The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 reunion scene is set up like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Andy calls it the “chicest” reunion despite being one housewife short. Diana is “not feeling well,” and Andy states “we hope to be checking in with her,” which translates to… demotion? Garcelle is less than pleased with Diana, considering the rumors swirling about Diana being responsible for hiring social media bots. And Rinna claims that the “angels” are protecting her (I saw Kyle‘s face — she’s not buying it) as she walks in with a manila envelope, which means girlfriend has receipts. Can these ladies keep their cool as they relive some of the toughest moments from the season?
The reunion kicks off on a lighter note. We are reminded of the silliness that ‘Homeless Not Toothless’ brought to the group, and Andy makes the ladies practice saying the name to be certain they know how to say it correctly. The best surprise is when Jamie Lee Curtis comes out to remind the world just how CHIC she can be. Jamie and Andy meet for the first time, and she shares that her charity has grown hugely since her appearance on the show. Jamie gifts all the women carved pumpkins with their faces on them. Very Halloween of her. Kyle talks about how she has known Jamie since 1978 and how much their relationship has grown into what it is today. Andy invites Jamie back any time, and she was a breath of fresh air, even though this kinda felt like a movie promo.
Andy then asks, “Can I ask a dumb question?” And Erika retorts, “When don’t you?” Ouch. Erika came ready! Andy then addresses the attack on Garcelle’s son, who received racist comments on his social media. Garcelle tells the viewers that it was cruel, especially the message that read, “If it wasn’t for your white daddy, you would have a knee on your neck.” How absolutely horrific. Rinna was the first to speak out about this situation, and all of the women talk about how much they have been threatened on social media as of late.
Andy pressures Garcelle and asks if she believes someone in the group was responsible for hiring bots to attack her children. To that, Garcelle responds yes and states that she has an investigation going on. Andy takes a moment to address the horrible things that have been happening on social media and states that “Bravo unequivocally condemns” the hate from keyboard warriors.
We get brought back to Dorit‘s home invasion and all of the emotions that came with it. Dorit tearfully relives the scary moment, and she shares that every aspect of her life has been touched because of this. She tells Andy that she feels “depleted” and is “grieving the loss” of what her life was before. Dorit talks about her momma instinct and how she only had one thing on her mind: protecting her children.
Naturally, Andy brings up the naysayers who believe the robbery was set up. Dorit vehemently denies that twisted tale, and even though the robber so kindly left Dorit’s phone at the gate on his way out (the most thoughtful bad guy out there), Dorit claims that this invasion was very, very real. Despite Andy’s yawns midway through Dorit’s story, Dorit continues to explain she has been diagnosed with PTSD.
Kyle does a fabulous job of making this about herself and shares that recently the guy who robbed HER house reached out to Kim. He told them exactly where the stolen goods could be found, but only IF Kyle sends him some money. Erika states, “That’s called a shakedown,” and you don’t see it, but you can totally tell Dorit is annoyed the spotlight is no longer on her and her long stories.
Crystal talks about her struggles with her eating disorder and felt like she really needed to say it out loud. Erika gets questioned about why she would tell a person with an eating disorder to take laxatives. Erika said it was more like a, “Hey, if that was me — I’d do it like this,” as if it makes it any better. She owns telling Crystal she can’t have a chicken tender and hardly even apologizes. Crystal is also not happy with Dorit since Dorit told the group about Crystal’s purging. She claims that Dorit telling the girls was “very gossipy” and a dumbfounded Dorit apologizes.
The ”dark” comments from last season have come back to haunt Crystal. Crystal explains the context of the experience and claims that there was a lot more said that was “very dark.” Crystal states that there was nothing specific that was said, but rather, it was the general conversation and tone that felt heavy. The women prod Crystal to say what exactly was said and Crystal is annoyed that the women call her “experience lying.” Crystal is VERY big on how she FELT, and all of the ladies believe her vagueness was done on purpose.
Sutton is grateful that no one thinks she is a racist and is happy that she can be friends with Crystal and move on from this. OF COURSE, Rinna and Erika want to know how Sutton could possibly be OK with knowing that Crystal is continuing to insinuate bad things. Crystal tells Andy he should “make this a learning experience,” but honey, if anyone should be learning from this, it should be you! You can’t talk about “dark” comments, not share what was said, and expect everyone to glaze over it.
Andy asks Kyle what she meant by calling Crystal a “dramatic millennial,” and Crystal wonders why Kyle doesn’t believe her truth. To that, Kyle retorts, “Your truth wasn’t true.” Kyle reminds Crystal there was NO story. We then are reminded that Crystal lost 14 friends since being on the show, and Crystal is just overall a very confusing storyteller who likes to leave important things out while hinting at juicy information.
Diana joins the group from home, and for a sick lady, she looks pretty fabulous (so I am calling BS about her “illness”). Diana has been sending cease and desist letters, and she is busy trying to clean up the mess happening in her life right now. Diana claims she is “defending something special,” and she states that she has never even met Jeffrey Epstein despite the recent news. She makes it clear that it would be impossible to have known him since at that time she was a refugee.
Regarding more of the bad news she is wrapped up in, Diana states she was mortified by the Black content creators situation. Crystal jumps in to verify that Diana really didn’t know what she was talking about and did not mean her comments in the way we were all thinking.
Diana shares that recently she has given money to the victims that Erika refused to discuss/think about all season long. Erika claims she was not p*ssed at Diana for doing so. Translation: Erika doesn’t want to get MAD at Diana — she wants to suck up to her in hopes of having Diana drop a few dollars in her purse. Diana states that she “can’t be part of a storyline where there are victims and orphans and not do something about it.” Sounds like she was trying to finally get some GOOD press…
On a different note, Garcelle repeats that she thinks Diana is responsible for the bots that went after her son. Diana then says, “Then you obviously have a very low opinion of me if you think I’d be behind bullying a 14-year-old.” Garcelle shares that Diana sent her a threatening text message telling her that if anything happened to her family or children she would come for Garcelle.
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Diana is annoyed that Garcelle’s son reposted the threatening message that also mentioned her name. Diana thinks that Garcelle should have taken Diana’s name out of the message that had *her* name on it (not once did she mention how horrible of a message it was for Garcelle’s son!). Garcelle becomes heated that people would even suggest she try to save the other women while trying to protect her son. Diana claims she got death threats because of the post, and Garcelle states, “I am not talking to her anymore.”
Garcelle reminds Diana that she has an investigation underway and wonders why Diana is “so obsessed” with her. Diana is targeting Garcelle on social media constantly! Garcelle begs Diana to leave her alone, and so… this reunion is going well…
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