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'RHOBH' Recap: The Erika Jayne Girardi Scenes Hit Different Now

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'RHOBH' Recap: The Erika Jayne Girardi Scenes Hit Different Now

The last few years have been… rough for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The panty gate, Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy of it all, and then the Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville stuff... all of it just felt so tired. But when I saw the trailer for Season 11 of RHOBH, I was like, wait: we have might something here. Especially with the new cast and the Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne allegations; it just feels like there's a lot that we have to work with. New dynamics, feuds, and shady moments; I'm fucking excited.

Can I first start by saying that I love Kyle Richards; I always have and always will. BUT. To love her is to know that she isn’t the queen, she isn’t the star sister; she's the really good BFF, funny-confessional, cute-family type of girl. And I love her for that. Kyle doesn’t do well when she tries to get messy; it just feels off. So I love that her sister Kathy Hilton is joining this year as a “friend of” to kind of keep Kyle humble, and remind her, listen bitch, you’re still someone’s little sis. I think Kyle will shine the most when she just leans into that role.

COVID is still happening but it doesn’t feel as present as it has with other franchises, by the time this was filmed everyone seems to have adjusted to the “new normal” and it’s not a huge focal point but it does give the women a good starting off point with one another. We know not all of them are super close (like Dorit Kemsely and Kyle have become) so when they all get together it's a good opener to get to the deeper issues. Which brings me to Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna.

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