Andy says, “Flashbacks are not Lisa Rinna’s friend this season, unfortunately,” referring to the footage of Rinna talking to Eden Sassoon about Kim Richards’ sobriety. One would assume that this footage – which has driven many an episode and taken up far too much of my own personal brain space this season! – was highlighted front and center at the reunion.
“I don’t think I took it easy on her at all,” Andy said of Yolanda. (‘Cause he is DEEEEELLLLUSSSIONAL – said in my Kristen Taekman operatic voice!) “As a matter of fact, when part one of the reunion aired, I got a million mean tweets from people saying, ‘Why are you being so mean to Yolanda and pushing her about her marriage?'” Andy claimed. YEAH RIGHT. It was probably Daisy’s job as health advocate to those tweets.
Kathryn found the reactions to Lisa‘s emotion to be odd, “When Lisa V shared her story about being abused by a former boyfriend years ago, she teared up and became vulnerable. It felt like a cathartic moment, and it seemed as if some of the other women didn’t think she had these types of emotions. That was strange to me for several reasons and strengthened my feelings that it is more of a cultural thing.”
Eileen starts off sharing her true compassion for Yolanda Foster. “I’m deeply sorry for the pain that Yolanda endured during the first part of the reunion. Clearly she did not understand that her illness had become its own storyline to such an extent. I was disgusted and saddened and felt nothing but empathy for her as I watched her try to figure out what to believe. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: That chick is one strong woman. I have nothing but mad respect for her.”
Lisa shared her thoughts on Kim Richards and Brandi Glanville‘s friendship. “I think upon reflection, it has been pretty obvious after months of filming the intent of some to insert themselves into an already fractious situation. Kim obviously felt bolstered by BG, much to her detriment, as she became a victim of her own volatility. I doubt since filming has wrapped whether there has been much interaction between BG and Kim,” said Lisa. “It would surprise me greatly if this supposedly close relationship is still flourishing.”
“Well, we have finally reached the end, and the CRAY is definitely showing, isn’t it?” asked Lisa. She went on to wrap up her thoughts on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 5 with a random list.
First on the list, Lisa addressed Kim, “When you put out a claim or accusation about somebody, you need to be damn sure you can back it up. Insinuating something about someone based on something that you “heard” is creating a negative you cannot prove and also has the potential of never truly going away. This is just dangerous. Shame on you, Kim Richards. I’ll pray for you.”