On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 Episode 12, a lovely brunch at Kathryn's San Diego home took a tense turn in a hurry.
When the subject of Kim Richards comes up, this has a tendency to happen. How exactly is Kim doing these days? Well, let's find out ...
If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online or read any celebrity news at all, you know how this has played out so far.
You'd be forgiven for mistaking this episode as repeat, even, with:
- Kyle Richards crying about troubled sister Kim Richards.
- Lisa Rinna getting into an argument re: Yolanda Foster.
In this case, Rinna's beef over Foster's battle with Lyme disease prompted a larger group discussion, and Kyle was particularly upset.
Beginning with Kyle, when it comes to Kim's addiction / recovery, that's as sensitive a topic as there is, but there was a breakthrough.
At least in part. Hopefully this marked a turning point, or close.
Talk of Kim left Kyle in tears - as usual - but in a good way this time, since she felt they are "actually reconnecting, I'm happy, I feel relieved."
"I'm nervous. We're not there yet. We have work to do."
Part of that work involved no longer participating in Kim Richards gossip; Kyle literally got up and left when that topic came up at dinner.
Lisa Rinna told the Bravo cameras, "Kim Richards is an addict, she's a f--king lunatic. She comes at you like a dog, like a rabid dog."
Yolanda called her health issues "the biggest f--king blow I've ever had in my life" and told her co-star that frankly "sorry is not enough."
"You labeled Kim last year, you labeled Brandi [Glanville] and now you're labeling me," Foster told Rinna, who in turn defended herself.
As much as she could, anyway. By the end, they hugged things out, so at least there was progress. Yet the wounds have yet to heal.
"It's like putting a Band-Aid on," Rinna told the camera.
"There's still blood gushing all over the place."