Southern Charm – No Good Deed
This week begins with the end of Thomas and Kathryn’s argument about his ad. Kathryn storms off, telling Thomas that she doesn’t want to talk unless he apologizes. She calls Danni to come get her. Thomas admits that she has a valid point, but thinks that Kathryn over-reacted. Thomas goes home and Kathryn isn’t there. He says that if he and Kathryn could go a month without fighting, he would marry her. Kathryn still isn’t home in the morning, so Thomas is in charge of the baby. Well, Thomas and a nanny.
Shep and Whitney’s house is a wreck. The house is like a frat house. Shep is getting frustrated because Whitney doesn’t help much. Whitney is used to the perks of living with his mother. They preview Thomas’ ads. Shep thinks the party ad is hilarious and awesome, but may not work for the area they are in. South Carolina is conservative and the ad may not go over well. When Shep questions Kathryn’s reaction, Whitney makes it clear that he doesn’t care what Kathryn thinks.
JD arrives at Thomas’ office to discuss campaign events. Thomas is clearly exhausted. He wants to do a casual fundraiser. They need to raise lots of money without spending much. Kathryn calls and Thomas explains to JD what happened. He doesn’t answer the phone because she didn’t come home the night before. Because that’s going to make it better. JD thinks that using women in the ad will appeal to male voters. He also thinks that Kathryn’s reaction was due to hormones. Kathryn is still at Danni’s. She is still upset about the commercial. She feels that she has changed and compromised to make their relationship work, but that Thomas hasn’t done anything. Kathryn is fed up with Thomas’ party-boy ways. She also worries about what their daughter will think when she sees the ads later on. Danni thinks that Thomas is making mockery of his campaign and relationship.
Landon is enjoying life on the water. She tells her Dad that she is happy to be back in Charleston. He was much more supportive of the divorce than her mother. Landon is having some financial difficulties because of the divorce. She had an interior design business in LA, but that market is a little overloaded in Charleston. Helping Cooper with the fashion show is the first step in rebuilding a career. Cooper is the friend of the Charleston “ladies who lunch.” Landon hopes that those women will invest in her shop. She loves that Cooper’s style is old-school gentry. Shep arrives for a fitting. He’s nervous about walking in a fashion show. None of the jackets fit properly because Shep’s arms are so long. Craig joins the group. He walked in Cooper’s last show and has been dabbling in modeling. If that’s what he wanted to do, why did he go to law school? Being a lawyer isn’t nearly as much fun as being a model.
Craig has made it perfectly clear that he’s more interested in partying than working. Why would you spend that much time and money to go to law school if you weren’t planning on working? Craig’s friend Warren invites him over. He took the bar exam right after law school, so he can relax some. Craig still hasn’t taken the bar exam. From personal experience, the bar exam is not something that I would put off. You’re much more prepared right after graduation. Craig questions why Warren made him get up so early and Warren explains that it isn’t that early and that some people have jobs. It seems to me that Craig was less popular in high school and, now that he’s attractive and popular, he’s trying to reclaim that time. Craig explains that he works at night. Warren wonders when Craig is going to have time to study. He presents Craig with some sample bar exam questions. Craig thinks that he can start studying in December for the February bar. Warren explains that Craig will never be able to really help his boss or earn more money unless he passes the bar. Craig doesn’t seem worried.
Back at the plantation, Thomas is still taking care of the baby without Kathryn. Kathryn finally comes home to talk. She still doesn’t understand what Thomas was thinking when he made the commercial. Thomas joins her outside to talk. He explains that he thought Kathryn would laugh at the commercial. He says that Whitney and the Hollywood people wanted to create art. That commercial wasn’t art. Kathryn agrees to put the argument behind them and wants to stop fighting. She doesn’t want to put any more stress on Thomas. Thomas seems to want an easy relationship.
Bryan is working on the remodel of the restaurant when Whitney arrives. He is shocked to see Whitney. Whitney tells Bryan that he is now there to work. Bryan fills him in on the remodel. Whitney doesn’t seem himself running a restaurant forever, but wants a place to go to for drinks. Really? Restaurants are hard. Whitney seems to believe that he was just an investor who would pull a paycheck, but not actually work. Bryan wants Whitney to be in charge of the menu and spend several days a week greeting guests. The lack of work ethic drives me crazy. It is so unattractive.
Cameran joins Shep at his restaurant/bar. She orders a white Russian, but they have no milk. Shep explains that he hooked up with a girl, but she won’t sleep with him unless he dates her. Cameran explains that means a commitment. She doesn’t think Shep is up for that. She’s not sure that any woman can make Shep settle down. Shep is turning 35, so it’s about time for that. He jokes that he’s halfway to retirement now. Because he does so much work that he deserves a good retirement. They discuss Craig. He’s 26, but isn’t really doing much with his life. If Shep thinks you’re being too flippant about life, you need help. Cameran asks Shep to talk to Craig.
There’s a gratuitous scene of Patricia getting acupuncture for her dog. The dog’s knee keeps going out so she hopes that acupuncture will help him. She also wants some acupuncture on herself to tighten up her face.
It’s the day of Thomas’ fundraiser. His campaign manager, Amy, arrives. She likes the casual atmosphere of the location. It’s a little too low country for me. Kathryn shows up to support Thomas, now that he’s apologized. I must have missed that apology. Thomas brings up the commercial and Kathryn shuts him down. Danni agrees that the commercial wasn’t funny. Whitney is there and Kathryn tries to avoid him. She tells us that she looks to Thomas’ mother for advice on how to deal with the politics. Whitney is outside, showing everyone the commercial. This isn’t going to end well. The guys all think the commercial is funny, but Kathryn is not amused. She tells Thomas’ mother that the campaign is going well. Thomas’ mother advises Kathryn to be involved with the campaign. Whitney continues making the rounds, showing off the commercial. Kathryn thinks that he is doing that to annoy her and she’s probably right. Whitney doesn’t think this was a good fundraiser. His standards are much higher than a crab shack. I’m so tired of his elitist attitude. During his speech, Thomas thanks everyone but Kathryn. What a jerk. Shep donates, even though he doesn’t seem to believe that Thomas has a chance of winning.
Kathryn gets more and more frustrated that Whitney continues to show the video. Jennifer tells Kathryn that the commercial was disrespectful and that Kathryn should put her foot down. Jennifer thinks that Kathryn needs to talk to Whitney, but Danni doesn’t think it’s the right time or place. Danni tells Whitney that she didn’t like the commercial, but Whitney doesn’t care. Shep encourages Whitney to talk to Kathryn. Whitney and Kathryn walk down the dock to talk. She tells him that she was not happy about the commercial. Whitney is incredibly condescending to Kathryn. She tells him that the commercial is a joke, but Whitney doesn’t agree. She tries to make Whitney see things from her perspective by telling him that her daughter will be embarrassed by the commercial. Whitney thinks that the daughter should already be embarrassed. He doesn’t consider Kathryn when he works on the campaign. Whitney sits there with a smirk on his face as Kathryn tries to explain her point of view. Kathryn makes a good point – that Whitney wasted $20,000 of Thomas’ money on the joke of a commercial.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Season 5 Reunion Part Two by Namaste
“Kim’s Memory Was Wrong”
Eileen hopes we all had a wonderful Passover and /or Easter. We had an our Annual Easter Food Fest so our’s was pretty good. Pierogis, Kielbasa, Macaroni Salad…yum! Eileen promises this will be short because there really is nothing left to say.
- I’m sorry for the F-bombs if they offended anyone. We should start using a RHOBH curse jar. I’m sure we could send at least one of our kids to college with the cash!
- After watching the RHOBH Reunion Part 2, I realized I had been remiss: I’m pretty sure my stepkids aren’t doing their own laundry at school.
- Kim has nothing on Lisa R.’s husband Harry. It was only said to provoke Lisa R. and cause pain. Lisa R. practically begged Kim to state what she “knows,” and she said it was “private.” Right. It’s private, because it doesn’t exist!
- Kyle’s not out to get Kim in any way shape or form. From what I’ve seen, she is always concerned for her sister and only wants the best for her. Kyle has been trying to protect and help Kim, not embarrass or use her in some sick way.
That swear jar could prob pay for an Ivy League education. Don’t worry, Eileen. My kids don’t do their own laudry and I’m pretty sure its cause I don’t want them ruining my shit. Kim threw out her #WhatDidHarryDo in order to deflect from what was happening at the table and having to take accountability for her own actions. Kim’s memory is wrong or she is so used to lying, she believes her own lies. I do love that the cameras keep proving Kim’s version of events is wrong.
May I please sit on the other sofa, now?
Eileen could have pulled a Teresa and just jumped from couch to couch. No one would have made her go back to the other couch.
“Welcome to The Hunger Games”
“Lisa decides to keep it short and sweet”
Welcome to The Hunger Games Part 2: Catching Liar!
I feel this reunion episode speaks for itself.
Thank you, Lisa! There really isn’t much left to say. Except, don’t change. Don’t change a single hair on your head.
“All Will Be Exposed Eventually”
Lisa is in the waiting room at the hospital. Her darling Ken is getting another hip replacement! OUCH! Lisa is reflective and focusing on what is truly important and examining what she has learned over these last few years. Lisa tells us she knew in participating in a show like that that all aspects of her life were open for business. There really are no secrets in reality TV because all will eventually be exposed. You go into this knowing everything is fair game and it seems there are still those out there that believe their secrets are their’s.
She (Kim) keeps reiterating, “Keep my name out of your mouth.” “Don’t talk about me.”
Well if you appear, and your demeanor and your actions are questionable, be prepared to answer those questions. I believe that is the basic premise of a show such as this. Kyle has covered many a track for years, but in this forum, it is highly impossible to keep anything hidden.
I have a feeling that Kyle has been trained from a very young age to keep secrets. Its actually quite sad. No wonder she has horrible anxiety
Lisa R. was vindicated by the segment that was shown. It was BG who brought up Kim as Lisa was challenging BG on her behaviour (again the master manipulator being exposed). The same for Kyle–it was her account that was accurate at the poker night. She went to the bathroom and Kim followed, of her own volition, as the documentation that this show provides proves.
I kinda love that Bravo does this! They let the girls dig themselves into their own graves then they show the package of the real events. Lisa
Deflection, denial, anger are traits they have in common.
Perhaps this is what BG and Kim have in common. Lisa tells us she had encouraged Lisa r. to push Kim about her secrets regarding Harry. We saw from Kim’s face that there really were no secrets…there was just some rumor which I am sure there are “rumors” about everyone in BH and Hollywood.
Who lies, who hurls hollow accusations with nothing to substantiate them ends up looking foolish.
And she did look well and truly foolish…but there was a whole shitload of other stuff that made her look less than smart.
So be sure to live your life transparently, be sure to have a solid foundation before you challenge somebody, and above all, have a modicum of accountability for your actions and beware when cameras are rolling–they are your witness. So as we endeavour to sort out this multi faceted situation, there is more to come.
This would be good advice for all to heed. Unfortunately, we all only as sick as our secrets and with many in this group, there are MANY. Lisa shares that sibling relationships are complex. There is a ton of history in these relationships. When a 3rd party, like BG, tries to act as though they know the whole story, well, bad things happen.
Just a footnote: Some have asked what I was going to say to Kim, before Andy shut me up. I was going to ask her why in Paris she stated I was contesting her sobriety and was so angry when I gently asked if she took a sleeping pill…to explain her bizarre behavior.
Huh? Why did Lisa feel compelled to bring that up? Kim is VERY defensive when anyone appears to be questioning her very questionable sobriety. Again, if you don’t want people questioning your sobriety, then GET OFF THE FUCKING REALITY SHOW! It’s just that simple.
“Kim And I Were Playing Defense”
I almost think it is unfair that I have to try an re-hash what BG’s ghostwriter has tried to make us believe. I again ask; was she watching the same reunion I was watching? Perhaps the ghostwriter receives a different version of the reunion OR, maybe, she just takes BG’s word for it.
The ghostwriter has decided to make the blog into football analogies and tries to say Lisa V. was playing offensive lineman. I’m think she is too tiny for this position plus she always wears heals so she would probably get a penalty right from the get-go. GW then says Lisa R. is “addicted” (LOL) to addiction! She is so funny! That is a good little pun…shit, I need to get my Lisa Vanderpump Sangria in order to get through this.
OK, I’m back.
Lisa V.: Newsflash, IF you ever admitted to ANY of the righteous back stabbing you’ve done to your so-called “friends” and apologized for it, we could also all refuse to accept your apologies as well, but as you say, you are perfect. Though I think if you asked Stassi or Cedric (if anyone can find him), they might have a different opinion.
WOW! Lisa is such a horrible person that when her dumb employee (Stassi) finds out an X has a video of her pleasuring herself, that the horrible Lisa Vanderpump PAYS that X to NOT sell and distribute that video. Wow. She is really quite awful. Oh, and that Cedric…the one that was like a barnacle living off of the Vanderpumps who decided he wanted more and when he was finally told he needed to start paying his way, well that bastard bit the hand that fed him and expected them to invite him back for more. Yes, Lisa V. really is that horrible. GW then rambles AGAIN about how Lisa is Scheana’s BFF throwing her engagements parties (allowing her place of business to be used for an event)
The way I see it, you talked me into giving you an intro for Vanderpump Rules, I delivered our audience and our ratings for you, so maybe be happy. That’s what you wanted since you were a cameo on Silk Stalkings, to be famous on TV. Go celebrate your newfound fame with pink roses and some rosé wine. Stop nagging at me about it.
OH NO SHE DIDN’T! GW is now claiming that Vanderpump Rules is a success because of her little sit-down with Scheana. I LOVE THIS FICTION! I have a feeling she has been well and truly compensated financially for participating in the intro to Vanderpump Rules, but she makes it sound like she just did this because she is such a wonderful and caring person. She then tries to make like Poker Night was only made into a dramatic event because of the other ladies. Not because of Kim’s odd behavior or BG’s horrible behavior.
Eileen, you were married. He was married; they had children. You were caught by a photographer. It was in the tabloids. Your husband sued you for divorce. His wife sued him for divorce. The Star re-published the story in August 2014 as “Eileen Davidson: RHOBH’s New Homewrecker!” All this happened and was published long before I ever met you. Now you brought it up at the reunion and made it a topic again. How is this in any way related to me? Own it, move on.
Right, but this all happened YEARS ago. The story is well and truly played and no one but BG is angry at Eileen for her homewrecking. Perhaps Vincent’s X and Eileen’s X believe they did them a favor and they are happier for it. BUT, most importantly, it’s none of BG’s f-ing business. She is not the moral majority of this crew.
Kyle, Kim never mentioned you not being welcome at Brooke’s wedding; she also didn’t mention what you did at Brooke’s first wedding that was unspeakable… Kim protected you and didn’t speak of it, so I won’t go into details now, but we all know it was unforgiveable. You look unhinged. Throwing your crazy around where it doesnt fit in, plus your weird, fake out-of-place “wah hhhh” crying. Enough said.
I have a feeling this is very similar to #HarryFuckedTheDog. What did Kyle do? Did she spill her champagne on the bride’s dress? Did she sleep with a groomsman? Did she give Monty a BJ? Please share with us what Kim (allegedly) told you Kyle did at the “first” wedding. I really want to be from BH so I can get married more than once (to the same person) because I really want to get a different wedding dress from the one I wore in 93. Let’s just say my sleeves were bigger than my head.
BG and GW wants us to know that BG’s new wine “Unfiltered Urine” is about to be released and we will have the opportunity to pre-order very soon. I am so excited I peed my pants…and made my own wine. Yeah me! I will be taking pre-orders soon, too.
“This Is The Worst Our Relationship Has Ever Been”
Well, it’s about damn time! Kyle apologies for not writing. Her kids have been on spring break and well, she just didn’t want to ruin her time with the kids. Kyle rehashes a lot of what happened in part 1 of the reunion.
Brandi constantly trying to insult the women by calling us “Menopause Mamas” and saying “you don’t get your period anymore, bitch” is insulting to all women. It is a natural part of life. As far as I know, none of us has gone through menopause, but God willing, we will all get there one day. It’s demeaning to women to use it as a put-down. Just as calling me a “c—” is. Nothing shocks me anymore with Brandi.
All of this just shows that BG is without class. To suggest a woman is “less than” once they no longer get a period is really quite vile. I am looking forward to the day I no longer get mine so that I don’t have to buy tampons anymore. WOOT WOOT!
Hearing Brandi say that Lisa V. has “beaten the slap to death” and “won’t stop talking about it” is unbelievable. She has not stopped talking about me pushing her arm down when she was trying to block me from Kim at Eileen’s poker night. Why does she expect Lisa to drop her slapping her? More double standards…
PREACH! Kyle says BG’s behavior is disgusting and seems angry at everyone (except Kim for obvious reasons).
Brandi cannot stand to see Lisa V. and me being friends again, laughing and having fun. So she has to make rude, snide comments. For the record, Lisa V. is not selling her house, and she has expressed regret for making a “flippant comment” about that in the past…We have moved past our issues.
I’m not sure there is any truer statement. BG is so jealous she cannot see straight. We saw last year at Ken and Mauricio’s B-day party when Lisa and Kyle were laughing and getting along, BG became obviously jealous and then began plotting MagazineGate. She had to find a way to break this due up for good. Kyle shares that her relationship with Kim is less than stellar. In fact, its never been worse. She sees how BG seems to enjoy this broken relationship and uses Kim and Kim’s probs to keep her relevant.
With Kim, I am constantly being accused of things I didn’t do and made to feel that all our problems are my fault. I am tired of being blamed for everything and am at a point in my life where I just can’t do it anymore. There is some sort of relief when I see it played back on video and know that I am not crazy, and the events at Eileen’s did play out exactly how I remember it. But even after seeing it on camera, Kim will not admit that she was wrong and still wants to blame me. I know that whatever I do, she will find fault in. So why even bother trying anymore?
I think Kim is so used to living a lie she has convinced herself the lie is the truth and nothing will make her see otherwise. Kyle realizes Kim does not at all recognize the love and support she has given her over the years.
When Kim said she wanted to see where we were at, because there were a lot of things coming up that she needs to figure out, I knew she was referring to her daughter’s wedding. I lost it. Clearly. It’s been way too emotional and upsetting to me, and I couldn’t take it anymore.
Well, I think we saw this as “when the dam broke”. Kyle kept pretty stoic until Kim was able to get the knife well and truly into Kyle’s heart. And then all hell broke loose. Kim definitely knows how to truly upset Kyle.