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Based on the last Real Housewives of New York season and the current Real Housewives of Dallas season, I feel like every Real Housewives cast needs to go on an annual Mexico trip. These episodes have the best mix of drama and fun times.

The episodes have also showed us a different side of D’Andra Simmons, who has had the tough task of being LeeAnne Locken’s best friend and joining the cast as friend of Kameron Westcott‘s –  who is far from a fan favorite.  I’m sure D’Andra had some vicarious stress since pretty much everyone else in the cast was arguing, but she managed to turn up and make some peace without overdoing it with the meddling.

Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman compliment one another on their outfits for the Honest Tea

Every person serves a role when it comes to reality TV. With that said, there’s no question that LeeAnne Locken is the person who drives every major story line on Real Housewives of Dallas.

Then there’s someone like Stephanie Hollman, who is there to lighten the mood and be the one who’s “just like us”…. with a way higher budget. Even though Stephanie and LeeAnne cannot stand each other, their differences make this show worth watching.

Real Housewives of Dallas Recap

The divide gets a little bit bigger this week on The Real Housewives of Dallas. There’s some crazy talk, but also a moment that looked to be out of Mean Girls: The Adult Years. One house husband won’t miss an opportunity to be on camera, and everyone can’t stop talking about LeeAnne Locken’s plastic surgeon doctor OBYGN cosmetic surgeon. Here we go –

Cary Deuber is alarmed because she’s only having sex with Mark once a day. They’re remodeling the practice and it’s all being put on Cary’s shoulders. She asks if it is okay if she runs to yoga and Mark suggests she keeps working. She wants to pick up her daughter after yoga and he ultimately allows her to “bail” on him again but not without making comments – so many comments. Cary is tired of battling Mark when it comes to giving attention to her daughter. This man needs to be brought down a peg or two, or three or four.

The Honest Tea heats up

This episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas had everything, a proposal, women (and men) behaving badly and of course, a charity event. Perhaps what’s most refreshing about Dallas is that all the women play ball. This episode could potentially go down as a defining moment in this show’s run. It channeled “The Dinner Party from Hell” on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and even rivaled some moments from some of The Real Housewives of New York City trips to remember. No one held back when they sat down for tea for what seemed like nine and one-half hours. Here we go…

The show opens with a charity event. It’s the Essential Energy Fall Reception and guess who’s the keynote speaker? LeeAnne Locken, naturally. D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott come to show their support. LeeAnne’s speech covers overcoming obstacles and the need to belong. Each week we learn a little more about D’Andra. This week, through her correlation to LeeAnne’s story, we hear that she too suffered from abandonment issues coming from a broken home. Mama Dee left her father and it destroyed his life. On a positive note, we’re treated to a fantastic vintage picture with Dee having the biggest hairdo in Texas.

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For the most part, Cary Deuber has stayed out of the drama on Real Housewives of Dallas so far this season. The only thing that really sticks out is that awkwardly tense video shoot with her husband Mark Deuber who is not happy that she is focusing on her home life instead of their practice.

Other than that, Cary has been Stephanie Hollman’s shoulder lean on in the midst of her feud with Brandi Redmond. So obviously Cary took issue with LeeAnne dressing up as “Two Face” for Halloween in an effort to upset Stephanie.

Reality TV Star Instagram Roundup

Another week, another gallery of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing snapshots on Twitter and Instagram.

Above: former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow joked, “Me with and without my Botox.”

Look below for more selfies and snapshots from Below Deck’s Lee Rosbach, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley, Teen Mom OG’s Farrah Abraham, Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, Little Women: LA’s Briana Renee, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga, and more.

Real Housewives Awards

Bravo is bringing back the Real Housewives Awards for the fourth year in a row. This time, the ladies from across the franchise will compete for fans’ votes in various categories within the back-to-school theme.

Fortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which is nice. Unfortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which means that many of the nominations do not make sense. Nevertheless, the fandom will (hopefully) make the right decisions. Either way you slice it, nominating every housewife is a good way to ensure that a lot of them show up when the awards are handed out. So at least that’s good.

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Two episodes in and the main story line from Real Housewives of Dallas Season 2 is the discord between Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman. Other than that, pretty much nothing is happening, and that means the rest of the cast (including Cary Deuber) is caught in the middle.

Cary has tried to stay neutral, but it’s been clear that she’s become super close with Stephanie while LeeAnne Locken (of all people) is a the MVP of Team Brandi. Other than this story line and the continued introduction of the new cast members, the only other thing that happened- other than a super random dog costume contest- was Cary’s husband Mark Deuber was nominated for some sort of style award. Hopefully the season picks up from this point on….