Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Brandi vs. Faye: An Orchid Off

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 V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

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

#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

Brandi vs. Faye: An Orchid Off

Ep 7:'s Editor tries to make sense of the flower/apology drama at Kyle's dinner party.

Hello there my little truth cannons. Are you finding your truth has caused some troubles? And you can't sit down to dinner with some ladies because of it? Let's evaluate this episode and see if it's possible to break bread with folks in the wake of The Secret-gate.

You Lie
We open the episode right in the thick of Brandi and Adrienne’s confrontation. Adrienne leaves in a huff, with Kyle sort of pawing at the door wondering what's gone on (pensively pawing at doors means this was bad, it's the prime indicator of a truly heinous Housewives fight).

In the aftermath, everyone reacts. Kyle's first reaction is to ask Kim, whyever in the world she would have said something to Adrienne now. Kim defends herself saying that it simply couldn’t wait. Mauricio, on the other hand blames Brandi, and goes up to her and says as much. Meanwhile, Taylor has issues with the way that Paul spoke to a woman and the whole outing of a secret reminds her of a certain situation from last season, which enrages Camille. Hoopla abounds! Brandi escapes with her friend Darrin, who just desperately wants a glass of wine. I think all of the women deserved a carafe of wine after this. Lord.

We find out later that Kim blames Kyle for the whole kerfuffle. She lit the proverbial fuse by asking Brandi what was going on with her and Adrienne anyway. Kim just sees this as basic fire-control notes -- Don't hold a match so close firecrackers and then blame the firecracker she says! The answer is keeping matches in lock boxes, or drawers or something. Anyway, Kim is not taking the fall. She's taking her health into her own hands and doing exercises and going to Vegas for her son's birthday. She's going to spend plenty of time at the spa and away from temptation. There's no gambling on her sobriety here.

Gate Check
Meanwhile, Lisa is attempting to both nurse Ken back to health and get a new gate installed. Perhaps it was her fault for having it put in during tea time. Of course, Ken is just trying to wind her up. As is Brandi with those flowers. Watch out or Lisa might be strangling you next. She doesn't care how thirsty you are. Lisa is thirsting for people not bothering her.

Speaking of bothering her, young Scheana would love to set up a time to talk to Brandi. She wants to clear the air post the whole Eddie situation. Er, probably not a good time to surprise Brandi with more dramatics. Maybe just let her get past Secret-gate before delving into the depths of her past problems. Brandi's picking at her face already!

So Brandi gives Lisa the download on the drama and mentions that an unflattering story has cropped up with what she believes are Adrienne's fingerprints upon it. Lisa offers a zen-style approach to the situation. Now that she and Adrienne have made up she feels a great indifference towards the Maloof (ouch) and wants Brandi to just let it go. For the sake of her face! But Brandi's not going down without a fight. She fears Adrienne's power and believes things can get worse. How!?! This is already threat level orange of horrid tension.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Kyle is planning a dining room dinner party celebration, and it seems now the guest list is in flux. Both Adrienne and Brandi are invited already, but Mauricio is not having it. He thinks Brandi is a Gossip Girl (she's somewhere in between Blair and Serena? Blarena?) and disgusting. But Kyle doesn't want to get involved, nor does she want to uninvite someone. Kyle has some positive feelings that perhaps the dinner could be a healing time. Maybe everyone will come and get along! Maybe this will be a dinner party vastly different from every dinner party in Beverly Hills in history.

Also invited to the dinner party is Faye Resnick. Faye, as she was in Season 1, is defender numero uno of Kyle. She hasn't exactly let go of all of the judgments of Brand-a-la. Faye is a card-carrying friend of Adrienne, and does not think Adrienne’s a liar. Will Faye jump up to the defense of the ladies' Richards and now Ms. Maloof. Is Brandi a girl or a pit bull? Is she a lady pit bull? What will happen?

Glengary, Glen Boss
Let's talk about Glen. In the realm of BH party planners, butlers, and chefs, my heart belongs to Glen. Why because he loves things like marscepone cheese, sage, and brown butter. And because he uttered my favorite line in many moons: "They're so skinny. We have to help them." Yes, help them Glen. Bring your legion of staff and feed these women until they are feeling as wonderful as you do.

The women start arriving (Camille in a side fishtail braid! Side pony 2.0), including Brandi (once again cloaked in sleeveless fur. It's really the only appropriate option for Beverly Hills). Adrienne is so far nowhere to be found. Neither is Yolanda, because of Donna Summer’s funeral, which I just have to mention because RIP Donna Summer. Feel free to take a moment to press play on "On the Radio," which you can listen to for the remainder of the blog. Also MIA, Kim who took the party bus to Vegas, a fact that seems to displease Kyle since she doesn’t feel like she was exactly invited.

As the ladies are discussing the many women who politely sent their regrets for the evening, the topic of Adrienne comes up. Brandi doesn’t exactly hold back, mentioning that perhaps Adrienne just ordered her book deal on Amazon Prime or something. Faye doesn’t take kindly to that comment and starts trying to jump into it with Brandi, but Kyle jumps in calling for a cease fire to the whole kerfuflle. The sooner Brandi apologies the better. How about flowers? Do you think Brandi should just send the same giant forest of an arrangement from the Sur anniversary?

Faye and Kyle are really pushing the apologize now angle. Frankly, I was surprised they didn't pull out a cellphone and ask Brandi to call from the table. In their mind, if Brandi is sorry, why isn’t she sorry right now? Lisa on the other hand, doesn't think Kyle has behaved along these exact lines in the past. Then those two get into it. Kyle thinks it’s just because Lisa doesn't like Adrienne. Faye thinks an orchid is the answer.

Then sweet Marisa Zanuck pipes up to agree with Brandi. Faye mentions Marisa doesn’t even know Brandi. It was like that scene in Mean Girls and Faye just chimed in "She doesn't even go here."

Faye then accuses Brandi of "spewing your lies,' leading Brandi to walk out of Kyle’s perfectly remodeled dining room and out into the night. Will Brandi go out into the night to speak ill of Faye? She says no since “she doesn’t care” about her, but of course we’ll have to wait until next week to see.

What do you think fans? Is there a floral arrangement big enough to patch this up? Did Glen make enough delicious food to save this dinner party from utter ruin? Leave your thoughts in the comments. And hey, happy holidays to you and yours!

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Eileen responds to Brandi's comments about her poker party.

I'm in New York during an epic blizzard. What?! I'm a California girl, and this is a first!

I'm jumping in with Yolanda and Bella and the vertical/horizontal issue with her phone. I'm so happy, because now I know it's not just me!

Just to Brandi's last blog she said she came to our poker party and was so hungry because it was dinner time and we had no food. Aww. I guess she has to blame someone for her actions. But honestly, folks? It wasn't EXACTLY dinner time. It was between 8:30 and 9:00 PM. And it wasn't a DINNER party. It was a POKER party. A DINNER party is where you sit down at a table and have dinner. A POKER party is where you sit down at a table and play poker. And even so, we had lots of hors d'oeuvres. Such as those "little pancakes that are for children" that are usually known as blinis. Take a peek at the end of last week's episode. You'll see us all gathered in my kitchen, and there are trays of uneaten food on the kitchen island. Things got crazy as soon as we sat down to play the tournament. Even though the food was catered and delicious (I know this because I ate a lot of it before the ladies came over), everyone was too distracted to actually eat it. Well, maybe Brandi didn't see all the food, and that's why she got so tipsy and acted like she did. And thank goodness she was a little tipsy, or that gash in her arm could have been so much more painful.

As far as having a nanny (which we don't have, BTW) take Jesse away for the evening? I'm not quite sure where we're supposed to send an 11-year-old boy at 10 PM when we couldn't arrange a sleepover. Nor did Vincent and I think it was necessary. After all, we weren't having a group of Portuguese sailors over for a poker game. It was four women. If we're ever moronic enough to invite Brandi over again, I'll make sure Jesse is safely sequestered away from our property. I wouldn't want her not to be able to express herself fully with "f---, c---, p----, c---, b---," etc. as loudly and as often as she pleases.

If we're ever moronic enough to invite Brandi over again, I'll make sure Jesse is safely sequestered away from our property.

Eileen Davidson

Kim must be in severe pain, or why would she have taken someone else's meds? Why is she at a party? I know she's going through so much with her ex-husband, Monty, and is very vulnerable, but is Brandi really the best friend for her? I know sibling relationships are complicated, but I still believe Kyle has her sister's best interests at heart more than Brandi does. What was the point of keeping Kim away from Kyle? Kyle wanted to understand what was happening with her sister. Brandi admitted she was drunk. That's who someone who is trying to stay sober has as her support system? Brandi has her own issues to deal with and watching her with Kim was disturbing and not a healthy combination, IMO.

Lisa R.'s charity event was lovely. I adore her beautifiul home and it has such a gorgeous view! I definitely bought a couple of pieces that I'm crazy about. I was so happy to help out this great cause.

I told Lisa V. when I stopped to pick her up (and seriously? THAT closet? Watch swans?! Fabulous!) that I can't stand unresolved stuff. It's sort of annoying me that I don't understand Brandi's aggressive behavior towards me. So I decided to talk to her about it. Two women just communicating, hopefully to maybe find some common ground. A deep and lasting friendship is probably not in the cards, but I'm hoping that at least we could have some resolution? Crazy of me? Maybe so, because I wasn't aware I was "lecturing" her. That certainly was not my intention. I'm not her parent or teacher. I'm just trying to understand. Brandi acts like I'm offending her by wanting to understand her. Clearly, my actions towards her have been insulting and mean. Wait. That's how she is towards me. I guess I am finally understanding her, after all. She attacks, then deflects. She's becoming predictable. Yawn.

I'll be auctioning off a lightly used poker tournament trophy (held proudly for a moment by Brandi), that was left at our house for charity. Opening bid is $100.00.

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