Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Wheel to Reel

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Wheel to Reel

Dave Rupel explains his favorite moments of the episode, and how many bikes it took to cover it.

Welcome back RHBH fans. Thanks again for all the questions and comments—good and bad. (Karentc: I appreciate your honesty of almost being over the BH wives. Would love to hear your reasons why.)

On to this week's show, which is more slice of life, and has the ladies leading their own lives. Each story is very unique and each one presented its own production problems.

Taylor's story: We were always excited by the idea of Taylor learning some kickboxing moves with Adrienne's trainer. Love seeing Adrienne be powerful, and we are all pretty shocked at how quickly Taylor caught on. That said, shooting in Adrienne's gym (or dojo, as they call it – a Japanese term) is a pain in the butt. There are mirrors everywhere, and this training session is two people constantly in motion, and you're never sure where they are going to turn. Still, the crew loved shooting in the dojo. It's fun, and active, and totally different than shooting $1,000 pairs of shoes!

As you watch Taylor's story unfold, you will see how important it is to her. This was a big turning point for Taylor in our season. Early on, she had trouble relaxing on camera. Taylor was bright and vivacious during the casting process, and this was not the first time I've seen someone freeze up when cameras started to roll. But I think by the time this story came around, she had relaxed a bit—not to mention, this story is very personal for her. When she broke down, both giving her speech, and in interview— I know it was really tough for her to be that vulnerable on-camera—but that also makes her so much more likable to the audience.

Kim's story: Well, what can be said for Kim's bbq and the impromptu invitation of Single Gary who she met in the grocery store? This is a wacky story, but it does show off Kim's sense of humor to it’s fullest. Best moment: her singing, "that's my chicken, I want my chicken." C'mon, people! The finest writers in Hollywood couldn’t come up with that!

Camille's story: I love any scene that includes Camille's delightful mom, Maureen. But it's her second scene, when the ladies go to the beach that is the one that stands out to me. To answer someone's question from last week, we keep the mics turned on at all times, except when they are using the bathroom. Proof of that is the conversation between Camille and D.D. in Camille's convertible, driving down Pacific Coast Highway with the top down—and still, you can hear their conversation.

As they say, hindsight is 20/20 and it's anyone's guess when exactly Camille started truly suspecting something was awry in her marriage. But as I listen to the subtle change in Camille's voice as D.D. questions her about Kelsey wanting to live in NYC full-time, this is where I hear the slightest suspicion that all is not right for the first time. I've witnessed the end of other's marriages in my personal life before, but never one on-camera that catches every little nuance. Still makes me sad every time I see it.

Lisa's story: Like I said at the top, this episode runs the gamut. Watching Lisa and Cedric practice for their driving test is one thing. We always knew that the final pay-off beat would be the actual tests themselves, which means negotiating with the DMV—which requires a whole other skill set. For a while, we didn't think the shoot was going to be approved—lots of forms and lots of approvals. In the end, we got it and it's a funny, funny payoff beat.

And finally, Kyle's story: This bike-a-thon was a big deal to Kyle and it, once again, brought the best out of my crew— who covered the entire 69 mile race. I think I'll let the behind-the-scenes photos do the talking.

Prepping Bikes for filming

This is our Director of Photography, Matt Valentine, as he and Jr. Camera Operator Rod Hassler rig up the bike that Matt rode for the first 25 miles of the race. The cameras are facing back to shoot Kyle and Mauricio. There is a monitor on the handlebars so he can watch what he's shooting. (Kind of awesome, huh?)

Guffey bike prep

This is our production assistant, Josh Guffey, who road ahead of Matt as the support bike. That bag slung over the back of his bike is weighed down with batteries and fresh tapes to hand off to Matt. It was not a light load. Josh road 20 miles.

crowd prepping

This is the back of another Jr. Camera Operator, Parker Whittemore, as he shoots the hundreds of people prepping to go on the 69-mile race.

riders on the road

Once Matt and Josh got off their bikes, the rest of the race was covered from two minivans. Here you can see Matt shooting Kyle.

If you ever wondered why I'm so utterly in love with my crew, I think the talent and determination of my team says it all. Until next week.

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Lisa V. tells us what she held back during her lunch with Kyle at Villa Blanca and why she's worried about Kim and Brandi's friendship.

Hello, as I muddle through this blog doused with medicines, fighting the flu, trying to make sense of this nonsensical situation...
So, as we reenter the poker party, I am sooo thankful that I wasn't there. I do not do well with altercations whilst others seem to thrive on it.
There are so many different aspects to this scenario that are upsetting: the volatility, the disloyalty, Kyle's frustration at trying to corner her sister and talk some sense into her but being intercepted by Brandi...Lisa and Eileen just astounded as they desperately try to keep the peace...
I don't understand the need for Brandi to expose the fact that Kim has called her in the middle of the night several times and she is worried about her. What are we intimating? Wouldn't a loyal friend keep quiet on matters as such?


As she drives a greater wedge between the two sisters, Kim in her naïveté seems to relish the fact that both women are so concerned over her, wailing, "The problem is they both love me" is almost pitiful, and I felt sorry to see her confusion as she tried to placate both parties. What worries me, apart from the emotional turmoil, is that the aggression is unacceptable, and as I see Brandi holding Kyle's arms--the sheer anger that is a result of the alcohol once more--it's just all too much. This excuse that keeps being used that Brandi has no filter is wearing very thin...This is not an example of someone with no filter, this an example of a person that needs to realign her priorities and boundaries. It's everything. The crass comments about Eileen's house were uncalled for as she had the grace to even entertain her, invite her into her house, which is warm and cosy with a plethora of family pictures decorating the walls that indicate happy relationships. Maybe that is what she finds creepy. Anyway, I thought it was generous after being almost assaulted by having a glass of wine hurled in her face that the invitation was extended at all.
Brandi makes many rash statements, such as "They hate each other" and "Kyle is never there to support her sister." Let us cast our minds back to last week...Kyle went to the bathroom, Kim followed her, Kyle whispered to her she was worried, covering her mic to protect her sister...She also knows what is going on with her sister, but in order to PROTECT her sister, she denies it on the ride home with Lisa...
How can you equate this new friendship that started with the "slut pig" comment and "I don't do crystal meth in the bathroom, bitch" just a couple of years ago and only recently cemented to that of a sibling who has spent forty-four years at her side? The tumultuous path that these two have experienced, of which I am sure if alcoholism is involved, has not been an easy one. One that has been fraught with tears of disappointment, anger, and sometimes joy as she succeeded in her fight for sobriety.
We will see what transpires in this new friendship as we ride the wave of this complicated season, we will see the levels of loyalty that is given to this "new" friendship. There is so much I have been privy to and, although not so close with many involved, I would not expose anyone if it was to their detriment.
Anyway, moving on to happier times, I loved seeing the return of Rumpy. We waited patiently, all the little furry people lined up waiting to see the transformation from the naughty dog we sent away into a well behaved young retriever. Well we are still dealing with an overexcited young dog, but now he has a partner in crime, he seems more fulfilled. We have had many big dogs over the years but none quite as mischievous as Sir Rumpy Pumpy. Anyway, we kept Avery, and I have to say it is a complete success.

Eileen comes to collect me on the way to Lisa's. She makes it past Hanky Panky--always a good thing! She tries to explain, but I was none the wiser as to the intensity of the scenario that went down. Never heard of nuggs either...love her, though.
Lisa threw a rather lovely jewelry event. No darling, some of us do have big fat f---ing diamonds as you say, but my thirst for costume jewelry is unquenchable as you have seen my collection in my closet! I admired Eileen as she tries to reason with somebody unreasonable! Desperately trying to explain to Brandi what is not quite acceptable...good luck with that. I tried the mothering thing, and I was criticized for that.
When Kyle and I went to Villa Blanca, I am reticent to say what I would love to. If you remember in one of the early episode of this season as I witnessed the bond between Brandi and her, I stated, "I will not get involved, she will discover it soon enough..." But if I could, it would go something like this: "See? Now do you see how I felt? You think I hold a grudge more than Giggy and should forgive her? You are experiencing a minuscule amount of what that woman put me through!"
But somehow it is better left unsaid, as I believe her personal experience will resonate far more than any warning I could issue, but I did voice my concern over the fragility of Kim, not knowing that she could sustain the same disloyalty I have endured. Kim has definitely had a lot to deal with, and we all wish her success in her quest for sobriety...abso-bloody-lutely.
Oh well, now I have to sign off. I hope everybody stays safe on the East Coast, and as always, I thank you for watching...
Love always, Lisa.
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