Initially, I was happy that at least something happened during the last episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. To say that Season 8 “got off to a slow start” would be putting it nicely. I was pleased when Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave refused to accept Dorit Kemsley’s rude excuses after she left her sitting alone for an hour when they were supposed to get drinks. Dorit stirred the pot even further when she tried to twist the narrative in a conversation with Kyle Richards about the failed meetup.
I was more entertained than I’ve been for most of this season and that’s when I realized that this fifty-four minute wait will get dragged out just like pantygate did last season and Munchausen accusations did the year before. Why can’t these women be more like the New York Housewives? They offend each other, argue, get back together, and then repeat the cycle again with new offenses instead of elongating one issue for a whole season (or multiple seasons).
Kyle discussed the last episode in a post for her Bravo blog. She admitted, “Watching Teddi sit there waiting for Dorit makes me very uncomfortable. This topic will come up for a while after as you can imagine.” Of course it will.
Kyle said, “I know Dorit felt bad, because we discussed it, which comes up, so we will save that for later.” Yeah, I’m sure Dorit felt awful. Kyle warned, “But trust me this does not get dropped quickly. Not to mention it takes things in another direction.”
The OG cast member admitted, “I totally understand Teddi feeling frustrated that she hired a babysitter and left her kids. And I can feel that I am going to be in the middle of a sticky situation. At first I tried to explain that there was a time discrepancy, but this is going to play out so, I will leave you to come to your own conclusion.”
At this point I’m on the viewers’ side. Sure, I agree with Teddi, but I just want this story to play out in a manner that is best for the fans. If it’s going to blow up, I don’t want to end up being redundant. We will see how it goes.
Kyle continued, “I met up with Dorit for dinner and immediately the topic of being late to meet Teddi comes up. This is a total ‘she said/she said’ situation. I have no idea what the actual meeting time was, so I can’t really weigh in. All I know is they both think they are right, and that’s never good.”
Aside from dealing with the Dorit and Teddi drama, Kyle had some emotions of her own to deal with during that last episode. She wrote, “When I tell Dorit about my other shows in development, I found myself surprisingly emotional. Yes, I am an emotional person, but my reaction surprised even me. The night before is when I had heard about the the other projects. It’s always in those moments I really miss my mom. My dad too, of course, but my mom was my biggest cheerleader. I would give anything to be able to call her and share this exciting news.”
Back to the drama, Kyle recapped, “I meet up with Camille [Grammer], Teddi, and Lisa Rinna for dinner. Before Lisa Rinna gets there we get into it AGAIN about the ’54 minutes versus 6 minutes’ with Teddi and Dorit AND about Dorit calling calling Camille the c-word. I can see how it looked. And I despise that word. However, I do know that Dorit was joking and thought she was being funny. Although not everyone thought it was funny, she wasn’t being malicious.”
I would love to see how Kyle would react if Dorit called her a c-nt out of nowhere.
They didn’t spend that whole dinner talking about Dorit though. The episode ended with a bit of a cliffhanger as soon as Rinna showed up. Kyle wrote, “When Rinna walks in, the first thing she brings up is a lawsuit with Lisa Vanderpump. My radar immediately went up. WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS UP? And for anyone to suggest that Ken Todd would ever lay a hand on a woman is ridiculous. I was actually at the Vanderpump Dog Foundation event where the person had claimed this happened. It was a beautiful evening without incident, so why is Lisa Rinna bringing this up?!” Probably because a producer asked her to.
TELL US- WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: TEDDI’S OR DORIT’S? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT RINNA BRINGING UP THE LAWSUIT AGAINST KEN?
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