Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was all about redemption. In a Hollywood kinda way.
Stassi Schroeder is in peril. After years of having bad boyfriends and being able to blame, project and justify her own bad behavior as their fault for having worse behavior, she is now dating the man of her dreams and needs a bad girlfriend detox. Enter Beau Clark: someone who does everything Stassi demands of him, entertains her endlessly, cedes to her tantrums, and accepts that even when Stassi is wearing a mini skirt, she wears the pants. Basically she’s a queen dating the court jester.
But winter is coming and that winter is Stassi’s demand for unwavering sycophancy and the lashing of her evil tongue when Beau doesn’t capitulate. Last time it ended in eczema and tears, but what if someday Beau decides he can no longer take being a battered boyfriend, aka the future subject of a Lifetime Movie?
They could very easily change the name of Vanderpump Rules to Everybody Hates James. Oh, just kidding, the cast doesn’t want him to get any more attention than he already does. Ironically, the constant James Kennedy bashing just gets him more attention.
After getting disinvited from the cast trip to Mexico, James and his girlfriend Raquel Levissinvited cast members to a puppy pawty. Yes, that’s actually how they spelled it. It was actually a puppy shower, for a dog that’s already been born. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright rejected Raquel’s invite to her face. And it was so awkward. Poor Raquel. No one wants to film with her go to her party.
It’s very clear that (most of) the Vanderpump Rules cast members don’t want James Kennedy on the show. However, it just doesn’t make much sense when you think about the bigger picture. The other cast members are settling down. They’re in long term relationships, opening up bars, and actually behaving themselves. Well, they’re not behaving all of the time, but it’s fair to say that they’ve all matured. Normally, that would be a great thing, but for a reality TV show? Not so much. The show just isn’t as good as it used to be.
They need James and the controversy that he brings merely for existing. Most of it was the Everybody Hates James Kennedy Show, with a majority of the cast members refusing to hang out with James or invite him to events. This has to suck for Raquel Leviss. She acquired the chance to laxative tea and subscription boxes on Instagram, but she’s barely a part of the show. She’s not a full-time cast member and they’re trying to phase her man out of the show. Her aspiring career as a social media influencer is slipping away before her eyes.
However, Lindsay wasn’t around as much in the boss role like Lisa Vanderpump. Instead, the witty and fabulous Panos Spentzos was in charge. Andy Cohen, get Panos his own show stat! There’s no word yet if Lindsay’s show is going to get picked up for a second season. But if it does, it doesn’t seem like the cast of Vanderpump Rules is shaking in their boots. Especially Scheana Marie.
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was one of the most boring and utterly pointless (re: contrived) episodes we’ve seen in a long time. Clearly this season is running out of steam if the major happenings are Raquel Leviss trying – and failing – to invite people to a “Puppy Shower” for her dog, or Lala Kent having a low-grade panic attack after too many edibles drinks in Mexico.
Like really, how many times can we watch Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark have the same whiny crying fight with their puffy hung-over faces and snotty tears? UGH. How many times can we watch Katie Maloney make fun of Tom 2‘s dick. I mean, we get it – sometimes it’s invisible, other times hidden behind a mini bag of Lays Potato Chips. And honestly how many times can we watch James Kennedy grovel for acceptance and forgiveness? James let your self-esteem be like Tom 2’s peen – a grower, not a show-er.
Through it all, Lisa Vanderpump has tried to corral the group of level 10 messes thirtysomethings into people who can somehow provide a lasting impact on humanity. Or at least steer clear of a social disease outbreak worthy of a CDC visit. That said, this reunion is evidently one for the record books. Lots of intensity and maybe some physical contact has appeared on the menu, courtesy of your SUR servers.
Lala Kentis on an absolute path of destruction this season on Vanderpump Rules. She is demolishing anyone that stands in her way. So far this season we’ve seen her attack James Kennedy, Billie Lee, and poor Raquel Leviss. She seems to especially pick on Raquel who has done nothing more than simply stand by her man. Is wanting to believe in the person you love really that awful?
A lot has changed in Lala’s life recently which could explain the change in behavior. Her altered attitude can be attributed to her father’s death, and going public with Randall Emmett. However, do those things mean she gets a free pass? Has Lala actually changed? Or are people simply jealous that she has a PJ? Thankfully, the Bambi eyed bitchRaquel is shedding a light on Lala’s new attitude.