Summer House
Summer House
Is Paige the new Jax?

Hear me out!

After watching the reunion and truly sitting with it for a day, I couldn't shake the nagging question I've wondered all season... why does Paige hate Lindsay?

The excuse (yes, I said excuse) Paige gave during the reunion of why she was giving Lindsay a cold shoulder, was because "there's a hierarchy" and it's "hard to come into the group." From what I saw, Paige has never once — NOT ONCE — seemed like an outsider, nor has the rest of the group ever excluded her. It's also weird for her to bring this up so many seasons in...

But then I had an a-ha moment. Paige wants to be the #1 Girl in the Group. Much like J*x Taylor, who wanted to be the #1 Guy in the Group on Vanderpump.

We saw Jason Couchi turn against some of his closest friends, and make enemies out of nothing, just because he started to lose control of being the #1 Guy (which, I don't think he ever was, but it was cute to watch him think he held that title).

Paige, on the other hand, I think had a great chance at being the #1 Girl, but when Hannah sh*t the bed last season, and left her in a bit of a lurch, and then Winter House and Beyond happened, when ppl lost all faith in her because she started dating Craig, she turned on the one person who was constantly being accepted by the Bravo fandom, no matter what she did: Lindsay. It's a matter of jealousy and trying to villainize someone to regain her crown.

It may not be 1:1 but I think that the argument can be made... Paige wants to be #1 Girl, felt like she was losing that (on her own accord, btw) and has now taken on a new Brat persona that will ultimately be her Bravo downfall.

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I don't think Amanda did anything wrong with Lindsay

A lot of people are talking about Amanda slut-shaming Lindsay at the vineyard for flirting and hooking up with people, all while trying to cover up for "something else." (Presumably LH's miscarriage.) Lindsay says she always dives into the deep end no matter what and has always done that, so she wasn't "covering up" for anything else. It's clear Lindsay isn't putting the pieces together that Amanda is maybe referring to a very recent (and traumatic) experience Lindsay has opened up about to the cast. She's also very defensive because of Paige and Ciara, and not really listening to Amanda. (I also think Amanda means overcompensating, and just used the wrong word... they're all DRUNK keep in mind.)

Lindsay then gets into it with Paige and Ciara, who are definitely coming from a much more attacking-POV than Amanda was (Amanda at this point has left the table crying because she wasn't being understood and emotions were escalating). This just amps up LH.

There has been a lot of conversation about how Amanda shouldn't have brought up Lindsay's miscarriage at all while the two were talking privately. I think she was trying to get Lindsay to realize she was talking about Real Things and not Surface/Show Things. For that, I think what Amanda said was OK! Lindsay has opened up to her about it, Amanda was referencing it. (And as someone not in Lindsay's situation, I can't help but wonder the same thing Amanda was wondering!)

To me, it's clear, Amanda is coming from a good place. (A drunk, but good place.) Paige, no. Paige was definitely being a hater, esp with that therapist line — and I think that helps highlight how Amanda meant everything with the best intentions.

Amanda's intention was to ask her friend if she was OK. Should she have originally done it more privately, probably. Especially with the messiness of Lindsay/Paige/Ciara/Danielle dynamics. But do I think she was WRONG? No. I really don't think she did anything wrong.

What do you think?

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