Things are happening on Vanderpump Rules. Dramatic things! Jax Taylor turned 40. We do not need to celebrate any more milestones for him though. Raquel Leviss is suddenly finding herself included in things. I can’t tell if that’s because Kristen Doute is finally finding herself EXcluded for not making Carter her official ex, or if it’s because Lala Kent wants to eviscerate Raquel in public. Or because James Kennedy has finally sobered up and everyone wants to experience the potential shit-show that is Sober James?
Lisa Vanderpump meets Ariana Madix for a little horseplay. Lisa has taught her horse to talk, likes to make-out with him, and can conjure his wiener on demand. Lisa is one step away from Carole Baskin, and Ken better watch out before he finds himself fed to a pen full of tiny ponies. You know Lisa’s next wedding will feature a slavish weirdo wearing a pink tasseled horse saddle while she holds him by the literal reigns.
(Please watch Tiger King. I will be recapping a couple episodes, and we need to discuss.)
For the past few seasons, it’s been tough for Vanderpump Rules viewers to sympathize with Katie Maloney. However, on tonight’s episode, her own husband, Tom Schwartz, really crosses a line. He talks down to her and humiliates her in front of the entire cast. And, oh yeah, the Vanderpump Rules viewers. Usually, the fans side with Schwartz just because he normally has such a lovable disposition. But, it will be very interesting to see how the Pump Rules fans feel after tonight’s episode. #TeamKatie on this one. This one time.
In other news, the cast gets together to celebrate Jax Taylor’s 40th birthday. Yeah, I know that we celebrate his birthday during every season of this show, but we also focused on his wedding for the first half of this current season. Can we get a break from the Jax-centered celebrations? Please. There are 13,000 other cast members on this show.
The drama between Vanderpump Rules’ Witches of WeHo has felt longer than Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding. There were rumblings before the new season started that Katie Maloney and Stassi Schroeder were on the outs with Kristen Doute, but no one knew why. What could have been so upsetting that Stassi didn’t invite Kristen to her engagement party to Beau Clark?
Unless there is a new reveal later this season, the answer seems to be Kristen’s relationship with Brian Carter. The emotional toll of hearing about how he’s no good, yet Kristen continuing to stay with him, was enough for Stassi and Katie to say buh-bye. But Kristen is not going quietly. She recently accused Stassi of having nothing going on and dissed her podcast. Then, on last week’s episode, she went after Katie.
This whole Kristen Doute vs. Katie Maloney and Stassi Schroeder feud has been so vague and confusing. During last night’s episode of Vanderpump Rules, Katie claimed that Kristen took quotes from Pinterest for her t-shirt line.
And instead of clapping back at Katie, the person who made that remark, Kristen went in on Stassi’s career and current projects. And, the feud escalated to a full-on Twitter beef.
We celebrated Tom Sandoval‘s birthday on last night’s Vanderpump Rules and the theme was being extra. As if this group even has to try! Hey, at least it wasn’t more wedding nonsense.
Ugh – every time I reach a place where I kinda like Lala Kent, she goes and acts like a horrific ego-consuming monster whose such a bitch that I’m right back to wanting to smash cupcakes in her face. Super fattening, gluten-y, sugary cupcakes. Lala is a wench. A worse wench than Stassi Schroeder ever was in her Stasstrocious heyday. Lala is Jax Taylor bad. She’s also a dry drunk. Someone who has treated the symptom, not the disease. Lala reminds me of Kim Richards, formerly of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, now of never-to-be-published salacious memoir because Kyle Richards will tie your ass up in cord for ad infinitum. Which is also how long it will take Lala to realize that she’s a horrible human being who is still secretly in love with James Kennedy.
Anyway, these are my preliminary thoughts on last night’s Vanderpump Rules.
We are finally done with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding, way too many episodes later. Especially when there are thousands of cast members on Vanderpump Rules.
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright got married in June 2019, but thanks to Vanderpump Rules, the wedding is still dragging out. Not only, did we have to watch multiple episodes of pre-wedding events, but the cast is still dishing on all of the drama.
Mainly, Jax has been at war with best man Tom Sandoval, who he kicked out of the wedding before he changed his mind and let him back in. Tom seemed to really come through that weekend. He had alcohol, toiletries, umbrellas, and even some tampons on hand just in case anyone had an emergency. Truthfully, he came across like the ideal best man, despite Jax giving him a low grade for his role. And Lala Kent agrees, which is not surprising since she’s been on the warpath against Tom and Ariana Madix recently.
Before this season of Vanderpump Rules started, fans expected the Kristen Doute vs. Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney feud. But, who knew there was so much animosity between Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval?
This goes beyond the headlines about Jax blocking his co-star on social media a few months ago. Jax’s rants against Tom have continued. Tom thinks Jax is running a smear campaign against him to overcompensate for something awful Jax does later on in the season. And, the animosity just won’t stop between these two.