This week, there was big trouble in the Big Apple. As we departed for NYC, it was obvious that the conflict from Vegas wasn’t going to disappear. I found it odd that while waiting in the airport, Kim, who had begun avoiding me in Sacramento, suddenly wanted to engage in dialogue regarding the disagreement Camille and Kyle in Vegas. Kim was the only housewife (other than Kyle and Camille) who witnessed the conversation in Vegas. Why was she asking me about the altercation and asking my opinion on something I had no knowledge of? I had never been around Camille and Kelsey together and therefore, I had no frame of reference for how she felt in relation to his celebrity status. I was suspicious of Kim's questioning to say the least. Once we arrived in the Big Apple, I was hoping the discussion that occurred behind closed doors in my suite would be enough to put the issue to rest.
But, the magic word "insecure" seemed to be our Achilles' heel. As Camille and I were freshening up after our long flight to NYC, I told her how odd I found Kim's questioning of me in the airport. As soon as I said Kim had asked me if she was "insecure," things went south. Unbeknownst to me, this was the last word Camille heard from Kyle before the ladies left my room. What I didn't expect was what happened next! Camille hurried downstairs and I followed. When she reached Kyle, she made it clear that she did not want to be referred to as "insecure." That was the beginning of the end for episode 5. We just couldn't seem to get the wheels back on the bus. We were all exhausted (it was approximately 1 am) and rational communication wasn't at the top of the list.
Sitting at the table while Kyle and Camille argued was really heartbreaking. When I watched the episode, I was hoping it would feel different--I was wrong. Kyle and Camille each felt so strongly in their position on the matter that a truce was the only answer, and someone needed to waive the white flag. In my opinion, the one sitting between them and the only one who heard the initial altercation should have been the one to mediate and stop the madness. Stay tuned next week to see if she does the right thing.