As predicted, poor Lisa Vanderpump was the center of attention on last night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion—and by that I mean subject to every sling and arrow from her three castmates on the opposite couch. For much of the night, it went as Brandi Glanville said it would in a prior interview, though not everything she mentioned came to pass.
Let’s break it down, rivalry by rivalry.
Lisa vs. Kyle
Wow, Kyle Richards‘ judgey face came out a lot tonight, and mostly for Lisa. (Though she spared one for Brandi at the end of the episode.) She curled her lip at the talk of how much Pandora‘s wedding cost, even though Lisa wouldn’t name a number. But the detail that brought out the claws was Lisa’s tiara. She claimed that Pandora asked her to wear it, and then came this snide exchange:
Kyle: “I think it suits her, the tiara.”
Lisa: “Oh, stop.”
Adrienne: “Once a princess, always a princess.”
Later, Kyle calls Lisa out for apologizing to Adrienne:
Lisa: “Why shouldn’t I apologize?”
Kyle: “It’s the way you’re doing it, Lisa.”
As far as Kyle is concerned, Lisa’s every move is calculated.
Lisa vs. Adrienne
We should have known that the big rivalry this season would be between Lisa and Adrienne, seeing as the season 2 previews showed the same clip of Lisa mocking Adrienne for “washing” raw food with dish soap. (Note that she was telling that anecdote to Kyle, who roared appreciatively. Kyle now sits beside Adrienne.)
That bit aside, what they really came to blows over was public image. As one of the Housewives pointed out, Lisa and Adrienne are the competing queen bees of the group. The most consistent pattern this season was Adrienne getting offended by something Lisa did. Lisa allegedly insulted Adrienne’s chef Bernie‘s cooking; she dubbed Adrienne’s heel “the Maloof hoof” (which is hilarious!); and she jokingly called Adrienne’s dog Crackpot “Jackpot” over Twitter. You would think Lisa would get that one, since Adrienne said, “That’s like my child” and Lisa is obviously way attached to Giggy.
All petty stuff, but it was indicative of a bigger issue between them about hotels in Las Vegas. Adrienne was miffed that Lisa didn’t ask her to have Pandora’s bachelorette party at The Palm in Las Vegas, instead choosing another friend’s hotel. However, it’s clear that the only reason Adrienne felt insulted was because Bravo filmed all of the festivities, so she missed out on the publicity.