Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Scheana is a Punk Rocker

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

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

Scheana is a Punk Rocker

Ep 8: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders the end of Kyle's dinner party, psychics, and being the other woman.

Hello my little Vanderpumpers. Did you enjoy your special dip into the world of SUR? Are you surprised the psychic didn't tell you such a thing was coming? Did you make amends with your former husband's mistress because you were inspired by Brandi? Let's try to put this all into perspective shall we?

Faye-d Out
We return to the dinner party at Kyle's, with Brandi walking out from the whole kerfuffle in the face of Faye's comments. Kyle goes out to try to calm Brandi down, and in the face of that storm out Faye doesn't even feel bad enough to send an orchid. While Brandi's tears are massively flowing, Faye spins her theory that Brandi and Lisa are in cahoots, a theory that doesn't go over too well with Lisa.

After much caterwauling and Kyle's best attempts to smooth things over, Lisa walks out and gets Brandi to finally leave. And comes back in only to leave herself. And another dinner party goes down in the disaster book. . .

Good Vibrations
After all that bad vibes, we see Taylor trying to get herself into a better headspace. Yes, the lady Armstrong has entered into the pantheon of Housewives who have consulted a consultant to the other side. And this lady has a lot of different ideas about things. She's got fire fingers, sacred elixirs, and apparently a mainly to Princess Diana.

Of course, Taylor wants to push on actually answers. She wants to know if she'll have to go to court or if a settlement will be reached. And the lady tells her it shall be -- of course she doesn't tell her exactly how it shall be.

Yes, Taylor is going to have to give up her wedding ring and a few select handbags to cleanse her legal matters. It's pretty heartbreaking. Even though her marriage wasn't all great, but it's a major sentimental piece and I'm sure she wasn't ready to lose it.

Eventually Taylor decides that the ring didn't mean a thing (Kim Z. shout out), and settles the case with it. Finally she can move forward and make peace. Congrats Taylor!

Nama-Stop Talking
Next we see Kyle and Marisa discussing the finer parts of the diner party bust up. Are the girls in high or elementary school? Does Brandi really feel bad? And can I discuss all these high-points while doing Warrior Two?

Yes that's right, they tackled all of the post-party drama mid-yoga.

Seriously, have you ever felt more sorry for a yoga instructor ever? Poor gent was just trying to get folks in shape and he was having to hear the deep particulars of the group's confrontations. You don't see me going to spin class and using it as a therapy session, though perhaps I should. Tomorrow when I go I will spend the session explaining everything wrong with my relationship with my parents in deep detail. And I bet I'll feel both physically exhausted and mentally clear afterwards.

The X Factor
But let's get right to it. The crux of this episode is all about Brandi's big meeting with Scheana. At Lisa's behest, Brandi was finally moved to sit down and potentially accept the apology of her ex-husband's former lover.

Yup, it was going to be awkward.

Scheana did her best to start things off on the right foot, with tears and an apology. Of course, Brandi met those tears with a barb about how she was the only one allowed to cry, so things didn't look super great.

But in the end the ladies managed to find a common ground, and it seems like Brandi will be able to dine at any of Lisa's restaurants while Scheana is working. . . we'll just have to see how much she tips her.

Next week the group tries to make amends over dinner. . . and it doesn't go well. But until then, tell me what you thought of Scheana's pleas for forgiveness, Of Kyle's yoga form while working out, and most importantly what you think happened to Princess Di.

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Lisa V. tells us what she held back during her lunch with Kyle at Villa Blanca and why she's worried about Kim and Brandi's friendship.

Hello, as I muddle through this blog doused with medicines, fighting the flu, trying to make sense of this nonsensical situation...
So, as we reenter the poker party, I am sooo thankful that I wasn't there. I do not do well with altercations whilst others seem to thrive on it.
There are so many different aspects to this scenario that are upsetting: the volatility, the disloyalty, Kyle's frustration at trying to corner her sister and talk some sense into her but being intercepted by Brandi...Lisa and Eileen just astounded as they desperately try to keep the peace...
I don't understand the need for Brandi to expose the fact that Kim has called her in the middle of the night several times and she is worried about her. What are we intimating? Wouldn't a loyal friend keep quiet on matters as such?


As she drives a greater wedge between the two sisters, Kim in her naïveté seems to relish the fact that both women are so concerned over her, wailing, "The problem is they both love me" is almost pitiful, and I felt sorry to see her confusion as she tried to placate both parties. What worries me, apart from the emotional turmoil, is that the aggression is unacceptable, and as I see Brandi holding Kyle's arms--the sheer anger that is a result of the alcohol once more--it's just all too much. This excuse that keeps being used that Brandi has no filter is wearing very thin...This is not an example of someone with no filter, this an example of a person that needs to realign her priorities and boundaries. It's everything. The crass comments about Eileen's house were uncalled for as she had the grace to even entertain her, invite her into her house, which is warm and cosy with a plethora of family pictures decorating the walls that indicate happy relationships. Maybe that is what she finds creepy. Anyway, I thought it was generous after being almost assaulted by having a glass of wine hurled in her face that the invitation was extended at all.
Brandi makes many rash statements, such as "They hate each other" and "Kyle is never there to support her sister." Let us cast our minds back to last week...Kyle went to the bathroom, Kim followed her, Kyle whispered to her she was worried, covering her mic to protect her sister...She also knows what is going on with her sister, but in order to PROTECT her sister, she denies it on the ride home with Lisa...
How can you equate this new friendship that started with the "slut pig" comment and "I don't do crystal meth in the bathroom, bitch" just a couple of years ago and only recently cemented to that of a sibling who has spent forty-four years at her side? The tumultuous path that these two have experienced, of which I am sure if alcoholism is involved, has not been an easy one. One that has been fraught with tears of disappointment, anger, and sometimes joy as she succeeded in her fight for sobriety.
We will see what transpires in this new friendship as we ride the wave of this complicated season, we will see the levels of loyalty that is given to this "new" friendship. There is so much I have been privy to and, although not so close with many involved, I would not expose anyone if it was to their detriment.
Anyway, moving on to happier times, I loved seeing the return of Rumpy. We waited patiently, all the little furry people lined up waiting to see the transformation from the naughty dog we sent away into a well behaved young retriever. Well we are still dealing with an overexcited young dog, but now he has a partner in crime, he seems more fulfilled. We have had many big dogs over the years but none quite as mischievous as Sir Rumpy Pumpy. Anyway, we kept Avery, and I have to say it is a complete success.

Eileen comes to collect me on the way to Lisa's. She makes it past Hanky Panky--always a good thing! She tries to explain, but I was none the wiser as to the intensity of the scenario that went down. Never heard of nuggs either...love her, though.
Lisa threw a rather lovely jewelry event. No darling, some of us do have big fat f---ing diamonds as you say, but my thirst for costume jewelry is unquenchable as you have seen my collection in my closet! I admired Eileen as she tries to reason with somebody unreasonable! Desperately trying to explain to Brandi what is not quite acceptable...good luck with that. I tried the mothering thing, and I was criticized for that.
When Kyle and I went to Villa Blanca, I am reticent to say what I would love to. If you remember in one of the early episode of this season as I witnessed the bond between Brandi and her, I stated, "I will not get involved, she will discover it soon enough..." But if I could, it would go something like this: "See? Now do you see how I felt? You think I hold a grudge more than Giggy and should forgive her? You are experiencing a minuscule amount of what that woman put me through!"
But somehow it is better left unsaid, as I believe her personal experience will resonate far more than any warning I could issue, but I did voice my concern over the fragility of Kim, not knowing that she could sustain the same disloyalty I have endured. Kim has definitely had a lot to deal with, and we all wish her success in her quest for sobriety...abso-bloody-lutely.
Oh well, now I have to sign off. I hope everybody stays safe on the East Coast, and as always, I thank you for watching...
Love always, Lisa.
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