The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 18 Recap: Leaving the Nest

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 18 saw Yolanda Foster and Kim Richards send their daughters to college, with the latter stealing the show.

For better or worse.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you know Yolanda and Kim have been dreading their daughters' departures for a while now.

That made Richards' reaction to the moment finally arriving surprisingly sweet and unexpected, as her goofy, funny antics seemed very much non-Kyle.

Messing around in the front yard and just being silly, it was really fun to watch her with the kids (seriously) and made them seem like a really nice family.

For all the drama between the women, there's none to be found on the home front ... save for when Portia was about getting her ears pierced, obviously.

You can mock Kim for filming the whole thing, but it all felt so natural to watch Portia (and then her older sister) freak out during this rite of passage.

She seemed both amused and exasperated at the same time, and later demonstrated some self-defense moves on Portia. It was as funny as it sounds.

Meanwhile, in New York, Yolanda moved Gigi Hadid into her own apartment.

Yolanda wanted to move Gigi into her own place so she could focus on her career and her education and not get distracted by things like college parties.

Not to mention her bikini spread in Sports Illustrated (above). Wowza.

Yolanda tells Gigi to keep her receipts and be safe and not walk down any dark alleys. The typical NYC parenting advice. Their goodbye was very emotional.

Regarding the ongoing drama, Yolanda insists that Lisa's "distancing herself" even further from the group by not dealing with the problems head on.

Distancing herself is one way of putting it. Ostracized would be another.

Back in California, Lisa and Ken get ready for the Beverly Hills party, though Ken really doesn't want to go because he's afraid they'll run into their "friends."

He won't stand to see anyone treat Lisa like this again, people. He won't.

Lisa left Puerto Rico feeling like she didn't care to see any of them again, but of course she will, when it all comes to a head on next week's season finale!

What did you think of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 18 and Kyle's Mom of the Year attempt? Did it change your opinion of her?

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