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After such a much-needed Real Housewives of New Jersey comeback, I figured that Melissa Gorga would be spilling the tea during her Watch What Happens Live appearance. Unfortunately, that was all superseded by the Real Housewives Awards. I don’t know why this was all squeezed into one episode, but it was.

Don’t get me wrong, Dorinda Medley was there the whole time, so there were some hilarious moments and special appearances, but it just felt like it should have been two separate shows to me.

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LeeAnne Locken’s hands work very well, she’ll have us all know. But The Real Housewives Of Dallas star doesn’t plan on using them to kill Cary Deuber, and frankly, she doesn’t even remember making threats to do so! Before surgery, LeeAnne told Brandi Redmond that Cary needed to watch out, insinuating that she’d use her hands as weapons if need be. After watching this scene play back last week, LeeAnne says she doesn’t even recall this conversation, blaming her trash talk on the meds she was doped up on pre-surgery.

LeeAnne also thinks Brandi baited her into smack-talking about Cary, beginning with the ride to surgery. She explains how Brandi revved her up before the procedure: “During the entire drive to surgery, I got to hear all the horrible things Cary Deuber was saying about my surgeon. And, to be clear, Cary doesn’t even know my surgeon! Brandi also reminded me of how stressed out she was before her own mommy make-over. Cary had told her that Brandi’s own surgeon had, ‘KILLED SOMEONE ON HIS TABLE’. I just can’t even imagine how apprehensive Brandi must have felt…I don’t understand this need to insult a person’s surgeon RIGHT BEFORE SURGERY!”

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The status of LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond’s friendship is so confusing. Are they friends? Enemies? Frienemies? A work in progress? It’s just tough to decipher. One second they’re hugging it out and the next they are shading each other on social media. Nevertheless, it was still surprising to see them hugging it out during that “Honest Tea” gathering during the last episode of Real Housewives of Dallas.

Of course that was filmed months ago and their relationship has probably had a ton of ups and downs since then. So it’s pretty interesting to see what LeeAnne has to say now that she’s watched the episode.

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It’s obvious that Kameron Westcott is provoking Brandi Redmond for the sake of a story line on Real Housewives of Dallas. Was it rude of Brandi to give gifts and invites for a girls trip in front of Kameron without including her? Absolutely. Did it make sense for Brandi to invite Kameron to visit her estranged grandmother in Memphis? No, not at all. Brandi excluding Kameron from the trip made a lot of sense, but she did not have the best social tact in that situation.

In between pretentiously asking her children to speak Spanish, Kameron has made it clear that she prides herself on her etiquette. That’s why it was surprising when she was so rude to Brandi when she asked to pull her aside to apologize and make up for the pink gift bag debacle. Then again, this is a reality show and it made for a more interesting story line. Did it help Kameron gain any fans? Probably not too many, but it just wasn’t the best look for someone who continually talks about manners.

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When this Real Housewives of Dallas season started out, it seemed like Cary Deuber was going to be caught in the middle of the two friend groups in the cast. She became besties with Stephanie Hollman and the two new Housewives Kameron Westcott and D’Andra Simmons were introduced to the show as friends of Cary’s and LeeAnne Locken’s.

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.

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At this point Real Housewives of Dallas is essentially The LeeAnne Locken Show. It seems like everyone is either talking about LeeAnne or waiting for an excuse to bring her up again. This season got off to an interesting start when Brandi Redmond went from being attached at the hip with Stephanie Hollman during Season 1 to ignoring her for her new friend LeeAnne.

Brandi’s friendship with LeeAnne came to an end as soon as she and Stephanie made up. Brandi put the nail in the coffin of that relationship when she decided to invite Steph and Cary Deuber to a girls trip to Memphis and did not include LeeAnne. Even though LeeAnne wasn’t invited, she was definitely a hot topic of conversation.

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Since Season 2 of Real Housewives of Dallas was filmed months ago, there is a lot of back story missing when it comes to the social media activity between the cast members. Clearly there is a lot of tension there, but the viewers are just behind because the conflicts haven’t aired on TV yet.

If you follow D’Andra Simmons or Brandi Redmond on Twitter, it is very clear that they are not best friends, but as far as the show goes, there’s nothing to indicate why… yet.

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This episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas was all about family. From LeeAnne Locken looking to form a new one with boyfriend Rich, to Brandi Redmond reaching out to her grandmother, and Keatin running away from his step mom D’Andra Simmons. This show has proven it’s more than poop jokes and charity events. Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman and Brandi pack for the big Memphis trip. Brandi plans to visit her grandfather who suffered from a recent stroke.

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.