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Vanderpump Rules – S3Ep09
“Rich People Annoy Me” – by HydrangeaHussy
Lisa is having a dinner at Sur & needs everything to go smoothly. She meets with the team to ensure that things are on track. Jax & Tom are to pick up the flowers that she ordered for the table. Tom is upset that Jax is lying about he & Ariana’s alleged hook-up. He wonders why Jax doesn’t feel uncomfortable around him. I do too. If I were spreading rumors about a friend, I think that I would do my best to avoid them or at least apologize profusely or something. But Jax acts like nothing has happened. Peter will be on the floor. Jax, Tom & Ariana will bartend. Stassi & Katie will be the servers. Lisa reminds the group that the dinner is for her friends, so give them whatever they want. In her TH Stassi tells us that she gets annoyed when people drink too much or put in special orders. Umm, you’re a waitress & it’s your job to serve people. Get over it.
Jax chooses to confront Tom, while Tom is at work. Oh Jax, always so professional. Didn’t Lisa have a chat with him about keeping his personal life out of her restaurant? Anyway, Tom tells Jax that he is upset because Jax told people that Tom & Ariana hooked up behind a port-a-potty at Coachella. Classy! Jax denies it & blames the girls for spreading rumors. Stassi & Katie confirm that Jax told both of them that Tom & Ariana hooked-up. Jax & Tom are arguing, while a customer stands at the bar waiting for a drink. I’m sure she really wanted to know about their personal lives. Tom sees right through Jax – he’s playing both sides. Jax then denies saying anything to Katie’s face. Her description of his statements is pretty detailed & he plays into the “whoa is me” victim role, so I’m leaning toward Jax spreading the rumor. Bottom line – it seems like everyone knows Jax is a liar, but they stay friends with him. I’m so confused by that!
Kristen checked Tom’s phone & saw that he spoke with Ariana in the middle of the night. She’s tired of finding things on Tom’s phone that shouldn’t be there. Hasn’t Tom always said that he’s friends with Ariana? Don’t friends talk? Katie, in her TH, says that if you feel the need to check your partner’s phone then your relationship is broken. I have to agree. I’m tired of the Tom/Kristen cheating drama & I only hear about it for an hour per week, I can’t imagine how tired their co-workers are. She confronts Tom & asks why he called Ariana. Kristen says that she doesn’t believe Tom cheated with Ariana & that she’s over it, but she continues to question why he called Ariana. Tom wants to know what the big deal is – he called a friend. They end up yelling & both storming out, as usual.
Scheana is working on her new single. What kind of studio is this? It looks like some guy’s bedroom – she’s sitting on a bed! She has to hold her phone with the lyrics. In her TH, she tells us that this song is going to be a huge hit. She wants to go the Ke$ha route, not work at Sur forever. Oh dear, there are no words.
Katie, Stassi & Kristen are at Stassi’s. Katie is going to read their cards. She believes that the cards can shed light on your life. Kristen admits that she may be over-analyzing the situation. Really, ya think? Stassi jumps in by saying that she talked to Scheana & Scheana told her that nothing is going on right now, but she doesn’t know what happened in Vegas 3 years ago. Maybe I missed that part of the convo b/w Stassi & Scheana? Stassi says that Jax is either lying or there’s some truth to his accusations. Um, his accusations were pretty specific & had nothing to do with Vegas so I’m sticking with the lying option. Stassi is going to seduce & manipulate Jax in Cabo so that she can get the truth from him. I kind of feel sorry for Jax – Stassi just needs to leave him alone. Katie reads Kristen’s cards, which Kristen says are forcing her to face things.
It’s the day of the dinner! Lisa is hoping that this dinner will help mend fences with her friends, who turn out to be the RhoBH. That explains why Scheana isn’t working the party. Scheana takes the opportunity to call Brandi a b*tch. Lisa wants Stassi & Peter to keep Kristen out of the dinner party. The guests are Martin, Brandi, Yolanda, Mohammed & fiance, Joyce & husband. Meanwhile, Kristen should be working in the restaurant but is MIA. Peter finds her outside, crying. Peter comforts here for a minute before reminding her that she has to work. She tells him that she just can’t. He brings it to Lisa’s attention, who tells Peter to keep Kristen away from the party. Kristen decides to leave her BS at the door & do her job. I’m hopeful.
Tom, Ariana & Jax are behind the bar. Jax thinks that Brandi is hitting on him because she’s being her typical, flirty self. She takes the opportunity to complain about Joyce. The girls begin taking everyone’s order. Almost everyone wants something special. Stassi points out that they’re acting like they have a personal chef, while it’s actually a restaurant with a set menu. Does Stassi expect us to believe that she’s never made a special request in a restaurant? This is Lisa’s restaurant. If she has a problem with special orders, let her deal with it. She goes to the kitchen to ensure that they understand the special requests.
Back at the dinner, the ladies are giving Jax a hard time about his open shirt. Brandi then asks how Joyce & Mohammed know each other. Joyce is explaining when Brandi cuts in with a condescending tone. She tells Joyce that their mutual friends don’t speak highly of Joyce. She calls Joyce stupid. Joyce calls Brandi a racist. Just another BH dinner from hell. Joyce’s husband jumps in & stands up for her. Brandi says that she isn’t racist because she has Cuban babies. Jax comments that it’s a bunch of rich, drunk people yelling at each other. Stassi & Katie are standing at the bar watching the chaos. Lisa sends them to get the food. Stassi says that these people are good & she feels like she should be taking notes for her next fight. I’m not sure that she should be modeling herself after these women.
The fight continues. Lisa is attempting to calm everyone down, but Brandi continues yelling. Stassi & Katie aren’t sure how to handle the situation. They choose to go into the kitchen to gossip about it. They bring out the food. Branid & Joyce are still arguing about whether Joyce was bullied by Brandi. Ken tells them to stop & enjoy the food. They keep yelling. For a more complete dinner analysis/synopsis see the BH blog by BB.
The entire restaurant is talking about the crazy dinner in the garden. Jax is telling Peter & Kristen about it, but has Joyce confused with LaToya Jackson. Kristen hears that Ariana is bartending with Tom & Jax. Peter can’t believe that Jax just told Kristen that. Way to go Jax. Hasn’t he learned to keep his mouth shut? Kristen storms off toward the garden. Peter follows her. She asks for 5 minutes to calm down. Why is she shocked that Tom & Ariana are bartending together? She knows that they both work at Sur. Does she seriously expect Lisa to make the schedule based upon her own personal issues?
Kristen tries to go talk to Tom, but Stassi & Katie hold her back. Stassi agrees to send Tom outside to talk. Apparently Tom told her that he was bartending with Jax. I don’t condone lying, but I can understand why Tom was hesitant to bring up Ariana if this is how Kristen reacts. Kristen lays into him, screaming that she’s had a rough day (she drank wine & got her cards read). She accuses him of hooking up with Ariana in Vegas years ago. She blames the rumor on Scheana. I still haven’t seen footage of Scheana saying that. Tom denies it, but she won’t let it go. Tom says that it’s hard to convince Kristen of anything once she makes her mind up. Tom confronts Scheana & she goes outside to talk to Kristen. Scheana says that she said that she doesn’t know of anything that happened at any time.
Lisa has to go outside & deal with Kristen in the middle of her dinner. She tells Kristen to go home. Kristen tells her that she doesn’t want Tom & Ariana working together because she thinks they hooked up. Lisa tells her that she’s never seen them do anything wrong, that they’ve worked together for 2 years & that she won’t run her business based on who might be sleeping with who. Kristen sticks with her belief that Tom is lying, even after Lisa points out that he is her boyfriend & she should trust him. She points out that Tom could leave Kristen for Ariana if he really wanted to, but he hasn’t. She advises to Kristen to talk it out later.
Scheana tells Ariana that Kristen believes Ariana & Tom hooked up in Vegas. Ariana is tired of being drug into their relationship. She goes outside to talk to Kristen. Kristen says that she believes something happened between Ariana & Tom. Ariana denies it, but Stassi jumps in to question whether she’s telling the truth. Stassis says that, if it were her, she would be apologizing to Kristen for what she’s going through. Umm, Kristen has made it clear that she doesn’t like Ariana, so why would Ariana try to make her feel better? Scheana asks why Ariana should apologize for something she didn’t do & Kristen jumps on her. So only Stassi is allowed to jump in? Ariana tells Kristen that she went to Vegas with Tom but nothing happened. If Tom deleted messages or lied to Kristen, that’s on him. Scheana tries to switch the focus to Katie. Last season I felt bad for Scheana, but this season she seems to be trying to stay relevant by stirring the pot. Ariana tells Kristen that whatever her problems are with Tom, they are between Kristen & Tom.