The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 17 showed the gang continuing to gang up on Lisa, a recurring theme of the past few weeks.
The stakes just got considerably higher now, though, because this is a VACATION EPISODE. The location: Joyce Giraud’s homeland of Puerto Rico.
Insert Brandi Glanville racist comment at will.
Joyce wants to proceed with the trip because she says her late father and/or the Bravo execs would want and/or contractually mandate her to do so.
Lisa Vanderpump has never even shared a bathroom with her husband before, so these digs they’re staying in in PR are basically like slumming it for her.
Yolanda Foster and Brandi discuss the changing dynamics and how Lisa is a meddler who’s often pushing Scheana Marie in her face. They decide to say something.
The next day on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 17, and the awkward tension begins to build. Slowly but surely, it simmers.
Brandi joins in as they call Lisa out for fraternizing with the enemy, lamenting that instead of their daily phone call to gossip, Lisa now calls Kyle instead.
It’s a bummer, we know.
Lisa continues insisting that she’s done nothing wrong, and while she may be manipulative and controlling, Brandi is not helping disprove her statement.
Bringing up one non-issue after another, the women just leave Lisa feeling attacked for no reason and everybody gets upset, with zero resolution.
Pretty much the textbook definition of how NOT to handle conflict resolution. Standard fare if you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online.
Rather than letting this fizzle out, Brandi then throws gasoline on the fire, telling Kyle that Lisa wanted to leak a tabloid story of Mauricio of having an affair.
Brandi Glanville, because she’s such a good friend to Kyle, told Lisa not to do that, but says Lisa did it anyway. Kyle and Mauricio confront Lisa and Ken.
The latter duo laughs it off, but Mauricio is not in a joking mood. Later, Brandi and Lisa go back at it for round two … or two hundred at this point.
Brandi challenges Lisa to take a lie detector test, and the tension is thick at dinner, where Kyle just wants to "clear the air" by giving Lisa "one last chance."
After more squabbling, Lisa and Ken excuse themselves, everybody freaks out, and those lucky enough to not be directly involve stare on in disbelief.