The Sur Dish

The SUR staff shares their thoughts on the shocking finale and gives you an update on where they are now.

Feb 25, 20130

Stassi Schroeder

Bravotv.com: How were you feeling about Jax post-his break-up with Laura-Leigh and pre-confession? Why were you continuing to see Frank at that time?
Stassi Schroeder: It was actually a very confusing time for me. I didn't know whether to trust Jax or not, but was willing to open myself up to him as a friend. He claimed he loved me and said all those wonderful things to me, but I just always sensed he wasn't being 100 percent honest. I was very guarded with him. I hung out with Frank a few times after because our break up had come out of nowhere and it didn't feel like we truly hashed things out and said our peace. We needed to see each other a few more times to really talk and figure things out.

Bravotv.com: What did you think seeing Jax in therapy? Did it change how you felt about him at all?
SS: Not really, because he lied right to the therapist's face. He claims all the time how he wants to change and is good and telling people what they want to hear, which is exactly what I saw when I watched that scene. I can appreciate him making the effort to go to a therapist, but if you aren't even going to be honest there, then what's the point?

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Jax's confession?
SS: It was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life. I spent the whole summer being the only one to believe he cheated, and to finally hear him admit it was just insane. I was going through so many different emotions, I was angry, sad, anxious, yet at the same time I had a feeling of vindication. No one believed me this whole season, my friends chose to believe Jax. I had the loneliest summer of my life and finally I was getting some justification.

Bravotv.com: What did you think watching this season? Were you surprised seeing things from the other side?
SS: What surprised me the most was watching Katie and Kristen. They fully believed Jax was telling the truth, and I didn't realize how hurt they felt about me. The whole summer, I had just been feeling like the abandoned one, then watching the whole season, I see how they felt abandoned in a way as well. I obviously don't like some of the things they've said about me but we are all guilty of hurting each other to a certain extent. No one is innocent. I just feel fortunate that we were all able to move past this and become a family again.

169 comments
karen9822
karen9822

Stassi is an abuser - she hit Jax and broke his nose. I the tables were turned everybody would be all over Jax for being an abuser. Stassi should not be on the show. I do not like and abuser it does not matter if it is a man or a woman.

RozM
RozM

I think it is hilarious that Laura-Leigh got the best job of being in the movie, "We are the Millers" with Jennifer Anniston..and a gig on "The Client List"..she is going to leave the rest of the cast in the shade..and she can take up for herself...yes, she can!

abbytazz1
abbytazz1

All I can say is Laura-Leigh rocks and thank God she got away from those TOXIC no minds...... SHAME on Jax...........LOVED how she was NEVER afraid to call out the no mind Stassi............ You go Laura-Leigh!!! Good luck in your endeavors and you're right when you're on that Red Capet don't forget to give a shout out to Jax and Stassi.....

bpster
bpster

To be young and in my twenties again........heck no!!!  Just a question why was the bartender only shown at the end? Boo! 

starchild48
starchild48

I really love Vanderpump Rules and have watched the whole season. I hope there is a season two and Peter will be one of the cast members that gets more air time. He seems like a down to earth guy but he is HOT!!! Everybody talks so much about Jax,but he is a shallow guy that uses women. The episode where he wanted to break up with Lora Leigh but said to her"but the sex is great I don't want to change that " showed me what he is about.He even said it in the reunion show last night that after watching that show he felt bad,he should have I expected her to go get smashed,but I was glad she didn't.

Chrissylou
Chrissylou

I started watching the show because I love Lisa in RHOBH.  I have grown to love the show and the people.  They are all young and learning so you have to give them a break.  Hopefully they will remember that everyone makes mistakes.  I say good luck folks!!  Give each other a hug and treat each other with "Love".

LadyK2507
LadyK2507

Jax you are a grown man no more lying and stop falling for women like Stassi, that girl had issues.  You two look nice together but that's where it ends.  That chick is toxic. As for the rest of your "friends" either they are going to forgive and move on or they were not your friends.  But, no more lying Jax/Jason it's not necessary.

tryxy
tryxy

when are monday nights going to be like wednesdays????

plsoos
plsoos

Stassi is an abuser. Abusers are not just men. Why is everyone picking on Jax...you are feeding into her abuse. You see how she treats him. I am a very loyal person but you can see he is just like an abused women....I can't not blame him for cheating....she is on his back all the time....Something is wrong with her...

bvo66
bvo66

I love Lisa and she is BY FAR my favorite woman of all the housewives shows!  However, I started liking Vanderpump Rules but I really think it should be renamed "Stassi Rules" or "Snitty-Stassi Show."  I don't care how right she was Stassi is a spoiled brat who is used to getting her way and has lived a privilaged life of being able to say whatever she wants to whomever she wants and thinks it is okay.  The vulgar adjectives she uses throughout the show to describe the horrific things she thinks and wants to do to people is beyond pathological.  And if the topic isn't about her it isn't relevant.  If she is on the show next season - I'm not watching.  Sorry Lisa - I love you!

2dogs1cat
2dogs1cat

Stassie is the most spoiled person I have ever seen.  When and if she grows up, i wonder if she will ever realize how cruel and arrogant she is....

It amazes me that she never sees the truth of what she is, she will only ever attract someone like Jax...because that is what she deserves...they are both so shallow....

Pettoi
Pettoi

These are some of three cruelest people I have ever seen on reality tv. And they are past their teens so you Can't blame it on hormones. Shame on Lisa for picking good looks over good character. I guess it explains her Love of Brandi.

shysharon
shysharon

I loved it when Jax lied to the therapist....he already reminded me of my ex-husband...the only difference was my ex-husband lied to the therapist right in front of me! (then I got a divorceright afterthat!)

muttercup
muttercup

I think its hilarious that Laura Leigh got a the primo movie deal after all the harassment and bullying texts that Stassi sent.   Karma. 

Star54
Star54

I honestly feel Jax..has some sociopathic tendancies and truly doesn't know what it''s like to have emotions. He uses women like they are puppets for his entertainment and never thinking about how he treats them and the outcome of it. He manipulates everyone with is charsimatic personaltiy and he can't seem to grasp the actions of what he is doing to others. Why does he make the same mistakes over and over? It could be the good looking person with the deep issues of insecurity and not really having a talent other than manipulating others. He is lost and I don't find him to be mean but clearly he is disconnected for the human psyche and may never truly understand anyone and sadly not himself.

sugarbritches
sugarbritches

Just read the first page of comments and am saddened to see that many here are blaming Stassi's blatant meanness on her youth.  Sorry, when I was seventeen, I was out of my mom's house, working, living on my own and put myself through school for three degrees.  At her age--24--I would have NEVER behaved in such an entitled fashion, and I certainly would not have gone about behaving as if the sun rose and set on my arse--and back then, it was a pretty fine arse, too.  She is a little witch who no doubt needs to hear the truth about herself over and over and over before she gets it:  the world and all of its inhabitants owe her NOTHING--not respect, not niceness, not a job, not even honesty--until she puts that out there.  Until then, this little girl will reap what she sows.  Too bad tiny field mice will get creamed in the process.  No breaks for young women like this.  That's the problem:  too many breaks from mommy and daddy and all of her pandering pals.  Same goes for Jax.  Pretty as they both are, I'd cast them out into the wide world to fend for themselves.

korby
korby

VPR definetly needs better actors. jax and stassi don't even get their timing correct.

vinceb1
vinceb1

 Lisa, I like the show, it has a lot of good drama and somewhat interresting people on it, having said that, I want to ask you, why is the black girl on the show? She doesn't get any air time, andt he only thing I know about her is that she sings. Do you feel that more diversity is not the way you want to go,or are you looking for a certain audience, is this by design. You seem pretty cool, so I'm wondering what's going on there. I don't  think you have a problem with minorites, so can you explain the lack of diversity on the show, thats if you care to. It's your show and your restraunt so if you feel you don't owe anyone and explanation that's fine, I was just wondering.        

keno.jersey
keno.jersey

I just hate this copycat of "Made in Chealsea" when is this show going to stop running!

vetalana
vetalana

Lisa sponsors Stassi even though the girl is a complete bully and does not desrve the support Lisa given her. Total favoritism only because her daughter is friends with stassi. Yuck. Iit is funny that jax is acting like a dog on a leash.  He likes it.  Laura should be  the center of the show.  But lisa 'likes' to dictate what to film. Jax at 33 shouln not chase 24year old. He should work on his future. Stassi lovves to call people bad names. Stassi is abussive toward jax 

Christionne
Christionne

Well...I knew I would get a kick out of VPR.  After working in  many high end restaurants you know they are like mini soap operas on many levels.   I think Lisa just needs to crack down on the professionalism at work and her other managers as well.   It's not the best to be friends with your staff because when they are young they push the limits of that relationship.   As far as poor Jax...he's just a messed up confused guy who hopefully will get it together one day.  I don't think he means to hurt anyone...LA is a tough town to be yourself in especially in that type of forum.  Stassi is young and is finding her way like them all...youth...we've all been there and done things we look back at and go "I can't believe I did that."  All of those kids/young adults are good people from what was shown...they will all learn from falling down and getting up.  I like the show...it's crazy and LA and it reminds me of living there for the years I did.

KortniX
KortniX

Stassi if you're reading this, please understand, you actually ARE a sad human being and the people that enjoy watching you are equally uneducated, trashy, empty people starved for all things drama and going no where in life :( So sad. Lagerfeld parties or not, you have less class than a back woods waitress in West Virginia, but sadly are on reality tv for the whole world to see. How embarrassing that must be for you :(

 

I enjoy seeing people "root" for you and "support" the whiney, terribly boring person you are... it's like watching someone drag a cripple through a finish line in a race. It's a beautiful thing. Keep kissing her a$$, folks! You all sound SO sweet, it's adorable. Really. (btw compared to her awful texts I'd say this was pretty generous of me... if I do say so myself.)

 

KXoxoxo

ellesea
ellesea

Still don't feel sorry for her.  Hopefully trashy.com needs more lingerie "models" to supplement her income as a waitress.  

RHWvwr
RHWvwr

I just put two and two together! So David Foster was married to Linda Thompson,,and Linda Thompson is the good friend of Taylor's. Linda Thompson is the blonde woman, who last year was at Brandi's malibu beach party who, when the fighting broke out bad between Taylor and Camille, said 'We're all evolved people"and to settle down. Kyle acted like she didn't even speak and ignored her because after all, she's not a cast memnber of the RH's. Wow,SHE should be a cast member! She's been married to David Foster and Bruce Jenner...right?

plsoos
plsoos

 @Pettoi 

I agree with everything except Brandi....Brandi is more talk....Stassi is actually an abuser...it is awful that Lisa goes along with this.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

 @muttercup Its completely strange. I have no idea why she would bully Laura-Leigh other than she really thinks she's fragile. Laura-Leigh kind of reminds me of Angelina Jolie.

DawnMarie12
DawnMarie12

 @Star54

 agreed.  I dated a sociopathic man and Jax fits the profile.   Jax is unnatached and cruel.  I cant believe that fans like Jax and hate Stassi!  THEY ARE BOTH NARCISSTIC PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITY DISORDERS. Yet in this masogynistic world folks choose to like his behavior and rip on Stassi!

bvo66
bvo66

 @sugarbritches

 I couldn't have said it better!  I don't feel sorry for her at all.

 

MomLeader
MomLeader

 @sugarbritches

 yes, but it sounds like you were raised well. With all due respect to Stassi's parents, they don't exactly seem like the type of people who raised someone to care about other's feelings. I think Lisa is trying to help her, and your twenties are your time to acknowledge, grow and change, maybe this show will do that for Stassi.

cheriefran
cheriefran

 @sugarbritches you are so right at 24 I was a different place then I am now (57) but I was never mean and cruel like Stassi - that's not youth its her personality and that is so sad.

sugarbritches
sugarbritches

 @vinceb1 Isn't the "black girl" named Tina?  And, like the Asian fellow who shows up as Stassi's second string birthday party celebrants and gorgeous African American young woman with the blond curls who goes to Sheana's performance with Stassis, it looks like everyone--regardless of race, creed, sexuality, etc.--was cast aside in favor of the drama between Jax and Stassi.  In fact, I'd argue that Sheana, Kristen, Katie, Tom S. and Tom Schwa, were ALSO cast aside in favor of the Jax/Stassi BS.  I'd include Peter, but whenever he is on the screen, that's ALL I SEE.  HA. 

 

I still think Jax is attractive.  Just hollow.  Like a tomato with the blight.

Star54
Star54

 @vinceb1

 Vinceb1,  I believe that "black girl" works on the otheside of Sur and not the new side that Stassi and Jax ..etc are on. So with that being said, Lisa may have her on occassion sing for events ..Other times she will be in the lounge area of Sur. It's just scheduling and if she isn't part of the "rest" of the  cast, you might want to rethink about this. 1st does this person want that much exposure and she mayybe of an older crowd? Has another job..fills in..Etc. If she wasn't on the show at all ..or just avoided to be shot in scenes, then I would see your concern as validated and she was at the photo shoot. But when it comes to any show..She isn't part of casting for whatever reason and clearly she isn't out from being viewed

plsoos
plsoos

 @vetalana 

I agree with everything except age difference...

plsoos
plsoos

 @KortniX 

Listen we are trying to stop bullies, and abuse....

MomLeader
MomLeader

 @KortniX

 Wow,seems to me that YOU need to understand that YOU are " a sad human being, and equally uneducated, trashy, empty person starved for all things drama and going no where in life." In fact, I'm positive. She's on a Bravo show, what are you doing? How brave to sit behind a computer and write something so miserable. "KortniX" with an "i" (uhg,) please understand that YOU are actually a sad person. I don't know who I feel more sorry for, you or your children  (if you have any.) God I hope not...poor things... 

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@KortniX I would say based on your post that you are a pretty sad specimen yourself. If I were to guess, your hostility of a reality show cast member may stem from an experience in school, if you are female, then it is obvious that she reminds you of the popular girl who had the hottest bf and all the friends, if you are a guy, she was like the girl who would not date you. Your post implied that WVa waitresses had no class, and you used the words "drag" and "cripple" in the same sentence. How classless is that? My point in responding is to say that maybe you should watch the show again, and read between the lines. There is a metod to the madness. It was not billed as an educational show, good thing for you, but there were quite a few life experiences and lessons for anyone under the age of 35. Those of us who get that, are not cheerleaders for reality shows. It's entertainment, take it for what it is. Seriously, you are making way too much of this and looking bad doing it.....by making comparisons to people who may be less fortunate than you...

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@RHWvwr Don't forget Elvis....she was his girlfriend as well...the stories her V zah zah could tell......Lindas that is.....

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

 @RHWvwr Yes, she was married to both. Apparently, she is a successful song writer in her own right. 

sugarbritches
sugarbritches

 @RoseWilde  @muttercup I can see that parallel--early Angie, of course, not current. 

 

I'm still laughing to myself when I think of Stassi's vapid reaction to news of LL's departure.  Yes, Stassi--be excited.  Be so excited because she's gone on to what could be a breakout role and what will allow her a larger audience than ever before, and you will stay at SUR.  I mean, even Lisa doesn't want them to stay at SUR.  She understands what sort of positions they are in--too bad Princess Stassi does not.

 

 

2dogs1cat
2dogs1cat

 @MomLeader  @sugarbritches

 her egotistical , entiteled parents are where it all began.  No compassion. no truth, all ego, and such entitlement....Karma....

sugarbritches
sugarbritches

 @MomLeader Hmm, actually, I was kicked out by my quite wayward mother when 17.  Put myself through school.  Never met my dad.  Had one family member who took me in, another who reared me before passing away.  And I'm still not mean or vindictive as all of that.  I still maintain that the world owes us nothing.  We get what we put out. 

cavex2
cavex2

 @sugarbritches  @vinceb1 LOL sugarbritches... when Peter is in front of the camera... I don't see anyone else or hear anything..he is gorgeous. If there is a second season, I want to see some new people like Tina who has outside interests like her career other than fighting with Jax and Snotty/Stassi.

plsoos
plsoos

 @FlutterBy  @KortniX 

Wow....totally disagree....It does not matter that it is a reality show ..we don't like the way she abuses people...

muttercup
muttercup

 @FlutterBy  @KortniX

 Hey, Stassi was the one treating people like they are inferior to her.  She is nothing.  She is a joke.  Just goes to show parents, you spoil the child and you are ruining their lives.  Why do guys go out on her, because a relationship is 50/50   not 90 for Stassi and 10 for the guy.  She needs to learn how to treat someone like she herself wants to be treated.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

@sugarbritches@muttercup

Right.

 

What I found entertaining about that situation was Peter's facial expression as he observed Stassi's reaction. He looked ever so slightly incredulous... 

 

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

@muttercup@FlutterBy@KortniX

Lisa Vanderpump is still the only reason I tune in. I've never been more perturbed by a group of people in my life. Its fascinating and strange, and I kind of love it and hate it at the same time.

 

Flutterby made an interesting point. This show did remind me of two bullying experiences I had growing up. One in junior high, one in high school. Neither of the bullies were very beautiful or popular, but neither seemed to know that. That experience absolutely makes this show more evocative. 

 

I also think this show has lessons for the young-at-heart of any age. I think it just depends on what you are noticing. I can completely understand strong feelings of revulsion to some of these characters. I think that is the point. I also think its interesting that some of the viewers share some of the same character flaws as the characters from the show that they claim to despise.