The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 14 saw Kyle and Lisa throw a party for their husbands, Mauricio and Ken, who celebrated birthdays.
Naturally, this served as an excuse to bring the whole cast together and drum up tensions old (Brandi Glanville and everyone) and new (Kyle and Carlton).
It's a tried and true formula for Bravo. Go with what works.
Before the big event, Carlton and Joyce meet for lunch. As respectfully as she can, Joyce asks Carlton point blank if she cast a spell on her husband.
Carlton admits that she might have crossed the line, but assures Joyce that once she had children, she gave up practicing of the dark arts permanently.
What a relief.
Moreover, Carlton is offended that Joyce would even half-believe that Carlton would hurt her kids willingly, and insists that would never happen.
The two decide to start fresh with their relationship in verbal peace accord you don't see often if you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Brandi brings boyfriend J.R. to the party, where Lisa tries to tell Brandi to congratulate Scheana Marie on her engagement, which is quite awkward.
Scheana Marie, after all, banged Eddie Cibrian, Brandi's former husband who notoriously cheated on her with (and went on to marry) LeAnn Rimes.
The party looks decadent, not surprisingly. What is surprising is that everyone seems to be having a nice, drama-free time. You know that won't last.
It begins to escalate when Kyle tells Lisa to tell Carlton an inside joke they had, yet she keeps referring to Carlton as "her," which gets her all fired up.
Carlton thus references a dream she had in which Kyle was "talking s--t" about her, her house and her religion, all of which Kyle vehemently denies.
Dream or no dream, Carlton Gebbia just doesn't like the passive aggressive, "evil," Kyle Richards, nor does she care that it's husband's birthday.
Names are called. Harsh words are exchanged. Accusations are hurled. Tensions are boiling over left and right and it gets uncomfortable for all.
Elsewhere on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 14:
- Brandi Glanville does a cover photo shoot for her next book, then feuds with the creative director who seems to know what he's doing.
- Kim and Kimberly get matching butterfly tattoos before Kimberly goes to college. Kim feels she will come back as butterfly after she dies.
- Yolanda is also getting ready for her daughter Gigi's departure for college, but no butterfly tattoos here. Just an art project and life skills.
- Ken got a giant portrait of Jiggy.