It’s a brand new season of the Real housewives from Beverly Hills with some brand new faces (and I don’t just talk about that Kyles Nose job). The premonition is top notch and some haunting questions remain unanswered, leaving everyone wondering, “What is the lie? And who is being played? “
The premiere begins with a look at Kyle’s current world. When did Portia 12 and WTF happened to Kyle ?! Apparently she “broke” her nose while filming … and Shabam, friend, gets a new nose from the deal. Rinna comes over to meet Kyle and they discuss how excited they are to finally hang out with the ladies. It. Has. Been. A year. And they really tried to stick to their pods for safety and precautionary reasons during the pandemic. For Kyle, that means traveling to Mexico with me Dorit and PK, But I digress …
Kyle mentions that maybe she should reach out to Garcelle, and while Garcelle hasn’t followed Kyle on social media, she really wants to balance things out with her. Rinna mentions going out for a drink with Garcelle and you can tell Kyle is upset that she is coming to Garcelle first. Interesting how desperate Kyle and Rinna are to get back on Garcelle’s good side, isn’t it?
Enter Erika and Dorit driving through town with Dorit’s hot new whip. You’re on your way to see Kyle for a mini reunion and you couldn’t be more excited. They attest to how nice it was to be a bit in their bladders. Erika wonders how good it was to spend time with her husband. Tomand reminds us of her life 9 months ago: in case you forgot, she was on Broadway!
Look at Sutton throw back with Garcelle! New year, new lady! Garcelle explains that she’s spent a lot of time with Sutton over the past year, and I’m here for that friendship. Garcelle doesn’t seem to have time for the Rinna / Kyle bullsh * t but will be running the apology tour she’ll be on.
Can we talk about Dorit’s mismatched shoes? Of course it’s a lie, but come on. Erika and Dorit fall on Kyle’s bed next to Rinna and everyone lies and tells Kyle how great their (bandaged) nose looks. Dorit explains that she is desperately looking for a night of dressing, so she has decided to host a barbecue. The only restriction is that the women must be adorned. Hello glamorous squad?
Ah, to get rich during a pandemic … Dorit’s kids have a SCHOOL in their home, and Sutton is renting Kyle’s Bel Air home for $ 20,000 a month. Kyle shares that she gave Sutton a discount for friends and family, but Sutton better hopes the renovation work on her new home happens as soon as possible or she’ll have to write Kyle a check for too long!
Garcelle later meets with Rinna. Rinna has felt guilty (afraid of Garcelle) as did Garcelle last season and hopes she can fix their relationship. Garcelle wants Rinna to understand why she was upset with the way she was treated Denise last season but she doesn’t have high hopes.
Rinna tries to have a little chat with Garcelle, claiming that she uses self-reflection to apologize for everything she has done and said. She never wanted to hurt Garcelle and admits she was tougher on Denise than she had to be (well, duh). It seems like Rinna is praying that her quick apology can save her from the wrath of Garcelle.
But let’s get real … Rinna can’t quite stop herself. She goes on and on about Denise’s relationship with Brandi and Garcelle sniffing her BS. Why does Rinna always feel the need to hold everyone accountable ?! Mind your business … Garcelle doesn’t give Rinna a break, reminding her exactly why she’s sucking. Rinna keeps repeating that she was a real C word (wince) and Garcelle decides to move on with Rinna … even though she knows she can’t trust her a bit.
Yes. Mikey, Erika’s creative director, is back helping her search her overflow closet. Who has one of these – an overflow cabinet AND a creative director ?! Erika shares that the quarantine has taught her that life can change in the blink of an eye. She insists Tom is “busy” even though the courts are closed and it hurts when business returns to normal. Holy Premonition …
Wait … so Garcelle named her fish after Dorit and Kyle? Talk about casting shadows … Kyle is the goldfish because you know she’s “ordinary”. Garcelle gives Dorit a tour of her new place and tells her how it went with Rinna. Dorit hesitantly claims that she can trust Rinna now, even though she also had a rocky start with her (hello … Coke in the bathroom !!).
Kyle has always worked with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, and so did her sister Kathyshe connected with crystal, one of her friends who collects for a toy ride. This seems like a connection that won’t become clearer until Kyle and Rinna arrive at Crystal’s beautiful home.
You are greeted by Crystal’s husband, rob, the guy behind THE LION KING! Crystal is in the kitchen cooking and Kyle is trying to make connections with the couple to keep her feeling cool and fit. Typical. Crystal gives Rinna and Kyle a tour, shows the original cast of The Lion King and Rinna scoffs at all Crystal drops. Hello pot. Hit kettle.
As the ladies sit down and get to know each other a little better, Crystal talks about Chinese traditions and culture – the meaning of a son and number 8 – and Kyle feels connected to her Type A personality. She gets an invitation to Dorit’s “barbecue” for passing Kyle’s test.
It’s Dorit’s barbecue day and Erika has decided to dress like an “expensive hooker”. Normal clothes, of course. The kids from LOL @ Dorit judge their ensemble … TBH, Dorit looked better … guess a few months off have rusted them a little. All the ladies bring their hair and make-up and break out the extravagant clothes. Everyone is adorned except for the nine. However, newcomers Kathy and Crystal are a little at a loss about the taste of clothing and the lack of food in this group. WHERE ARE THE BURGERS?
YOU. Garcelle in her purple suit … and Kathy thought Garcelle was Kyle walking in. Of all the people you can confuse Garcelle with! Kyle, your archenemy. Speaking of Kyle, Dorit is calling her late because of glamor (remember the fight last season) … or maybe because Kyle tried to squeeze into that tiny dress! Side note: Sutton, who calls Mauricio “Landlord”, is everything.
Rinna invites all of the ladies on a trip to Lake Tahoe (yes, even Kathy … and her dental instruments … apparently, Kathy loved playing dentists as a little girl and went to extremes when she made neighborhood kids play). But Garcelle tells Sutton that things are not 100% better with Rinna, regardless of what Rinna might think … Someone gives Rinna this memo better and focuses on getting “better, not bitter” even faster .. .
The way Kathy Dorit pronounces: Door-it. Can we all agree that Kathy is funny … maybe without trying? Leave it to Rinna for the ladies to play a game: the best and the worst part of Covid. Sutton didn’t get up for 8 weeks, Kyle loved hanging out with her family, Crystal enjoyed having her kids with her, and Garcelle wished she had her kids more so she could make TikTok videos. Where is the lie?
Erika says that she went through a very dark time during the quarantine. She was scared and was taking an antidepressant. Erika suggests that she has problems in her personal life: “The bigger your life, the bigger the problems.” In her confessional she shares that there is a lot the ladies don’t know about her, but honey, everyone is about to know EVERYTHING …
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