This episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas had everything, a proposal, women (and men) behaving badly and of course, a charity event. Perhaps what’s most refreshing about Dallas is that all the women play ball. This episode could potentially go down as a defining moment in this show’s run. It channeled “The Dinner Party from Hell” on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and even rivaled some moments from some of The Real Housewives of New YorkCity trips to remember. No one held back when they sat down for tea for what seemed like nine and one-half hours. Here we go…
The show opens with a charity event. It’s the Essential Energy Fall Reception and guess who’s the keynote speaker? LeeAnne Locken, naturally. D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcottcome to show their support. LeeAnne’s speech covers overcoming obstacles and the need to belong. Each week we learn a little more about D’Andra. This week, through her correlation to LeeAnne’s story, we hear that she too suffered from abandonment issues coming from a broken home. Mama Dee left her father and it destroyed his life. On a positive note, we’re treated to a fantastic vintage picture with Dee having the biggest hairdo in Texas.
After the last episode, that doesn’t seem to be the case with Cary going on a girls trip with Stephanie and Brandi Redmond. Now it seems like the cast is really split in half. Plus Cary, Brandi, Stephanie went on Watch What Happens Live right after the last episode aired, establishing themselves as one of two trios in the Dallas cast.
D’Andra enters her ornate house and catches up with her husband, Jeremy. They discuss his photo journalism lectures and appear to have a good partnership. Jeremy breaks the news to his wife that his son Keatin feels he doesn’t fit in and wants to move out less than two months of living there. D’Andra is upset by this. She thought he’d pick up on their ambition and shake the feeling of entitlement. D’Andra wants to hold her step son to the year he committed to, she gets fired up. The two may be newlyweds (don’t forget LeeAnne stood at the Simmons wedding!) but he knows how she is, asking her to be levelheaded.
Then again, when is she not? If it wasn’t for LeeAnne and her friction with the cast during Season 1, there is no chance that this show would come back for a Season 2. No matter how much these women dislike LeeAnne (spoiler alert: it’s a lot) they should all be grateful that she is providing content for this show… and apparently for Watch What Happens Live as well.
Even though D’Andra joined the cast as a friend of LeeAnne’s she also has no problem telling LeeAnne the truth, even if it’s not what she wants to hear. She also has no issue sharing her opinions about the rest of the cast, especially Brandi.
The focus of Season 2 of Real Housewives of Dallas has been the feud between besties Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman. They patched things up during the last episode though so now that the only main story line has wrapped up, Brandi has moved on to calling out the other cast members for their behavior.
So far, Brandi has been leaning on LeeAnne Locken for support, but now that she is back in action with Stephanie, that is bound to change- especially after LeeAnne dressed as “Two Face” for Halloween in an ode to Stephanie. Brandi has a lot to say about LeeAnne’s costume and the two new girls in the cast: D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott.
It’s been two days after the Hollman Halloween Party on The Real Housewives of Dallas and the stage is fully set with old feuds, new feuds and a new house with an old neighboring nemesis. This was another great episode. Let the games begin.
Stephanie Hollman and Travis Hollman are inspecting their new house of horrors. If the pool in the living room wasn’t bad enough that wallpaper would make anyone run. The new homeowners couldn’t be on more opposite sides of the page. Travis wants koi fish, Stephanie fears fish, Steph wants to cover the impractical pool, Travis tells her she’s “really good at mopping”. Ass. He also reminds her that he’s the one making the money in the family…Stephanie needs to remind HIM that he’s on TV and cashing a Bravo check because of HER.
After LeeAnne Lockenand Cary Deubergot into the most random argument about D’Andra Simmons’wedding during the first Real Housewives of Dallas reunion, it just made sense for her to join the cast. If attending D’Andra’s wedding is actually a status symbol in Dallas, then she really needed to be on this show to make it legit. Plus let’s be honest: Season 1 wasn’t the best start for a Real Housewives show. The addition of D’Andra could only help.
D’Andra joining this show is a logical move for series. She actually has preexisting relationships within the cast and there is something authentic about her signing up instead of a random. Even so, it wasn’t the easiest move for D’Andra to make since apparently there were a lot of people in Dallas who had a problem with it.