As a Bravo super-fan, the annual Summer House and Vanderpump Rules crossover episode is like my Super Bowl and it’s finally here! Before we see Kyle Cooke tell Stassi Schroeder she looks like Steve Jobs again (one can only hope), Kyle and Amanda Batulaare tearfully discussing their future as a couple. They cry, they comfort each other and they go to sleep. I feel like we’ve seen this pattern a lot wit them. Meanwhile, the rest of the house comes back drunk except for Lindsay Hubbardwho sleeps out again. Good for her. At the moment, relationships in the Summer House are all over the place!
Lindsay stubbles home, Jordan Verroilikes that girl (Erica) from the bar last week and Paige DeSorbo is talking to someone named Justin. Since Carl Radke brought a random as his date to a wedding, Paige feels free to move ahead with other guys. You go girl. Also, Paige has a full on pre-date routine, including a face mask. I continue to relate to Paige on a spiritual level. Jordan confines in Kyle about his erectile disfunction and Kyle is questioning his story. He thinks Jordan is either gay or a virgin. I never want to label someone but Jordan’s E.D is definitely stemming from a different issue.
Right off the bat, we’re in middle of a New York City avenue with Amanda Batula and Kyle Cooke where they’re reading through his DMs with his alleged make out partner. I need an official count of how many infidelity rumors Kyle had to debunk on Summer House.
She claims to have never met Kyle and therefore this is just a rumor. Amanda forgives Kyle for putting her through yet another rumor of infidelity. They’re back on track to moving in together. Amanda seems like a smart girl. I’ll support her and her decisions, but if Kyle does anything to mess this up again, he’ll be hearing from me (in his DMs since he’s checking those regularly).
I know Summer House has been getting a bad rap this season. However, as each episode airs, I’m liking it more and more. This week, we pick up where we left off, at the Monte Carlo party, where a bomb has just dropped. Danielle Olivera spilled the beans to Paige DeSorbo about the latest Kyle Cooke cheating rumor. It’s hard to keep track of how many there have been at this point.
Lindsay Hubbard is pissed. I’m on #TeamHubbs here. It was not Danielle’s place to say anything, especially at a party where everyone is drunk.
We’re halfway through this season of Summer House but it seems like there is plenty of drama to come. The whole house drives out to the Hamptons (minus Danielle Olivera and Kyle Cooke), have a family dinner and get ready for a night out. Right off the bat, we learn Carl Radke did not follow through on weekday plans with Paige DeSorbo like he said he would soooo she’s out. Carl says he’s put himself out there a lot with her & is too busy looking for a new job to send her a quick good morning text; how Carl can be so obtuse sometimes is beyond me. Danielle meets up the crew at a bar and somehow she and Jordan Verroi get left alone at the table and things escalate quickly.
He tells her he doesn’t want to have sex with her and she asks him if he’s a virgin (multiple times). Despite his denials, Danielle is not buying what he’s selling. Lindsay Hubbardsaying that Jordan is either a virgin or Ted Bundy is truly the most accurate thing she’s said all season. Deep down I think we all know Jordan definitely has a secret he’s not willing to share with the group…yet. Part of me also thinks he just isn’t comfortable filming and is overcompensating to appear cool. It’s tough to watch but happens to the best of reality tv newbies.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… summer in the Hamptons! We pick up last night’s episode of Summer Housewhere we left off; at the Christmas in July party whereCarl Radketells Lindsay Hubbard he’s over Paige DeSorbo. Suuuuuure Carl, sure. Paige, Amanda Batula and Hannah Berner go to a bedroom to discuss what they just overheard and prove that #girlpower is alive and well. If you can’t tell by now, I want to be in this girl group but I’ll try to keep my bias opinions to myself. Back outside, a game of telephone begins when Hannah tells Lindsay all the girls know her and Carl were talking shit. For the next 5 minutes, we see Lindsay repeat herself over and over about how this isn’t middle school, she doesn’t want this drama and the other girls need to grow up. I think Lindsay has officially drank 1 too many egg nogs and it’s time for her to take a nap.
Is it just me or is this the longest party ever?! They must have started this thing at like 10am. Most of the party guests leave, the sun goes down but the relationship woes continue. Paige and Carl chit chat where he still claims he’s the best she’s ever going to get and Paige compares Carl to a puppy who continuously needs to be trained; we couldn’t agree more with Paige. They come to an understanding where Carl will try harder during the week to make plans for them; only time will tell if Carl can prove himself to Paige & all of us watching. Speaking of Paige, remember the guy Max that she invited to the party last episode? Well he’s made out with Danielle Olivera in the pool and is now sleeping in her bed; feels like this breaks the pact Danielle and Paige made last episode? Danielle must have forgotten about it in her drunk, horny state.
We’ve made it to morning and honestly, it looks like the ghost of Christmas past threw up on their house. Their post party clean ups are the definition of Sunday scaries. The biggest story from last night is Hannah‘s injury; long story short – she caught her foot in a cattle grate, went to the hospital and broke her pinky finger. Thankfully Hannah is okay and on the plus side, Dave, her boy-toy, who seems like a sweet guy, earned major brownie points for taking care of her.
These kids rally and somehow make it to brunch. Hannah puts it best – there was a lot of action at the Christmas in July Party. Jordan Verroi claims he made out with a girl but no one is buying it. Everyone finds out about Danielle and Max and thankfully Paige couldn’t care less. They’re shocked Hannah didn’t sleep with her man, including Lindsay, who claims they should’ve used her room. 1) We see you Lindsay – you wanted so badly to tell everyone you slept out since no one even noticed and 2) ARE YOU KIDDING ME LINDSAY?! YOU SLEPT AT EVERETT WESTON‘S?! I can’t and I shan’t deal with this anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I am actually an Everett fan (very few of us honestly) but they’ve got to stop this cycle.
Back to the hustle and bustle of the city. Lindsay is planning an event, Paige is creating looks for less, Jordan is literally the worst and Kyle is buying an engagement ring. While Kyle has had some major mess ups, I like seeing this mature side of him and how genuinely excited he is to propose to Amanda. While Kyle is busy planning their future, Amanda and Paige are having girls night in at Paige’s apartment. Amanda asks her if she’s heard from Carl; she hasn’t and she’s over it – rightfully so. Carl 3.0 is definitely better than the fuck boy Carl of season 1 and 2, but he’s still got some work to do.
Back on the road, Kyle heads out to his annual family reunion in New Hampshire. Does anyone else think it’s weird Amanda never goes with him to this reunion? She didn’t last year either. He’s in the middle of catching up with his parents when he tells them in the same breath that he’s proposing to Amanda and that he cheated on her last year. Smooth Kyle, real smooth. We learn Kyle’s mom was unfaithful to his Dad before they got married so the apple doesn’t fall from the tree; hopefully, this cheating trait ends with Kyle. Similarly to Kyle, Linsday confides in her family this week as well. She calls her Aunt Rhonda (“AR” for short) and drops the bombshell that Kyle made out with another girl 4 months ago. Uh-oh.
Next week Kyle turns a year older and it looks like Amanda plans an epic birthday – well, until these new cheating allegations drop.
TELL US- ARE YOU SURPRISED KYLE CHEATED ON AMANDA AGAIN?
Joy to the world – Summer House recaps are here! We know, we know… we’re starting these recaps a little late this year but better late than never right? We start off episode 7 of Summer House where we left off last week with the crew congregating at home after the St. Bart’s party. Everyone drank a little too much Whispering Angel (don’t they always?) and they all hit the hay right away. Despite his best efforts, Carl Radke and Paige DeSorbo are still going to bed separately. Carl 3.0 isn’t getting as lucky as he did in Season 1 and 2. Maybe his charm only works on Lauren Wirkus?
The morning after scenes are some of the best – those Big Brother type cameras always get the most candid moments like when Amanda Batulamakes a “joke” about Kyle Cooke not lasting long. Reason #100 why we love Amanda and her sass. Speaking of Amanda, she and Kyle are biting the bullet and moving in. Kyle breaks the news they owe 22 THOUSAND DOLLARS before they move in. For many, that is more than the price of a new car but that’s NYC real estate for ya. After Amanda thinks about the 11k she owes, she suggests to the group that they should have a joint “Christmas in July” birthday party for Amanda and Jordan Verroi‘s next weekend. There’s nothing this group loves more than a theme party.