The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Recap, Part III: Dana, Kim and the House Husbands

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion show finally concluded Monday night with visits from Dana Wilkey, Kim Richards and the house husbands.

If you missed the previous two reunion shows (yes, it's a three-part affair) and all the drama therein, follow these links for recaps of Part I and Part II.

Then, join us as we recap the nude photos, conspiracy theories, and alcohol abuse right here in THG's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills +/- review ...

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast

What does Taylor say would give her great solace? The possibility that her husband was murdered. What?!? Minus 20. Okay, she doesn't come out and actually say the words but that's what she's implying.

Then she regales us with tales of Russell. Every week her stories become more horrific. This time she tells of Russell secretly recording her and forcing her to take a polygraph test to prove she wasn't cheating on him.

Then there's a story about Russell assaulting both Taylor and her friends and trying to drown Taylor in the pool but she somehow convinced her friends not to press charges. Some friends. Minus 15.

Brandi voices that these stories don't make sense to her and Camille agrees that the stories are simply horrifying.

So is Taylor telling the whole truth and she was just too terrified to leave or are we missing Russell's side of the story. I suppose we'll never really know.

Moving on from the appalling to the laughable, Dana makes an appearance. Minus 10. Dana's always annoyed me and what's up with the whole Dana / Pam thing? Which is it?

Classy as ever, Dana wears heels that say "F**k You" and give the finger with a diamond on it. She thinks they're hot. Minus 12. Money can't buy good taste.
Dana Wilkey Image

Thankfully Dana gives us some insights into her obsession with money. She grew up poor until her mom died when she was 15 and was shipped off to her dad and abruptly thrown into one of the richest schools in the country.

Suddenly Dana's behavior starts to make some sense. Plus 9.

Of course her wannabe behavior is simply unattractive no matter what the reason.

On to the hunkiest house husbands in all of Beverly Hills, at least according to Andy. Ken, Mauricio, and Paul all take a seat on the couch. 

We rehash Ken's issues with seeing a therapist. He says his views haven't changed but he has made amends with Taylor and Kyle. He meant no offense but he simply prefers to talk out his issues with his wife instead of a therapist. Hey, he's British. Plus 5.

Then we have the comparison photos of Mauricio and Paul. Yes, Mauricio is hot but Paul is funny and he's a surgeon. Plus 10 to both of them as they seem like good guys. Although Mauricio says he's stopped receiving nude photos from fans.

Maybe Kyle's blocking his mail.

Mauricio and Paul

Finally we end it all with Kim's interview. She admits that she's an alcoholic who also takes prescription medication for severe anxiety and panic disorder. I think she looks a little drugged during this interview but perhaps that's just Kim.

This is Kim's third stint in rehab and this time her daughter staged an intervention to get her there. At least Kim really seems to be trying so Plus 12 for that.

When they show clips of Kim from the start of the season you can see that she appears sober. Then we see her spiral out of control to the mess she was at the end and it's all extremely sad to watch.

Plus 15 because she left Ken and thank goodness she was never pregnant. 

I must admit that by the end of the interview I was happy to be done with both Kim and Kyle Richards. These sisters share too much drama and a little goes a long way. I can only imagine what next season will bring.

EPISODE TOTAL: -6! SEASON TOTAL: +186!

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And for those of you who haven't figured out WHY Taylor is writing the book, going on and on about the "abuse" and gave the memorized mini speech at the reunion on how she found the briefcase with all the unopened files, etc. - - gotta be what her defense (civil at least) attorneys have trained her to say related to all the fraud claims coming out against her and Russell. His death could not be more convenient for her legal issues right now. Bravo, Taylor

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Adrienne and Camille both need to get a sense of humor. Maloof hoof is clever - and Lisa really would welcome Jackpot over - - duh. Lisa and Brandi are as real as it gets. Adrienne comes off as immature, catty, crazy sensitive (fyi - Brandi was totally kidding about Paul being married, you freak). Adrienne's voice is so scrachy, I always wonder if she smokes something and always so rude to Paul. And calling Lisa out on the tiara (that Pandy picked for her and asked her to wear) at Pandy's wedding when Princess Adrienne had an entire exhibit made for her wedding dress. Don't bother with the shoe collection - just looks like every other shoe for $29.99 at all the "strippers are us" stores out there.

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It is certainly revealing how Kyle talks negatively ("It's weird") about Lisa finally accepting Taylor. Insecure a little, Kyle? And clearly freaked out about Lisa's friendship with Brandi. lol Means girls normally never get called on their bs. Ridiculous how Kim still blames Brandi. I think it's really Kim's misplaced anger at Kyle over getting Kim so riled up (such that Kim acted out on camera) right before Kyle realized what a troll she was coming off as resulting in the change in course (at least somewhat - she's still a troll).

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What's the point of these shows, to show a bunch of bratty rich bitches complain how rich they are and how they did nothing to earn it over dinner and wine tusk America is going to the dumps fast nd ppl are blaming obama!! Smfh

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Kim seemed out of it and by the way, Brandi did apologize. Taylor's pool story was hard to believe. Dana is still clueless.
The husbands lightened the mood.
Andy didn't ask the questions viewers had been posting for weeks/months.
Disappointing.

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focusing on Taylor is not a good business strategy....NO ONE WANTS TO SEE OR HEAR HER EVER AGAIN... get it, Bravo. She is a creative liar but everyone's lieometer goes off when she speaks...get rid of her

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Kim was not all there. And it seemed like Kyle was back to bullying her, "What you have done to me." Wow sensitive much? Kyle just seemed to be there to show what a saint she was for putting up with Kim, not to be supportive of her siser's sobriety. Crazy family dynamic. Outpatient care is necessary for both.

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I am sorry that Taylor was being abused but almost every episode was about her being the victim. Hopefully she was a role model for somebody but I was sick of her by the end of the season. And I still think Kyle and Kim are mean girls.

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Taylor's pool story has no ring of truth!

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The fact that Kim said she would never forgive Brandi and how Brandi had devastated her family is complete denial. Yes Brandi should apologize but Kim needs to take responsibility and her addictive behavior is what hurt her family. She seemed completely sedated for the interview. I wish her well