This is The Dinner
Our newest lady Yolanda has decided to host a dinner party. Like any of us, she's starts the process by meeting with her butler to debate goat cheese cakes and asking Babyface or having cocktails overlooking her lemon grove. No big deal, just wander around the extensive grounds and have some apps and 'zerts. Sit by the outdoor fireplace and feel embraced by Yolanda.
And how does Yolanda achieve that level of embracing? By arranging enough splendid flowers to make Martha Stewart weep for beauty. Then she just trots out to the garden to pick the freshest, most perfectly pink petals, and take from her hundreds of lemons on reserve. Remember in the premiere when Brandi walked into Lisa's closet and just muttered "f--- you" out of jealousy? That's how I felt watching Yolanda pluck perfectly tended flowers and fruits. Just c'mon! How perfect is your life?!? I mean you did work under 100 guys to build it, but I'd deal with that if it was required to have that phenomenal house.
In the Dog House
Later, Lisa swings by Kyle’s to discuss the Adrienne situation -- and to feed her dog animal crackers. Lisa admits that she was slightly strategic in leaving Portia's party a little early, but only because she didn't want to have a row at the shindig. Lisa doesn't understand why Adrienne even wants to make up with her if she thinks she's so low. Lisa is willing to try to make up with Adrienne. . . but it's going to need to start with an apology. Here's hoping that's how Adrienne chooses to start their next convo.
If you try to fill in the parts that have been edited out the party makes more sense. I've been to Christmas parties where someone starts to play the piano, then everyone start singing, then one of the hosts has to tell everyone to "shush" for someone to sing their special song. The difference is, we've done the same thing for so many years that every one knows what to expect. Frankly, I'm never surprised when someone asks me to quit singing. Never!
I just can't seem to fill in the blanks on Yolanda sweeping everyone out the door. How late was it? How long had they been there? Didn't she take a nap?
Honestly I did not feel it was good etiquette to silence any guest from singing, etc unless the rules were spelled out that this was a "concert" and asking everyone to politely refrain from talking, singing etc. PRIOR to beginning. As a viewer, I was very, very uncomfortable watching Mr Foster silence his guests and I can only imagine how they felt. It did not make for a warm, pleasant get together. If the purpose of a party is to entertain and make people feel welcome then why bother?
adam.koenigsberg Professional musicians who have a good ear for tone typically cannot bear to hear the "noise" that comes from people singing who have neither good pitch nor good tone. I don't think he planned to ask them to be quiet that way, but the bad sounds coming from Taylor, Kyle, et al. must have been barely tolerable.