Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: “Everybody Is Enabling An Addict” [Episodes 13]

Posted on Feb 11 2015 - 7:58am by BeachSpin

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We find ourselves back at the dramatically spectacular blowout between Brandi, Kyle, and the only half aware Kim, as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marches on this week.  Kyle has just told Kim to f**k off, because Kim won’t say the same to Brandi, which inspires a breathy reenactment in Kim’s talking head.  She struggles to presumably hold back tears, or to struggle to recall what that question was again, I can’t tell which. Brandi cannot understand WHY Kim wants to stay at the party after her mouthy sister told her off, because every time she decides to screech f**k off at anyone, they stomp off in revulsion, no problem.  Brandi keeps it classy by threatening to punch Kyle in the face, while Kyle and Kim sob in different corners.  Mark the loyal roommate hairstylist convinces Kim to vamoose, while Kyle and Kim squeak out their sob stories to anyone who will listen. Queen Lisa tries to comfort Kyle, and reminds her of Brandi’s pattern of  turning on her cast mates, which brings a ditty not heard since last season, the classic, “it’s not ABOUT YOUUUU” from the sniffling Kyle.

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Queen Lisa and Kyle determine that they have both been stupid about Brandi, and that she is surely not a good influence on Kim.   Kim just doesn’t understand her sister or even exactly where she is right now.  Lisa Rinna comes thorough like a champ, and bravely nails Kim as an addict, while Queen Lisa and Eileen look at each other in marvel over the gutsy commentary.  Eileen asserts that you can be a sober addict, but that Kim sure as heck isn’t one of those.  Lisa continues to knock it out of the park by commenting that this is a freaking weird franchise, they are all a bunch of enabling ninnies, and wonders why in the world these women haven’t called out this hot mess by now.  Careening Kim is SCARY, but Lisa believes that they all need to quit being big clucks and call a junkie a junkie.  I agree and nominate Lisa for her third Emmy of the season.

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Oh JOY, it’s time for Brandi’s podcast, and the highlight of the dialogue is learning that guest Heather McDonald never slept with Joe Francis. We meet up with the rest of the women minus Yo, who are hitting the Burbank Film Festival, where Eileen has a role in a movie. Lisa Rinna keeps her addiction radar sharp, and nails Brandi as addict #2, and is scared of inviting the wrath of Brandi’s brand of unfiltered crazy. Kyle thinks that Brandi’s angry, Lisa V believes that she doesn’t want anyone else to be  happy, and Eileen surmises that the behavior is paying off (Hello… Bravo!).

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We hop back to the podcast of trash, where Brandi amps up the unfiltered fun by passionately defending herself for being peeved at a popsicle melting in her underwear drawer.  The others arrive at the film festival, which Eileen labels as kitschy mall fun, with Kyle just hoping that no one sees her somewhere so lame.  They buy hotdogs and watch Eileen’s movie, which brings dropped jaws, bugged eyes, and confused giggles…but everyone is just relived that it isn’t porn.

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It’s yoga time at Yo’s, and Brandi arrives, as we are clued in that Kyle blathered the whole Brandi altercation story to Yo the day before. Brandi wants Kyle to move to Colorado, or just make it easy and catch ebola overseas.

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We jump to Queen Lisa and Pandora at a market, admiring their newly released restaurant recipe sangria, while Lisainforms Pandora of Max’s desire to research his roots. Pandora gets upset, but Lisa remains optimistic that Max might not want anther family in the picture.

Back at Yolanda’s, Yo reminds Brandi that people say that she’s an angry drunk, and Brandi responds by throwing a tantrum and having another drink. Brandi clarifies her side of the incident to Yolanda, and throws in a shockingly unexpected nugget of info, namely that she was sober during the altercation in question. Brandi claims that Kyle was  the lush this time, albeit an awesomely articulate one. Yo decides that instead of a high five, she would challenge Brandi on the other countless incidents where she was tanked, and acting like a complete alkie a**hole to anyone in her path.

Brandi insists that there’s “no shame in her game” (where can we buy her some of that?), and that she’s just a regular a**hole, not an alkie one. After all, how could she translate her gross thoughts into words for her podcast, and be a hot mess of an addict at the same time? Yo believes that Brandi needs to start accepting severely delayed responsibility for her actions, and that she just can’t continue to hang out with a drunk, while leading her daughters to be the polar opposite. Brandi morphs into her trademark a**hole self, and equates her constant falling down drunkenness with Bella’s DUI whoopsie. Yo is shocked that Brandi would turn on her, like she has on every single sober housewife on this franchise. Brandi insists that it is not an attack, and really doesn’t care what people think, but Yo is having a non-Lyme brain day, and warns her that her gutter standards will likely come back on her children.

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Lisa R chimes in and lets us know that keeping teens off sex, drugs, and snottiness in LA is a full time job, and not allowing her daughters to become  a**holes like Brandi is her life goal as a mother.

Over at Vanderpump Central Max shows up, smelling of booze, which he thinks is fine considering  his mom smelled like booze the whole time he was growing up. Max has discovered his birth name and some background details of his heritage, and informs his mum that he doesn’t care to meet his birth mother, which brings a smile to Lisa’s face.

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We meet up with Eileen, who is having lunch with Kyle and Kim, to share her perspective as a woman who has recently lost two of her sisters. Kyle and Kim agree that there are still sore spots on both sides of the relationship, and Kim is peeved that Kyle brings up private phone convos, but when her BFF, Brandi does it, it’s sorta precious. Kyle believes that it’s unreasonable to think that she would ever want to harm her, and Kim comments that her intentions are ummmm…mixed up.  Eileen interjects that Brandi fuels the fire, and Kim asserts that Eileen needs to shut it, and leave her favorite enabler alone.

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We sit in on a post podcast powwow between Lisa R and Brandi, and Lisa wants to know why Brandi wreaks havoc everywhere she goes. Brandi explains that the pressure of not being self centered or sober is just too challenging, even to support her older little sis, Kim. They chat about Kim’s plight, and Lisa shares her disgust at all of the enabling behavior surrounding her. Lisa comments that the hush hush nature of the scenario is BS, and that the whole cast needs an intervention. Brandi agrees as long as she can make it to the club by 11:00.

An intervention is on tap for next week?  See you there!!

 

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  • TartLemon

    The Kim/Kyle storyline is boring. Same thing EVERY season. I like LisaR, but she needs to do a bit of research before diagnosing this situation. Kim’s been to rehab how many times? 5? 6? She CHOOSES to ingest drink/drugs. Kyle CHOOSES to play the victim role, making it all about herself. If Kyle was really over it and had enough, she wouldn’t have a storyline.

    I didn’t mind seeing Brandi doing her podcast. She needs to expand her knowledge base, but it seems to be a very good fit. Still don’t like her on BHWH, though.

    Keep LVP, LisaR and Eileen. Get some new cast members to replace Kim, Kyle, Yolanda and Brandi.

    • Hi Tart!

      I am loving Lisa R stepping in and addressing the elephant in the room that everyone else seems scared to address. I think Lisa R is only trying to help based on her own personal experience with family members. I agree with you keep LVP, LisaR and Eileen and Get some new cast members to replace Kim, Kyle, Yolanda and Brandi.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Me too and I think Brandi sucks as a podcast host..she is not Howard Stern. Boring and bitter.

        • Birdie

          Her dialogue is stupid and juvenile, like her target audience is teen boys.

          • Rebecca

            Haha! That’s about where her development is arrested – early teens. Incredibly immature.

        • Yep! She sure thinks she’s Howard Stern. Bish can’t hold a candle to him.

      • MorningYawn

        It’sike Brandi has a list of shocking questions to ask that
        Plight “go viral.” Did heather McDonald sleep with Joe Francis? Did Rinna do porn… It is force to me.

        • Morning MY….very forced and fake, I agree.

          • MorningYawn

            Morning seussie!

        • Rebecca

          Yep, forced and false sounding. Brandi is a very ignorant woman, in spite of what she may believe. She’s not educated, not a good parent or role model, not a good friend, and offends almost everyone, eventually. Simply being titillating isn’t enough to pass for entertainment these days. The things she says, and the subjects she freely admits having no knowledge of are embarrassing. Yet that doesn’t stop her from stating an opinoin. She has no frame of reference, so she doesn’t know how dumb she sounds. But calling your young son an as*hole, and a d*ck, and saying you’re reserving a spot in rehab for him, that he’s gone to second base with multiple girls in the first grade, and admitting that you call him a “little F*ck” when he annoys you, is borderline abusive. It’s reprehensible, yet she refuses to apologize for that, and many other equally offensive comments. She’s an idiot, trying to extend her 15 minutes, and she makes a fool of herself. Oh, but she would do anything for her kids, right ?

          • MorningYawn

            Who could say anything worse about her kids! Lol! Well stated!

    • MidwestMiddie

      SPOT ON!!!!

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Great recap, Beach. Brandi summed it up last night..she says whatever she wants because once people stop talking about you it makes you irrelevant. I thought it was odd how Pandora said Max was theirs, like they bought him. Not, he is a member of our family and always will be no matter what happens. I’ve grown quite fond of Max in the past few episode because Lisa wasn’t writing him off like a loser as she did in the past.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I thought what Pandora said was endearing..it is something siblings always say..when you get a new brother or sister..I always thought of my litle baby brother as “mine.” No matter how old you get you always take on that childish banter when speakign of yoru siblings (at least I do). My brother is still my Pooh bear..even though his azz is in his 40s lol. Pandy was hurt and it was sad IMO..

      • itsjustme

        The scenes with Lisa, Pandora, and Max were by far my favorite. I can understand how Lisa and Pandora feel about Max wanting to find out about his bio family. My 2 oldest sisters are adopted and I think that was something that may have worried my mother. While my sisters were adopted back in the 50’s when info wasn’t as available as it has become in more recent years.
        It hurt my mom when my second oldest sister did search out her family. The issue there was that my sister never told my mom she was searching until she found her birth mom and had contacted her. I think my mom felt hurt that my sister hadn’t confided in her before then.
        I say all of this because I love how Lisa and Max are able to talk to each other and how Lisa is putting aside her personal feelings for those of her son. I could watch a show of just the Todd/Vanderpump family and be perfectly happy!

        • RonnieIsBack

          Agreed.

        • Rebecca

          Me too!!

      • Rebecca

        I loved Pandora’s reaction too!
        Very sweet. Pandy behaved like a loving, bossy, big sister, who will always view her baby brother as hers. My older sister treats me the same way, and though it can occasionally drive me nuts, it’s ultimately hugely flattering. You belong to them, and they belong to you, no matter what. That’s family!

    • chacha1

      he looks just like Ken doesn’t he

  • Yolie

    Wow! Did I hear Brandi right last night when she said that Kim was on a pain patch? That’s some pretty heavy duty stuff and not for short term pain.

    • RonnieIsBack

      yup she is ready to spill all of Kim’s tea…

      • MorningYawn

        She said more in those 5 min than Kyle has said since season 1

    • MorningYawn

      Brandi was really proud of herself o get that on camera. Sh trie her damndest to get more secrets on!

      • Birdie

        Oh yeah…she was stifling a smirk through the whole scene.

      • Yolie

        You could see she was chomping at the bit to reveal more and views Kim as a hopeless charity case not a friend.

    • itsjustme

      You heard right. That surprised me as well because I’ve known people with hernias before, and while they were in pain, not one of them needed any kind of heavy pain medication. Brandi just proved what Kyle was saying earlier, That whatever you tell Brandi WILL BE used against you at some point,

      • Rebecca

        Yes, and that occurred right after Brandi was bragging on herself, about what a tremendously loyal friend she is. A “Ride or Die” friend, I think she said? Then she rolls over and starts spilling all Kim’s secrets, as soon as Lisa R put her on the hot seat. Kim is pitiful, but also mean-spirited, she has zero awareness, or care, as to what she has put her family through. If she’s using Monty’s Fentanyl patches, she has upped the ante, and is playing with fire. I thought it was pretty obvious, when they were all in Paris, that Kim had switched from alcohol to pills, or something similar. While I do think Kim genuinely loves Monty, and wants to help take care of him, I also am well acquainted with the thought processes of long term addicts. Don’t think for a minute that Kim wasn’t aware of the type, and strength, of narcotics Monty would be prescribed to keep him comfortable. With an addict as deeply entrenched in her illness as Kim, her addiction comes first, and foremost – it is her number one priority in life, and where her supply will come from is an all consuming thought. Lisa R is right – Kim has gotten away with putting her entire family through hell for years, and they need to stop being afraid of her threats and demands. She’s powerless, and yet, the fear of embarrassment keeps them all walking on eggshells around her, and she gets away with using because she throws an outraged fit when anyone accuses her of falling off the wagon. Kyle needs to go to Al-Anon to learn how to handle Kim, as well as how to manage her own feelings of anger, and resentment towards Kim for putting her through this repeatedly. She would find a community of support, understanding, and no judgement. Dealing with a chronic addict, like Kim, is exhausting, infuriating, and emotionally devastating. In Al-Anon, Kyle would also learn that many other people have been through, and are enduring, much worse than what she’s had to deal with, so maybe she would learn that Kim’s addiction, though it impacts her, is not all about her (Kyle).
        Interesting that Kyle told Lisa R in the limo, after Eileen’s poker night, that her mother, Big Kathy, didn’t drink, aside from socially. House of Hilton, the story of their family, asserts that Big Kathy was an alcoholic, although she never admitted to any problem. Kyle and Kim learned to keep secrets, and to protect the family, very early in life. (Sorry for the long winded post!) Great, insightful recap !!

  • Chloe

    I don’t want to do another 10 rounds of is St. YoLemon really sick but I am truly bewildered. All these photos and footage of someone in seeming great health in Holland last summer (riding bikes, playing with foal, etc). How could she have been and looked so great all that tine – a year or more – and then this huge crash? This is rhetorical. I am not trying to start a discussion or have another grand rounds on Lyme disease.

    • Jersey

      I agree. I definitely believe there’s something else wrong. What I don’t understand is with her money and doctors how they haven’t diagnosed it.

      • chacha1

        It is called Pity Disease and you can actually have a party with that disease

        • cait

          And you wouldn’t have to buy any sliced limes for the Vodka shots !
          Can you get Lymon disease ?

          • Bad Barbie

            damn. lol I don’t mean to laugh. Whatever it is, she def has something and that I don’t wish on anyone.

      • Chloe

        I wonder the same things and now I’m beginning to question her claims of illness altogether.

    • MorningYawn

      I loved, though, that last night she refused to let Brandi off hook. She flat out told her you’re deflecting your own problems and attacking me. She was calm and rational… And I swear I thought Brandi was going to cry. Pretty effective bitch slap. Yo didn’t even need to yel or condescend. Her brain was functioning then for sure! Ladies of BH take note!!!

    • chacha1

      I do not believe for a minute she has Lymes, maybe she had a mild form of it years ago and now knows how to play it out when she is in trouble with her nasty mouth and mean ways. She also knows King David who refers to all of them as ‘clowns’ is on his way to a new side piece

      • Chloe

        I’m starting to question how serious Yo is making her condition out to be. I sincerely hope she’s not making a mockery of Lyme disease to get pity/attention from King David.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Just a crazy episode and yet so real. .Great recap Beach.
    Brandi is trash pure and simple…she is the kind of trick that if she has ANYTHING on you she will use it against you and amp it up..she lies all the time (Kyle wasn’t drunk). in one scene she says “as my momma always says as long as they are talking about you it is great, whether good or bad” then in another scene she wishes everyone would stop talking about her. Brandi STFU and GOHWTBS
    Waht she said to “her friend” Yo was low and dirty..but serves Yo right for enabling this bish.

    • chacha1

      Yo deserves everything that Brandi dishes out to her just like Lisa V did, they knew she was a trashbag yet defended her over and over … and don’t forget Brandi’s mother is so proud of her she said, must have been after Brandi leased a car for them ….

      • Bad Barbie

        I agree.

        I thought of Brandi’s mother when she was there saying she doesn’t GAF what anyone thinks. SMH

    • Bad Barbie

      It is very REAL. Addiction is a REAL issues in million of homes. Catch 22 with fans. It is either this is all scripted bs and all fake, boring blah blah then when it gets real it is also bad.

      Look this season we have the topics of adoption and what happens when that child is an adult wanting to know where they came from. The other is addiction- What it does to family and friends. One is Kim and the other is Brandi. One functions more than the other because she is not that fried yet. She will be just like Kim in a few years.

      Fans are going to say “well I want to see the glam and glitz lifestyle in BH”. Well, guess what, these rich and famous people have issues like the rest of us. That is REALITY.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Ronnie…YES! Yo deserves what she gets…her perfection will be tarnished by choosing that trashbox as a friend.

  • MorningYawn

    I thought Eileen showed her true personality when trying to broker peace between the sisters. What a wonderful heart she has. It had to be hard enough to lose your sis so recently but to turn around and try to save those two??? Amazing.

    • Yolie

      I adore Lisa R and Eileen, above all! They are transcendent. Shimmering. They both add a much needed dynamic to the show.

  • chacha1

    and again Brandi tried to pass the blame on others by telling Yolanda that Bella is a drunk/alcoholic because of what she heard from the other ladies….. and when they were laying flat on the yoga mat Yolanda’s pubic bone looked like Mt. Vesuvius and her hip bones the Himalayas …. I can no longer watch this show with Brandi on it …. she is a back stabbing trashbag

    • MorningYawn

      Just commented below how I loved yo Yo’s bitch slap back… Calm, reserved and almost reduced Brandi to tears. Loved it! Bring it oooon Yolanda! Other ladies take note!

    • Dave

      Brandi is simply a cruel ape. She purposely said that to hurt Yolanda and deflect from her own issues.

      • chacha1

        and it just amazes me that the other ladies on the show would ever talk about anyone negatively in front of Brandi …… Brandi always does that, says she says things the other ladies are afraid of saying with regards to Eileens house

        • Brandi makes it up as she goes along. Those women (Queen Lisa, Lisa R, Kyle and Eileen) avoid Brandi like the plague. She made it up to hurt YoFo. I’ve NEVER read a comment about YoFo junior being an alcoholic, or seen pictures of her butt sticking out from her dress as TMZ catches her stumbling out of one bar after another. That was, I believe, Brandi….

          • Rebecca

            Yes, and don’t forget about Brandi and the pics of her tampon string hanging out!! She’s beyond disgusting. If I were Yo, I would have asked her to leave my house, on the spot. Dragging Bella into the alcoholic discussion was desperate and mean. I was glad Yo called her on it, but of course, Brandi denied it was a personal insult. YoFo seemed like suddenly she understood how Brandi operates. Yet, as of this week, YoFo was still defending Brandi on Twitter. I don’t get it.

        • Dave

          Brandi is the devil and friend to no one.

    • RonnieIsBack

      LOL not Mt. Vesuvis…see don’t put that on beautiful Sorrento Italy lol.
      she is a bony bish…with boulder t%ts!

  • chacha1

    That gravelly cry that Kyle does every episode is at best annoying and she hates Lisa V by the way she pushed her away and yelled at her when she was again crying …. Hope Kyle, Brandi and Yolanda go away for good …..

    • MidwestMiddie

      Don’t forget to add Kim to the list ………

  • MorningYawn

    I like Kyle but I find it so hard to watch her, over and over, respond to Kim’s antics as though this was a regular sister fight. This season I’ve even learned by now that 1) Kyle can’t win 2) Kim is going to up the drama and wait until one little thing Kyle says can be misconstrued then milk that ish for all it’s worth. Kyle I’m begging you not to engage your sis or her bean pole, Bucky beaver lip side kick. Drop the mic and get the serious help you need. It will be the best thing you ever did and you will wonder why you waited so long!! Don’t be afraid to go tough love route. Nothing else has worked!!

    • Dave

      Interesting points and the storyline is upsetting. The fact that the narrative has changed in a way that perhaps the most hated housewife on this show historically is now in a position to have some people defending and rooting for her. That she is now being shown in a manner that might make people feel sympathy for her.

      • MorningYawn

        I’ve never hated Kyle though I know many do. But I started out with sympathy in this situation but now it’s less. How can she have Waited so long for therapy or al anon. And if she has had it, it hasn’t worked and she needs to go back. As hard as it must be to live thru, must be that hard for her friends to listen to the fallout over n over- I think that’s why rinna is calling it out…

        • Bad Barbie

          Wait what? You lost me.

      • Bad Barbie

        TO be honest, if I had to deal with such an abusive and junkie sister like Kim, I would have given up. Siblings are siblings but Kim is sure enjoying her high while everyone suffers for her? Nah. Everyone has a life to live and it becomes a point where being “supportive” is divided by a thin line into becoming a welcome mat for the addict. fack that!

        Kyle has few daughters to raise to always be worrying about her adult sister.

        • Dave

          I agree. While I feel empathy for Kim’s addiction, she only cares about herself. Meanwhile, everyone around her is killing themselves to support and her an ungrateful bitch.

  • Dave

    Setting aside that we all believe that Kim was never truly sober, what’s the norm for prescribing post-procedural meds to a real recovering addict? Does anyone here know?

    I really feel for those in recovery who must have procedures done that would require some form of meds for surgical recovery. So I’m curious as to how that’s handled. (but not for a non-sober woman having a nose job or faking a back ache.)

    • MorningYawn

      The nose job was like setting off fireworks…. I’m not sober!!! Not fooled by back pain either. If we aren’t fooled how are trained medical doctors fooled???

      • Dave

        The trained doc’s are not fooled and quite familiar with Kim types as they’re littered around BH’s.

        • MorningYawn

          So, serious ?, how does she end up with a pain patch?

          • Dave

            If Kim OD’s the doc’s will be investigated so they’re not getting away with it.

          • MorningYawn

            Well there you go. In the mean time, their being comp it will wreak havoc on her body. Her kids n family. Where are the moral police when you need them!

          • Poo

            True Dave if they subscribe to her but I think Monty is bootlegging his meds to her. No good physician will script narcotics to someone with her history. Especially with diagnoses of hiatal hernia (take antacids) pneumonia and bronchitis , which neither is a reason for narcotics, (BS she was smoking a cigar at Eileen’s,)and a cracked rib (at the most, they inject zylocaine into the rib) every bit of that was crap excuse from a substance abuser.

          • twifan2

            TY! 🙂

          • Poo

            I think she’s getting fentanyl patches from Monty, They are commonly used with end stage cancer patients.

          • MorningYawn

            Oh! Imagine how strong. That’s a problem. If true. Not that it all isn’t a problem but she’ll kill herself with those things.

          • cait

            Do they have morphine in them ? If so, that’s a sure trip off the planet, esp if mixed with other subs and booze !

          • Poo

            Cait, it is an opiate and comes in different milligrams. As Monty looks terminal to me, he may be on a high dosage especially with the cancer to his spine (extremely painful due to all of those nerves). Kim was so out of it at Eileen’s that she may well have taken one of his patches. They are a slow delivery system of pain control to keep patients from overdosing but still getting strong pain control.

    • mytwocents

      I hVe a recovering family member. prior to the surgery, the doctor went over a “sAfe” non-narcotic list of pain killers. He Said they’ve come a long way with options and all worked out well. It has been my experience, however, that “sober” means nothing mood altering OR with potential for abuse or dependence. I’ve always thought the only time we saw Kim sober was during her one sit down with Andy right out of rehab. Her weight gain, her clarity, her diction all pointed to a sober being. By the time the next season aired, she looked like she was right back on the cocktail of prescription meds. I can’t believe Kyle plays along that Kim is sober while knowing the kinds of meds she takes. We all remember Paris.

      • Dave

        I remember Kyle pacifying Kim’s crazy behavior in Paris and coming down hard on Lisa for calling Kim out. Kyle seems to want to sweep it all under the rug and keep it hush hush after the fan backlash in season one when she outed Kim.

  • cait

    Surely the employers (Bravo) have a duty of care for their employees ! How would your boss/co-workers react if you, repeatedly, turned up for work “nissed as a pewt” ? That’s what these LUSHES are doing !

    • MidwestMiddie

      BRAVO is there to film the
      “reality” of its cast members.
      Bravo Benefits – when one or more are bat-chit crazy and/or criminals.

      IF Kyle Richards truly wanted to help her sister then she
      would quit the RHBH and have Kim do the same.
      Their storyline isn’t unique but it certainly is disgusting
      watching them make $$$$$$$ from it. These two have
      no respect for each other. Love? Ha!!! Not if it only’
      shows up when cameras are rolling …………

      • I agree. Kyle’s explosion was SO over the top it was ridiculous. She’s using her idiot sister again and again and again…

        • Bad Barbie

          How is Kyle using Kim? This IS their REALITY. Why people have a problem when it gets too real?

          thousands of families deal with addicts, this is something that even people on this site can relate to. I know, the typical “We are not on tv” blah, blah, blah reply usually follows but they are and this is their story. That simple.

      • Bad Barbie

        Kyle being on the show or not has nothing to do with her sister. Kyle doesn’t have a problem, Kim does and they are 2 separate individuals. They have other relatives that are not on the show. Kim needs to get off the show and get the help she needs, not Kyle.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I was floored when Brandi said Kim chose her as a best friend and she really doesn’t want the responsibility, nor asked for it.

    • RonnieIsBack

      That was some serious chit! dumb azz kim didn’t see that coming..and she turned on sister for this trick…
      Nice.

    • MorningYawn

      Yet she uses it as a weapon over Kyle. There was so much more she wanted to say…

    • Exactly She’s using Kim to stay in the show, since no one else wants anything to do with her. That may be one of the reasons Brandi’s drinking more and more.

    • twifan2

      I was floored with Brandi telling Kim that she would protect her?! o.0
      Dumb leading the Dumber! :/
      http://player.theplatform.com/p/PHSl-B/yT7k3t_YLXoZ/embed/feed/haW_gAhcwtvo/select/4NxQr8IoGuZv

  • Birdie

    Bravo to Lisa R and Eileen for bringing reality back to this convoluted pattern of dreck. They are busting in and shaking things up…and I LOVE them both.

    • Jennymckitty

      Hey Birdie! I love them too. They are keeping things honest.

  • Brilliant synopsis again! Weren’t we all pleased as punch to that YoFo got the Brandi treatment this week? YoFo railed on Queen Lisa last year about ‘mothering’ Brandi and this year Brandi tosses YoFo’s kid under the bus. What a gal. And I am officially sick of Kyle and Kim. Neither one listens to the other at all. Kyle summed it up when she shrieked at Queen Lisa “This isn’t about Youuuuu!!!” Reminded me of the old joke about the vain star who said, “oh, I am so sick of taking about myself. Why don’t you talk about me?” Lisa R and Eileen are gonna hit the wall soon. A woman can stay sane and respectable only so long with Brandi Glanville still in the house. She is predictable in her unpredictability. She will make EVERY episode about her, or die trying.

    • BeachSpin

      Brilliant?? *curtsy* Why thank you!! Glad you liked it!

  • twifan2

    Awesome recap, Beach Spin! 🙂
    Ok, with all this ‘going down’ between Brando, DimKim, Vyle & the other players-just how in the heck are they all going to ‘play nice’ on their trip to Amsterdam?!
    & from the preview of next week’s episode, REALLY??? an ‘intervention! THEN a trip to Amsterdam with DimKim, Brando along?! Bravo is out of their ever $$$ hungry minds!

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Twi..OH MY…that does sound far fetched…can’t wait..LOL!

  • colleen

    Lol at how Bitch Spin says Brandi agrees to an intervention as long as she can be clubbing by 11!
    Max said he doesn’t look Irish!? The Lad couldn’t look more Irish if he dressed in a Leprechaun costume.
    I could not understand the Richard sister’s luncheon fight. With their crying, yelling and Kim’s 3 packs of cigarettes a day voice, it flew by me
    Oh, and what did Brandi say about a patch Kim wears? For Pain or to stop smoking?
    .

    • Jennymckitty

      I’m confused about the patch comment as well. Brandi wasn’t very guarded in what she said about Kim. I wonder what secrets were cut. I’m surprised that Kyle didn’t focus on this conversation in her blog because it seems to prove her fears about Brandi were true.

      • Bad Barbie

        Brandi got her anatomy all twisted. She thinks she doesn’t have a “filter” but in reality she has no brain. There ain’t ish to filter. She says it all.

      • Lucy94

        This is what people are saying on other blogs. Supposedly, the patch is some kind of super duper narcotic pain killer that is given to terminally ill people. Monty would most likely be on it. It’s called something like fentenal or something like that. Could very easily kill you.

  • Bad Barbie

    Half way through watching this episode…

    Kim has no problem with someone disrespecting, making physical threats and wishing Ebola on her sister, uh? I used to like Kim, she was funny and space cadet, Just like she fell off the wagon, I fell off her fan club this season. She wants people who enable and ask no questions. She will never live to see her grand kids grow.

    Brandi- get rid of her next season. She bring nothing but nonsense to this show. Depreciates the zipcode.

    • MidwestMiddie

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      A florist friend of mine showed me how to do it. Her roses are from Central America
      and larger in size than the ones I usually end up buying. With her trick, you can take
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      I can’t describe how to do it but there are probably sites online….a .video would be
      the best. Or ask a florist in your area. How can I open rosebuds instantly?
      I call it “peeling open” a rose but that’s my term. Small roses with extra tight buds may be impossible to open. However, chances are those rose buds would never open. Period.
      I think larger roses are easier to do……stronger stems and larger petals.
      Luck!!!

  • cait

    They need to be selective on their trips ! On NY, ramoaner was excluded from the London trip, which was for a very important meeting and dinner ! Radziwill (?) knew she’d get drunk and cause a scene, as usual ! It was so enjoyable to watch as the girls had a great time, and we got a lovely tour of London ! PURE GOLD !

  • italiano bambino

    Rambling kim needs to off the show. Kyle needs to stop pretending she’s the good sister. Brandi needs to give the bottle a break. Lisa is a bore so far. Yo yo better of the show. Lisa big lips she’s spot on on everything regarding the rest but still not convinced. Eileen is matter of time before she leaves. This trainwreck is not for her.

    • Happywife

      I get the impression whenever Lisa V talks about Max that he is some sort of animal they’ve adopted who is foreign. Some people are saying that Max is Ken’s son from an extramarital affair, but I really don’t see the resemblance.

  • Norrth

    I haven’t watched this ep, yet, but love recap. Thanks! I don’t understand Lisa and Pandora’s reactions. Part of loving an adopted child is accepting that they are connected to others in the world. Unless Max’s family was so awful that they fear for his safety, their reactions are confusing to me. I feel sorry for the guy.

    • Dani-K

      Thank you. Me too. Speaking as an adoptee who found acceptance and rejection when I searched, it’s so important to have your “family’s” support. But at least it was real, unlike some of the other drama that goes on. lol.

    • Jennymckitty

      I’ve been wondering that as well. Where was Max adopted…US or UK? I know that he was in Foster care so it makes me think that the circumstances surrounding his adoption may not have been as simple as a mom wanting a better life for her child. I wonder if she is trying to spare him the truth.

      • BeachSpin

        I wonder that too…somehow I think that core sadness comes from where Max came from, not just the idea of him finding another family.

        • Jennymckitty

          Something Lisa said made me think Max would likely face rejection.

          • BeachSpin

            I thought maybe it may have brought back some really heartbreaking memories that she didn’t want Max to ever know.

  • Dani-K

    Great job as usual Beach!

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Dani!! 🙂

  • ZammyB

    I love that you are telling it like it is! It doesn’t seem like a lot of people are going after Kim, who is essentially causing all this. She’s telling the drunken mess that is Brandi one thing. Then telling Kyle something else. I have been a fan of Kim-get-off-the-show from day one. She’s not well. She and her new bestie need rehab ASAP.

  • realityteacup

    Here’s what I don’t get – if you read the comments on these housewife boards you see that people are interested in honesty and REAL reality – Max’s adoption situation – Albert manzo’s “girlfriend” – the Gorga’s financial situation – the laurita’s bankruptcy – all things that Bravo won’t BEGIN to touch with a 10 foot pole! –

    these are truly interesting situations – is it that they just don’t get it? is it that the producers are as dumb as the people on these shows? They could get some good stuff going if they just looked at that is going on here!

  • Happywife

    At Brandi and Eileen’s lunch when Brandi said that Kim started calling her her “best friend” and that she didn’t feel like the was equipped to be, really, but that she didn’t want to abandon her. That was one of the most conscious things Brandi has said not the drunken terribleness, but definitely substantiates the idea that Kim’s generating more drama behind the scenes than it might appear.

    • BeachSpin

      Hey Happywife! I believe that..and Brandi is probably getting sick of it…dragging down her game.

      • Happywife

        Hi BeachSpin. Superb recap. I wonder what Kim thinks of Brandi after watching her discussion with Lisa R.

        • BeachSpin

          Thanks! UGH..I was embarrassed for her…she will put some stupid spin on it I’m sure.

    • Jennymckitty

      I heard Brandi say that. I also saw Brandi the last two episodes trying hard to get Kim to say that she was there for her, not Kyle and pull Kim and Kyle apart. Which is it?

      • Happywife

        Brandi’s working double time to pull the sisters apart and gain total control over Kim. Once she has the control, Kim better watch out.

  • CNN

    Brandi threw Kim under the bus last night, complained about how much Kim needs her, that she’s using more than one pain pill and how difficult it is for her. The most shocking remark was when Lisa R brought up relapse with pain meds and Brandi replied with “No she’s only on the patch.” Could that be a fentanyl patch? For a hernia or slipped disc? Interesting medication choices to prescribe for a known substance abuser. Couldn’t believe she attacked Bella to Yolanda’s face.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Great recap Beach. Wow Brandi really exposed a lot in her chat with Rinna. She basically said Kim latched on to her and she feels sorry for her because she has no friends and thinks Brandi is her BFF. How sad. She also said she didn’t sign up for that and it’s a lot to shoulder. That’s what Brandi calls Ride or Die? Kim is obviously telling Brandi lots of stuff about Kyle to get Brandi’s sympathy and Brandi being the big idiot she is loves it and thinks it makes her look cool that she’s the one sticking up for the drunk.

  • Great recap BS. It’s obvious to me that, that although they may be using this as a storyline, that Kim has a very serious problem, and Brandi is only feeding her lies to substantiate and cope with that addiction, whatever it is. Not only is Brandi coming between a family, but to me she’s enabling Kim. Lisa Rinna is genuinely concerned about Kim, and all Brandi can do is say mind your own business, when hello, why don’t you mind your’s? Also, how is Brandi going to just throw an underage Bella under the bus the way that she did? This woman has not one moralistic fiber in her body. To compare Bella, a 17-year old girl, who slipped up and made one dumb move to a woman in her 40s who is CONSTANTLY doing or saying something stupid is just mind boggling to me.