantly disparaging mo’s biz saying he will be ur friend when ur selling ur house. She threw more than enough shade to earn Kykes upset at her. I think there was more in store for Kyle had Brandi not turned the tables on lisa v. Jules hands f certainly dirty from last year but LVP was rolling in the muck with all of them!!

          • MidwestMiddie

            We’ll have to agree to disagree.
            IMO, the only person who kept the Mario infidelity rumor going during
            last season was Kyle. It was her story line and she kept it front and center all the while crying about it.

          • MorningYawn

            I’m happy to agree to disagree. Thx !

          • MidwestMiddie

            : )

        • MorningYawn

          The truth per Kim. We still have Myles version and the actual truth left to hear.

          • Jennymckitty

            I doubt Kyle would ever get into a heart to heart talk with Brandi about Kim and her issues. They aren’t good friends and Brandi isn’t someone know for keeping a secret. Kyle knows that Brandi will sell her out in a heartbeat for profit or revenge.

          • Guardian

            Trying to talk to an addict about an addict never goes well. Ever. I wouldn’t trust Brandi with anything because indeed, she would sell you out after she puts her spin on it. Truth cannon my ass.

      • Guardian

        Yes, hard to know re the contract. Can’t imagine that Kyle would be so important to the show that she could make that condition though some have said that Kyle’s name is included with the credits now – just don’t know if it was when the show began. As for B’s comments re Kim & Kyle, in fairness, Kyle and the whole family have been dealing with this for decades. If Kyle backs away from Kim she is criticized, if she is there for her, she is pandering to the cameras and a storyline. It’s a no win situation for her. Supporting addicts is a thankless task especially when someone comes along who is new to the situation. Let Brandi do it for 30+ years. Have to remember, we are only getting B’s side of it, based too on what Kim has told her.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Some have speculated that the real reason Kyle wants Kim on the show is so Kim has an income and Kyle will not have to financially support Kim. Fact or Fiction?
          If Kyle doesn’t want to be criticized for pandering and/or ignoring Kim and her problems, then she should support Kim leaving Bravo’s cast and staying away from the spotlight.

          Last night on WWHL Bravo Andy gave ‘Kudos” to Kim for her brief appearance on the show, Revenge. Why he even bothered to mention Kim at all was surprising. Her scene was 4 seconds. lol

          • Guardian

            I would agree re the income. Kim would have some royalties coming in from re-runs I would think, but might be limited given the laws that weren’t in place when she was working as a child. Kim has said that she was pretty extravagant when she had money so has probably blown through a lot. Hopefully Kim had more than the “eye” scene. Don’t know, don’t watch that show.

      • Kyle should have shut down the wine tasting and given up that story line rather than expose her sister to the booze. Very sad

      • MorningYawn

        I couldn’t look at Myles face at poker night and think she didn’t care about Kim’s well being. So she’s not taking 2 am calls… Currently. How many has she taken in her life? Does she want her on show for a storyline – don’t know. Maybe she wants her on show so her and her sister can take Kim off their payroll. Must be tired for mo and Hilton to be supporting 2 wives. Much less one who already gets alimony and still doesn’t have enough to live on.

        Kyle is damned with whatever she does. And these past few… And looks like next… She’s getting the karma back that so many folks thinks she deserves. After 3+ decades of this crap, I’m sure she’s paid her debt on spades.

        • Guardian

          Amen. I may not care for Kyle all that much but I have professional experience with addicts and those closest to them always get burned. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    • Sandy Mersinas

      I remember seeing Jennifer on the celebrity rehab programs as an addiction specialist! And her best friend is a raging, violent, trashy drunk??????? Dr. Drew must be so proud!!

      • Guardian

        I didn’t realize she worked in addiction until I saw it behind her name last night. Also, didn’t know she had been on celeb rehab. What part of alcohol and addict doesn’t she get with her BFF – she meets and/or exceeds almost every criteria. Duh! Wonder if Drew has a clue with this friendship?

        • misstc

          I thought I was drunk when I read that next to her name; and I wasn’t drinking! LMBO

          • Guardian

            Thanks – I just burst out laughing! Seriously, should have had her tag with me so she could really see what happens when you enable users.

          • Guardian

            Just checked her out. She has no formal training other than her own experience. That explains a lot.

  • Marsbars09

    Kim should not have returned to RHBH after season 1. It’s so obvious she can’t handle the stress of being on the show. The abundance of alcohol doesn’t help matters either.

    • TartLemon

      If Kim goes, what would Kyle’s storyline be? BOTH need to GO! Brandi will ice herself out of the show burning every bridge. No one will want to film with her.

      • Marsbars09

        Girl Kim isn’t going anywhere. She has some kind of executive producer credit on RHBH.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Did Kyle or Kim start this rumor? lol

          Kim and Kyle Richards are not Executive Producers or Producers
          for Bravo’s RHBH. That rumor has been around for years and I, also,
          thought it was true until recently.
          Check out Bravo’s list of names of their Executive Producers and
          Producers for the show – the Richard Sisters names are not there.
          The only Housewife who is a Bravo Producer is Lisa Vanderpump.
          She and her husband, Ken Todd, are listed as Executive Producers for the show, Vanderpump Rules.

          • Guardian

            I’ve tried to watch for it but they always cut to local commercials here.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Wikipedia lists the Executive Producers and Producers for Bravo’s
            Shows.

          • Guardian

            That Wikipedia – nothing gets by them! (Or the people who add and delete the information!) Just can’t imagine Bravo/AC wanting to share that pot.

          • Marsbars09

            If it’s true what you state then hell yeah Kyle should be booted off the show along with her sister.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Absolutely!!!

    • misstc

      I thought Bravo wanted to dump Kim, but it was Kyle who said that if Kim is dumped, she will walk??

      • Marsbars09

        Kyle is too much of a famewhore to walk away from the show regardless of her sister being on or not.

      • Guest

        That was said by Kyle, because she feels so guilty about taking Kim’s house away, the one that Kim paid for w/her money when she was younger, the one they all grew up in. Several seasons ago, Kim alluded to this, and you had to read between the lines. I think Kim took out a loan on the home she paid for years earlier & used it as collateral, and when she fell on hard times Kyle/Maricio assumed the loan so Kim wouldn’t lose the house. Basically, instead of helping her keep the house (was in loan default), and loaning her the $$ (letter her pay them back) they paid off the bank loan and assumed the home, as the loan was probably in default….house was used as collateral, so Kim was screwed, but Vile Kyle/Cheating Maricio “rescued” her so they think. That’s what I think happened. So, a couple years ago when Kim said on the show, “You (or you two) stole that house from me.” That’s what I think she meant. They became the owners since home was in default for the loan against it/house was collateral, and they scooped it up by paying loan default off. Yep, I guarantee you that’s what Kim meant. They are BOTH dirty dogs. They did steal it from her, but then “let her live there” — Kyle is a POS, as far as I’m concerned.

        • Guardian

          I don’t know about this house but do know that when their mother died, each of the girls inherited 1/3 of her home in Palm Springs – it had a clear title. The mother’s wish was that it would be kept in the family as a vacation/holiday home for the three families to gather in. When Kim fell on some hard times, she sold her share to K and M as they were using it far more than Kathy and her family. K & M paid for general repairs, upgrades and also paid the taxes. Kim and her family would join in at times or use it just for themselves as well – all free of charge. When Kim’s finances improved, she wanted to buy back her share at the original estate value. K & M said no as they were advised that if Kim should ever file for bankruptcy, her share would be sold. Thus, K & M, and/or Kathy and her family would have to buy it from the bankruptcy trust at the current market value.

  • MidwestMiddie

    Lisa R. and Eileen are doing a pretty good job of uncovering the buried “boils and blisters”
    not usually discussed on the RHBH.
    (**There are times when they’re too nice to speak the truth.)
    Perhaps Bravo should hire both of them to travel around to all of the Housewives Shows
    and air the messes found in each location?

    • MorningYawn

      Boil and blister consultants…love it! Charge an amazing hourly rate for that too!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap!
    Brandi is trash, plain and simple..she even shaded her only friend Jennifer (saying Texas is a state – bish)..I would have shaded those lips and that awful plastic surgery..leave the cheeks alone peeps…
    Kyle should have thrown a shoe at Brandi’s head…I wish a phucka would keep me from my sister.
    Lisa V is FABULOUS and always will be..these bishes cannot touch her..they tried it last year..glad she dumped the trash Brandi and is back to being FAb! Love her and Eileen segment. Love RUMPY PUP AND NOW PUMPY CHUNK.
    Kim…ulcer = too much damn liquor…

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Ronnie!! OMG…those plastic faces staring at each other were insane.

  • Does Bravo realize that just because Brandi is generating ALL of this controversy, it doesn’t mean it benefits the show in the long run. It has degenerated into an embarrassing high school drama because of her. Kim is dying before our eyes and Kyle and Brandi argue about scratches on their arms? I loved Eileen’s comment – Oh, put on some Neosporin. Get over yourself.” Why is everything, every episode about BRANDI? Enough, already. I realize she has no other way to make a living, but she’s just stabbing at everything now, and ruining the show. Please can’t they send her to New Jersey? That show could use a Brandi – she looks classy compared to the twins and the others. Without Teresa wouldn’t it be great to have Brandi move in with Joe and raise his daughters? Think of all the great stuff they could learn.

    • Guardian

      I loved E’ comments as well – and Rinna’s. Brandi’s overreaction to the scrape was typical of a drunk. Likewise her reaction to Y and E speaking to her. She ruins the show for me – so tedious and predictable. Kim should be let go because she adds nothing and watching someone self destruct is not entertaining.

  • Janice Provetti

    A few thoughts: I love Kyle’s hair straight. I’m glad Kim went after Kyle and told Brandi to back down. Yo needs to go.
    Side note: I have a sister that reminds me of the Kim/Kyle relatonship (minus the addiction – thank God). Someone tried to turn my sister against me like that during a down turn in our relationship, I’d cut the bitch too. Stay out of it Brandi – that is 40+ years of history there.

  • MorningYawn

    Anyone else here suffer thyroid disease and was irritated about LVP comments about the dog? Cute and witty, of course, but ignorant and uneducated as well. Stick with what u know LVP.

    • acmw2927

      I have Hashimoto’s and at first I was irked by her comments, but in reality I personally know a lot of people who use thyroid issues as an excuse to be morbidly obese. I have to watch my diet like a hawk in order to stay in decent shape and work out like a mad woman. Its hard, but it can be done. Some people would rather claim thyroid problem and scarf a cupcake rather than hit the gym and have a salad. Of course, everyone is different and some people have thyroid issues so severe that they truly cannot lose the weight, but that’s the exception, not the rule.

      • MorningYawn

        Very interesting point. I’ve not known anyone to do that but I’m sure it happens all the time. I have Hashimotos as well and struggle mightily with loosing weight. I trained for a 10k whole cleansing and gained. Super frustrating. My holistic doc told me not to exercise until I get my adrenals in shape. Double frustration. But it’s not for lack of trying, which is why I was irritated with Lisa’s comment. Keep up good work, girlie! Thx for sharing ur (very valid) point!

        • acmw2927

          Thanks, I’m trying! I just had my first baby and even though I ate normally during my pregnancy I put on close to 80lbs because of my thyroid. And breastfeeding didn’t help me lose weight at all (even though everyone told me it would!) So now that he’s been weaned I’m back in the gym, but people still look at me like “hey your baby is 7 months old why aren’t you skinny again?” It’s very hard, but I’m determined to get back there 🙂

          • MorningYawn

            Go girl! Keep doing what you do and back hand the mommy guilt givers! Lol! Hope ur feeling well n u get to your goal sooner rather than later. In the meantime, enjoy this special time with ur handsome man!

  • Jennymckitty

    Funniest part was Vince seen in the garage door window spying on the fight. Eileen said he went to the garage for a beer & stayed to watch.

    • Guardian

      Wish he had turned a hose on them.

      • Wendy Owen

        My husband goes, “who’s that? look! the cameraman got in the shot!” and I said, “noooo, that’s Vince! he’s scared to go out there!” Rolled back the DVR to check it. Too, too, funny!

        • Guardian

          I thought it might be someone from the production crew too but as I watched it air again (I had missed some parts), got a better look and could see who it was. Don’t think this was scripted!

          • Wendy Owen

            i think you’re right – not scripted and that’s what makes it super funny! he was a kid star, too, but obviously dad didn’t spoil those van patton boys.

        • misstc

          Eileen was on WWHL (I only watch it when one of RHOBH is on) an she said it was her hubby getting a Corona – the other guest (a comedian) made a low down gesture & Eileen freaked, then laughed. She’s a class act!

  • Jennymckitty

    Eileen’s blog is perfection. Everyone needs to read it. So glad she and Lisa R are on this season.

  • Dani-K

    So many emotions during this episode. First I was angry and disgusted with Brandi and her trying to get between Kyle and Kim. Then I was bored with Yo and had to fast forward during the scene with her inability to hold the phone correctly. Then I was horrified during the scene with Brandi and her friend Jennifer and their puffy cheeks. Then I was empowered by Eileen taking a stand for herself with Brandi and her rude comments about her home. And finally, I was skeptical about Kyle and Lisa V bonding over their shared distaste for Brandi.

    • TartLemon

      Hasn’t been but a few episodes ago Kyle was warning Brandi about Lisa holding grudges. I guess Kyle realized where the camera time would be.

    • Guardian

      For me, the problem is when over 50% of the show is controlled by someone who is out of control, all the rest can do is react. The only break we got this week was Rumpy and Y talking to her daughter (yawn). Lisa summed it up well – that B’s actions are for attention and to make her feel more important than she is. Fine, then everyone just ignore her and freeze her out.

    • misstc

      Did you notice the title under Brandi’s friend Jennifer? It said something like “Best friend – Addiction Counselor” or addiction supporter…anyone one else catch that??

      • Dani-K

        I saw her on a reality show a couple of years ago. It had to do with Dr. Drew. She helped run the half way house once they left the hospital. But obviously she’s not very good. Her “best friend” Brandi is in dire need of help but she can’t or won’t see it.

        • Guardian

          Check Jennifer’s credentials for addiction on Wikipedia. She doesn’t actually have any other than her own experience.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      Lisa will never trust Kyle again either ….

  • twifan2

    So 4 episodes left til the Reunion show… will there be a Brando backlash? Will Dim & Brando still be bffs?
    Brando said she & her sister weren’t close-wonder why! What do Dim’s kids think of their mom’s ‘situation’? What do they think of Brando being their mom’s bff?! :/

    • Guardian

      Hey twi! I’m sure seeing their mother’s behavior that night along with the pictures has to be soooo disappointing for her children, but nothing they haven’t experienced/seen before. She has made so many attempts at sobriety. I’m sure they are careful with their hopes. As for Brandi and their mom, I can imagine that if B has been around them she has tried to sway them to her side. Hopefully they have watched the show and realize B is just another drunk, latching onto a drunk – their mother. Poor kids.

      • twifan2

        Hi Hi Guardian! 🙂
        It must be really hard of them all having their mom on tv acting like that! 🙁
        It can’t be easy either for them too. Remember in the summer of 2013, Dim’s son was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after walking down the street of Dim’s neighborhood without any clothes on and talking out of his head. Does she even think that she could be can underlying cause for her son’s behavior!?

        • Guardian

          Addicts don’t take a lot of responsibility and are very selfish so she may not have made the connection or, acknowledged it but then added and blamed other influences. So sad to see the cycle continue into another generation.

          • twifan2

            Sadly, that’s so true. 🙁
            She really shouldn’t be on the show!
            The preview for next week’s episode is reminiscent of season 2, where Dim is wasted again & Vyle is crying over her sister’s ‘behavior’-again. :/

          • Guardian

            It’s an endless cycle for both of them until Kim really rehabs or Kyle finally walks away. Kyle needs to walk because she is just not equipped and really her support isn’t helping – it’s prolonging. If Kim dies it will not be Kyle’s fault nor the fault of any of the family.

  • twifan2

    Excellent recap, BeachSpin! Thanks! 🙂
    Rather read about them than watch the show.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Twi!! 🙂

  • Awesome recap Beach! Standing ovation to Eileen for crushing Brandi’s shrieking about being mortally wounded by Kyle’s bracelet during their scuffle. I’m glad Lisa R and Eileen see right through Brandi’s BS and have taken a united stance against her.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I loved when she did that! Eileen rocks!

    • BeachSpin

      Eileen’s the best…neosporin should always come before murder…lmao…what a mess Brandi Drunkville is.

  • Wendy Owen

    A beauty of a recap, Beach Spin!
    My theory on the Kim/Kyle dynamic is this: Kim was the family moneymaker for years. The only reason Kyle was born in BH is because Kim’s cute little face got the stage mother Big Kathy leaving Long Island and heading to Hollywood to exploit the kid. By the time Kyle comes along, Kim is already supporting the family with her “Nanny and the Professor” gig, et al. Remember the brouhaha over Mariceo, or however he spells it, and Kyle taking Kim’s house? They may have done it legally, but I’ll betcha it’s a house that Kim’s money bought – no one else’s. Living in LA with Kim’s celebrity is what opened the doors for the other two to marry rich men, as per Big Kathy’s rules.

    Perhaps Kim’s root problem is the typical child star problem — looses childhood, forced to be financial support for family — no one ever thanks her or acknowledges it — she gets older, less jobs come her way — her lack of education kicks in — she makes bad choices — no one really cares because then they’d have to take responsibility for their part in the fiasco that is Kim Richards’ life.

    • misstc

      Love your post; very insightful and makes good sense of the family dynamic!

      • Wendy Owen

        thx! Feel bad for her — grew up with her.

        • Wendy Owen

          meaning, grew up watching her on tv and such. 🙂

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Wendy…and YES…great post!!

  • Yolie

    Another superb recap, Beach Spin.

    Brandi’s descent continues at such a rapid rate that I’m starting to worry what will be rock bottom for her. Even if everything she said about Kyle and the Kyle/Kim relationship is true, why does she feel the need to reveal it? She’s blatantly trying to come between them and have Kim all to herself. It’s like she’s finally given up on having a super-rich woman as her BFF after turning on Adrienne and Lisa, and realizing that her relationship with YoLemon isn’t long for this world either. I loved that Yolanda got a little taste of the Brandi backlash when she attempted to tell her to stop getting drunk. So Brandi has set her sights on Kim, who she knows is the weakest and won’t judge her or try to change her behavior. Gross and sad at the same time.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Yolie! Brandi’s desperation for relevance is growing, I wonder when Yolanda will eat crow and admit she’s been duped?

      • Guardian

        Yo was “dupid” about B.

  • MorningYawn

    I’ve loved all the Bravo blogs that have been posted. From lisa r and Eileen and their objective opinions, kyles “this is and has been my reality” and most of all Lisa’s super supportive blog. Kyle should really make a note of this as she has failed Lisa VP in the past. I like Kyle, but I’m realistic. 🙂

    • RonnieIsBack

      Yes they are on time….Kyle is getting her Karma when she treated Lisa V like chit for no reason other than jealousy.
      Yolo probably is too hurt to write seeing all the smack Brandi talked about her..serves her righ talso.
      Brandi will post later…after crying and drinking…

      • misstc

        You mean once she’s tanked on wine & Xanax?

        • Guardian

          Her brains and courage come in liquid and pill form!

    • Guardian

      I just read Kim’s . . . quite a laundry list of medical issues “diagnosed” at the hospital. Funny how she was able to puff on that cigar at the poker party without coughing. Not so sure I believe what she is saying.

      • MorningYawn

        Thx for letting me know it’s up!

        • Guardian

          LR put out a great tweet that was aimed at Kim and maybe B as well, IMO. Kim and Brandi will not be able to get around LR and E with their using and abusing – nor their victim cards.

          • MorningYawn

            You are right! It is hard to believe all of those things were affecting Kim when we never heard her cough, watched her sucking on that cigar and she seemed to walk just fine! And Rinnas tweets were on. Point. Thx for letting me know!

          • Guardian

            If a rib were truly cracked she would have been holding the side it was on regardless of a pain pill. Inhaling cigar smoke would have induced more pain because she would have had to inhale more air in order to breathe due to the pneumonia infection in her lungs. I call BS.

      • BeachSpin

        She was in 100% pain…that’s probably what she told the doctors..who probably nailed her as a junkie right off the bat.

        • Guardian

          Absolutely. When you have a known addict, the chart is flagged. I used to see it all the time. Abdominal quadrant pain, back pain, are two of the most common non-injury excuses seekers use. They are vague and take a lot of tests to diagnose properly.

          • BeachSpin

            Sounds like Kim!

          • Guardian

            Yep – substance and attention seeking – a double whammy. Watching her behavior in the car with LR spoke volumes about the real Kim.

          • Jennymckitty

            Oh, you gotta love the frequent fliers…”I’m in pain & allergic to everything but Dilaudid”

          • Guardian

            Oh my gosh – “frequent fliers” – you’ve been in the trenches too then! As if we don’t know what’s up when they start rattling off the meds they can take like a pharmacist!

          • Brattus Rattus

            That crap is NASTY! I’ve had it for kidney stones. Now when I get the stones, I just stay at home with a muscle relaxer and sit in a hot bath until it passes. That Dilaudid crap is some vile stuff.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Good recap Beach Spin. Brandi seems totally clear that Kim had “fallen off the wagon” in the preview for next week, she starts of telling Kim, “I know you weren’t drunk…” Playing into the addict’s delusion to her face and then trashing her behind her back, on camera. That’s a new low for Brandi.

    • Guardian

      Brandi stabs anyone and everyone sooner rather than later. She is the last thing Kim needs.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        I agree. Kim is too fragile to handle the manipulation and backstabbing that comes along with a Brandi Glanville friendship.

        • Guardian

          I agree. Kim hasn’t yet owned her addiction(s), still making things up as she goes along. Having another addict as a “friend” who is as horrible as BG will never go well.

    • BeachSpin

      Thank you Reality! Good point…I agree, so beyond gross.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    How two faced was Brandi when Eileen straight up asked her if there was a problem? To her face she was all apologies and excuses and then in her TH she’s talking sh*t about her and saying she should have had a nanny take her kid off etc. Not so brave after all.

    • Guardian

      Just so glad that Eileen didn’t buy any of it. Loved how B had to sit there and listen when it was the last thing she wanted to do.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        Eileen is brilliant. So cool and calm.

        • Guardian

          I just hope she returns for next season. She and LR.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    last night was a goodie …..Eileen and Lisa are like what the hell….well girls welcome to a typical HW party….poor Vinnie he had no idea of what Game Night means now he does it’s fight night……Brandi and Kim the drunk leading the druggie ……..Lisa’s party and Brandi has the nerve to show up in her back to school cow girl get up…bet shes a hit with the PTA …..well she got lectured by Yo and Eileen and it didn’t sit well with her….she is hopeless

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      OMG that outfit – she actually looked like something from a comedy sketch about white trash at a PTA.

      • Guardian

        May be the only thing she has that isn’t see through. Regardless, it was a school meeting, not a rodeo, not a costume party.

  • doggiedaddy

    What a great breath of fresh air LisaR and Eileen are to this show.
    And Vince’s reaction to that very awkward (if not forced by the producers) conversation where he shrugs his shoulders and walks away. #Priceless
    He’s having none of it, just like Eileen. None of it.
    Best part of the episode was E telling Drunkie to ‘put some Neosporin on it’ and then calling them all Drama Queens before checking herself.
    Dump the junkies and drunks and up the ante with these down to earth women.

    • BeachSpin

      I LOVE Lisa and Eileen too…what a shocker that Bravo finally got it right.

  • Muse.ical

    Just saw the latest episode, then the preview for next week, one thing (which I always knew) is clear: When Kyle doesn’t get her way, the “f you” comes out. In the preview, she clearly isn’t able to keep Kim under her lock & key control, so she starts saying, true to form: F You to her, to Brandi….then crying, making it appear it’s all about “her” she’s hurt, blah, blah, blah. It’s ever so clear Vile Kyle has control issues. I think, as along as Kim has no one, and only Kyle, and Kyle can control her, even if Kim is a mess…..Kyle is A-O-K w/that. The moment Kim actually gets her own voice, has a friend that has her back, Mean Vile Kyle (the true personality) comes out….and she tells Kim to “F You” — true to her hypocrite form. Kyle has major issues. Sure, Kim does as well, but Kyle……..she’s a piece of…..uh……work.

    • RubyT

      I completely disagree with you.

    • Poo

      Muse.ical, Maybe you are not aware of this but Kim has 4 ADULT children. She is not alone unless it is by her choice. If I were Kyle, I would have told Kim to F>>> off years ago. Interesting that you totally excuse Brandi for the filth that streams from her mouth continuously but ONE F>>>>you from Kyle is inexcusable.

      • Guardian

        Since the start of this show, I have never seen Kim with any friends and that is very telling. It’s hard to be friends with an alcoholic. Kyle and the family have been dealing with Kim’s issues for decades and that is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’m not always crazy about Kyle but with her sister, I think Kim would be dead by now if it weren’t for Kyle and the family. Having Brandi now jumping in will not help Kim. B also has no idea what Kim has put her family through, how tired people get of it. In the trailer(s) for the next episode it is clear that B shows up at Kyle’s event uninvited by her, but in Kim’s company. Just a mean, deliberate act on B’s part. And Kim’s.

        • Poo

          I saw the trailer this morning. I felt really sad for Kyle because as you note, this was done to deliberately hurt Kyle. I hope that Brandi is on her way out of RHOBH. Her tweet to Andy saying that she is being “bullied” by WWHL may be her kiss of death. Isn’t it hard to believe that Brandi would complain about bullying