There is so much going on in not only this episode, but if you caught the mid-season trailer that Bravo released, you can see that things will not be slowing down anytime soon.
We start off at Kathryn’s beautiful home in San Diego, where she treated all of us to a delicious lunch. The conversation was quickly diverted to finding resolution about who actually told Yolanda that LVP and Kyle had a conversation about Yolanda’s children’s health. Thanks to our fabulous moderator Eileen, we were able to clear the air with accurate facts instead of ongoing speculation that it was I who told Yolanda when it was actually Erika who told her. And just so we’re clear here, I don’t give a sh-- that Erika told Yolanda anything, and I wasn’t “calling her out” about doing so. I simply wanted my own name cleared from this part of the scenario. I already have enough on my plate to own, thank you very much.
The conversation at lunch moves on to past events that really don’t need to be discussed AGAIN. For God’s sake, we have already rehashed the situation that went down with Kyle’s sister a million different ways, and all of you know just how touchy it is for our group. When I said the word "scary," I meant that there were some very scary moments for quite a few of us last year because there were. I’m not sure why Kathryn has to put so much value into particular words. By doing so, I think she’s giving words like "scary" and "c---y" too much power. That said, my heart went out to her as she spoke about her own father’s substance abuse and suicide. She showed us a very soft and vulnerable side of herself that day.
We all have had our own experiences with loved ones and substance abuse, and it clearly affects many of us in rather profound ways, myself included. As you saw, I had the opportunity to read, for the first time, poems with my girls that my own sister Laurene wrote in her late teens before dying of a drug overdose at age 21.
On to Erika Girardi’s house for her version of a BBQ. Or are we actually going to Erika Jayne’s circus party?
I’m really seeing that there are definitely two distinct sides to Erika. There is Erika Girardi, distinguished attorney Tom Girardi’s wife, who graciously invited me over to discuss how best to approach Yolanda and come clean about the Munchausen discussions. It was Erika Girardi who assured me to just be honest with Yolanda and that she would be so appreciative that I came directly to her to address the situation.
Then we have Erika Jayne, who gives zero f---s and tosses honesty out the window. Erika Jayne who has no problem belligerently yelling at me twice now, disregarding any of the advice that Erika Girardi has given me. I’m not so sure I can trust this version of her, so I need to be very aware of which Erika I am dealing with.
Thanks to my conversation with Eileen on our way to Erika Jayne’s house, I had somewhat of a heads up about how pissed off Yolanda was with me. So much for the advice Erika Girardi gave me about Yolanda appreciating my honesty. Yolanda Hadid Foster was on a mission, and her mission was to try to nail me to the wall with what she thought to be the facts. It’s obvious that she has it in her head that I am labeling her with Munchausen since she said numerous times that I am labeling her. In reality, what I did was inform her that she has already been questioned and labeled by others in our community. Big, big difference there. She then proceeded to read to all of us what Munchausen by proxy was. Again, big BIG difference as that was never once up for discussion between any of us. Well, until now, when Yolanda herself put her kids' health issues out into the universe.
I was surprised when Yolanda said, “I could say <Lisa Rinna> is unstable or bipolar, but I would never do that!” because, in essence, she just did. Obviously, that statement was retaliation for my reading the definition of Munchausen. So, I guess we’re even-steven now.
I can’t wait for next week’s episode to see what Yoyo’s got locked up in her vault against Kyle Richards! Maybe that means I’ll get a reprieve…