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Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies
So many blasts from the pasts coming up on this episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s going to be so good to see so many former diamond holders under one roof. Wowza! Adrienne Maloof, Eileen Davidson, Camille Grammer, Kim Richards, and of course Brandi Glanville are all back. Things didn’t end well with Camille last year, so this should be EPIC.

Honestly, the real question is how much longer until THOSE Brandi & Denise Richards rumors begin. That’s been the topic on so many viewer’s minds heading into this season. With Brandi back into the fray, we are that much closer to THAT “Bravo, Bravo, fu**ing Bravo” moment. After two boring years, it’s so nice seeing Beverly Hills have this redemption season. Here we go!

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for Kyle Richards to throw a party. Two seconds into the episode, Camille is BACK. Well that was fast. The way she looked at Kyle was EVERYTHING. It was very “I’ve been expecting you. Let’s hash this out.”

Apparently Camille reached out to Kyle to make some sort of amends with her. HOLY! After that reunion meltdown, I’m a little surprised to hear that. Kyle claims she doesn’t understand where the anger from Camille on Twitter comes from. I don’t mind Camille, but she definitely comes across as a keyboard warrior at times. She tends to switch up in person and totally back down.

Camille felt as if she was on the attack last season, and there was only so much she could take. I’m kind of living for Camille comparing the wives to the witches from Macbeth. She’s not wrong. At times, it does feel like there is a pack mentality in this group.

Kyle wants to facilitate a truce between Camille and the other women, but I don’t see it working. Best wishes, but there’s no chance that any peace sticks. They can try all they want, but integrating Camille fully back into the group might not be possible. Too much bad blood.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna are finally having their sit down. They have such a deep history, so it would be nice if they can repair things. They shouldn’t let this petty bulls**t get in between their friendship. Let the mouse go!

Don’t destroy me in the comments, but I’m kind of with Rinna on this. I get that Denise speaks differently with her children around, and that’s fine. However, let’s stop pretending like they can’t pick up the remote and see Denise’s comments on the show. Have a little self awareness for crying out loud!

Also, Denise is being hostile and angry about all of this. She can say she’s unbothered all she wants, but her behavior screams otherwise. All of this being said, Rinna isn’t being the greatest friend here. If she thought any of these things about Denise, a real friend could’ve done it privately. At least OWN THAT.

It upsets Denise that her kids are going to see and hear all of this drama. Alright. I get that. Rinna brings up the same point as me though and recognizes that Denise’s daughters can watch the show.

Rinna goes on to say that Denise is using the show to change her image from last season. BOOM. That’s totally it. I think a part of Denise regrets being so open last season, so she’s doing everything to change that. It’s backfiring big time though. Especially with the Brandi stuff coming up.

Rinna tries to say to Denise that this is a lesson learned, but Denise isn’t having it. She condescendingly says, “Oh I’ve learned a lesson”. At the end of the day, it’s naive as f**k to come on this show expecting no drama. COME ON NOW.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Dorit Kemsley arrives to Kyle’s place and gets the news that Camille is attending the party. She delivers the line of the season too. “I know it’s fire season, I didn’t realize the snakes were out as well.”  DELIVERED EXQUISITELY. I’ve really started to like Dorit this season. What’s happening to me?

Kyle questions whether or not Denise is going to come. If I was Denise, I know I would stay the hell away from that mess. Every time they’re in a group setting, it ends up with everyone against her. Nobody wants to feel attacked by the masses at every dinner party.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

I love the fresh energy that Garcelle Beauvais brings to the show, and I really really like her. However, it’s so weird how little she films with the group. It’s like she’s never around the other women. I’m kind of questioning whether or not she deserves a second season. Although when she is around, she speaks the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and I’m about it.

Watching Garcelle hate everything that the script lady was saying to her is so hilarious. She was so irritated that the script originally written had been altered so much. I know I just complained about Garcelle, but I do enjoy seeing these solo scenes. She has an infectious energy that makes you smile and want to be her friend.

Dorit asking PK to speak to Aaron Phypers about not getting involved in the women’s drama is laughable. He was one of the worst offenders of this. The way he spoke and treated Erika Jayne in Season 7 was appalling! Let’s ask someone else to give advice in that department.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

It’s always so refreshing to see the lovely Eileen on my screen. I’m a huge Y&R fan, so I love me some Ashley Abbott. Erika & Rinna catch Eileen up on all of the Denise and Aaron drama, and I’m already over it. I can’t watch these people fight over the same topic every single episode. Can we get something new?

Kyle freaks out over a light at the party and who to call, and Mauricio Umansky LEGIT says “GHOSTBUSTERS”. Maybe that is the line of the season. Sorry Dorit!

Camille is the first of the women to arrive, so we know some drama is around the corner. I hope Kyle warned all of the women that she’d be there. Actually, nah. Let them fend for themselves.

Dorit is the next to show up and gives Camille the Titanic sinking iceberg of cold shoulders. Well damn. Clearly there will be no resolution between those two. Erika, Rinna, and Eileen show up next and are a little shocked to hear Camille is there.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Watching everyone avoid Camille like the coronavirus is so awkward. Nobody wants to interact with her. Eileen convinces Rinna to wak away to Camille since it’s glaringly obvious they’re talking about her. This is going to be so so bad.

The moment she’s face to face with Camille, Rinna blurts out how Camille was an assh**e on Twitter. WHERE IS THE LIE THOUGH? Camille is probably a lovely human being in real life, but she’s aggressive on Twitter. She takes shots at everyone that I don’t think she’d ever say to their face.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Camille says that Rinna is the real assh**e and that she’ll tweet about it later. Well at least she can own it. The best part of their exchange is Eileen’s face during it all. Despite three seasons on the show, she seems so shocked at how it all goes down. She is precious and must be protected at all costs. She tells Camille to say “f**k it” and get a drink. Cheers to that!

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Garcelle and Adrienne are the next two to arrive. OH WAIT, Paul Nassif is there too! It’s so weird seeing them all get along, but I’m here for it. I’m a little sad that Taylor Armstrong isn’t there too. Kris Jenner is though!

 

BRANDI IS OFFICIALLY IN THE BUILDING. Looking great too! Kyle reveals they became friends again after a video Brandi posted online about her children and being away from them. I’m glad they’re in a good place. It’s about time.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Kim shows up next, and she’s looking great following her procedure on last week’s episode. Finally, Denise and Aaron are there. I think that is everyone, so let the sparks fly! There is so much past and present bad blood under one roof right now. It’s so wild.

I don’t get Denise and Aaron being obsessed with paparazzi following them everywhere. I’m sure it does happen, but there’s never anyone around when they claim. They’re either super paranoid or they need a good excuse to dip out of parties.

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Recap: Black Ties And White Lies

Brandi and Denise are seated next to one another, and I am SCREAMING. I didn’t realize we were going to get scenes of them being cool. I have so many questions. Tell me everything Bravo. I beg.

In the midst of all of this, PK decides to have that conversation with Aaron anyway who isn’t receptive. Denise pulls Teddi Mellencamp to the side to have a private conversation, but Kyle ruins it. She brings Brandi and Camille over to the couch. Kyle, please go away. Why are you ruining the moment? Teddi is not having any part of Camille and says she doesn’t want any pleasantries with her. Well there you have it.

WAIT STOP IT ALL. IN THE PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK BRANDI TELLS DENISE AND AARON SHE WANTS TO BE A THROUPLE WITH THEM. DYING.

TELL US – SHOULD THE WOMEN HAVE BEEN MORE RECEPTIVE TO CAMILLE? WHICH FORMER HOUSEWIFE WERE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE BACK? ARE YOU TEAM DENISE OR TEAM EVERYONE ELSE?

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