#VanderpumpRules Recap: “Jax Cracks” [Episode 17]

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 9:45am by Harmony McClintock


We dine at SUR with the crew sharing their take on Scheana and Mike’s wedding. Jax, Tom, and Ariana get a minute to not only report that his date, Carmen bailed on him (which really means she didn’t sleep with him) but that Tom is just so happy he was sitting at the head table at the wedding, faraway from Kristen. Jax says, “I told Kristen, can you just not tonight, please, I know your upset with James… Scheana asked for one day, one day. Out of the 364 days we have.”

Next, Katie tells Kristina as they are working, the breakdown of events at the wedding. Kristina, wants the dirt, and Katie is more than willing, as she tells her that she got a ring on a string from Tom, but it wasn’t an engagement ring. Which, just from my personal viewpoint, was probably the worst thing he could do at this point. Lisa Vanderpump arrives, she sits with James. They actually have a nice heart-to-heart, as we see a softer side of James. Lisa, as always, gives great advice, “I don’t think she is the best thing for you though, you might love her, but I think you were probably doing better before.” Lisa adds, “Keep busy, keep distracted, and you’ll feel better in a couple of days.”


Kristen and James meet to discuss the disaster that happened at the wedding, when Kristen punched James in the face. James seems to sincerely apologize and be honest about why he felt it all happened. James feels if he never got in Kristen’s face, then she wouldn’t have punched him. James professes his love and Kristen’s rebuttal is that somehow she felt threatened. James finally says that she talks about Tom all the time. To which Kristen dismisses as quickly as she possibly can. Kristen claims that she understands why James is jealous about her and Sandoval. She swears that all she wants right now is to prove she’s not a f***ing liar, and that it’s not about being obsessed with Tom, it’s about,”honesty.” James honestly feels that, “Kristen doesn’t want to take any responsibility for anything.” James continued, “You know… when is the day gonna happen where I can just live comfortably, without worrying am I gonna hear Tom’s name again?” I got to be honest, I think they made up, but I also have concluded that this girl is very wounded.

The next very interesting scene, Kristen and Stassi meet and it’s about as awkward as it can get with these two, as Kristen lays down her plot to somehow prove she isn’t a liar. So to break this down, Kristen pretty much wants to know from Stassi how to get Jax to admit the truth about Tom sleeping with Miami girl. Stassi immediately goes into gossip mode, and suggests that Kristen should have Scheana there, and this will help get the truth back to Ariana. Stassi tells Kristen to push harder, but she wants her to consider letting it go. “Kristen has damage on her soul,” Stassi says, “And she’s trying to inflict that damage on others.” Stassi tells Kristen that she’s lost her friends, her job, and almost James, and it just may not be worth it. At last, Stassi says something honest and not mean-spirited. Finally, I agree with something Stassi says on this show.

Vanderpump Rules

We see the great friend of Lisa Vanderpump, Lance Bass, have an event for Lucky Puppy, at PUMP to support pet adoption over buying animals at pet stores. Lisa says, “I know the name of every dog on my street, and never even looked at the owner.” Showing she is the ultimate dog lover, both Lisa and Lance have supported animal adoption for quite some time now, and both have used their platform to bring homes to these precious little creatures. I think I fell in love with a couple of these cute little puppies myself, just watching this scene. Lisa jokes, but is serious at the same time, that Jax isn’t getting one of these adorable puppies.

It was pretty interesting when Tom and Jax have a weird conversation about how Kristen is crazy and how Kristen is blowing up his phone, going on and on, about Tom allegedly cheated. Tom asks Jax to not talk about him to Kristen. He feels that Jax is fueling the Miami fire when it comes to rumors about him. Tom says in his confessional, that he is pretty sure that Jax told one of his lies toKristen, and this whole situation with Kristen behaving this way wouldn’t be happened if Jax just kept his mouth shut completely. Tom tells Jax both him and Schwartz feel betrayed by what he has done. Jax, of course, is shifty in his seat, clamoring about how he doesn’t know why Kristen is doing and saying that. Jax once again,took no responsibility at all, for any of his own gossip spreading ways towards both the Toms.

Jax, Kristen, Shay, Scheana, and Rachel all go out to dinner as the grand set-up begins. Scheana actually thinks she will get an apology for Kristen punching James at the wedding. Kristen thinks that, “the truth” will make her look better somehow. Kristen announces to the group at dinner, “I’m so sick of being called a liar, and I’m not trying to ruin Tom’s relationship. I’m not, I’m still paying for the mistake I made two years ago, with this one. As she refers to sleeping with Jax, she describes how, “Schwartz f***ed around onKatie, Katie has f***ed around on Schwartz, and Sandoval f****around on Ariana, then Ariana f***ed my ex-boyfriend behind my back, but yetI am the one paying for it.”

The group sits in an uncomfortable silence for a minute, then the best quote of the night goes to Scheana for wrapping it up so  nicely as to why people could be calling her crazy. “Kristen, people don’t think your crazy because, you may or may not have told the truth about something Jax told you once. It’s because you slept with your ex-boyfriends best friend. Got your friend punched in the face by a stripper. Had some girl fly across the country to confront Sandoval. Yelled at Lisa, got fired, and punched your boyfriend at a wedding.” Everyone stares at each other as the pressure falls on Jax to tell the truth he knows this week. Jax acts like he has some moral issue with telling the truth, or being loyal to Tom. Jax is very careful to say, “Okay, this is what happened… So that girl was with Tom in the room having sex. She slept with him, she had sex with him.” He adds, “Do I think it happened? One hundred  percent.”

Kristen then manages to be mad at Scheana for not believing every small gross detail she offers up at the table. Kristin says Miami girl has credibility, since she accurately describes Sandoval’s penis in great detail. Scheana, being the voice of reason says, it really doesn’t matter at the end of the day what she believes, that she only cares about her friends being happy and they seem happy together. Scheana doesn’t get through to Kristen, no matter what she says. Then Kristen says that Scheana is not only a bad friend, but a bad person because she doesn’t have her back. At this point, I’m not sure this group will ever believe a word Jax or Kristen says about anything really.

Stay tuned for next week’s season finale of Vanderpump Rules, as this rumor comes full circle with Sandoval, Jax and Kristen screaming it out behind our favorite, Sexy, Unique, Restaurant.


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  • equinox2009

    And is the biggest scumbag ever! He just can’t be true friends with anybody. TOM asked him as his friend NOT to talk about him to Kristen. Not but 5.minutes later he is spouting off on Tom! This scrum is like a bad girlfriend I wouldn’t trust him with even the truth. Not to mention he needs a bath, brush his teeth and stop wearing the same clothes over and over and over. I just know he smells. He looks like a talking STD! Yucky!!!

  • italiano bambino

    jax is 35 he needs to grow up bad… College years are OVER!!!

    • misstc

      Jax will never amount to anything. He drifts thru life in alcohol fueled debauchery never taking responsibility till one day, he will be old, undesirable and alone. I have seen some go down this path; this is the highest point Jax will ever have & he is squandering every opportunity he’s getting thru this show.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap. Kristen..that itch is certifiable. I hope they had security at the reunion.
    I think they all phuck around but of walking STDs but I don’t think Tom and Miami girl had horizontal sex..I think she Lewinki’d him ala Clinton style which is why she can describe his unit and he is sticking to his lie..but he still cheated.
    Kristen needs to accept the fact taht Tom doesn’t want to share hair products with her anymore

    • miracles3337

      I couldn’t agree with your assessment more. Maybe something happened, but in the end, the moral of the storty is Sandoval needed to break up with Kristen, because she really is nuts. I noticed how Jax changed this lie. I remember him in the rental car, he said he was downstairs getting beer, then was careful on the episode last night to say, “do I THINK it happened?” Apparently all these rumors, it sounds like it was all heard from Miami girl. Next episode Jax says that’s what the girl said. Ha Ha very funny Jax. I’m not getting Jaxxed, cause I think he never saw anything, and yet again, Jax is a liar.

  • Janice Provetti

    They are all bat-shit crazy. Every last one of them.

  • RubyT

    kristen is obsessed, but i do believe what jax said to be true. it’s funny to me that he denied sleeping with kristen…at first. but everyone pressed it, and he finally cracked. he denied knowing anything about tom, but has now finally cracked. he lies, but he’s not a total liar. we really find ways to justify bad deeds when we like the players. if kristen were not so obsessed, she may have been believed, too. i’ve watched tom’s eyes this season whenever this subject was brought up, and he’s looked scared. he knows that jax can’t be trusted. i hope he’s counting his lucky stars…for now.

    • miracles3337

      Seems like Jax separates this show from real life. Like its ok to lie, and betray people, because it “just for the show”. Jax is just as toxic as Kristen is. I pray that both of them grow up. This thing with Kristen is going to end in a charge and a restraining order.

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Jax, imho? You are dirty, nasty, chit-stirrin’ little man-child. GTFU. How old are you, FFS?

    Kristen? You are a stalker! A freakin’ bunny-boiling, mental patient. Get some help! Seriously!

    I def think Tom hooked-up with Miami girl. Probably a quickie or on her knees in the bathroom. Katie deserves better. I hope she sees the light & doesn’t choose to settle with someone like Tom.

    The rest of you? Meh. You are not kids anymore. You all need a good dose of reality & that will happen sooner rather than later. Lets hope you’re better prepared than what you’ve shown us so far when it does.