This week is a rough one. I actually cried after watching it. In some ways this episode was harder for me than the Season 1 finale. I say that because that scene in the limo with my sister Kim, as difficult as it was, was what I was feeling. I'm not proud of how I went about it. I also knew the audience didn't know our history or why I was so upset, so that made it more difficult. But, I also think that anyone who has a strained relationship with a sibling knows that nobody can get you more worked up!
However, in this episode, as I watch, I don't feel like myself. I can see that I was nervous from the moment I walked in the door. I didn't know Dana or Brandi very well, and I was uncomfortable. Plus, I was also expecting my sister at any moment. Spending time with Kim makes me nervous at times. Our relationship was on the mend and still shaky. .
When Kim arrived, she seemed a bit out of sorts. I had a previous cell phone conversation with her on my way to Dana's where she told me she was extremely stressed and anxious. We went into the bathroom to fix her hair/make-up and to sort of regroup. That's all that was going on in the bathroom that night.
Later, when we started playing games, Kim whispered (I now realize, not quietly enough) that she didn't like Brandi. I did not realize Brandi heard this, which is why I later said, "What are you talking about?" I think at this point in my relationship with Kim, I would have stood by her no matter what she said or did because I was so traumatized by our fight last year. Watching myself laugh like that I was thinking, “Oh, my gosh, all I needed was a broom and a wart on the end of my nose!" Sometimes the dynamics are so tense in the group that you get caught up in that.
How everyone forgotten the episode when Brandi was introduced for the first time? When Brandi attended the party on crutches, nobody knew her yet. In fact her Brandi's back was facing Kyle and she was already very judgemental. She was gossiping already. It started from that night and carried over at the game night!!! Mean mean mean Richards sisters! That's jealousy and insecurities rolled up in one!
After watching the show tonight I have to say Kyle and Kim you guys were really rude to Brandi. I felt bad for her... What is up with your sister Kim.... really
I really loved you last season...but this episode wasn't the greatest... but its not fair to judge you either.. You admitted you weren't yourself and you took ownership to you what said...i do think you take on a lot of the blame for Kim when you shouldn't have too...but im also a sister so i understand where you are coming from.. I hope too see the real you in the next episode.. Hope all is going well for you! im praying for all you girls..its not easy being in front of cameras all the time; just keep being you! your family is soooo gorgeous!!!
I used to really like Kyle and think she had the most wits about her but what she did openly to Brandi was mean. Very dissapointed and not becoming Kyle.
Kyle, I've always liked you on this show, but you and Kim are being so mean to Brandi. I think it's was so rude of both of you to constantly attack her like you were doing. She was a guest in Dana's home and should have been made to feel welcome. I would have got up and left if I was in her place. I would not have resorted to the awful name calling. I just wouldn't have come back. Of course, then you wouldn't have fodder for the show......
Oh man, Kyle. I am so disappointed! I thought you were a cut above the Beverly Hills nastiness. You always have been, but not this time. I admit that I am not a fan of Brandi, but you need to be polite to someone who is new to the group and at your friend's house!
Although you say you didn't know either of the new girls that well, you treated one so much better then the other. Both of them had very bold personalities in different ways and you chose to ignore ones rudeness and except her with open arms and were hatefull to the other. You are normally one of my favorite girls on the show and you just proved yourself to be an unkind woman. You acted innocent, but you knew exactly what you were doing. I was sorry to see you take a step down from the top.
Oh, Kyle - what a night!!! I totally supported everything you did. Sometimes there is only one way to deal with certain people, and that is to get down in the mud and speak THEIR language. If Brandi doesn't want to be ridiculed then she shouldn't be ridiculous. Her actions come from jealousy - she wishes she had what you have and she's a very bitter person. As she so succinctly said - "Bring It". Oh, how I hope you do!
Wow. How about an apology? You were so nasty to Brandi, my jaw hung open. And I always thought you were a nice person. What in the world had Brandi done to you? I don't know how she tolerated sitting there putting up with that. I NEVER write on these blogs but I was blown away. And you really need to get out of denial about your sister. If it's not perscription drugs she is on, it's alcohol. Everyone sees this but you. You owe Brandi a HUGE apology
I'm glad you realize how you came across. Frankly you and Kim deserved everything Brandi could dish out. Jealousy and insecurity is not a good look on you, Kyle.
P.S. That was 'REAL' mature of Kim to hide her crutches. How old are we 13?? Seriously grow up, BOTH of you!
Bravo, I dare you to post this...
Kyle, I am glad you realize how truly awful your behavior was at the game night. I have always liked you, but that night, you and Kim were acting like the most childish of bullies. Your explanations aside, there is not excuse for grown women to behave that way, ever.
I want to say, with kindness as my intention, that it is clear you need to grow up a little emotionally. You have a good heart, but you also have a tendency to bully. Maybe this has to do with pressure or anxiety or frustration, but at this stage of your life, you should be able to step back from events and evaluate how you are making other people feel, in that very moment.
It seems as though you are blaming your actions that night on being stressed over what is going on with your sister, and for not knowing the ladies that were there when you showed up. I find it's easier to humble myself in these situations, and just fess up to not being perfect, to making mistakes from time to time. It's easier to respect someone who does so. I still cannot believe how rude and inconsiderate you and your sister (Dana the hostess, not a good one btw) were to a new comer. Who makes fun of someone with a broken bone?? I am so happy you usually have it together, although it was a nasty display, I don't think it's a reflection of your true self. Dust yourself off and move forward.
Wow. This episode was difficult to watch. I had a physical reaction to the bullying that was taking place. As a teacher I see this every day and my heart aches for those on the receiving end of this kind of mean girl abuse. I hope you have had some time to reflect and make amends.
You were my fav and after reading this, you still are! You did not come off well in this episode, but you totally owned up to that! You're awesome!
I LOVE YOU KYLE! You are a real person, you stand up for what you believe in, and you do not let others push you or your family around. I understand that it might have been tough to see how tonight's episode played out, but you are fabulous! Sneaky people that try to stir up drama and have no morals (cough cough) come and go, but you are the real deal. Don't let b---hes get you down. You certainly have a great head on your shoulders.
Wow! Kyle you are one of my favorites on this show and it just made me sad to see you acting the way you did. i think Brandi is kinda cool and very up front kind of person. Maybe she isn't a girl's girl because she doesn't like cattiness... its funny because i think that you and Brandi would be great friends, if only you didn't have this guard up or whatever it is.I understand you have to stand up for your sister but Brandi or anyone new who enters your group may not understand the things that have been going on and i thought you would be understanding of that. You are still one of my favorites and i don't really know you but you seem like a really goodhearted person deep down, but this episode just made me sad.
So happy for Lisa as well :)
Gross behavior. Everyone has been caddy with Brandy since the first time they met her on the show. I feel sorry for her. She's a human being and should be treated as such.
Kyle, You were one of my favorites during Season 1, but I just lost so much respect for you after watching this week's episode.
Kyle, I like you and have always liked you. But, you and Kim were super mean girls tonight. I didn't think I was going to like Brandi at the begining, but I felt really really bad for her.
LAST SEASON YOU WAS OUTGOING,FRIENDLY,AND A VERY NICE PERSON. NOW I'M SO VERY SAD TO SAY I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. THE WAY YOU ACTED TOWARDS BRANDI WAS HORRIBLE. AND WHEN YOU LAUGHED WHEN KIM TOLD YOU SHE HID BRANDI'S CRUTCHES,WTH?? I GUESS YOU'RE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO LAUGHS AT PEOPLE WITH ALL KINDS OF DISABILITIES, TEMPORARY OR NOT. YOU WERE SO MEAN AND CHILDISH. KIM TOO !!
Kyle, isn't it enough to be stunningly beautiful, have such a handsome and loving husband, wonderful children and a lovely home in the most lovely city on earth? Now I have to find out that C. Thomas Howell was your boyfriend as well? You're killing me, girl! LOVED him!
Kyle Just love, love,love u. Glad u r dressing much better, also glad u dont try to be something ur not. U have a beautiful spirit,beautiful children, handsome hubby, feel no need to keep up with the Jones & love ur humor. Is that all you hair, has to be, right? U have too be easy on urself. Its hard to be put in the position of keeping secrets for ur sister. Know u love ur kids, but spend a lot of time alone with ur husband. That is important too. Anyone in the world wouldnt mine doing it for u. You have a lot of fans. Myy God Bless
Well coming into this season you were my favorite, but your becoming too much of a mean girl. Gonna have to side with Brandi. Team Brandi
I'm not excusing Brandi for making a nasty allegation in front of women she hardly knows, but I felt really bad for her tonight. I want to think Kyle is genuinely embarrassed but she was catty to Brandi at her charity event, then again at the BBQ, then game night. I hate to say it bc I used to love Kyle on the show, but she's either become a catty mean girl or her true colors are showing. First Camille, now Brandi. Kyle, you call yourself a girl's girl? Hardly.
Kyle was very mean in tonight's episode. Wow! I truely felt badly for Brandi. Not sure why Kyle talks smack about her right in front of her. Not very classy.
I understand that you would want to be protective over your sister, I would be the same way. But.... There is no excuse for the way you treated Brandi. You say that you watched this episode and you were embarrassed, did you watch the last one too? All you have done is roll your eyes at everything she says. Yes, she does say some things that maybe I wouldnt say, but she obviously was feeling very uncomfortable around you and wasn't sure on how to act. Wait, now that I think about it you acted like that the first time she was on the show, making fun of her that she was on crutches and wearing those shoes. Anyways, I think that you were very rude from the beginning and you and Kim deserve anything that Brandi gave you on tonights episode. Mean! It sucks becauseni actually really liked you guys, but seeing the way you were, as if you were better, changed my mind.
I believe the strained relationship you and Kim have endured is posed as if everything was “perfect” and with that being said of course any individual especially a sibling will help in any way to rectify the relationship you once had. I understand Brandi was already instigating in any way possible and that is possibly how she handles such hostility. I am glad that you and Camille are doing a lot better and she was being neutral and civil during the confrontation you and Kim had with Brandi. Again I adore and love how real you are and I appreciate your positive tone and demeanor throughout the show.
Kyle, liked you a lot last season, too bad I cannot say that this season. girls like you and dana need to grow up and at least act like grown women!
You have been my favority housewife and it was very disappointing to see you in today's episode, but now I am so happy that you recognizedthat the way you acted was not ok. I am not fan of Brandy but right is right and wrong is wrong and I see once more why I think you are the most real of all the housewifes.
Disappointed by tonight's episode...you all seem SO catty towards Brandi, and it is honestly difficult to watch women behave in that way. You and Kim were terrible at Dana's house. Terrible. You say loud, rude comments about someone in the room, then when she confronts you, you deny it. Usually you are one of my favorites on the show, but like others have said, this season it seems a different personality is coming through. Bummer.
I have to say that I was disapointed in Kim being so rude to Brandi. KInd of expected it from Kyle. Both were mean to Brandi and what can I say about Dana. She obviously had her head up the Richard's you know what.
And don't you find it funny that Kyle doesn't like Brandi to say the C work but she sure lets the F word flow freely.
You were always my favorite BH HW. Out of sorts or not, you were super nasty to Brandi tonight. I expect more from a mom who seems so down to earth and genuine. I would have cried too. It was hard for the rest of us to watch as well.
I find it convenient that you were willing to defend Kim against someone that you don't like, yet when your friend (Taylor) told Kim that she was going to take Kim out back and pull some Oklahoma on her, you didn't utter a word. I think that if you really feel bad for "publicly" treating Brandi badly in front of millions of viewers, it would hold more weight if you apologized in front of said users. More and more you ARE looking like a mean girl.
It's good to see u stand up for your Sis !! But you crossed the line. Did u apologize to her?? Y is dena on the show by the way??
I still love u Kyle, me and my girls watch this together and we all give our loyalty to you. Brandi, i hope changes some in the next episodes because we she said yeah Im a slut, we just lost all respect right then and there. We love how yours and camilles. Relationship has changed for the better now we love her too! Who would've thought!!Lol
Character is seeing an opportunity to make yourself look bigger by making someone else feel smaller and passing it up. You should work on yours a bit. While you acknowledge your poor behavior, you should have taken the opportunity in your blog to apologize to Brandi publicly.
I kind of used to like you and value your input, but wow, you were really mean this episode..it kind of shows that mean spirited side of you. You can blame it on your rocky relationship with your sister - but you've been pretty mean to the new girl every single episode. Makes me wonder if a part of you is threatened. Mean girls can be friendly..until they feel threatened..
Kyle, Last year I continually overlooked your rude/mean remarks to Camille, Kim, and pretty much everyone else. I tried to see the good person that I thought you were. I tried to be your fan. However I now see who you truly are, and to be honest it is quite sad. You are mean. You constantly apologize in your blogs for your actions and behavior yet you continually behave the same way week after week. After awhile the apologies hold no weight. Perhaps you should take a look at your behavior in the episodes and assess if that is who you really are, and if it isn't (as you say) then change the way you treat people.
Kyle u were my favorite on the show, what happened? Ur being very "mean girls" type. Y talk bad about someone that not only is in the same room as you but u actually don't know her!!!! Ur not even giving her the benefit of the doubt!! Ur definitely judging "the" book by it's cover. I understand u had to stand up for ur sister but u can do it in a tasteful lady like way, like ignoring it and make it stop or actually apologize since u were acting really rude. And ur sister was acting weird even for us as viewers, so can u blame the girl? U have an amazing family don't let ur attitud and actions ruin that for us the viewers. Take care
Why do you have such a problem with Brandi? You have been very mean to her since the first episode that she was on. Seriously, it is not like you were only mean to her on this episode!
Hey Kyle, yeah you were a little mean. But i understand that you were defending your sister. Plus Brandi should not be judgemental and jump into concusions over drugs. That is a very offensive thing to say. I understand how she could have been left out but some people aren't meant to get along. I admire you and to be truthful I think the same way as you. I wouldn't let my kid pee on someones grass, I mean hello some discipline. Also, I understand Brandi could have felt offended/ left out but that doesnt give the right to call some one a drug addict or a B*%$&. I just want you to know that people sometimes are jealous of what you have. You are beautiful and you have a beautiful family. I would have preferred to be at lisa's too LOL.