Season 9 Episode 8 Recap: Showdown at Villa Rosa
Congratulations to Lisa Vanderpump, John Sessa, Sen. Alcee Hastings and all parties involved in passing the bill to end the dog and cat meat trade around the world.
As #puppygate drags on, the episode begins with Denise and Aaron going through their wedding gifts. It’s a cute moment but I’m really over hearing about Charlie Sheen in almost every other sentence in Denise’s confessionals. Is this all she has to offer? Next!
A BUNCH OF HOGWASH
We then cut to Lisa Vanderpump (LVP) in the Vanderpump Dogs Centre (VDC) filming a segment for the Puppy Bowl. John Sessa then suggests that they host an event for House Resolution 401 (HRes401) which is to help stop the dog and cat meat trade around the world. The thing is, it would be the same day as the charity ride they (VDC) had planned with Teddi. I could already tell how this would unfold.
Teddi is home having a chat with her husband, Edwin. They start talking about the upcoming charity ride that she and VDC had planned. Her liaison? None other than Blizzard. She goes on to say she had not heard from VDC about the charity ride but she’s still doing it because she had made a commitment. She hints at not knowing whether LVP would show up or not because she hadn’t heard from her. I find this completely laughable because she hadn’t called or had spoken to LVP about anything all season but expected to hear from her about an event that they’ve done before. If anyone follows the casts’ social media, they’d know that LVP hadn’t been to any of these cycling events prior to #puppygate. Like Teddi said, someone from VDC always shows up. So why was she questioning this? Had she spoken to LVP she’d have known that she had an event, put together at the last minute for HRes401, but that wouldn’t have served her narrative well.
As you saw in the clip, Dorit phoned Teddi to speak about the article from RadarOnline. Dorit starts singing like a bird, expressing her hurt over the article and that she knows for a fact LVP put the story about #puppygate out in the press. At this point, Teddi proclaims that she doesn’t like people who claim things are fine but go around and bring other people into the issue. The problem with that is, that never happened. If you’ve been following since the beginning, you’d know that Teddi planned to bring up the situation with Blizzard, which took place before Dorit filmed with Erika. Teddi claims again that first LVP brought her into #puppygate (still no proof of that), brought Kyle into it (we saw that LVP tried to shut down the situation but Teddi “filled” Kyle in regardless) and now she’s bringing this to the press after pretending all was fine (no proof of LVP doing that but we do have proof of her resolving the issue with Dorit and PK, only for Teddi and Kyle to bring it up in The Bahamas). Isn’t it funny how both Teddi and Dorit have now accused LVP of being behind a set up yet none had actual proof of anything? Both Teddi and Dorit, instead of calling LVP to ask about “suspicions” they had, talked about it to everyone else but her. Like Teddi said in her blog on Bravo’s website this week, “it’s the little things”.
THE CATTY BUNCH
The women meet at Cycle House Alfred where the event will be held. It’s still early but Teddi is already on edge and seems like she was expecting VDC to not show up. When VDC actually does show up, she exclaims it’s not who she expected because she planned the event with Blizzard. Teddi again decides to point out that she hadn’t heard from LVP. Am I the only who remembered her saying at Camille’s birthday party that they were not friends? So why does she expect to her from LVP? Did she call her at any point to ask about the supposed set up at VDC? Rinna makes some snarky remark about if LVP comes, would she ride a bike. Well, had there not been an event at VDC that day, I have no doubt in my mind she would have shown up. I mean she showed up for Kyle in season 6 when they did a charity for Habitat for Humanity. Funny how Evolution showed a clip of Erika at that event but didn’t use the full clip of the room.
If they had any interest in what LVP’s life or called her at any point, they’d know about the event. Rinna then decides to talk about the RadarOnline article and how much it upset her to read it but wasn’t too concerned or upset about this…
They all seem to make allowances for Rinna to go extremely low because she “owns it” but none have tried to hear LVP’s side without basically castigating her. Rubbish!
After cycling they gather for lunch to further paint the most horrendous picture of LVP’s character.
To start, Kyle informed the women that LVP wasn’t at the event because she was hosting another event at VDC but they of course question LVP’s motive and start mocking her. Truly the most mean spirited scene I’ve ever seen on this show. Denise doesn’t seem to understand why LVP wouldn’t show up to the charity then go to her event. This is where Kyle was supposed to tell the women what the event was for and that LVP wanted to be present when the vote for the bill was made, but she didn’t.
Dorit takes her shot by stating again that she knows LVP planted the story with Erika chiming in, that she thinks whar LVP did was indefensible and that she manipulated the truth as there were less than 10 people who knew the story. How in the world would Erika know this? Has she ever asked LVP about what went down? Did she ever try to hear LVP’s side? She portrays herself to be this fair person, yet all she knew about the situation was from one source, Dorit. What’s indefensible is her behaviour in this situation. But that’s Erika for you. She’s never given LVP a chance. The women start talking about the language used in the article and that it sounded like LVP. Rinna and Teddi said the use of “poor creature” affirmed their belief. What’s funny, is the article doesn’t make use of that term. Me thinks Rinna and Teddi know exactly how this article came about.
Kyle feels she can’t defend LVP because there had been allegations in the past of her leaking stories to the press and she also feels that there’s truth to it. All this while stating she has no proof of any of these allegations. This really shocks me because Kyle had actual proof of Teddi planning to take Dorit down and has defended her but has no proof of LVP doing anything, but won’t defend her. Some friend, huh?. Then again I’m not surprised because back in season 2 she said this about Taylor.
Here, Kyle explicitly states she couldn’t believe Taylor’s claims because she had no proof of the abuse. I was shocked in 2011 and I’m still shocked today. Taylor was Kyle’s friend and she doubted the abuse. I should have seen it then how Kyle operates.
Dorit continued to play the role of a victim since all the women were now in her corner, telling her she did nothing wrong. This just makes me think that these women only care about their own pets and no one else’s. How have they let Dorit skate by with no criticism?
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
So Kyle was tasked with the plan to address the women’s feelings toward LVP. On her way to LVP’s she talked about having defended her in the past but she can’t in good conscience do so because it doesn’t feel right and she wants to set a good example for her daughters. It’s so funny that Evolution keeps going back to season 4 and season 6 to prove any point Kyle tries to make as if we didn’t watch the episodes ourselves.
The flashback to season 6 in the clip, to show Kyle defending LVP, couldn’t be more wrong and further from the truth. If anyone recalls that lunch after the women went cycling for Habitat for Humanity, put on by The Agency, the Lisa that Kyle was referring to, as it pertained to munchausen was Lisa Rinna, not LVP. Good try Evolution.
In the scene Kyle does what she usually does and stirs up drama. Yolanda and Rinna spoke about their issue and resolved it but not to Kyle’s satisfaction, so she whispered to LVP just so the conversation can be brought up again. Sounds familiar? This is what she did with #puppygate. Had she left it alone when LVP told her it was resolved, it would have been dead before The Bahamas.
She arrives at LVP’s house and I witnessed the most heartbreaking scene as a fan of the show.
I tried to wrap my head around what took place and why Kyle believes LVP would do such a thing. She claims she has no proof of what she’s accusing LVP of but still decided to attack her in her own home.
All I can think about is back in season 2 as I’ve mentioned in my blog Kyle Is The True Sniper From The Side; more specifically Episode 11 – Tempest In Tea Party. In that scene, the women gathered at LVP’s house for tea, where they talked to Taylor about their feelings but as Taylor highlighted, the plan was to confront LVP. While having the chat and moments before Taylor’s abuse was brought up, Kyle she didn’t know whether to believe Taylor or not because she had never seen Russell be abusive. Need I remind you that that Kyle and Taylor were “friends” and she was doubting her story. Taylor announces that there had been talks about LVP’s ego being inflated. The same clip was shown by Evolution. But why would they say that? What transpired after season 1? Like I stated, most of the women wanted their own spin off and were rejected by Bravo but Vanderpump Rules was picked up. This is why they claimed LVP’s ego was out of control and even Paul, Adrienne’s ex husband, said Kyle had been the main one who kept talking behind LVP’s back, the most. She probably was never really over what happened on season 3 or 4 when LVP and her weren’t as close because Kyle never defended her. I guess someone does holds a grudge longer than LVP.
Since the fallout, they’ve tried to paint a narrative to the world and their fans that Ken is aggressive toward women which is truly horrible. In season 3 when Paul (sorry to drag Paul into this cuz at the time I understood his frustration) was shouting down Brandi and threatening her, Kyle didn’t seem to think that was wrong. When Mauricio was upset at Brandi in the Moroccan restaurant, Kyle said this
But was so shocked that Ken raised his voice at her. I do recall Mauricio being rude to LVP in that same scene.
If it seems like I’m making Mauricio out to be someone he’s not, then Kyle, the cast, and the fans should see what they’re attempting to do to Ken is wrong. Whatever story came out about the argument would only benefit one person, Kyle. So if we’re supposed to believe that VDC would benefit from the article being out about Dorit, so LVP planted it, then the same goes for the article about the “showdown at Villa Rosa”. With that said…
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A great recap as usual! I’m just blown away how these women live with themselves! If Dorit was so upset about the possibility of animal rights activists coming after her-wouldn’t you think she would have been even more upset when Rinna talked about the coke issue? That could of had serious repercussions but yet she didn’t worry about her kids then and how they could of suffered from that plus her image could of taken a beating! Rinna and her “pill”Leggings were tacky-she knew what she was doing when she were those and then Teddi saying how she liked them? LVP has I’m sure has had many celebrities who go/have gone to any 1 of her restaurants but I’ve not ever seen an article come out about any one famous after they’ve gone there and don’t you think she may have gotten some juicy gossip after all this time? So are we to believe she went to ROL about Dorit and the dog but never about anyone else? II’ve never heard anyone else accuse her of leaking stories-except her “friends”….please tell me how this makes sense?
The whole sit down was just bad tv. I don’t know what to do for this point on.
I know what to do, stop watching this mess. They tell the fans this is just a tv show.. We know that, but its called a REALITY show.. Is this their reality & how they handle things?
Then they say it’s a job which makes you think they’re putting on a performance.
It doesn’t make one bit of sense to me either!! If anyone should leave this show, its Rinna..She is absolutely nasty in every way!! The lengths she will go to in order to harass someone is just not right, there is no good excuse.. If Andy or Evolution thinks she can carry this show with her good personality, they are mistaken.
We just have to wait and see what happens.
I agree with you 100% about Rinna. Can’t stand her and her stupid “own it” when she doesn’t own anything….until she’s totally busted with filmed evidence.
I also wanted to say Kyle started acting aggressive! And Lisa acted like anyone would if their “friend” called them a liar! Ken’s finger wasn’t in her face he pointed down. She didn’t leave when she was asked several times to go! As for her and her minions little IG stunt? I guess some people never mature and act like an adult! I think it’s beyond sad that Andy or whoever is in charge is letting this stuff happen! I understand that they are not filming but this is going way too far! How about Goodbye Kyle-and Good Riddance!
It’s really all sad to watch.
Hola. Everything you said is on point.
Really love Kyle but I’ve always noticed things that she did to LVP over the years.
Their friendship had many bumps and LVP always gave her another chance.
This particular scene with Kyle at LVPs House was tough to see. LVP has raw emotion – it was palpable
That she was hurt and defending herself.
Here we are, 7 months later and they no longer speak.
After seeing Kyke mocking the Goodbye Kyle on Instagram, in front of SUR, with friends including Faye who is no fan of LVP, makes me wonder if Kyke really cares about losing the friendship. It really sickened me to see that. Instagram ( and I’m sure twitter and other social media) has gone absolutely crazy. Never have I seen a season divide fans so much. Also to note, on Instagram, Rinna, Erika and Kyle have been nasty to fans.
It’s really gotten so mean. Fans attacking each other, housewives attacking fans.
But LVP doesn’t do any of that. She sees it I’m sure, but she has class. And she’s busy doing so much, while the other housewives mock their fans.
Sorry to rant on your blog. Muchas gracias for writing, I appreciate the thought that you put in, you back up with facts, and, your not mean spirited.
Thank you for this feedback and I am in agreement with that you’ve voiced. RHOBH was supposed to be glamorous but there’s nothing glamorous about this season. How could they think so little of someone that during her period of fresh grief, they would think she had the time to devise any plan to take someone down? Someone she’d been protecting for 2 years? Someone she begged the audience to give another chance at the last reunion. I’m hugely disappointed on Kyle.
I so agree with what you have said Carlos. That goodbyekyle challenge is sickening. I was hoping Kyle and LVP could patch things up but after this I personally am done following her.
It’s all so sad.
Your blog is spot on last episode when Dorit rang teddi all teddi seemed to be worried about was if she had spoken to Lvp she asked if they had spoke at the weeding about the drama and then asked if she had spoke to her at all, these girls have set Lvp up they all had each other’s backs and were determined to take her down, it really is disturbing to watch this mean behaviour.
I know. I completely agree with you.
Thanks for reading my blog. This doesn’t need to be sent to anyone from Bravo because they know the truth. They just have lost touch with the fan base. You are right that although Kyle may have suggested some of the women, it was LVP that Andy saw which made him green light the show.
Ok, but please think it over about sending this to LVP. I think she needs to see the fans point of view & learn the absolute truth about her castmates. I honestly don’t believe she knows everything about what they are doing & saying behind her back. How could she?
She has tweeted that she sees the things they’re doing but she’s not to engage and focus on her businesses and family.
I am done with the show after this season. I know LVP wi not be back so I will watch her on her other show. Don’tike anyone else on RHBH anymore. Show is not good.
The show has lost its glamour.
Here is my thought- for what it’s worth. Kyle’s show American Girl flopped—no season 2 and LVP has two and possibly a third in the works and the jealousy monster got the BEST of Kyle. Add in all the other girls legal woes and the fact that women just can’t support each others successes but relish in their failures and it’s a perfect storm. My husband and I laugh and share a joke that all women (I’m a woman) are inherently evil. It’s true, we go straight for the jugular and these girls are nooooo different. Jealousy plain and simple.
It’s just sad.
We fans were called stans, and the cast talked it over & decided that she can’t possibly have that many fans, so we must be paid for bots or trolls. They can’t seem to understand that we saw a woman grieving her brothers death & we watched as they started picking on her one by one until there’s not much left to say. We fans defended Lisa because we love her on the show & we see that she’s a nice human being who was being mistreated. We aren’t bots ( many of us don’t have a clue what a bot is). Their new games is to show how much more fun they are having now that LVP isn’t on the show. What on earth does she have to go back to? I pray she leaves this show in her dust. It’s Rinna who knows what a bot is since she’s used them in the past. And it’s Erika who’s out to prove they have more fun without Lisa V. Nice ladies, NOT.
Everything is a whole mess.
I agree with Ken, and LVP: “Goodbye Kyle” and also Goodbye RHoBH, I will no longer watch that show. I’m also having a huge problem with Bravo as a whole that they allow all of this to continue and grow.
I’m slowly losing interest in them.