The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 1 Recap: Stronger Than Ever

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Over the last few years, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has gotten a bit long in the tooth. The arguments have revolved around the silliest of things, and it's been a chore to watch. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 1 was all about fresh starts, and it appeared that all of the women were intent on moving on from the convoluted drama. That's not to say the developments were all that exciting. 

There was a new housewife. Her name is Teddi Mellencamp, and she seemed a little subdued in all of her scenes. Maybe she had the jitters because these were her first days of filming, but it looks like all she wants to do is chant that she may have money, but she does not act as though she was born into it. 

While that may be a good thing to do, she came across as very unlikable, and that's not a good first impression to get from one of the newer additions to the cast. Time will tell whether she can emerge with some storylines that will change things up for her. 

The ladies were all building towards a birthday event in Las Vegas, but that meant Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley were all going to need to be in the same vicinity, and that's not happened in a long time. 

Lisa Rinna at a Gala

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you will know that they have been against each other in the past, so it was always going to be a tough move. 

Lisa Vanderpump invited Teddi along in one of the most contrived scenes of the series to date. Would it be out of the realm of possibility that the producers only added her to the cast because it was her birthday and it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce her on the Vegas trip? 

Dorit was apprehensive about going along on the trip because of everything that transpired between the ladies. PK, surprisingly, managed to keep his mouth shut about the women. 

His mouth got him in a lot of trouble during the most recent reunion, so we can't blame him. The first meeting between Erika and Dorit in the departure lounge of the airport was a complete and utter dud. 

Lisa Rinna at Fashion Week in NY

The promos implied they were going to be icy as hell to one another, but they were actually very close. Did they not get the memo that they are supposed to create a whole lot of drama for the viewers?

Lisa Rinna was nowhere to be seen, and everyone thought the was a no-show. This was music to Dorit's ears who did not want her around. Her smile quickly turned to anguish when Lisa Rinna announced she would be joining them later that day. 

Also strange: Camille Grammer was back hanging around with the ladies and even accompanied them to Las Vegas. Who would have thought she would ever return to hang around with the ladies?

It all seems a little too convenient, but the drama failed to pick up in Las Vegas and the episode closed with Lisa Rinna walking in the room and Dorit looking like she wanted to jump through the window to make a quick getaway. 

Dorit and Paul Kemsley Photo

The only remotely interesting thing was that Kyle admitted Harry Hamlin told her she had to get Kim away from the group of ladies after throwing the gift at Lisa Rinna during the reunion show. 

The episode was not that great. There needs to be some more new cast members, and some of the others need to make way for them. The show is running on fumes at this stage, and that's not a good way to start the season. 

No amount of high fashion is going to save it. These women have simply run their course, and unless they find a way to right the ship, there's a possibility the series could cease to exist in the next few years. 

What did you think of the opener? Are you tired of these ladies?

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