On tonight’s episode the wedding party picks up their tuxes and dresses and head off to prep for the big event. Katie is still in shock that she was able to find dresses that these “picky bitches” could all agree on! Jax Taylor freaks out when Tom‘s brothers miss their flights and it threatens to ruin the big surprise.
In the land of SUR and SURvival, all amounts to one’s role in the annual photoshoot where themes range from nearly naked, naked, to naked with accompanying awkward sexual encounters. This year Lisa is trying to take that up a notch by adding a last supper of hedonism complete with a fake roasted pigs and grapes on Ariana Madix‘s butt. BUT more on that later – Lisa’s first order of business is to ask Katie why on earth she and Tom 2 went on a vacation and spent the entire time in an extended “flare up”?
Seriously why does Katie call their arguments flare-ups? It makes it sound like a herpes outbreak.
The Vanderump Rules gang is leaving the drama of New Orleans behind. Tonight we get back to Tom and Katie’s wedding planning, blind dates, and celebrating the return of the SUR photo shoot!
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz ask Lisa Vanderpump if she’ll officiate their wedding. Lisa expresses concern over their seriousness in making a marriage work. Katie sobs. Jax Taylor offers to step in as the officiant if Lisa turns them down. Tom equates this to asking Lucifer to baptize you.
Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute is a master when it comes to stirring the pot and she owns up to everything she’s done. It was Kristen’s instigation that brought us that instantly iconic “battered wife” monologue from Tom Sandoval and restored Pump Rules to its former glory. Obviously, I am going to watch the show no matter what, but this season was lagging until that point. Thank you, Kristen.
I have to admit that I was skeptical of the Vanderpump Rules/ Summer House crossover when the Wirkus Twins made a not-so-subtle visit to go have lunch with Stassi Schroeder at SUR. It felt way too forced to me, but that episode with Kyle Cooke and Stassi’s turtleneck bathing suit in the hot tub got me hooked. And ever since I’ve been living for Stephen McGee’s commentary on all the Summer House antics. Needless to say, I was pumped to listen to Stassi interviewing Stephen on her podcast.
In my dream world, Bravo would air a mini series with the Vanderpump Rules cast and the (relevant) Summer House cast members going on vacation together, but for now, I am more than satisfied with Stassi and Stephen’s talk about the reunion episodes, pot stirring, and the relationships on both shows.
The New Orleans trip resurrected this season of Vanderpump Rules. The whole thing was such a hot mess that I don’t even know where to begin. Luckily for me, I don’t have to since Jax Taylor and Tom Schwartz just opened up about the latest antics that went down this season. Plus, these two really have a way with words.
Jax and Tom recapped (what little they remember about) the bachelor party in New Orleans; they shared their opinions on James Kennedy’s girlfriend; they reflected on Scheana Marie’s divorce (spoiler alert: they both saw it coming); and of course they both addressed the criticisms about their own relationships.
Even though I hate it when a season of Vanderpump Rules comes to a close, I absolutely love it when the cast gathers to rehash everything that went down during the reunion episodes. The cast just taped this year’s reunion last Friday, but no previews have surfaced – yet. Still, there is actually something that might be even more shocking than the reunion itself and that’s what the cast did after. At least, reunion host Andy Cohen was pretty surprised by the revelation.
I would like to say that I stopped trying to understand the cast dynamics a long time ago, but I am still puzzled by how these people are best friends and rivals at the same time. They love each other and hate on each other equally and they are just way too odd to figure out. Still, I am still puzzled by their behavior antics ninety nine percent of the time.