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Episode 12: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks every day is a birthday with Ace Young and the 'Wives.

Welcome back RHOBH fans, we return straight to the ridiculous tea party. Let's waste no time and launch right in. . .

Conflict Resolution
After Camille's big reveal, she storms out, fuming at the situation. (Lots of storming out at this party. Unfortunately this time Paul was not there to assess her face and then send her back in.) At that point Taylor and Lisa magically make up. Yup, after all that fighting, Lisa and Taylor manage to come to a consensus and agree to be friends. I have to say, I'm as surprised as Kyle. But sometimes, once it's all out thea pinky swear) everything's fine.

Here’s hoping it will just take a pinky swear to fix Taylor and Camille's friendship, but somehow I think it’s going to take more than even all 10 fingers for that.

Aside: Kim Richards is an Arabian Horse
As Kim and Ken are attempting to hang some sort of a boat/bridge sculpture, Kim explains that she can be a bit stubborn -- just like an Arabian horse. One, I was unaware that when it comes to horse breeds Arabians are the most stubborn (I would have pegged Dapples). Two, I have never met a horse that made the "horse sound" Kim did. However, as we find out later in the episode, Kim was mainly around Disney horses in her child acting days, so maybe it was some Mickey Mouse-engrained sound she was mimicking. Those horses were very method.

"I don't really want to see the Chipmunks in action -- I might never come back"
Raise your hand if you want Lisa to attend your Vegas bachelorette trip. Yup, exactly as I imagined -- that's all of you. Of course, Pandora was insistent that her mother attend. Personally, I would want Lisa to come so Giggy would show up as well. Can you imagine the fun you could have with him in a casino? You could use his tiny paws to roll dice or pull down slots. And in more salacious moments, you could have him carry the dollar bills straight to the strippers. Frankly I'm unsure how anyone ever goes on trips to Vegas without Lisa and Giggy. Why bother!?!

However, there's something odd about a Vegas trip sans Adrienne "Las" Maloof. Call me Allison DuBois, but I sense that this will become an issue.

Besides the bachelorette extravaganza, Lisa and Pandora and Jason are busy picking out invitations for the big day. And since this is an understated affair, they are going to go with something simple -- like a scroll or a box covered in roses. Yes, make that 187 understated boxes valued at $150 each covered in roses. . .

My personal favorite part of this decision making process was Lisa telling Kevin to back off, because "it's her day." Is it?

Whoever's day it might be, flowers and diamonds and "wow" factor (the invitees must yell, "Wow" upon receiving the invite or it's a failure, as Kevin stressed) are required. Plus those invites are a pun. How can you resist a pun? Panodra's Box. Har, har.

Wanna Be a Cowgirl Baby
Over lunch with Adrienne and Kyle, Camille mentions that she's reached out to Taylor to apologize, but to no avail. Hence, no one was particularly surprised Camille didn't slap on her spurs and head out to Kennedy's fifth birthday party. Specifically, since Taylor went on to mention that if she had attended she would have been put on pooper scooper detail. However, even if I was mid-brawl with someone, I would have tried to sneak into this shindig -- a bounce house, mechanical bull, a trackless train, Ace Young, fish tacos! They even had children's tables after all that drama!

Yes, what massively orchestrated event isn't plagued with trackless train instillation and seating arrangement problems? However, those weren't the only trouble spots on the day's agenda. The Richards sisters had an awkward reunion at the mechanical bull (surely that's the first time anyone's typed that sentence). Brandi (finally on a walking cast) hobbled in, ready to meet firemen and mend fences with Kim, only to find that Kim's "selective seeing" was still in full effect. Adrienne was, as anticipated, annoyed that Lisa would have Pandora's bachelorette at any place that was not the Palms. Kennedy refused to hug Ace Young. Dana had to learn about "cowboy stuff." There was some tiffing over when the pony present for Kennedy would trot in. And, of course, there was the lingering tension and fallout from the tea party revelation.

Thankfully one thing happened which I'll take as an early birthday present -- Mauricio and Paul rode a mechanical bull.

Can someone give Paul a step up next time? Or teach the thing to lower like a Disney horse? Poor guy just wanted to look as cool as Mauricio.

Next week Brandi ponders "lessons" for the ladies and Taylor and Camille have first post-tea tete-a-tete. I am definitely counting both of those as things I'm thankful for this week. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Eileen: Trouble Is Brewing

Eileen discusses Adrienne's party and gives us an idea for a new drinking game.

This week, we’re all back home and the dust is settling. Sort of.

It broke my heart seeing Lisa R., Harry, and their girls take down their swing set! When we did the same with Jesse we felt that way. It’s such a powerful symbol of growing up and I think it’s so sweet that they celebrated the new chapter in their lives in that way.

I’m excited to go to Adrienne’s party! I wanted to have fun and enjoy a night out with my husband and friends. The party is beautiful, and Adrienne is a fantastic hostess. I was hoping to get to know her better but that was not to be. Trouble is brewing. Like I said in last week’s blog, maybe Lisa R. shouldn’t have approached Kyle about what Brandi said so soon after Amsterdam. But then again, we’ve already seen the worst, right? In Amsterdam? I hope?

Sure enough Kim confronts Lisa R. about what Brandi said during their lunch. Lisa is reticent, and understandably so, to discuss this. She’s dodging the issue, but maybe just saying what she said to Kyle would help everybody stop playing these games! Lisa R. being vague is not helping the situation and Kim leaves, apparently thinking that Kyle lied about it. Yolanda, Lisa V., Kyle, and I try to make Lisa understand she has to tell Kim what Brandi said. She gets it, and God bless her, she does go to talk to Kim. And when she does? Kim is dismissive and doesn’t want to hear it! OMG! Well, this is the definition of a lose/lose situation for everybody! Now, I’m just exhausted from even witnessing this. No one is listening or being honest, and it will never get resolved at this rate.

I think Brandi is having a bit of a memory problem about what was discussed.

Eileen Davidson

Brandi is clearly distraught about her father’s health. Now is not the time to have emotionally charged conversations with anybody. I see Lisa V. trying to help, but the drama is so high right now, it doesn’t seem to be calming anything down. Brandi keeps insisting she’s fine, when clearly she’s not. Maybe she shouldn’t have come to this party, at all, under the circumstances?

Kim and Brandi finally sit down. Kim tells Brandi what Kyle said Lisa R. said. I think Brandi is having a bit of a memory problem about what was discussed. The bottom line is if she had told Kim everything that she said to Lisa R. during their lunch, that major blow-up probably never would have happened in Amsterdam. And Kim? Well, she doesn’t seem to want to do any digging at all into what Brandi really, entirely said and just gives her a big fat pass. Now, Lisa R. is apologizing AGAIN. WHY, people, WHY? I propose a Real Housewives Drinking Game: take a shot every time Lisa R. unnecessarily apologizes to Brandi and Kim (and you better have a designated driver, because you’ll be really, really drunk).

It’s the end of the night and the end of this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What a journey it has been. I’ve made some good friends, had lots of adventures, lots of laughs, and, frankly, witnessed way too many fights. It surely has been one hell of a ride! And one I will not soon forget.

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