So back again for another week of catty drama and rich people problems. I’m here for it.
One thing I love about the entire Real Housewives franchise is that there are always those wives you can completely relate to. They have the same issues we have sometimes. Cary is a working mother and her daughter and her husband both are constantly needing her full attention. What mom can’t relate?
Kameron had worked full-time before she got married and her husband doesn’t want her to work. He does want wants her to excel at running the house – the “CEO” of the house. She of course has her own goals, such as starting a ridiculous line of pink dog food, which her husband constantly dismisses.
Now, I think her idea is moronic, but I am bothered that he doesn’t at least listen to her dreams. For example, as she is packing the kids for a trip to Cabo, she just mentions to him that it sucks that the trip lines up with a dog costume contest, because that would have been a good opportunity to network around her dog food idea. He just flat out says “you need to get over that idea.” Rude.
Stephanie started seeing a therapist when she was first having issues with Brandi. She updates the therapist with the Brandi saga. Mentions how she felt rejected at the party last week. She feels like so much damage has already been done and can’t be fixed. They were already asked to judge a dog costume contest awhile back, so she is nervous about the fact that they will have to interact soon.
Cary and Brandi are at lunch and Cary asks Brandi if she wants to come to a Stylemaker event where her husband Mark is a finalist. Stephanie is going to be there, so she wants to make sure it won’t be uncomfortable for her. Cary is sort of in the middle but is trying to be open to everyone. Stephanie had sent a text saying that Cary said LeeAnne was up to her old tricks. Cary denies she even said that. Cary just wants to be able to have a group of friends she can trust. Tears. Because of course.
D’Andra meets up with a marketing coordinator to work on skin care line for her mother’s company. Her strength is in ingredients and not on the finances, so she has to run the new product by her mother. Back from vacation her mother comes over to discuss business. She is pretty critical of D’Andra which is fucking annoying to watch. When D’Andra mentions they need to rebrand, mother shuts her down. I am so bored with these two and their classic “child joins family business and mom thinks she’s an idiot” issues.
Stephanie and Travis are looking at houses closer to Dallas. They are currently in Las Colinas and she spends too much time in Dallas to not live there. He takes her to a house he loves and she instantly is like NOPE. Because y’all…there is a pool in the entryway. House’s asking price is $8.2 million and is 8631 square feet. We see extravagant (UGLY) chandeliers and $100,000 wallpaper (also ugly). Toilet has a fancy bidet that can even “stimulate” the lady parts. Because why not? A “lounge” with a movie screen and hot tub that overlooks a view of an outdoor area that is “central park-esque.” She has to remind him they need to discuss it and make the decision together because he tends to just buy shit.
At the Stylemaker awards, Mark does not win. Cary brings up that she is getting pissed, because of the text message Stephanie had sent to Brandi about LeeAnne. Stephanie had been wanting to protect Brandi by letting her know things LeeAnne has been saying about them and their relationship. Stephanie is learning to just quit repeating what people say. Cary decides she is just staying the hell out of it all. Yeah, sure. No such things with these bitches.
Stephanie is all of us, as she cooks in the kitchen while the boys play with their chips and roll around on the floor. Travis comes home with champagne and she is so damn happy to see it. Girl, I feel that. He tells her they won the bid for the house and Stephanie is a little nervous about that because she does not want a pool in the damn living room, because HELLO DOGS AND KIDS. She totally doesn’t think it’s fair that he made that decision without her…rightfully so. Stephanie tells him this is not a good home for their family and they should flip it and buy something else.
LeeAnne dresses her dog as a hot dog for the costume contest, so she dons a hot dog costume herself. At the event, Brandi, LeeAnne, D’Andra, and Cary sit down and talk about the text between Brandi and Stephanie. Stephanie and her kid show up with the dog and the tension is cringeworthy. After Brandi and Stephanie judge the contest, they rejoin the ladies and all the same nonsense starts again. LeeAnne is of course jumping back in with the fucking text message because she has to make everything about her. Stephanie tells LeeAnne that she’s scary and manipulating. LeeAnne says “look in the mirror, bitch.” LeeAnne can NEVER take criticism and I am so over her. I was really hoping she wouldn’t be back this season. If this could be the last, that would be great.
Stephanie is trying to apologize for mentioning her in the texts and LeeAnne is shutting her down. Stephanie says in her confessional, “I know she’s dressed as a wiener, but she’s acting like a dick.” That is super accurate. Everyone agrees that Brandi and Stephanie need to sit down AND DISCUSS THE ISSUE….you know, as adults do. Stephanie is crying because their kids are friends and this is hurting their families. Stephanie doesn’t know what she did wrong and Brandi said she stepped away because she felt like her friendship wasn’t appreciated . Both in tears, agree they need to talk. All the tears. As a huge fan of them as a dynamic duo, I need this to be over.
If you are not watching this season, you may want to hop in. Next week looks like a super intense Halloween party!