Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Recap of Beauty

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

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

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#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

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

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

The Recap of Beauty

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor applauds Lisa's impersonation skills, Kyle's muffin top, and the visiting spirits.

Welcome to the Recap of Beauty. Here we don't have minor surgical procedures, but we do have a full breakdown on this episode and my telling you that you look pretty. Almost the same thing as Paul's Night of Beauty, really. Anyway, let's channel the spirits of this episode’s séance and recap, shall we?

My Muffin Top is All That
Like all great episodes we begin with a muffin top, as Kyle shows Paul her love handles in hopes that they can be eradicated at his "Night of Beauty." This reminded me, of course, of my second all-time favorite fictitious 30 Rock song, "Muffin Top." ("Werewolf Bat Mitzvah" will always be first.) I understand Kyle being nervous to show off her muffin top, but I'm sure it's "all that, whole-grain, and low-fat," just like Jenna Maroney's.

Those with a categorical knowledge of Housewives procedures will recognize the muffin top machine from RHOA's Kim's laser pizza procedure. It's nice to see the technology is prevalent on both coasts, and even better to see someone using it while not noshing one a few slices in the process.

The rest of the ladies have a few nips and snips as well -- with Lisa and Taylor continuing their troubled relationship. Lisa tries to bring up Russell's email, but Taylor's off in a hurry, so they'll save that tussle for another day.

And then, Kim Richards arrives, after having her consult with Paul from the car. I'll get to her excuses about not attending the séance shortly, but needless to say she and Kyle aren't exactly acting like Casper the Friendly Ghost to each other. Before they get to work (and Kim kicks Kyle out for being too motherly), Kim and Paul discuss her current medications, and how she feels being sober. Honestly, it was really touching to see Kim speak about her sobriety, and it’s great to know that she’s in a good place.

(Hey, you look pretty.)

Lisa Vanderpump, Master Impressionist
Lisa is a talent at many things -- throwing parties and general hostessing, being English, singing reggae songs, having an amazing dog -- but one talent I was not aware of was her ability to perfectly impersonate Kim Richards. Since this episode deals so much with the spirit realm, I do wonder if her skill is mystical in some way. Perhaps she's pulling Kim's spirit right into herself and spitting her excuses out, because look at this. . .

And as if that weren't enough, Lisa proved that she had another trick up her sleeve. Playing a pitch-perfect Allison DuBois at the séance. The woman is practically Darrell Hammond! Someone get her a gig on SNL. At the very least get her a walk on during a Kristen Wiig sketch. Imagine that delight if you will. She’d make a great Target Lady.

(I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, you look pretty.)

The Spirit Room
If you're a fan of Housewives shows, and I'm assuming you are because you’re reading this, you might have noticed a major trend in the use of psychics. I’m not sure any one class of people supports the psychic arts as much as The Real Housewives do. I personally have never been invited to a séance, and I’ve got to say watching this one in particular, I’m pretty miffed about it -- because it looks awesome.

Big reveals left and right! Lisa's grandmother was at the Dinner Party from Hell, as it turns out, Adrienne's father is watching out for her, Brandi might have another tot in her future, Kyle and Brandi are actually getting along (that’s not even a vision, it's actually true), Kyle was Kim's mother in a past life, and Camille has a new man in her future (and this one has already come true! Kudos Camille!). Not too shabby. Also, now all their spirit friends are buddy-buddy, whether Lisa likes who her grandmother is hanging out with or not.

Frankly, if we could pull out a Ouija board and Stevie-Nicks style flowy top and contact the spirit world to get this much information each week, I would be down.

The last nugget of intel we learn this week did not take a seer. It came straight from Kim's mouth as she finally revealed what she's been keeping a secret from Kyle -- she's seeing someone, has been for a year, and is moving in with him.

Dadgum, as I like to say.

Kyle tries to take the news like a champ, but struggles. It is pretty shocking, and as happy for Kim as she knows she should, she sort of loses it. . .

Which means it's the perfect time to introduce them! Yay!

And so between this big meeting and a tea party that trumps anything tiff you've had with your teddy bears, next week things might get a little intense. I'd suggest you brew yourself a batch of chamomile in advance. But hey, don't forget -- you look really pretty.