Episode 7: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor reflects on the end of Game Night and Camille's charity luncheon.
Oct 17, 20110
Welcome back to Game Night, dear friends. We return to the living room of Dana's abode and to discussing parenting techniques, drug use, and trailer parks. Let's just dive right in. The rest of the fight pretty much speaks for itself.
Thank God for Taylor, who once again, is the a great mediator. Woman knows when "ENOUGH" is "ENOUGH" and busts up the finger-pointing and the meth mentions to prevent whatever bar room brawl may have unfolded. Frankly, I have no desire to see things come to fisticuffs with this group – particularly when it's two-on-one (though Brandi has height on her side).
At that point, Brandi decides she's going to hobble home, but unfortunately she can't find her crutches. Why is that? Oh right, because Kim hid them. Did anyone else feel like they were watching an episode of Blue's Clues? I was so nervous about where the crutches would turn up. Would they be in the bathroom? Under the pool table? Hidden behind Kim's McCafe? Nope, in the end they were just behind Brandi's chair. Always the last place you look, dear.
Meanwhile, Dana attempts to mend fences with the Richards sisters by offering a "healthy, safe vacay." Have you seen the trips these ladies take Dana? That's rarely the case. Also her tête-à-tête with Kyle about all of them being "in it" together was a true delight. Oh Dana, relax a bit. Let people appreciate you for the giant domino-making woman you are.
As the gang peers out the window waiting for Brandi to pull away, Kim drops a dig at Camille that really made me laugh.
"That was really uncomfortable guys. That was too much," Camille says.
"Now you know what you put us through last year," Kim retorts.
Zing! Kim Richards doesn’t miss a beat! And kudos to Camille for just tossing her side ponytail back and laughing it off. What a champ.
Just picked this up in the UK - and watched this episode - I honestly could not believe how awful Kyle and Kim were to Brandi - and Dana with her sarky comments of "can you stop her now Kim I don't like it" were atrocious. I like Brandi for a change she is down to earth and honest and the behaviour towards her was absolutely appalling. Seriously - I'm like the vast percentage of viewers - I feel uncomfortable watching bullying and I'm afraid - anymore I'm turning off.
Omg. Mean girls,indeed.
Kim & Kyle were horrible. Last seaon I had some sympathy for Kim but that was gone. I think she is on something.
And Taylor, Lisa and even camile were just watching like other kids watching a bullying incident. Ugh. I felt so sorry for Brandi because she seems to say what she thinks.
Blech! I do not care for these new girls at all! The only ones that I really like are Kim, Camille, Lisa and Adrienne. Kim is very sweet and I think vulnerable. Camille seems really kind, as do Lisa and Adrienne. They're my faves!
Why is Kim even on this show? She doesn't blog, probably because she can't put 2 sentences together.If we have to watch a drunk I'd rather see that horrible medium from last season. Kim is just a sad case not entertaining at all to watch. It's like watching Kelly Killoren. I think Kyle is jealous of Brandi 'cause she's not the young, cute, sweet one anymore since the new, beautiful, younger Brandi came on the show. Hey Kyle, jelly much? Now who's the jellybean? Remember 'ladies', what goes around comes around!
In my opinion, Kyle is insecured that she always strive to be the ringleader of the BH meangirls frat. She puts herself in the middle of:
-Ken vs Taylor discussing Marriage Therapy and using the word Offended
-Lisa + Brandi becoz of the cedric connection
-Brandi & her pre K son peeing out of the pool in The Maloof's BBQ (why does it bother her so much when Adrienne was cool about it? Judgmental!!)
Last season, she was at utter ends antagonizing Camille becoz it would cost her her husband Real Estate commissions and connections. This issue with Brandi, it is just her reputations but what do she care? Kyle bullies Kim as her sister, so that is really who she is. Period. Own it Kyle and explain it to your daughters how not to embarass yourself in national TV.
Can I say these Real Housewives shows are my secret shame? Horrifying but I just can't look away. Count me among those who were not fooled by Kyle last season. I'd be willing to bet that selective editing ensured that her robust mean streak was not revealed until the finale.
As Kyle's true personality is revealed this season I think back to Camille's dinner party from hell last season. It now makes sense why Camille would bring a gun (the psycho psychic) to a knife (Kyle's tongue) fight. That one invitation cost Camille the game as she was deemed the season's villain- but no one bullied Camille that night, did they?
I'm in total agreement with the "mean girls" comments....Kim is seriously troubled and Kyle apparently thinks her popularity last year will carry over to this year's tacky, mean-spirited behavior....it doesn't. Kyle has lost all credibility, in my opinion...and, again, I question whether or not Kim should be on camera at all until she's more stable.
A re-cap of the charities they each support and why would have been interesting and safe. Lisa and Kyle were obnoxious. The least they should have done is concentrated on Camille and her mother and the achievement she was being honored for.
After watching this show last night I understand why Kim has an ax to grind with her sister Kyle. Where does Kyle get that one third of a house in Palm Desert Ca is only worth 20K, what planet does she live on? No wonder Kim keeps resenting her. Either sell her back her share or pay her what it was worth at the time....only way to settle it Kyle. Desert Rat here...
I am so disappointed with everyone's behavior (except Brandi) at game night. I would understand why Brandi would accuse Kim of her drug problem (who goes to the BR every 5 minutes and NOT have a problem?) but Kim and Kyle had no right to bully her like they did. I am also disappointed at the other cast members as even when they saw this behaviour from Kyle and Kim, they decided to stay neutral and no one took brandi's side. I no longer want to watch this show because i dont respect any of these women and realize how catty they can be.
Why was Kyle afraid of Brandi from the beginning?... back at Kyle's fundraiser.
Why is Kyle continuing the mean girl vendetta towards Brandi without reason? Is Kyle jealous of Brandi? Why do most on the show seem to be intimidated by Kyle? Is it her Hilton connection?
Go Brandi!! You were being bullied and you stuck up for yourself!! Shame on those bully sisters! It's just a shame that the others did not defend you better. Camille, shame on you, too!! Dana is just a phoney climber. I'm over this show.
If you are that wealthy and have to go to charity functions and hob nob, certainly you should have a vast quantity of idle polite chit chat to draw from. Do you like it where you live? How long have you lived there? What's your favorite place to visit? Safe chit chatty topics. Not one question then give up. You would think the rich would have better ettiquette.
I would have asked Brandi how her foot is feeling, how much longer she is going to have to use crutches and be in a cast, and then, once the ice was broken, I would have asked her how she felt game night went and taken it from there. I'm not one to leave an elephant in the room with no mention of it. Its too awkward for me. I find it much more comfortable, ( and entertaining ) to acknowledge it's presence, diplomatically give my opinion on it, then trot it out of there! Its just so ridiculous for all to sit and stare at one another and not share thoughts. It's so easy to do as adults, remembering where one is and not making a scene. It would have been the perfect place and time, with everyone there, ( except Kim ) which again, would been the perfect time to explain to Brandi that everyone loves Kim, feels very protective of her, and that if Brandi is going to speak of her in a negative way, always expect to see the worst of Kyle. The end! simple! The floor is then left open for Brandi to apologize, then Kyle could apologize for remarking on her children, which should also always be off limits, unless she wants to see a mother lion attack, as any mother would. They simply touched on two of the worst subjects with each other they possibly could have and unknowingly pushed each others BIGGEST buttons. It brought out the very worst, ugliest sides in both of them. As for Kim, who knows??? I can't even begin to try and say something logical about her. She's still an enigma to me.
I think Lisa and Kyle could have had a conversation with the entire table on the cause at hand....cancer. It used to be such a hush hush topic but not any more, so discuss it. They all had a chance to really bond over something very important and meaningful but instead decided to act like a bunch of little jealous girls. Shame on all of them for being so inmature.
jeez, hostestly Kyle and Kim are so uncomfortable to watch. If the rest of the season is Brandi apoligizing then I quit. Brandi is obviously no match for true mean girls. and let's get this strait they are true mean girls. the only chance Brandi would have ever had was to be a suck up like Dana.
I am 70 years old, and NOT ONE TIME in my life have I ever seen women act and react like this. It's beyond horrible, same thing with the other housewife shows. Who acts like this? Needless to say Kyle is the biggest bully of them all (next to Teresa on HWNJ) and I guess it's high time her husband sees and acknowledges her behavior when he is not around. Yes, for $20,000.00 they did steal the house from Kim. Shame on Kyle in every sense of the word.
i like the humor in your blog particularly about the Brandi conflict. Also when Kim retorted to Camille about how much Camille put them through and she just laughed it off made me laugh too. phony much!-all of them!